Heroes: Cold Wars

First thing I would like to get across: This episode was obviously a filler episode. Just meant to give little amounts of characters/story while buying time for the better parts of the series to be finished.(writing or special effects, etc.) The flashbacks in black and white were a nice touch though.

Matt, Peter, and Mohinder are interrogating Noah Bennett. Mohinder is arguing the unethical treatment and Matt doesn't give a damn. He wants answers, and believes it's the only way to get the answers they want.

The flashbacks give information regarding the last month of Noah's time. He speaks with Angela Petrelli, Nathan gets him a job(that also helps protect Claire), and we learn Danko has an unspoken hatred for specials. Maybe he is one, and just has that weird self loathing extending to all others. Another possibility is that he was somehow hurt by one in the past.

There are also plenty of signs that Noah is doing things to protect and hide people with abilities that are of a useful variety, and take down or contain those of a destructive nature. Part of this is becoming buddy-buddy with Danko Douche bag.

In the now- Peter gets into Noah's stash of goodies, Matt and Mohinder get into a fight, Danko gets a bullet in the arm, Mohinder gets caught and blackmailed into helping Nathan, Matt gets information of Daphne being alive, and Noah gets a buddy(sort of, in Danko-a ruse to gain trust).

Well Nathan keeps Peter from killing Danko(showing he is trying to remain somewhat of a humanitarian), because that's what Danko wants to push along his cause(kill all the specials in his "war" that is coming). Then Peter rescues Matt from Noah.

Then Noah is talking to Angela, who tells him he will have to push the envelope to gain a little more trust with Danko. He leaves the watch gift she gave him on the bench for her. By the looks of it her precognitive dreams are not being shared with many.

Then Matt is painting tons of pictures of what looks to be himself blowing up DC with sticks of glowing stuff. What if this explosion gives people powers- the sticks are glowing green stuff, maybe not to kill.
Which reminds me of the quote a couple episodes ago-"Hiro doesn't die, because I kill him." But Ando may have alternative uses for his ability. What if he can reverse his current power- instead of amplifying, what if he can subdue them. Much like the Haitian, who is still MIA.

Hopefully next week will be more interesting.
While this episode gave insight into how far some characters are willing to go to achieve their goals(Matt and Noah), it could have been done much, much better.
I want to see Poppa Gray.


Heroes: Building 26

This will be super quick.

Claire is still being an idiot. Obviously her teen trust issues need to be fixed, as HRG is trying to help.
The new person she helps escape is named Alex and can breathe under water. If I'm not mistaken they aren't too far from some kind of body of water, in which he could hide indefinitely.

Hiro and Ando crash and stop a wedding. Hiro learns what Peter already did, you can be a hero and be powerless at the same time. Then they get a message to save Parkman from Claire's text buddy "Rebel". Time in these snippets must be off because Parkman is rufi-ing HRG after this message, so... could the messages be from another person that has knowledge of future events? During the first season, for a time, I thought that maybe Linderman was a Future Peter, coming back to organize things into working away from the bomb. It would have been very interesting.

HRG has family troubles, gets the boot, and ends up in a bar. I thought it would be funny if he ended up like Parkman from season 1, and well, that's pretty much what happens. Although Parkman could have worked his brain from elsewhere, they drug him and take him away.

Nate and the Hunter get into a fight, the Hunter(Danko) saves the program from a disbelieving Abby Collins at the expense of another person's life.

Sylar and Luke are found in a restaurant by Danko's team. Why did Luke need to distract the gunman? Sylar could have telekinetically held his finger from the trigger. And the rest of them as well.(remember the doors and blinds all being slammed at Claire's house?) Well, Sylar busts out, leaves Luke to be captured, then comes back to get info, and releases Luke from custody.

I do have a possible thought about Sylar's daddy- Martin Gray is a clockmaker, and Samson Gray is a taxidermist right? Well they are both jobs based on a highly complex systems, both need a high level of intricacy, fine details and such. One mechanical, one biological, they are very similar jobs(anyone think that maybe there could be a reference to the "Great Watchmaker"? Especially because of the early episodes all having Biblical references, including names and Sylar's apartment walls covered in repentant writings) Could Sylar's pops have made him with this specialty knowledge? Like a designer child? Perhaps all the Gray males have an inherent ability of decoding how systems work.

I'll just have to wait and see.


Heroes: Trust and Blood

New storytelling method in this episode. Nathan is telling it through flashbacks of a sort.
After the crash, everyone is running, apparently only in a small area.
Hiro and Mohinder follow a white-eyed Parkman to a trailer, where he breaks in to get drawing materials. I think maybe he is reaching mind powers of others, like instead of only painting like Usutu or Isaac, maybe he'll reach a point of clairvoyance without needing to paint. Kind of like a mental room where all these precognitives (including Angela Petrelli- through dreaming) can access in different manners, Matt may be able to eventually control how he gets into the "zone". Like a state of control and awareness on an entire mental plane.

Hiro doesn't want to give his powerless self up, as a hero's journey has some low points. He feels it's his duty to help save the world.

Anyway, they head back to the crash site to try and save Daphne from the Parkman sketched fate.

Ando and Daphne arrive, Daphne retrieves Claire from a tent, then gets shot while near Parkman. (can she heal at an accelerated rate? none of the shots hit any vital areas) Parkman then makes one of the soldier's shoot the others, and the "Hunter" shoots that soldier. Why doesn't Parkman get inside the Hunter's head and scramble it. Think about this, Parkman could get access and make him believe they disappeared, or make him relive horrible memories, or perhaps even mentally torture him. Then with Ando amplifying, Matt could easily wipe the minds of everyone in the area, possibly the world. Like a mass hypnosis to make everyone think that the group (Matt, Claire, Mohinder, Hiro, etc) are all dead. Which wouyld effectively make them invisible to the world.

Then Ando could also theoretically crank up Peter's power to the point of absorbing ALL the abilities in the world. Could Peter possibly be able to sift through them, like snag Sylar's from afar, then start to pick up all the rest in a systematic fashion. Specifically getting Molly's power and finding out where the hell the Haitian disappeared to. (could he be the one that text messages Claire to "Rebel"? Or what happened to the invisible man??? Or West?)
It makes me wonder if Peter amped up could actually take the powers away like his father.

Noah gets to Peter and Claire, brings Claire in and lets Peter go. He also let's him go later as a sort of favor to Nathan later. It also gets me that Peter can only hold a single power at a time. So Sylar is now the most powerful, because he can retain seemingly limitless amounts of ability through both understanding and empathetic means.

Nathan is up to general no good. Collecting various people that are fairly harmless, Claire berates him for kidnapping Hiro "of all people". Then ends up lying and capturing Tracy again. Although Peter gets away, again. He ends up asking his mother for assistance, but she won't because of his choice of help (the Hunter, his file shows murder).

Peter meets up with Ando, Hiro, Matt and Mohinder. They plan to fight under all circumstances.

Sylar time. He tortures the soldier, and takes a couple hostages to persuade the man to talk. He ends up finding that Luke has an ability, and a kinship of a crappy mother. Wow, that links them to most of the males in the world.
Sylar sees the power and let's him live, I suppose it is just another unnecessary power, not useful. Well, they end up on the road to finding some Sylar-daddy information together. A new era for Sylar, the buddy-comedy misadventures of super powered murderers? Maybe. Maybe not.


Heroes: A Clear and Present Danger: notes and thoughts

Back to fairly frequent posting, if only for Heroes.

This episode starts out with Tracy on the phone listening to the television. Nice overlap with the TV talking and her conversation. She is caught by a hunter of some sort. This hunter has information and preventative measures to take down special people.
He seems quite well at organizing take downs, with a couple exceptions(Sylar and Mohinder). There also may be some kind of super power with him-after being hit with a car door he is pretty unfazed.

Hiro sets up a homebase for Ando, complete with costume. It is good to see that Hiro, like Peter, is still trying to good, even without powers. Ando doesn't really care because his power is useless without other powered individuals around. Anyways Hiro is abducted, and Ando uses the Hiro computer set to track him.

Nathan and Angela are still up to there douschebaggery. Not much else there. Wasn't Nathan going to be a religious zealot just a short time ago?

Claire is still a dumbass, but attempting to live in accordance with her morals. Warning Peter and Matt, although not quite in time to help Matt. (who should have been able to read her mind when the knock came)

Matt wants to lead a normal life, while Daphne wished to use her speed to free up time to do stuff. I believe Matt may be heading in a direction like Peter/Sylar. As Sylar inspects the brains to get more abilities, and Parkman can do anything the mind/brain can, does that mean he can absorb mental powers-> and thus Usutu's power, and maybe the shade of Usutu as well?
I'll have to ponder this, I suspected it earlier, but I was thinking it would be a channeling of powers based on the mind-(no strength or speed types), although in time he has the potential to touch the minds of everyone, to control or influence them. He could become the next nightmare man if not careful. With a few exceptions(Peter, Haitian, Sylar), he could be a hell of a force to deal with.

Mohinder runs into Peter and both now have jobs again. Yay, they are more like normal people! Well after a short conversation, Peter leaves, and the hunter guy gets in his cab. They end up in a parking garage, Mohinder puts up a struggle and runs. Noah Bennett picks him up, gets some information and tasers him.
HRG(Noah) is back to bad things. Why would he be helping the hunter and Nathan when he knows that some of the super people are harmless or helpful?

Nathan talks to Peter to see if he'll be on his side, Peter refuses. Stating his will to fight against this injustice, Nathan wants a hug, and then Peter gets tased by Noah. Peter was double dousched. Man, that's gotta suck bigtime.

Sylar time. Sylar visits the father that abandoned him and his mother. He uses the truth power to get answers, and finds that he was actually the son of Samson Gray. Another biblical name. Well, Samson is a taxidermist, nice, and it may be true that this is his father, but the premise is also a trap. Nice that they taser the shit out of him and try to rope him up with snares.
It doesn't work, he takes them all down with general ease. A decent use of multiple abilities.
He then starts torturing one of the soldiers to get answers.

Well time for the end, the prisoners are led onto a plane being co-piloted by Noah. Claire is sent away by Nathan, she escapes and boards the plane.
She then starts unmasking and de-drug-tubing the captives. She gets Peter loose. Which brings me to a question, he could fly directly after injecting himself at Pinehearst, but now has to touch people to absorb powers. What the hell?
Well he gets Mohinder's strength and Tracy's freezing. Do they still have the powers also, or did Peter upgrade to Arthur's method of power sapping? Completely taking them.
Back to the escape-> Peter accidentally freezes the side of the plane, and causes the plane to begin to crash.
It ends with Peter possibly being sucked out the hull hole (hehehe, hull hole, I am such a dork), but why would he care, he can FLY.
So the guards and one masked prisoner have been sucked out. I wonder if there are any newbies? Or if the captive sucked out was one of the main cast? Doubt it.

I can't be sure, but did the screen Ando checked for Hiro's location read "Africa"?