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Sylar watches new pal Luke demonstrate his power.

Sylar watches new pal Luke demonstrate his power.

Sylar got a friend!  Sylar got a friend!  I am inordinately excited by this for some reason…not sure why.  The last time Sylar remotely had anything resembling a friend, it ended rather badly and crushed my shipping heart.  Poor Elle!  But something about Sylar and Luke was compelling.  I’m sure it’s the Sylar factor, he’s been the best thing on this show over the past year.  His interest in Luke’s power was understandable but he also seemed to have an empathy for his life.  The mother that didn’t understand him and the absent father figure, well, he could definitely relate to that.  I still anticipate it ending badly, but I will enjoy this little friendship while I can.  Sylar’s going to want that microwave power for himself sometime down the road I imagine!

Our favorite serial killer enjoys his work.

Our favorite serial killer enjoys his work.

I think I’ll go back to my loved it/hated it list this week because there was a lot about this episode I enjoyed but there was also a lot that left me kinda cold.  Or perplexed.  Or bothered.  So without further ado:

As usual, Heroes kills the wrong blond.

As usual, Heroes kills the wrong blond.

Things I hated:

  • The 43 hour flash ahead.  It confused me and I thought the Heroes were still wandering around the plane nearly 2 days later.  I then realized that their scenes were before the 43 hour time limit, but you can understand the confusion.  When Hiro, Mohinder, Matt and Peter are all involved, the lack of brain power can be astonishing, so it would not have surprised me to have them loitering by the plane waiting to see what happened next.
  • Hiro.  I thought he might get less annoying without his power but of course, that is not the case.  He’s determined to save the world and thinks he must re-attain his power to do that.  I do not want him to have a power…at this point I do not even want him to live.  Stop being irritating Hiro.  Whining about Ando having powers endears you to no one.
  • Peter only has one power at a time now.  It’s sort of interesting but it also makes me wish for the future Peter that was epically awesome.  And hot.  Of course now I have to root for Peter and Sylar to hold hands somewhere down the road and get Petey all those fabulous tricks.  This image does not upset me at all.
  • Mohinder being stupid as well.  Telling Hiro to just hand himself over to the cops and tell them he has no powers anymore.  Why would they believe him?  He’d at least go through a bunch of tests.  Moron.  Those 5 teaming up…le sigh.  They need to find Sylar, he is their only hope.
  • Daphne getting killed.  Was that really necessary?  Why do they insist on leaving Tracy/Nicki/Jessica alive and killing off the blonds that I actually give a damn about?  Poor Matt as he watched her get shot!  I’m holding out hope that the soldiers will make her mysteriously better, as we never saw her after they ran off.
  • Nathan’s very flimsy excuse for what he’s going.  I wish I could find it remotely believable but I don’t.  If he was still going for making the super army I could buy it, but the whole rounding them up for the good of the world thing really doesn’t wash.  He’s not protecting them from themselves at all.  Lame.
  • The 5 stooges teaming up to fight together.  They really need to find Sylar and quickly.
  • Or maybe not, Claire got a text from “the Rebel” who wants her to help them fight.  Initially I thought it might be Hiro, because it sounds like something he’d do, but I am guessing we have some mystery hero out there.  I’m slightly intrigued but mystery text messages are kinda gay.
Hiro would be marginally cooler wearing this shirt.

Hiro would be marginally cooler wearing this shirt.

Things I loved:

  • HRG and his shades of gray.  He let Peter escape twice at Claire’s request and seemingly pleasing Nathan who loves his brother enough to not want him dead, only as a prisoner.  So sweet!  I don’t know what side HRG will end up on but it’ll be to protect Claire.  That much is clear.
  • Hunter guy.  Tommy Lee Jones, as previously dubbed by me last week.  He’s bringing the scary badass vibe well.  I really can’t wait to see HRG or Sylar kill him.  You know one of them will.
  • Rednecks Are Better Lovers t-shirts.  Hiro should have worn it, would have made him a slight bit more tolerable.
  • Daphne’s “of course you do” reaction to Ando’s revelation that he and Hiro have GPS trackers.  Yep, sounded about right to me!
  • Sylar…always!  I was a little bit disturbed by the return of the straight up serial killer persona but in the end he did leave the kid alive.  For now.  “I’m gonna torture them, in front of you.”  God help me but that twisted look in his eyes was a thing of beauty.  I need to see a psychiatrist.
  • Daphne’s pointing out to Ando that he kills Hiro in the future so he must have survived the crash.  Ando’s happy reaction just made me laugh.  “Oh, that’s right, I kill him!  Hooray!”
  • Claire jumping in front of the bullets that were being sent Daphne’s way.  Yeah, she is invincible but it was nice to see her thinking of others.  She has been surprisingly tolerable these past couple of episodes.  Keep it up!  Calling Nathan Senator Sky Boy was pretty awesome.
  • The return of Matt’s mind control.  One of my absolute favorite powers by far and him getting one of the ninja soldiers to gun down the others was awesome.
  • Sylar sipping his coffee while choking the mom with his mind and then the kid shooting his microwave power at him.  Sylar’s “small world” and “we need to talk” reaction just amused me.  Zach really hits the right note with Sylar each and every time.
  • Agent Simmons actually pulling his hands up despite the knives holding him the chair and Luke microwaving him to save Sylar.   He earned that pass to live…again I say for now!  “I let you live, which is kind of a big deal for me.”  Beautiful.
  • Tracy trying to play both brothers and failing miserably at it.  Nathan double crossed her of course and Peter got away and she was sent off to be tortured.  I am not sorry about this.
  • Peter taking Nathan’s flying ability to get away.  Ahh the irony.  I liked that Nathan was relieved, despite his douchiness the rest of the time.
  • Matt’s thirst for vengeance.  I love it!  Him working his mind mojo on the soldier boys will be awesome.
  • Peter taking a leadership role.  It’s a step toward awesome Peter of the future, minus all the super cool powers.
  • Angela pretty much telling Nathan to kiss ass and handle his problems himself.  Of course I still don’t trust her not to turn Peter over sometime but right now she seems to be mad enough at Nathan that she might actually aid her other son.  We’ll see.  I love Angela, she’s always a mystery.
Peter borrows Nathan's power to get the heck outta there.

Peter borrows Nathan's power to get the heck outta there.

So that was the episode in a nutshell.  I am not happy about Daphne at all but I am happy to see Sylar kicking some butt still.  I do truly believe he’ll end up having to help the others down the line, and I really want to see that.  And of course, the Peter power thing. hehe I won’t let it go.  If moron Hiro can get his powers back, then Peter damn well should be able to somehow too.  For now it works, I just want the option of more powers later.  Next week it looks like Claire is headed back out to help our boys, who need all the help they can get I’m sure.  We’ll see what happens!

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