Heroes: Shades of Gray: Notes and Thoughts

Keeping it simple this week.
I skipped last weeks episode notes/thoughts for 2 reasons: No internet, and Not a very interesting episode. Oh, big surprise Danko sets up Parkman. Lame. I believe it was another time waster to get to the good stuff.

In this episode Claire helps Doyle (puppet master) who seems somewhat sincere in efforts to reform. Although didn't Sylar break his neck at Primatech and leave the body to burn?
Well although he does the grin-look-back to Claire when she asks him if he "meant what he said", he does let the undercover agent live. So maybe he does want to live. Even if it means just being free. As opposed to being locking away.

Claire also tries to get a job in a comic shop. One that is certainly filled with very many creepy, teen guys. Gross.

Nathan knows Parkman didn't bomberman himself up and helps Parkman disarm the bomb. Then gets Danko booted. Danko retaliates and exposes Nathan's power. He also tries to get info out of Angela. She makes him look like an idiot, mostly because she's been messing with people's heads since probably birth. She can also dream what's coming so Danko is in an awkward position. She notes that Danko survived an "incident" while many others died. So perhaps he too has a hidden ability, but is ashamed and hateful of it.

Tracy gets a message from Rebel. Help is coming. Rebel is more than likely Micah. Helloooooooo... nearly infinite technology control.
Claire also gets another message, then Nathan saves her.

Sylar's encounter with Old man Gray. I think all his kids are evil, he did sire Lex Luthor, and now we find he also created Sylar. Wow, if ever there was a case for sterilization, this guy is it. He demonstrates the same aptitude for figuring things out, and the ability to steal powers. His two displayed powers are a whistling hypnosis, or some kind of sedation type thing, and telekinesis.
Samson then has Sylar help him kill and stuff a rabbit. Telling him about being a hunter, needing to find weaker prey. While conversing Samson tells Sylar he will either die by cancer or by his son's hand. Well, big toughie to guess that Sylar shows Samson the healing and Samson then covets the power.
He pins Sylar to a wall with arrows and uses the whistle power. Then slides a tray of knives over to him. (Why would he kneed knives, he's got the telekinesis) Sylar stops him and tells him that as a hunter, Samson should have realized he was playing possum. (Perhaps Sylar killed the Haitian-that would possibly explain the puppetmaster losing control, and the stopping of Samson) Sylar leaves him to die slowly rather than let the "friendly competition" go on, by letting his father retrieve the healing factor. He then takes the stuffed rabbit.
Another built up battle that ended up as a pitiful meeting. Think of all the powers Samson could have built up over the years. The hunter and prey idea drug out over time. Samson could track Sylar over many episodes, proving his statements of being a hunter. Taking more abilities just before Sylar could get them, thus frustrating him even more. Stalking his prey and getting places always a step ahead. Show patience as a true villain would, not just jumping into things but acting when the time is right. When all plans come to a carefully orchestrated conclusion, Samson could make his move in a final confrontation, an unbelievable battle, showcasing tons of new powers(ones unseen, ones hinted at). This could have been an epic encounter, but like the Peter vs Sylar it ended up as an immense letdown.
All foreplay with no "O".
I feel used.
This also leads me to believe Sylar's character has gotten too powerful, and the only other person to stand a chance, Peter, has been neutered. So unless Ando intervenes by amping up Peter, or if my supposition that he can repress as well as augment, blot out Sylar's power.
Or the Haitian, if he is still around, shows up again to stifle Sylar, or Baby Parkman has an amazing new power to magically make Sylar nonexistant, or, or, or...
It is going to take a hell of a group effort to beat Sylar. So Peter may wind up in the afterlife of people with empty mansacks.

Sylar then shows up at Danko's apartment. Stuffed rabbit and all.
I believe he may try and use Danko to start collecting more powers. Danko has exhibited the knowledge and shrewdness to go covert and take matters into his own hands to achieve his own hidden agendas in the "war" that he thinks is coming. There is a good chance Sylar may use this to a very ingenious end. Especially good ideas come to mind when taking into account the new hunter type mindset.

Lastly, Hiro and Ando are back finally. They get ahold of Matt Parkman. A baby Matt Parkman, the Parkman that may or may not be his son because of his wife's infidelity. The babysitter claims that she can't handle the child, and is in quite a hurry to get away. So the child must have some kind of crazy ability. Or on a very long shot, what if another time warping ability shows up and instead of space time travel they can age or regress things. Like making someone or something super old in just a few minutes, or regressing Parkman to a little baby. Very doubtful, but an interesting thought nonetheless.

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