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They say that politics makes for strange bedfellows.

They say that politics makes for strange bedfellows.

So it seemed to me that Heroes was all about bonds; either repairing old ones or forming new ones or forming ones that should have been there all along but weren’t due to craptastic parenting.  Angela finally let Peter in, as much as Angela does anyway.  Nathan and Claire spent some quality time together and got to know one another better.  And of course our beloved serial killer has taken up with a new, much more formidable partner.  Watching those two play off of each other is going to be enjoyable, if this episode was anything to go by.

MAtrelli is clearly in distress if she'll let herself look like this.

MAtrelli is clearly in distress if she'll let herself look like this.

After being saved by her son, Angela decided the place to be was the church she used to attend.   She sat there and prayed and refused to tell Peter anything, because you know that’s how Angela rolls.  She apologizes for how they raised the Petrelli boys, supporting them but not giving them support.  Peter had a nice emo moment of asking God why he was given his power to help and now was being hunted for it.  He asked for a sign and then the candles went out and in stormed the feds and HRG.  I guess that’s a sign huh?  Of what I am not sure.  He and Angela went and hid in the confessional, which I found hilarious since Angela confesses nothing.  While there she does tell him that she was once idealistic like he was but nobody believed her and she ended up resorting to lies and manipulation and betrayal to save the world.  Visiting the church seemed to have served her well, for she had enough of an epiphany to inform Peter that they needed to go see her sister, his aunt.  It was rather clear by Peter’s expression that he didn’t know he had an aunt.  Shocker, that!  But it got me hoping again…maybe Angela’s sister is Sylar’s real mom?  Yes, I still refuse to give up on a family tie between those two, why do you ask?  Anyway, HRG found them but pretended he didn’t and got the feds off their backs for this day.  Off to Aunties!

Who doesn't bond over tequila shots?

Who doesn't bond over tequila shots?

In Mexico, Claire and Nathan were shacking up together and causing pervs far and wide to get excited.  Okay, it was one perv but still.  They had only money for one night (in Mexico? I doubt that) so Nathan decided to challenge 4 frat guys to a tequila shots contest.  Apparently that’s how he got through his military service.  Fun!  Anyway, why he took on 4 is beyond me, but it gave Claire the opportunity to step in when Dad was unable to finish the job.  She drank frat boy under the table and seemed to have to fake drunk once but appeared unaffected.  Is that part of her immortality thing?  Beer bongs for everyone!  She dragged dear old drunken Dad back to their room and he gave her a speech about how he was going to make everything alright again.  Sober Nathan didn’t have the same conviction that drunk Nathan had though and Claire stormed off after telling him how fantastic he was supposed to be, how he was superman and could fly.  Nathan made amends by getting her back the necklace she sold to get them the tequila cash and convinced her to stick with him and help him make it right.  Father/daughter bonding at its finest!

Sylar likes showing off for his new partner.

Sylar likes showing off for his new partner.

Of course the most interesting bonds are the ones that form between the unlikeliest of partners.  I wasn’t sure how I felt about Sylar pairing up with Danko, as it has been my greatest hope that Sylar would be the one to kill Danko and save everybody, all while not seeking any redemption for who he is.  Not that this partnership means that Sylar ultimately won’t kill Danko either, I’m sure once they have everybody captured or dead, Sylar would kill him as the only one who knows he’s alive.  Not that that’ll happen, but I still hold on to a head cutting in Danko’s future.

Danko and co are after some guy we’ve never heard of, James Martin, a professor whose power is unknown.  He sends 3 guys after him and they all end up shot in the head and HRG is none too pleased.  He’s told Danko several times that pairing up with someone with abilities is the best way to capture people with abilities but of course he didn’t want to hear that.  He heads over to investigate and when he returns to his car, Sylar’s kicking it in the backseat to the tune of “Runaway”.  I love that they’re giving him theme music this year!  He offers partnership but Danko isn’t quite ready to accept it yet and before he can shoot Sylar, he disappears.

Who doesn't like a head for a present?

Who doesn't like a head for a present?

Danko goes back to his office and some guy comes in to compliment him on his speech to his men about finding the one who killed some of them.  While he’s pondering that he gets a phone call from Sylar telling him that his quarry is a shapeshifter and there’s a fourth headless body on the roof.  Danko opens the package to find a head, the head of the guy who just complimented him on his pretty speech.  How very Seven of them!  A chase ensues and he manages to get some shots off at the asskisser.  All asskissers should be shot!  He gets away in a crowd of people as a new form, a janitor he happened to run past on the way down the stairs.  I must say, shapeshifting is a cool power but it looks gross, like bugs are under their skin as they change.  Ick!

Danko goes back to the shapeshifter’s apartment and happens upon Sylar again, who is there to show him just how you find a person with power.  He studies the pictures and discovers some matches of a club the dude goes to and picks up chicks as various men of power.  All that seeking out of people with powers has made our little killer quite the detective.  After a bit of a pissing contest, they head to the club together and see the shapeshifter is there as none other than Danko himself.  He’s totally getting action which you know has to burn Danko since he doesn’t appear to get any on his own.  Sylar’s amused and tells Danko that he’s a better him than he is.  They’re spotted and a chase ensues and he bursts out the door, except that it’s the real Danko and Sylar is behind him.  They chat for a second and then Danko shoots him before fake Sylar can kill him and the real Sylar appears and is disappointed because he killed the dude.  But Danko tells him he didn’t kill him and asks if he can take his power without the messy head cutting.  Sylar smiles and leans in close.

Sylar checks out his old face after dropping one of his new ones.

Sylar checks out his old face after dropping one of his new ones.

Next thing we see is HRG seeing Sylar in a body bag with a knife in the back of his head.  Danko looks all sorts of pleased with himself and heads to his car where he awaits the female who zipped up the body bag.  She slides in and then after some facial contortions we have our Sylar back.  Yep, he zipped up his own body bag.  Danko points out that in the end he’ll be the only one with any powers and Sylar grins over that one and says “funny how that works” while the Rolling Stones “We Gotta Get Outta This Place.”  Again, awesome use of music since it’s playing as Nathan and Claire leave Mexico and Peter and Angela leave the church and Sylar and Danko leave the club.

I definitely liked this episode better than the last one.  Things happen and story advanced.  The Petrelli’s are headed back together and a new relative is set to enter next week.  Danko’s made a deal with the devil and now Sylar is going to be after our Heroes once again.  You must admit, he’s at his best when he’s hunting his fellow powered people!  I can’t wait til next week, it’s Angelacentric and they say we’re going to find out some of her secrets, at least the ad did!  Is it Monday yet?  I never look forward to Mondays but I’m already ready for the next one!

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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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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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Pretty Peter, how I've missed you, welcome back!

Pretty Peter, how I've missed you, welcome back!

Last night Heroes returned and in my eyes it was with a big bang!  I pretty much loved this entire episode, so instead of doing my list of things liked and disliked, I will just chat about everything.  The only part of the show that fell flat and annoyed me continues to be Hiro acting like a child, but even that storyline will be important down the line so I guess I can deal!

We open upon clothed Tracy, who quickly becomes unclothed, because apparently an episode without Ali Larter appearing to be some kind of sex goddess is illegal in the Heroesverse.  Alright, if it drives up the ratings I will suck it up.  Anyway, Nathan’s on TV talking about rounding up the threat to our security but never identifying what that threat is.  We know it’s our Heroes but they don’t yet.  Tracy gets a call from the governor, who she’s apparently banging now since she can’t bang Nathan anymore.  At least our girl is consistent in her bed partners, huh?  After she assures him that she doesn’t know what’s going on with Nathan and talks about his meteoric rise to power, she gets off the phone and is promptly captured by some commando ninja-like dudes.  She tries her freezing power on one of them but it doesn’t work, the suit is made of something that is unaffected.  One down, several very dim boys to go.

Tracy's power fails against the super ninja suit.

Tracy's power fails against the super ninja suit.

Claire is apparently shacking up at the Petrelli manse, hanging with Grandma and deciding what college to go to.  I guess it wasn’t fun to have her be in high school anymore, so she got her GED and now can go to any college in the world.  Claire’s not so much on this though, she is sure that Sylar is still alive (smart girl) and she wants to go after him.  She’s sure that’s what her father is doing (HRG, not Nathan).  Angela poo-poos that whole idea and Claire reacts like the mature college aged kid she now is and she stomps from the room.  Angela and Nathan are talking on the phone about having to round up Matt and Peter and Claire of course listens in.  Angela sees her listening but doesn’t really seem overly disturbed by it; which left me to wonder if she actually wanted Claire to hear?  God knows getting a finger on Angela’s motivations is not easy to do, so it’s very possible that she was glad about it.

Who thought Claire would be the hero with the only brain?

Who thought Claire would be the hero with the only brain?

Claire calls Peter who is back to being a nurse and angsting over some guys death.  See, the thing is, our Heroes have gone back to leading normal lives (more or less) and yet now is when Nathan is going about rounding them up as threats to our society.  Funny timing, that.  Peter tells Claire he’ll look into it and heads off to chat with his big brother. He gets in a cab driven by none other than Mohinder, in a call back to the first episode of the series.  Silly but didn’t bother me overly much.  He and Mo chat about living normal lives and Peter gets out at the Petrelli house.  Mohinder then gets a new rider and he’s pointing a gun at Mo.  Drama!

The new bad dude, I don't know his name so I'm calling him Tommy Lee Jones.

The new bad dude, I don't know his name so I'm calling him Tommy Lee Jones.

In the part of Heroes that stinks, Hiro presents Ando with some stupid spandex superhero outfit, like he’s spiderman.  Ando complains that his power is pretty gay, he can only supercharge other heroes so what is the point?  Hiro gives him a pretty kickass motorcycle which Ando appreciates far more than the suit.  In the HUGE plot point of the series, I’m sure, Hiro injects Ando with a GPS chip and reveals that he injected himself with one as well so they can track one another on a computer.  Convenient, too convenient but I won’t whine too much.  Ando rides off on his bike to meet some chicks while Hiro gets kidnapped by the ninja men.  Ando heads back and logs into the computer, the password was someone very important to Hiro, which turned out to be Ando, which is pretty cute I admit.  Anyway, now we have a way to find Hiro!  Isn’t that great?  I kinda want him to be left wherever he lands, but since he’s with the other Heroes I guess I can’t have that.

Isn't that a hot suit?  Poor Ando.

Isn't that a hot suit? Poor Ando.

Matt & Daphne appear to be living together in Matt’s NY apartment.  Daphne breezes into the apartment using her super speed and Matt is none too happy about it.  She promised not to use her speed but she doesn’t see the point.   Matt is working as a security guard and not using his power to advance in the world.  This annoys Daphne who wants him to start his own company with stolen money she can get for him.  Daphne promises to act normal and takes off, meanwhile Matt sees the future-teller guy that Papa P beheaded last season.  He tells Matt that he can see the future now, I guess he inherited it.  Matt scoffs at this, he can’t draw at all, but then his eyes turns white and he Issac’s some drawings up.  One of them is of him being shot with something and another looked like Daphne and Ando looking at a computer.  I guess they’re Team Rescue!  Claire shows up to warn him and of course, the future he drew starts playing out, shot with a dart and caught, along with Claire.

Wicked cool pic of Matt with the Issac eyes!

Wicked cool pic of Matt with the Issac eyes!

Mohinder gets taken to some parking garage and the ninjas are there to take him, but he whips the door off his taxi and smacks team leader with it and runs.  A speeding van pulls up and there is HRG, telling him to get in and he’ll save him.  Mohinder being his usual self hops in and HRG delivers him back to the ninjas.  He’s playing for Team Nathan now.  Isn’t that sweet?  Claire’s two daddies are working together!  I hope that HRG is just doing it to keep Claire safe, both he and Nathan seem to be united in her not being taken in with the rest of them.

HRG captures dim, trusting Mohinder.

HRG captures dim, trusting Mohinder.

Peter meets with Nathan and confronts him on his plan to round them all up.  Pete points out that he’s turning his back on his own kind.  Apparently they haven’t talked to each other in the past two months and Peter’s a little bothered by his disownment.  Nathan wants to meet with him and work together at dinner; Peter starts to tell him to kiss ass but ends up agreeing to it.  Because as usual, Peter is pretty but so very very dim.  Nathan offhandedly asks what abilities Peter has and Peter asks what the last thing he saw him do was.  So the assumption there is that Peter still only has the flying ability and he actually let his brother know that, which was dumb.   Peter goes home and there’s Nathan in his place.  Sigh.  Nathan apologizes about his behavior and asks for a hug.  The broyay surfaces and the Petrelli brothers embrace.  Peter pulls back only to be zapped by HRG.  Nathan catches Peter and apologizes, requesting that HRG not hurt his brother.

The broyay betrayed.

The broyay betrayed.

Our only smart person with powers, Sylar, is on a quest to find his daddy this episode.  He goes to the watch shop and meets up with Mr. Gray, his supposed father and confronts him about that.  Apparently he was actually his uncle, his brother gave him to them to raise.  His wife was whiny and annoying so he gave Sylar to her and took off 27 years ago.  He hooks Sylar up with his brother’s address and Sylar leaves, leaving his uncle alive.  This shocked me, but of course I guess it was necessary to set the trap for Sylar.  He shows up at his real dad’s place, he’s a taxidermist.  Yum.  Sylar wanders passed zillions of stuffed animals looking for Daddy but instead he finds Team Nathan again.  Being Sylar, instead of being caught, he promptly uses his myriad powers to get out of trouble.  He’s zapped with 3 of those darts that brought down Pete and uses his telekinesis to whip them out and to send guys flying throughout the room.  He zaps a couple with Elle’s electricity and then lifts one in the air and starts demanding answers as he begins cutting his head open.  This gets the guy to admit he’s Agent Simmons with Homeland Security.  Sylar asks who sent him and he doesn’t answer so Sylar says, “Fine, I like a challenge” and screams begin.  Love!  Loved it, loved it, loved it!  I was so worried they were going to let him get caught easily and that would have made me quit the show.  I know some people thought the show was too Sylar heavy this year but since he’s become my favorite, because he’s actually intelligent unlike most of them, I just don’t mind.  Bring on the Sylar!

It's criminal to hide pretty Peter & Mohinder this way.

It's criminal to hide pretty Peter & Mohinder this way.

We end with the Heroes being brought in their jail jumpsuits with black bags on their heads and sent on a plane to some undisclosed location.  Tommy Lee Jones, the name I am giving to the head agent guy not named HRG, comes in and tells Nathan they have a problem and gives him Claire.  Nathan takes her to a limo to have her sent home, but she bashes the limo driver and takes off after the plane.  She climbs in via the wheels and pulls the bag off the heads of the Heroes.  She pulls Peter’s bag off and yanks the IV out of his nose, which is apparently what is helping keep their powers at bay.  He realizes he’s sitting by Mohinder and grabs his hand, taking his super strength power.  Peter breaks out of the restraints and starts fighting the guards.  Claire goes in to the cockpit and runs into HRG, stunning both of them to silence.  Peter lands on Tracy and gets her icing power, tho he doesn’t know it and he puts his hand on the side of the plane.  Ice forms and the side cracks and a huge hole appears in the plane.  It starts going down and some guards and some unseen Hero are sucked out.  Mohinder catches hold of Peter before he can fly out the side of the plane.

Peter trying not to fly the wrong way, out of the plane.

Peter trying not to fly the wrong way, out of the plane.

And there we have the fugitives volume in a nutshell.  A very long nutshell I know but quite a lot happened.  I’m super psyched to see the Heroes team up to elude capture.   I’m looking forward to seeing Claire and HRG have a few words about what he’s doing and why.  I’m sure it’s to protect her but I don’t think she’s going to care for that overly much.  Sylar will obviously remain a huge target for the rest of the season, so I look forward to that playing out some more.  And I want him and Peter to hold hands and that awesome power to be shared by both men.  I love powerful Peter, what can I say?  Claire is finally being useful and less annoying, which is guaranteed to improve the show by about 75% alone.   I’m already dying for next week, so that’s another sign that things are going right, at least in my eyes.  I may not be the best judge because I actually didn’t mind the first part of this season either, but this seems even better and I’m already more emotionally invested.  Here’s hoping next week is just as good as this one!

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