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Heroes 1.20

I had to watch this eppy quick before work (ahh, such an addict), and I missed the title, but I've mentally dubbed it

Guh! Massive, massive guh! This future may be dark, but it's sure hot as hell. And PETER, sheesh! *fans self* I take back all some of my eyerolling about him. As soon as he shimmered into vision on that bar stool, it was all over for me--the scar and the stubble are working for him. Add the swooshy coat and the melodramatic hand gestures of power-usage, and I'm done for. And he's getting it on with Nikki! Nice! And his angst is legitimate in the future if he was the bomb. This suits him far better.

Everyone else was hot too! *flails* I like blonde cheeleader Claire, but it was cool to see her as a brunette too, especially since it suited her darker, undercover self. And it was good to see she'd pulled a cute and adoring boyfriend. Matt was hotter as a 'bad guy' (even though still daft) and Mohinder was... still daft, but the suit was nice. And Nathan/Sylar in the White House---wheeee! *more fanning* Sylar!Nathan/Peter show down: wheeee!! (I swear I'll get over the squee and to some meta some time soon... really...)

But now I'm all conflicted. :-( If they change the future will we miss out on hotass!Peter? *puppy eyes* I want him to get his scar, yo! Surely they would not be so tease-y mean...

Ok. Thoughts.

It was a fabulous episode, with lots of good plot twists and minimal bad dialogue. I did start getting suss when Nathan seemed so sure of his powers of persuasion over Mohinder. I was temporarily fanwanking it as Nathan's-just-so-hot-in-a-suit-in-the-oval-office-that-Mohinder-can't-say-no. But the Sylar reveal fit far better. He has that uber-confidence regarding his capacity to 'play' Mohinder. Which made it extra-cool that Mohinder double-crossed him. I think that's the first time he's actually done something useful! \o/

I thought the world construction for this 'dark' future was very believable: insurgency, Mr Bennett helping the 'heroes' go underground, the desire for a 'strong' political response and possible genocide. Predictably, for me the least satisfying part of the future construct was the fact that Hiro's angst was all about Ando dying. *eyeroll* (Though yay! my uncanny knack for getting the characters I dislike bumped off continues!) I'm sure it worked for many/most viewers though. And grudgingly, I'll admit that Ando does have symbolic importance for Hiro--without Ando, Hiro becomes someone that current!Hiro can't recognise, and as an ordinary human, he's the personal face of the bomb tragedy. I just still wish Ando himself was more admirable a character, mumble, mumble...

Yay for new Ninth Wonder! But ok, what does it mean that Sylar now knows the future via Isaac? And won't he make a play after Peter's healing powers? It's yay that they saved Claire and all, but if Sylar can get Peter, he's got immunity. (How cool is it that apparently Sylar's so power-hungry he wants ALL POWERS EVER! Hee!) I thought I'd be annoyed that Peter is so pivotal, but hotass!Peter must have mellowed me because I'm finding myself completely riveted. What I really like is the way Peter's involvement works for both/either good or bad: he's the ultimate saviour or the ultimate destoyer.

Incest watch
I was discussing with norwich36 last week the fact that Heroes is bidding to be the most incest-riddled show on TV, and this week served up more examples:
- the good old 'two brothers sexing the same woman' trope with Peter pulling Nikki (niiice!)
- Claire's boyfriend's commentary on her two fathers: one's the man she crushes on from afar and the other's a creepy stalker (*giggle*)
- Sylar masquerading as Nathan had all kinds of creepy potential and his 'it's almost Biblical' call about the brotherly showdown had me on the floor.

I should stop nattering and do some work, but eee, Heroes is fun!
Tags: heroes_meta
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