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Do you really want to get in this man's mind?

Do you really want to get in this man's mind?

So last night’s Heroes episode was HRGcentric, which always means never knowing quite what is up.  His flashbacks were shown in film noir fashion, showing his shades of gray.  You can’t classify him as all bad or all good, he’s always going to come in that in-between area.  This episode did nothing to clarify matters, other than to let us know Daphne is alive and HRG greatly dislikes Denko.  My money has always been on Sylar or HRG to kill The Hunter, now I’m betting the house on HRG.

Our boys figure sniping at one another is the best way to get things done.  Good plan.

Our boys figure sniping at one another is the best way to get things done. Good plan.

Since we were blessedly Hiro free for the episode, we only had the 3 Stooges to contend with.  We got another glimpse of their mad kidnapping skillz and then they were in the hotel room with Matt using his mind mojo to read HRG’s mind and find out who their real enemy as.  The first flashback was of him getting a watch from Angela and being told to live a normal life.  The second one, 4 weeks prior, was him doing crossword puzzles and being bored out of his mind playing family guy.  Then Nathan showed up and told him he’d “set things in motion” and it couldn’t be undone.

HRG is so gonna kill that guy.

HRG is so gonna kill that guy.

HRG went along with Nathan and met Denko, who let it be known that he didn’t believe in shades of gray or even shades of white when it comes to our Heroes.  They all need to be killed in his viewpoint.  Clearly, something has happened in the past with The Hunter, presumably someone he loved was killed by someone with powers or something.  Or he thinks they were.  He seems a little too gung ho with the killing for it to be anything else.  HRG tried to tell him there were good people with powers but that was like talking to a brick wall.  He later showed up at the guys door with alcohol to try to reason with him but that didn’t fly either.

So sexy, but so damn stupid.

So sexy, but so damn stupid.

As a result of these memories, Matt tells them that Denko is the guy in charge and dispatches Peter two places; first to HRGs storage locker to prove that they’re getting real memories.  Peter gets some weaponry but is being viewed on camera.  Denko sends men after them but Peter tear gasses their asses and gets away.  Then Matt sends him to Denko’s to kill him, cause he’s the problem.  Why would you send Peter in this instance?  Peter will kill nobody.  Sigh.  They so need Sylar.  Anyway, Peter pulls a gun on Denko and Denko tells him to kill him so he can be proven right.  Nathan appears and convinces Peter not to kill the guy.  He does shoot him in the arm but returns to his fellow stooges.

HRG also has a memory of warning Mohinder that the government was going to round them all up, which sets Matt to raging.  Mohinder is all whiny about it and says he didn’t believe it and Matt accuses him of not wanting him to read Noah’s mind because he knew he’d find out.  True enough.  They start beating on each other and HRG escapes, but Peter caught him and dragged him back.

Peter wonders why he has to do everything while Matt and Mohinder fight.

Peter wonders why he has to do everything while Matt and Mohinder fight.

During Peter’s Denko mission, the commandos are coming in to close on Matt and Mohinder.  Mohinder goes and fights them, of course ending up captured.  HRG tells Matt that Daphne is alive and gets him to read his mind and see it’s true.  The commandos come in and Matt willingly lets them take him rather than using his mind control, I guess because he wanted to be taken to wherever Daphne was.  Peter flies up and grabs Matt, but Mohinder is taken to the holding area where he is shown Daphne footage as well.  Nathan warns him that they may just have to kill them all because they’ve taken his peaceable mission of forming concentration camps and turned it into a bad thing.  Sometimes Nathan is so stupid that I want to smack him.

She's allllllllivvvvveeeeee!!!!

She's allllllllivvvvveeeeee!!!!

HRG walks out with Denko and commits fully to the mission this time out.  He has had enough of our heroes and he’ll do whatever it takes to round them up.  This pleases The Hunter and he heads off, while HRG veers left and heads to park bench to meet with Angela again.  He lets it be known that he’ll play the government game for awhile but that he’s clearly got his own agenda, which apparently meshes with hers.  He hands her back the watch and heads off.

Mohinder's holding facility, may he stay there for awhile.

Mohinder's holding facility, may he stay there for awhile.

A quick flip to the two stooges shows Matt painting the future.  One of the paintings if of him with dynamite strapped to his chest and he did an Isaac floor painting for the full effect of DC blowing up or something.  So I guess Matt’s gonna go nutso and attack the government.  That’s a great plan.  Sigh.

Matt does his Isaac impression and DC burns.

Matt does his Isaac impression and DC burns.

So, what did all the HRG stuff mean?  I wonder if the watch that Angela gave him allowed him to have some control over just what Matt was seeing in his head?  He seemed pleased with what had occurred and like everything was going  according to plan.  Why hand back the watch now?  We know Angela has some mind power of her own so perhaps she knew the best way to let the boys see only what they wanted them to see?  This reinforces the idea that she could be the rebel as well, directing the stooges to do as she wishes.  Angela is her own shade of gray, so combined with HRG they could be up to anything.  Right now they seem to be on the side of the good guys more or less, but that could change depending on who’s winning I suppose.

Which side does Mama Petrelli come down on?

Which side does Matrelli come down on?

I missed Sylar although I agree that we don’t want to overuse him.  He’ll be back next week.  I did not miss Hiro, at all, and I’m pretty sure he won’t be around.  I suppose Matt and Peter will now have to come up with Operation Rescue Daphne (and maybe Mohinder though I doubt they care that much).  Mohinder will of course give in and help the government try to find a way to remove powers from people, because he’s Mohinder and he’s just that dumb.  Being one man down, in the case of the stooges, is probably not a bad thing, it’s less depleted brain power to contend with.

I enjoyed this episode, as I generally do all things HRG and found the time really flew.  It was nice to have everything related instead of hopping from story to story.  Here’s hoping they do more episodes this way.  Not all, but an occasional break is a good thing!

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