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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!
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Heroes 1.08

Wow, lots of interesting reveals in this episode! I thought it was much more suspenseful and better paced that the last couple of eps. I like that we found out about Mr Bennett's adoption of Claire. He's a very intriguing character now, and I find his commitment to saving his daughter sympathetic, despite his dubious methods. And I also like that it sets up that there are other people on the trail of Sylar. I also like that Mr Bennett's history with the people with powers dates back a couple of decades.

Mohinder got a plot! Though he's still pretty daft and apparently can't run faster than a pre-teen. *sigh* Despite this, I enjoyed his dreams and the fact that his family history runs a little deeper than straightforward angst about his father. I wasn't that sold on the geneticist woman (Maya?). I didn't think much of her plan to employ someone she has history with as one of her first acts as head of department. *frowns* Could she have a secret agenda? If so, she seemed pretty damn obvious about it with the 'leave your father's secrets locked away' ultimatum. Still, it was good to see Mohinder getting some development, and the dream child is intriguing. (Aside: hee! The props guys threw Aboriginal Dreamtime images thrown in the folder! Why not?! Also that 'Yes or No' computer screen was cracking me up. We get it already!)

Love, love, loved Hiro's plot. He was very cute crushing on that girl. And I hope that girl does get saved because a girl with an intellect-based superpower would be a wonderful addition to the team. I'd even forgive the fact that she's another skinny blonde! (Though I tell you, those casting guys have a fetish.) However, I'm getting a big vibe that Hiro's going to fail on this one. This feels like the middle journey experience that proves just how dangerous the enemy is and ups the stakes... but I could be wrong. Alternatively, I'd love them to need her to help save Claire, though that's going to make for a lot of ground to cover next ep...

I found the cop's plot very suspenseful though I haven't mastered anyone's name in that plot yet. I like the blonde FBI chick a lot and I liked her cracking it with reading-minds-guy and the fact that her job was normal until she got the Sylar case. And while I don't fully emphathise with the mindreader, I found his desperation to connect with someone else going through the same experience and find out what's happening to him very interesting. And it was great that they put together the pieces on the blacking out and marks on their necks. Jigsaw puzzle pieces clicking into place! Very satisfying!
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