5. Posting about Heroes and attempting to be coherent while drunk...
Not the most brilliant episode in the world this week, but it contained some interesting developments. Isaac and Peter's (*proud*) interactions crack me up. They have to be the two most vacuous guys in the world. I enjoyed Isaac's pissiness ('You painted them too!') and Lana's daft snitchiness ('He IS the guy from the future'--duh, Lana!). But my favourite moment was when Hiro asked which cheerleader, Oh, YEAH! We didn't think to ask THAT, did we. *headdesk* Naff little slogans are not very helpful when it comes to the specifics. Pity future!Hiro apparently loses his practicality when he gains the sword... And Isaac remembers the shape of what he painted but not the content?! Puh-lease! These guys could not be more stoopid. I suppose we're meant to wank it that the drugs affected him? o.O
On a more positive note, I thought Hiro was adorable this episode. I loved his quiet smile about his sword. And although I'm not a big fan of Ando, I do love their loyalty to one another--and I especially loved that Hiro included Ando in the 'heroic journey' so selflessly. Ando comforting Hiro after the shoot-out was lovely too--the 'do-over' was the perfect reciprocation for Hiro's generosity either. It cheered him up so much!! *G* I do love that Hiro's first instinct was to save them and that he was thrown into such a crisis by the fact that he didn't. He holds himself to such high standards already, even though his powers are not very well developed. Awww.
Elfgirl's evil! I knew it! *cheers* Pity she's not Sylar though... oh, I guess she could be--at a total stretch. Elfgirl is infinitely annoying. Her 'see you later' and sneaky kissage were pathetic, and I kind of enjoyed seeing Big Daddy telling her to try harder. Honestly she seems to have too much faith in her powers of pixy persuasiveness. I do hope Mohinder the Daft proves her wrong and stays in Madras. Ok, that's not going to happen... And Isaac is even dafter, as demonstrated above, so I fear it's all over for him.
The Nikki development was fascinating this week. Her 'dark' self is truly terrifying--I loved the mirror scene, as it showed how powerful that self is. And I loved seeing Nikki swap into her dark self when threatened by DL later, showing how once the dark self had won influence over her, the door was opened for that to be her default mode when threatened, especially as DL played into her fears perfectly.
My DL is hot! But I missed Nathan, the only guy with smarts, this week. Because DL demonstrated some daftness all of his own. DL, it doesn't matter that YOU're ok with your wife taking her clothes off on the internet--she's trying to tell you that it matters to HER! And I must say I'm not very impressed by his 'take off without telling wife and attempt to fuck over the big crime lord' plan. That he was framed by Nikki was a brilliant twist, but he needs to be a bit smarter for me to really sympathise with him. I did like the genuineness of his relationship with Micah, and I appreciate his biceps, but that was about it.
Was it just me or were the police completely odd when they came to the door at night? If they heard a noise in her house, wouldn't they advise her that they should come in and check it out? Wouldn't it take more than her not-very-certain reassurances for them to clear off. And they kept double checking with her as if she would know if something odd was going on. Something rang oddly about that scene--could have just been poor writing, but it made me wonder if the police are more clued on to Nikki than she thinks.
On a similar note, I was pleased that the artificiality of the meeting with Clare's birth parents was explained by the plot. I like that Bad Daddy set the whole thing up, and I love that his daft wife let slip a clue about that to Clare. Although clearly she doesn't suspect her father at all yet. However, she does know that there is something biologically odd about her--and if she puts two and two together, she might realise there's more to investigate where her birth parents are concerned.
I also liked Clare's interactions with her not-boyfriend this episode. He's a nice friend! *ruffles his hair* And I like that she makes cupcakes with her mum even though mum's a bit batty.
But I think it was actually Micah who most intrigued me this episode--and certainly Micah who moved me the most. The scene he walked in on between his parents at the end was very confronting. And we know now that he knows that his mother has a 'secret', that this is code for 'superpower'/supernatural, and that his father has one too. I like that we know he loved comics, and seeing his father impersonate a monster was ironic. But it also made me think that the real world is far more scary for Micah. And he's dealing with it in an incredibly composed and adult way. And what a complex world he has to navigate. Fighting parents are hard enough for a child to deal with without out-of-control dark superpowers in the equation!
And now you may mock my drunk typos in the comments. *doffs cap*