I have one palindrome to say about this show – “WOW”. Here we are at the 1/2 point of the season, the final episode until January 22nd and I think it’s safe to say that this show is going to be near the top of my top 10 list for the year. Since the first episode our heroes have been discovering their powers, finding each other and ultimately fulfilling the first part of their mission to “save the cheerleader”.
Here’s some of the big plot developments and questions that were raised this week:
- If Peter’s power is that he can absorb other people’s powers, why is he feeling sick when he comes into contact with Claire’s dad and why is he able to communicate with others through his dreams. My guess is that he may have a connection to Syler who has the same ability.
- Claire finds out what her father is capable of when he has her friends and family mindwiped. Is it really just to protect her and why is the Hatian man not listening to Claire’s father and leaving Claire’s memories intact? Pretty cool hearing him speak.
- Is Syler back on the loose after pulling Eve through the window of his cell? Loved her death scene with her killing herself to prevent Syler from absorbing her powers.
- Isaac meets up with Hiro and Ando, is clean and still has his powers but what does his painting of Hiro fighting a dragon mean?
- Who is Claire’s father working for? Who ordered him to keep Syler alive? I’m going to take a wild guess here and say he’s working for Nathan.
- I kind of hope that Claire and Peter don’t get together as this episode suggested could happen. There’s something not right given their significant age difference and her being in high school.
- Finally, the big question, is Peter the exploding man who is going to destroy the world and how will Claire stop him.
We also had a little Nikki, DL and Mohinder but these stories although interesting seem disjointed from the rest of the story and as a result a bit less interesting. The preview for the next episode indicates that we’re going to get some answers on what the heroes are about, who is after them and why. Personally, I could care less. Unlike when I watch Lost I don’t need answers yet. The momentum of the show week after week and the feeling that the story is always moving ahead makes me much less concerned with having everything explained. The thrill of the ride is good enough for me. It’s going to feel like a long time until end of January but I’m confident it will be worth it.
Avi’s episode rating: A+