How phenomenal was last night’s final few minutes of HEROES? A super-powered fight, a death, a hostage crisis, a Stan Lee cameo! (Hiro’s bus driver in case you were wondering). Honestly, can HEROES get any better? It can but we’ll get to that later.
First off — Peter Petrelli finally stopped whining and started to use his powers for good. How fantastic was it to watch Peter use his plethora of powers as he confronted Isaac about Simone. Of course, with great power comes great responsibility, and it turns out that a full on superhero confrontation may not have been the best idea. Simone is dead, and while it didn’t take Hiro’s time traveling ability to guess that Simone’s death was coming a mile away (What exactly was her purpose on the show?), it was still pretty surprising to see it all go down.
The irony about Simone is that in death, she’ll add far more to the show than she ever could have accomplished being alive. Her death will trigger battle-lines to be drawn. Heroes will have to pick sides, with Peter and Isaac definitely on opposing ones.
Speaking of sides, Matt Parkman has finally decided to get some answers and kick some serious HRG butt in the process. His decision to take the Bennett family hostage (along with Hana and Ted) will no doubt lead to a phenomenal episode next week. Expect to learn a lot more about the mysterious HRG and his back-story (Click here for theTVaddict.com’s interview with HRG last week where he spills some interesting scoop about next week’s episode.) Nice to see the writers finally integrating the underutilized Greg Grunberg into the main story and giving him something interesting to do.
And finally, a question for my fellow HEROES addicts. How much do we know about the other Bennett child? Is it possible that in an extremely dangerous situation, such as say a hostage crisis, young Lyle may exhibit a power of his own? Stay Tuned…