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The loving Petrelli family, from NBC.com

The loving Petrelli family, from NBC.com

Another week of Heroes revelations has gone by and given me a headache and whiplash and despite that, endless delight.  Any episode that features heavy Petrelli happenings and Elle with Sylar is going to delight me.  If I don’t get Selle sex sometime in the near future I’m going to be mighty unhappy, but as usual I’m jumping ahead of myself.

This week, via Hiro’s memory trip through time, we got to see what was happening in the lives of our intrepid heroes and villains a year ago.  It was fun to see PAtrelli & MAtrelli interacting as what by all apperances was a happily married couple.  She seemed to adore him and he her as well.  Turns out that was a bit of a fascade though, because Linderman informed Angela that Papa had been using mind control to bend her to his will quite frequently.  We also found out that while Linderman was indeed behind Nathan’s accident that left his wife paralyzed, it was actually his father who ordered the hit.  Daddy Petrelli is such a teddy bear isn’t he?

Pretty Petrelli Boys, from NBC.com

Pretty Petrelli Boys, from NBC.com

Prior to Linderman using his power to heal MAtrelli, she overheard him and PAtrelli discussing the need to off Nathan in order to preserve the Heroes.  She started to protest that and PAtrelli used his mind mojo to inform her that Nathan needed to die.  He made her repeat it and that was that, no more protest.  Then Linderman told Angela that PAtrelli was using his power on her and she didn’t believe him but let him use his power on her anyway.  Then she knew he was going after Nathan and she was determined to put a stop to that.  She lovingly made her husband some favorite recipe of his that his mom used to make him and while he was eating, out stepped the Haitian to block his powers.  Then Angela informed him that she’d added a little something to the recipe and that he was going to die.  She walked off and Nathan came in and found Dad passed out on the floor but still breathing.  They whisked him to the hospital where the doctor informed Nathan and Angela and adorable floppy haired emo Peter that PAtrelli had died.  He walks back to where Pa is laying in the bed and it’s clear that he is alive and controlling the doc with his mind.  Presumably he got Matt’s Dad in there to get him out and go off to form the alterna-company.

Gabriel readies to hang himself, from NBC.com

Gabriel readies to hang himself, from NBC.com

Meanwhile, the current Company was out to figure out just what Sylar could do, so Elle was sent in to get her watch fixed by Gabriel Gray.  She came across him attempting to hang himself and shot a bolt of electricity into his rope, causing him to be unsuccessful in his attempt.  She told Sylar that obviously since the rope broke he wasn’t meant to die and he told her he had done some terrible things and couldn’t control himself.  She heads back to HRG who suggests that she make with the romantic moves on our confused killer because they need to know more about him.  She winds up bringing him pie, peach, his favorite, and he shows her his telekinetic power.  She doesn’t act remotely put off by this and he tells her a bit about what he’s been doing.  HRG is not satisfied and wants to actually see him in action, so he arranges some “lunch” for Sylar.  Elle invites some eyeliner wearing doofus to their dinner and gets him to show Sylar his power.  He can basically shoot without any bullets.  Sylar is fascinated by this and wants it.  He tries to deny it but with a little push from Elle he decides to take the cool power (which we totally need to see more).  He orders her to get out and at first she won’t.  She ends up jolting him with her electricity and he’s betrayed to find out she had a power all along and didn’t tell him.  He lets her go and goes to work on the brain of Pistol Pete.  HRG watches in delight as Sylar opens and studies the brain.  Elle is disgusted and very unhappy that they took Sylar’s humanity.  They were so cute and awkward together on their little pie date that I want more, more I say!

Elle pops in to save Gabriel, from NBC.com

Elle pops in to save Gabriel, photo from NBC.com

Elsewhere, Flint is Meredith’s brother, making him Claire’s Uncle.  He’s a dimwit and Meredith saves him from the Company twice even though they’ve recruited her.  They end up battling with Thompson on the train and Flint gets away but Meredith is captured.  Thompson decides to let her go when he hears about Claire dying in a fire when she was a baby.  The train, meanwhile, is on fire and that’s the fire we first see Claire walk into when she was showing off her inability to die.  Cool continuity although this episode really messed with continuity all over the place.

The episode ends with Hiro coming out of his vision and saying they have to get to MAtrelli.  Suddenly he and Ando hear a scream and run out to find the future seer guy with his head ripped off.  PAtrelli grabs Hiro and light flashes.  Presumably he took his powers or wiped his mind or both.  Not sure.  Coming up is something with the eclipse that caused the powers to manifest in the younger crew.  It looks awesome.

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