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Sylar, awesome as always, saves the shows other annoying teenager.

Sylar, awesome as always, saves the shows other annoying teenager.

This weeks Heroes was kind of a mixed bag for me.  Some things I definitely loved (Sylar related) and some things I definitely hated (Hiro related).  What else is new?  All our Heroes are taking steps in their plans; Sylar to find his father and Claire to help Rebel; Peter & Matt to help their cause & Hiro to find his power again.

Let’s talk about the worst first, because I do not get why in the hell Hiro and Ando had to go India to stop a random wedding?  Does Hiro have a book titled 10 Steps To Taking Back Your Power by PAtrelli?  Cause that makes about as much sense as some wedding in India having to do anything with that process.  As far as I could tell, the bride had no powers, the groom was douche and she didn’t want to marry him but she felt forced to.  We had to endure Hiro pouting for the first half of the show thanks to Ando stepping in and ending the wedding himself.  It was Hiro’s destiny after all, drawings don’t lie!  Ugh.  Then the groom kidnapped Ando so Hiro was forced to stop the wedding anyway by punching out the group.  Apparently Step 1 to regaining your power is to take back control with violence.  Sounds about right.  Hiro and Ando hang out with the bride for awhile and they’re given a fax from “Rebel” telling them to get to LA to save Parkman.  Alrighty then.

Rebel continues to "guide" our Heroes.

Rebel continues to "guide" our Heroes.

Rebel has also made his/her presence known with instructions to Claire, to head to some comic book store (sadly not helmed by Seth Green) and save Alex.  She slips away to do that and while she’s explaining HRG walks in the door to do a little “helping” of his own.  Claire and Alex get away and HRG tracks them.  He knows that she’s helping and he’s none too pleased about that, but she’s sick of all the lies and game playing.  She decided to take matters into her own hands and tells Mom what Dad’s been up to.  Sandra is pretty pissed and kicks HRG out of the house.  This is the first thing that I’ve seen effect him in a long time.  He’s in tears as he’s talking to Claire about it and he’s quite obviously worried about her safety.  He leaves and Alex pops out of Claire’s closet.  He’s spending the night.  Does Claire have a new boyfriend on the way?  This one is cuter and less annoying than West so I’m alright with it.  His power sucks though, being able to swim like a fish doesn’t seem like the coolest ability in the world to have.  It might be slightly cooler than Maya’s Eye Tar but that’s about it.

The stooges manage to carry out a plan!

The stooges manage to carry out a plan!

HRG heads off to drown his sorrows in some alcohol and find a place to stay.  While he’s drinking his vision suddenly becomes blurred and he starts to collapse.  Luckily or unluckily for him, Matt and Mohinder and Peter are there to keep him from following.  Yep, our stooges actually formulated and carried out a plan!  I couldn’t be more proud, or more shocked really!  It was all we saw of those three, which had me a bit annoyed watching the episode.  Too Hiro heavy and not enough Pretty Peter to keep me satisfied.

It's only a matter of time before Luke gets killed!

It's only a matter of time before Luke gets killed!

Thankfully, there was a whole lot of Sylar to balance out the Hiro suckitude.  He and his serial killer sidekick in training were road tripping to wherever Daddy lives, although Luke wouldn’t tell him exactly where that was.  Instructions were to head west.  Sylar is quickly getting irritated with his protege and that’s funny as hell to watch.  His expressions were priceless this episode and I was anticipating a head rip at all times.  I know, he couldn’t kill him without his father’s address first but it still wouldn’t have surprised me.  Luke was your typical twisted moron teenager on the ride, harassing the hell out of Sylar.  I did enjoy him getting him to admit that he was serial killer though.

Our favorite killer lost in thought.

Our favorite killer lost in thought.

Our unlikely twosome were tracked via traffic camera and a unit was dispatched to take them out at a diner. Sylar warns Luke to stop being his friend or he’s going to have to kill him.  So awesome.  Luke distracts him from his irritation by asking him if he likes birds because apparently he and Sylar’s dad used to go birding.  Anybody think this kid is Sylar’s little brother?  I don’t get why Daddy would bond so much with some annoying child while giving his blood away.  Luke told him that he sold him and for once he wasn’t lying.  Sylar wonders what kind of man would sell his own son.  What kind indeed.  Luke starts playing with his powers in the diner and Sylar starts lecturing him that powers are not for amusement.  Hee…that seems rather ironic coming from our boy, but he does always have an objective as he tells Luke.  Sylar tells him to know his motivation and always know what he wants.  For him that was acquiring new abilities but now it’s finding his father.  He wants to know where he came from and why he is the way he is.  That’s what gets Luke to give him the address.  Bonding moment!

Of course the bonding moment is cut short by the team of commandos attempting to take down Sylar.  Initially it looks like Sylar is trying to save them both but he’s not.  Luke provides a distraction and Sylar starts using his powers, taking a few bullets and knocking out a window to escape.  He gets in the car but leaves Luke behind and drives off.  The commandos capture Luke and it looks like the dynamic duo is back to being a solo act.  But Sylar returns, ostensibly to take a briefcase from the commando ninjas but he does save Luke all the same.  I think he wonders what this kids deal is and he won’t kill him til he’s satisfied.  Luke’s a freaky little bastard, serial killer in training.  I loved Sylar emerging from the van in the commando gear, clutching a bloody briefcase and throwing Luke over his shoulder and carrying him off.  I also think he was sending a message to Nathan’s people that whomever comes after him will be killed.  God he’s awesome.  And hot.  Best thing on the show by a mile.

Nathan's new boss, she initially wanted to Toe Pick him!

Nathan's new boss, she initially wanted to Toe Pick him!

Nathan, meanwhile, had to contend with Moira Kelly, aka Toe Pick! from Cutting Edge, his new boss.  He shows Toe Pick where they’re keeping Tracy, with heat lamps beating down upon her so she can’t freeze everything.  She decides to shut the operation down but conveniently while she is still in the building Tracy is able to break her bonds and get in the hallway.  She freezes and shatters some dude and then is zapped by the commandos and recaptured.  Toe Pick is won over and Tracy lets Nathan know she knows he set her up to escape on purpose so he could get his funding.  She helped him with that.  Damn is that girl a moron or what?  He’s Just Not That Into You, Tracy!  Stop helping him and help your damn self.  Turns out TLJ was the one that let her out, to keep the program going.  He’s turning into a fanatic…one can clearly see that Nathan is going to end up regretting this “partnership”.

Maybe Tracy has a plan but I think she's just a moron.

Maybe Tracy has a plan but I think she's just a moron.

Next week is HRG heavy, with our Heroes attempting to find out whose side he’s on and what his deal is.  It’s about time someone went at HRG!  I’m looking forward to that.  The big question on my mind is who the hell is Rebel?  Is it someone we haven’t met yet, which is my main guess, or is it someone like Angela?  I don’t know why but she seems like the sort that would go to such covert tactics and she might be privy to Nathan’s next moves and heading them off at the pass.  That or we’ve got another future teller guiding the group.  I’ll admit, curiosity is enough to keep me going here.  Rebel better be cool though dammit!  I know, I’m setting myself up for disappointment.  What else is new when it comes to this show?

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