Leave it to a bunch of HEROES to make this TV addict look stupid. The week after I complain that the HEROES writers were using the ‘shape-shifting gag’ far too often, well, they manage to fool me again.
Sylar as President Nathan Petrelli! Talk about evil genius — I did not see that coming. Perhaps I was too distracted by the coolness of future Peter (how bad-ass was that scar?), or the remarkable friendship between Hiro and Ando, but I honestly thought that power had simply taken hold of Nathan, driving him to do some really stupid things. After-all, he is a politician, and let’s face it — we all know that people in power do stupid things in order to hold onto it.
Chapter Twenty of HEROES was almost perfect and with a mere three episodes left, the show is truly firing on all cylinders leading up to what will no doubt be a fantastic finale. That said, we at theTVaddict.com thought we’d offer up a few more questions for fellow HEROES addicts to answer.
1. If Peter can heal himself, why couldn’t he heal the massive scar on his face?
2. Is anyone tired of the shameless plugs for primatechpaper.com (oh the irony of yet another shameless plug!)
3. If Sylar is such an evil genius, why doesn’t he kill the Haitian and take his power? You’d think the ability to ‘turn off’ an adversaries power would be something he’d want.
4. Where was Linderman in the future? And more importantly, did the future turn out how he planned? It didn’t seem that the world was united in grief. It seems as though the world was even more divided then ever.
5. If Peter has the ability to time travel (since he’s been in close proximity to Hiro), why didn’t he team up with future Hiro and help him stop ‘the exploding man’ — which it turns out, is himself.
6. When is Sylar going to die? Sure we’re all loving the Peter vs. Sylar rivalry now. But eventually the constant face-offs are bound to grow tedious. Who’s Molly Parker and how does a little girl have the power to defeat Sylar? (Could she be a Sylar’s younger sister whom we’ve yet to meet?)
7. Was anyone else a little put off by the whole 9/11 aspect of the episode? Yes I realize that HEROES is a TV show and complete fiction. But for some reason, I just found the whole dramatization of a New York tragedy a little off-putting.
The feeling is somewhat similar to the unpleasantness I felt while watching the original HEROES pilot. In the original cut of the show, there was an entire plotline that dealt with suspected arab terrorists. The plot was, in my opinion, rightly cut out of the pilot that premiered in September because it felt a little too real. HEREOS is supposed to be fun, a fantasy, an escape. No one wants to be reminded as to just how awful (at times) the real world can be.