I love flashback episodes. Be it THE WEST WING, FIREFLY or FRIENDS, it’s always a pleasure finding out how life was for our favourite characters before we met them.
First let’s get the obligatory points out of the way. Nikki was an alcoholic, DL and her were happy, Matt is dyslexic, Eden could pretty much control anyone (except around the Hatiian) and Claire discovered her healing powers thanks to uber-bitch head cheerleader Jackie.
With that out of the way, let’s now discuss the coolest part of the episode: Chandra and Syler. Syler is the one hero (okay, villain) who we’re all dying to learn more about — and last night’s episode did not disappoint. Apparently, Syler can steal other heroes powers by killing them? Slicing of their heads? Reading their minds? So we’re not exactly sure, but that is one pretty cool (and sinister) power. It will be quite interesting to see what happens when Peter and Syler are in the same room together.
I am loving how HEROES isn’t afraid to actually give us answers (unlike that other show that I’ll stop ragging on). So much happened in this episode, and even though I have so many questions, we’re slowly getting them answered.
So is Syler’s endgame to kill all the heroes? Leaving him the ultimate supreme rule of the earth? Will anyone be able to stop him? Is Mr. Horn-Rimmed Glasses trying to stop Syler or is he only interested in saving Claire? What exactly did Mr. Horn-Rimmed Glasses do?