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Sylar meets his father.

Sylar meets his father.

Last night’s Heroes was appropriately titled Shades of Gray and I don’t feel the need to change it as it was perfect for the episode. It played on the Sylar/father thing but also played into Nathan, Angela, HRG & Claire’s storylines. It was a pretty good episode, good enough that I didn’t even miss Peter but not good enough that I didn’t groan when I saw Hiro at the end. We’ll discuss that later though.

Sylar caught up with Solomon Gray at his taxidermy house and went in announcing that he was there to kill him. Daddy told him to go ahead, he didn’t have much time left anyway and turned around to show himself attached to some sort of oxygen tank. He has cancer and will die imminently so he’s not exactly afraid of death. This gives Sylar pause and he asks his father why he killed his mother and abandoned him. He actually ponders this for a minute and then announces that he doesn’t really remember because it wasn’t important to him. Jeez. Talk about a knife in the heart! Then he launches into a commentary on their powers and how their pray was weak and unimportant and blah blah. He gets Sylar to kill a rabbit, much to my utter irritation and sadness. I can watch Sylar cut open heads all day but killing animals gets to me. Yes, I am weird. Anyhow, Sylar cuts himself and shows his father his little immortality power and brags about how he won’t be dying or getting any older. Dad seems to poo poo this and says he’ll just suffer forever then, but it’s a cover for when he shoots two arrows into Sylar’s chest pinning him to a wall. He then uses some mind mojo on him that’s supposed to paralyze him. Tripp & I went to commercial concerned, not that Sylar would die but that Luke would show up and save him and thus we’d be stuck with him for longer. Fortunately that did not come to pass. Sylar was playing possum and he removes the arrows and then uses a hose to choke Daddy for awhile. Solomon asks him to give him his power, he won’t have to die to do it after all but Sylar tells him no, he’s not going to give his gift to Daddy. Then Solomon asks him to kill him but Sylar won’t do that either, he’d rather let him live out his days miserable and in pain. He takes off and Solomon is left to his cigarettes and his dead animals.

Nathan wins the pissing match, Danko wins the war?

Nathan wins the pissing match, Danko wins the war?

Nathan, meanwhile, got to Matt and helped him with defusing the bomb, thanks to an assist by Rebel, then punched him and turned him over to the ninja soldiers. He went head to head with Danko and seemed to have won, the Prez authorized Danko’s removal from the project and HRG’s promotion. Danko pulled a gun on HRG and Nathan as they were heading to meet the president but instead of shooting Nathan, he shot the glass and pushed him out and watched him fly away. Now he knows Nathan has a power, which he suspected but couldn’t prove. Interestingly, the camera winked out while all this was going on, so it appears that Rebel was making sure nobody saw Nathan’s flyboy act.  Prior to that Danko went to see Angela to try to get some info but everybody knows that getting information out of Angela is pretty much impossible. She reminds him of some incident in Angola where a lot of people died and that gets him to back the hell off on looking at the rest of the Petrelli’s, until of course he sees Nathan’s flying act. Nathan flies out to California (how the hell fast can he go by the way?) and is there to scoop Claire to safety when she gets the text from Rebel that her free pass has been revoked.

That free pass was revoked because Claire helped the Puppetmaster, Doyle, get away. She spent the first half of the show soul searching about that, trying to decide if she wanted to cross that line and help someone that she disliked or not. She got a brief job at the comic book store which was pretty cute, all the guys were totally into her despite her looking rather weird and plastic yesterday. Doyle’s dubbing of her as Barbie was very appropriate. She ended up saving Doyle from the feds and giving him papers to escape and start his new life. She asked if he planned on being good and he gave her a rather evil smile, so I think he was putting on a bit of show for her to get her to help him. Good, I can’t see the Puppetmaster as a good character, nor do I want to.

Angela's reaction to the "threat" of Danko.

Angela's reaction to the "threat" of Danko.

How beautiful was it when HRG directed Danko to Angela and she just basically smacked him down like a red headed stepchild? Slurping her oysters and treating him like a servant. I adore that woman, despite her apparent sock fetish. What is up with that? And what are she and HRG doing exactly? I am dying to know…I restate my demand that we get an Angela episode soon.

Sadly, Hiro showed back up but fortunately it wasn’t until the last couple minutes of the episode. He and Ando showed up at the address to save Matt Parkman and found instead a rattled babysitter with an infant. Turns out that he’s Matt Parkman…yes, apparently the baby is Matt’s or at least named after him. I thought it had been established that his wife was pregnant with that other guy’s baby but whatever. All I know is we’re stuck with Hiro attending to a baby. It will of course be played for wacky hijinks and just serve to annoy the majority of the viewers all the more. At least he’ll be on the same mentality with his charge, I suppose. Sigh. Will Hiro ever grow up? 

Sylar leaves a present for Danko and lies in wait.

Sylar leaves a present for Danko and lies in wait.

I save the best for last because, hooray, Sylar and his rabbit took off and went to Danko’s apartment. How great was it when Danko walked in and saw that stuffed bunny staring at him and Sylar hidden around the corner? I guess he’s decided to go after the tough prey after all. I love it! And I’m mad that I have to wait 2 weeks to see that get resolved. 2 weeks! Another week of good show and even better cliffhanger, so Heroes has me completely absorbed and excited again. Bring it on!

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