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01 October 2007 @ 10:38 pm
Heroes: "Lizards" Episode Review  

The Heroisms: They're Here, They're There, They're Everywhere

Second episode of the second season, and the plots thicken even more. In California the Bennet family is trying to blend in, but it isn't easy for Claire as her curiosity over the limits of her abilities, leading some interesting experimentation and questioning after a biology class discussion, and an unwanted discovery at home; Mr. Bennet relays some new information regarding eight paintings Isaac Mendez that supposedly are of events that are about to come. One is of the death of Kaito Nakamura, which Matt Parkman is investigating as his first assignment as a detective. Angela Petrelli is questioned of her encounter with Kaito on the rooftop, but gets an unfortunate visit by the attacker at police headquarters. Mohinder goes off to Haiti on his first assignment at the Company to find the Haitian, who appears to present the same symptoms of those with the virus.

In Ireland, Peter is being interrogated viciously by Irish gangsters about information has doesn't remember, and is questioned by the sister of the mobsters ringleader in terms of his strange abilities. He presents himself capable of using them, even when he doesn't know or remember how he obtained them...until the ringleaders offers him a job to pay back the debt in exchange for the information about his past that's locked away inside a box.

Meanwhile, back in 1671 Japan, Hiro tries to fulfill Kensei's destiny by impersonating him and tries to let Kensei become the hero he's destined to become, without taking credit for his acts of heroism, and in this process of making Kensei the hero of Japanese legends, Hiro learns that he, too, has a special ability.

This season continues to bring in the surprising twists and turns, the shocking relevations and confusion which is mixed with pure awesomeness, and this episode is no exception to this.

The Characters: Do You Want To Be My Superhero?

Claire Bennet. First of all, CLAIRE I LOVE YOU! Seriously, her words to her dad about wanting to save other people, to use her abilities for good and to test her limits were spot on at how I wanted the direction of her character to go this season. I mean, I'll always love Claire without a doubt, I'm just so happy that she's so uncomfortable with pretending to be normal when she knows she isn't. Which is totally different from her attitude from last season, when she wanted to be anything but special. But now that she knows that she's not alone in the world with her powers and she's connected to those just like her, she feels that she needs to do something about it and not stand around doing absolutely nothing. She wants to help people, and that's the Claire-bear we know and love. This season will get pretty interesting with her, especially now that we know she'll be testing the limits of her abilities more.

Oh, and the ending scene with her chopping off her pinkie toe? NICE. I mean, it was disturbingly gross but it was just made of awesome how she wanted to test her theory about regeneration. Like the lizards (clever, titlecard).

Noah "HRG" Bennet. He is made of win, as always. Best father ever. Although I do want Claire to succeed in wanting to help others, I know that he wants to protect her from those who want her for their own purposes, i.e. the Company and other organizations like it. Of course it'll never be safe in the world, because there will always be people out there wanting to experiment on those with special abilities. Perhaps he can train her to become more stealth and secretive without secluding herself in complete normalcy? Is that even possible? Whatever, HRG is still the best father in this show.

Also, Haitian and HRG TOGETHER AGAIN! Highlight of the episode for me. ♥

Mohinder Suresh. Holy shit, he spoke in freaking French! Just when I thought my love for him couldn't grow any bigger, he has to speak French in his incredibly sensual voice, wearing an insanely hot white shirt and sweating at that although I KNOW he could've taken off the overshirt and shown us the frakking white wifebeater So yes, his tactics at infiltrating the Company are doing very well, and just when you think he's getting caught up in something it turns out it's all part of the master plan of bringing the OWI down and gathering the remaining seven Mendez paintings. His scenes with the Haitian were great, and lying directly to Bob's face like that was SO freaking adorable. He actually had me sold for a second there, until the very end of course. I love sneaking spy!Mohinder. So cute with the infiltrating, and a good liar to boot too. Anyway, that whole reveal and change of scenery was awesome, and his reaction was perfect. And yes, he goes back home and tucks Molly in (♥!!!) and talks with HRG on the phone about how the "first assignment went". How much do I love his storyline this season?? Seriously. Mohinder is SO MUCH LOVE this season, like whoa.

The Haitian. Still awesome. 'Nuff said.

Matt Parkman. I think I love Matt more this season than before, simply because he's becoming more involved in the serious storylines, which is awesome. I love how he's now involved with the Nakamura case, and I have a feeling he'll become more involved than he wants to be. Because Molly's boogeyman = whomever is killing and out for revenge of the Older Generation, since I think there's a freaking connection there. Also, it makes me sad that Matt doesn't have a large fanbase in fandom. I think he's really a great guy and this season will allow him to expand his character more.

Angela Petrelli. Y'know, as much as I despite Mama Petrelli I really liked how she was in this episode. Of course, the awesome scene was in the interrogation room when she realizes that Matt could read her thoughts and thought back at him "GET OUT OF MY HEAD!" His reaction was freaking priceless. He was so shocked that she knew! Also, who the frak attacked her in the police station, and we saw absolutely no one and there couldn't have been an easy entrance/exit in that facility. Freaky, man.

Nathan Petrelli. Not enough of him in this episode, but yay for Matt and Nathan meeting again and yay for him being there for his mother, even when they weren't on speaking grounds. I love Nathan, even when he's a brooding drunk.

Peter Petrelli. I'm getting kind of interested at how the hell Peter ended up in Ireland in the first place, the symbol necklace hanging from his neck and has so much control over his abilities now. From last season he seemed to have no control over them whatsoever after absorbing them, and even after his short training with Claude he still had trouble controlling all those abilities. But now he seems more confident and focused about them, even when he doesn't know how he possesses such power in the first place from the amnesia. Though the big question is: what the hell is in THE DAMN BOX?! Also, is that the new tagline now, like last season was "the list" now this season it's "the box"? Huh, interesting. I liked Caitlin, she seemed curious but not frightened over Peter's strange abilities.

Maya and Alejandro. I am really intrigued with their storyline, and the fact that both Maya and Alejandro have such amazing chemistry just works so well. I am very interested in what their abilities are, obviously Maya has the ability of death with Alejandro has the ability of life, or something like that. Though the bleeding from the eyes was an interesting touch. I love where their story is headed, and I'm interested in learning more about them. Oh, and Maya/Alejandro is totally my new ship now. Shut up.

Hiro Nakamura and Takezo Kensei. Hiro is so adorable, and selfless at wanting Kensei to achieve his heroic mission and to become the legend he's meant to become. Although we know that Hiro IS Kensei, or will become Kensei for doing his heroic acts to bring the legends to life, I liked that he does the honorable thing and not take credit for the things he'd done. Of course, he'll be falling in love with the girl, and I really want him to. She kicked ass and is so pretty. And Kensei is just adorkable love. I mean really, could Hiro and Kensei's scenes be any funnier? But it does make me yearn for more Hiro and Ando scenes, and I really want to know how they'll be communicating from the past to present as I read they would be.

West. Still not sold on him yet. There is this creepy, desperate vibe to him that I just don't like. With the peeping in windows and stalking her. Thank goodness Claire blew him off. I mean, he probably has motive for wanting to know her better, especially now that he knows she's just like him and has an ability, but he's going about it all wrong. I don't blame Claire for getting freaked out by him following her, and I certainly don't understand how she could like him after that. But y'know, it'll be explained sooner or later his motives. But still, I have this feelings there's something else he's hiding other than the fact that he can fly.

The Glees and Squees!

++ Claire's toe amputation of doom!! Seriously, that scene rocked because it was another step for her character. Although it gave West something to peep at through the window, Claire had a theory and tested it out. And the beginning scene when she takes out her mother's wedding ring from the boiling water, so freaking cool. Oh, and when she was showing her knowledge in the biology classroom? OMGLOVE. Claire is love, the end.

++ The Bennet family in general. I'm glad that Mrs. Bennet and HRG are talking about what's going on.

++ Maya/Alejandro = the new River/Simon relationship. Like whoa.

++ I know these comparisons have been done before, but Kensei is totally the samurai Jack Sparrow of 1671 Japan, and Hiro is his Will Turner. Which means that Yaeko is their Elizabeth Swann. Heh.

++ Going with that, Mohinder is totally Indiana Jones. ♥

++ I love the new introduction of girls kicking ass. Caitlyn from the Irish family who I am beginning to like, simply for the fact of not jumping all over Peter and his abilities. Along with Yaeko, who was willing to fight those samurai men by herself to defend her father's honor. Now that is what I call a strong female. I'm really liking these new characters surfacing, while minor/brief or playing a major role, I like their introductions so far. Hopefully the writing and storylines will keep it up as the season progresses.

++ CHERRY BLOSSOMS! Deer-sighting! Whee!

++ Mr. Muggles watching the dog show at the end was HILARIOUS. And when Claire turned it off at her mother's command, Mr. Muggles turned around all agitated like "hey! I was watching that!" Hee!

++ "Welcome to Copy Kingdom." says HRG so smugly. HEE! The Haitian and HRG together again!

++ ALL of Mohinder's scenes in this episode. I know, I know, I'll say this every single time he appears but gods dammit, he was just awesome. Playing the dumb-card to fool Mr. Midas man ("Where's the Haitian?" "...Um, in Haiti?"), going on his first mission to find the Haitian, which was part of the whole frakking plan from the beginning to the Haitian could be reunited with HRG. Also, Mohinder speaking French was made of win! I mean seriously, how hot was that? With those scenes plus returning to his apartment and tucking sleepy!Molly in really made me squee. For real, I will not lie. His partnership with HRG is the best thing to ever happen to him, along with caring for Molly, and the latter makes me smile every single time.

++ Aww, and the next episode we'll get the see this particular scene with the Mohinder, Molly and Matt family, and we'll also this most adorable Mohinder/Molly hug. ♥

++ There's more Isaac Mendez paintings, which will gradually be revealed as the future events of this season. I read about one accidentally which is a definite spoiler, but I don't want to repeat it. I don't even want to think about it. But this is a nice relevation, and adds to the mystery of the whole show really.

++ Peter's memories and past in a freaking box? WTF?

++ Kensei's immortal! Hah!

++ I wanna know who the hell is attacking people! I kind of speculate it's Mr. Gray, a.k.a. Sylar's father because the attack at the police interrogation room is precisely the same MO of what happened in the beginning of S1 with Sylar breaking into the highly secured holding facility to take Molly. Like father like son perhaps? I don't know. Should be interesting.....

Overall: This season is becoming more exciting and even better than I'd anticipated, and while I'm still crossing my fingers for certain things I think my worries over what happens in this volume has died down because I am so caught up with what's happening. The fucked up Petrelli family, Peter with no memory and working with an Irish mob, the Mohinder/HRG team to bring down the OWI -- with spy!Mohinder FTW! -- THE HAITIAN IS BACK BABY, Claire coming into her own and continuing to be awesome, the Maya and Alejandro storyline taking off and impressing me....and so much more. I really like where everything is going, and I'm sure with all the confusion with what's going on will be revealed very soon.

This show is SO MUCH LOVE I can barely stand it. *flails*

My only complaints: Wasn't there supposed to have been Niki and Micah in this episode? I read in the episode description there was, and in the episode promotional pictures they were there, so how come we didn't see them? Or was I the only one that missed it? Also, MY SYLAR DIDN'T SHOW UP!! I mean, I knew that his episode was technically going to be the third one, but still it would've been nice to see him at least at the very end, sort of like a cliffhanger for the "to be continued" y'know? And there should've been more Nathan, but that's a given.

*continues to flail*
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jirucloud on October 2nd, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
eww... the tow thing was so terrible! I liked how she picked that one to cut off after the professor told her that people were going to evolve out of it because it was unnecessary

HRG! He should make his *own* company! (or is that what he's doing right now?) I don't know how well he'd like cutting off his Claire-bear's 'useless' appendages, though...

THE HAITIAN IS BACK! I can't believe I didn't figure it out as soon as they were in Haiti! lol, I was so sure he was dead...

MOHINDER!!!! OMG!!!! How cool?? I like how there are so many languages and accents this round??? Yay French!!! I was like 'damn it Haitian! why do you have to go about flaunting your English skills?? More French!!!' lol

oh the Petrellis... when will Nathan realize the hobo-look is no longer in? *dies* He should definitely clean himself back up and look cool again! Or is this part of his hiding away from his senatorial past? either way... give that man a razor! lol

One thing about Heroes... sometimes they have the lamest taglines... 'WHATS... IN... THE... BOX???' *dies* I was like 'your writers are so good... why are your taglines such easy comedy fodder?? ;.; lol

I like the twin thing for Maya and Alejandro... though they would be really cute as lovers rather than siblings >.>

Hiro and the girl is so cute!!! They need to be together like whoa! But who knows, maybe when he comes back to the future he will find her great-great-greatx100 granddaughter? OTP?

Do you think he stole her car? Who was that? It has to be part of the bigger storyline, right? And West... in the end of the first ep he looked totally gay when he flew off! and now... creepy stalker! And how does he know where she lives, anyway?? Hella creepy! Think he's part of the company? Maybe, but he seems too stupid for that right now... *not yet a fan*

Claire + Boiling Water = No! eww... why, Claire?? Mrs. Bennet really stepped up in my view when she looked at her and was like 'we have a colander'... *shakes head* Why must you mutilate yourself always, Claire?? *tries not to watch it but does anyway* lol

'in Haiti?' best. line. ever! I was so convinced! oh man am I just waiting for the poison!tea!!!!! It makes me feel good that the character I liked even when he was so minor is now the shining star! ♥

oh man... more paintings??? So... Isaac isn't dead? Or did he make these super early? Are the rest with dead!Linderman?? Treasure Hunt time, HRG!

I know! I was like 'Oh no! Poor Renée!!' Hopefully he will show up soon... and wtf-island!Sylar?? Did he lose his memory too??? How nice to be on a tropical island rather than in a box... so many boxes in this season! And Peter's in ALL OF THEM! OMG! What if the other Isaac!paintings were in the box Peter was found in? hoohoohoo... so many interesting twists! Where will the Heroes road lead??

*flails with you*
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 2nd, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
Y'know, with Claire and doing all those things would kind of be reckless or perhaps senseless, but I consider it more like she's exploring and experimenting the boundaries of her abilities and how far she could go. When she was in her science class her teacher's answers to her questions regarding the regenerating cells weren't necessarily directed to rapid regeneration, but it gave her enough motive to test this theory for herself. I'm just glad she cut off her pinkie toe because we seriously don't need our pinkie toes (something I know very well from health/biology/anatomy classes, this gets repeated over and over so I'm glad they used so knowledge in my favorite show!) So I kind of liked how she wants to try and see how far her power can go, and now we know that she can regenerate an entirely removed limb. But I can understand how those scenes could've irked some audiences.

This is probably why she wants to save others; knowing her boundaries will allow her to help other people, save lives and make a difference in the world rather than sitting in hiding.

Mohinder was SO FREAKING AWESOME this episode. Speaking in French, playing dumb for Mr. Midas, working with HRG has really upped himself not only in the show's storylines but in fandom as well. Everyone loves Mohinder collaborating with HRG to bring down the Company along with taking care of Molly. Which is all true, I loved Mohinder before but I LOVE where they're going with him this season, as if you couldn't already tell from the countless times I've mentioned this. ;D

In my opinion, I think West stole the car. It seems to fit his profile, since he's creepy enough. Then again, the stealing of the vehicles isn't exactly an uncommon occurrance in real life. But because this is Heroes there has to be a bigger explanation. I still think that West is part of the Company, or his family is in some way. It would make things more complicated for Claire once she starts getting involved with him which why she will I don't know.

Maya/Alejandro = the bestest hetero-sibling interaction in this show. They are so damn pretty, and Alejandro looks after Maya. Awww. Can't wait to learn more about their powers.

The paintings arc is even more intriguing than I'd expected. It makes sense too, I mean Isaac had most of his work sent to Linderman's art gallery, and probably after the events from last season they were shipped off to someone else, probably for hiding, and now HRG and everyone else is trying to locate them. The plot thickens even more, and I'm glad paintings are still being used...I was worried that with Peter having amnesia and Sylar not being seen at this current time that we won't have anymore prophecy!paintings. I guess this is just the beginning, and it makes me excited....

Sylar's fake!beach setting is obviously an illusion or hallucination. I can't wait to see more Sylar and whatever happened to him.
jirucloud on October 2nd, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
lol, Claire can be quite crazy, but she is thinking of the good of others... I just wish it weren't so disgusting eww!! *still tries to watch the screen anyways* lol

but, if we didn't have our pinkie toes... our feet would look so weird! and then we wouldn't have even fingers and toes (because goodness knows I'm not learning to type with only 8 fingers! lol ^.^

I know! He always amazes everyone with new knowledge! like 'yeah, I speak in a British accent... and yes, I do randomly know French... thats just how awesome I am! BAM!' ^.^ I want to have a conversation with Mohinder! What a fun talk that would be! I also like that other girl not being there anymore... him as a single playboy is much cooler, I think ^.~ lol

I know! I really liked when Maya said 'he's always protected me'~ they're so cute together! I hope they make it to Mohinder okay! I also thought that it was interesting that the healer (despite them saying they were going to see a 'real doctor') actually could tell what was wrong with her! I thought that was pretty neat ^.^

Probably... but who runs that now that Lindermans off eating potpies in hell? lol! I like Isaac and his paintings much more without Simone in the picture... her constant babbling and drama was so annoying... I'm hoping they don't bring back any more crazies from the dead... except Hiro's father! He can't die!!! T^T

lol, possibly... or they're on 'The Island'! lol... what craziness is Sylar into now? And is that girl the crazy killer??? Will they have psycho babies??? x.x too many questions... and its only Tuesday!!!
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 2nd, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
but, if we didn't have our pinkie toes... our feet would look so weird!

That's the whole point of evolution though. Millions of years ago our feet would've looked completely different from how they are today, but human being have evolved since then and are drastically changing in our appearances (i.e. height for example). So perhaps in a few more thousand years human beings won't have pinkie toes at all, given if our species evolve to that point. Hee, I think we'd still have our fingers and the rest of our toes dear. The pinkie toe is just so small and not necessarily useful in certain circumstances. XD

I want to have a conversation with Mohinder! What a fun talk that would be!

Dude, me too! Of course with me talking about biology and evolution just now we could have endless discussions. Perhaps over chai but not the spiked kind heh And his voice, oh God, his voice is TOTALLY audio porn for me. I should just make a compilation of his voiceovers onto a mixed CD and listen to them constantly. I like that he's all Indiana Jones this season, going out on missions and infiltrating the Company (I will NEVER get tired of saying that, it's such a great storyline to put him in!). Gah! So much with the Mohinder love this season.

I was actually stunned that he knew French so fluently, but then again Mohinder is well-educated and intelligent. So of course he would've learned various languages. But that was a nice surprise for me this episode.

Maya and Alejandro are definitely cute together. I love their storyline and that perhaps Mohinder can help them in some way.

I don't think Linderman is alive, is he? DL squished his brain like a bug in the end of last season, but then again Linderman is a healer so maybe he could've healed himself? But there was a small clip in the beginning montage of the premiere episode that a clean-shaved!Nathan punched someone that looked like Linder, so I don't know. I'm confused on that part. But heh, I'm still glad that the paintings are still going to be a major arc this season as it was the last.

Kaito Nakamura cannot die. I refuse to believe he's gone. *in denial*

Hee, yes, but questions are good though! That is why I love Heroes, it's a show that requires you to think and those questions will gradually be answered as the show progresses, leaving you satisfied but still with curiosity and more questions.
jirucloud on October 2nd, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
lol, I actually don't believe in macro-evolution despite my knowledge of it, lol. But still... I need all the balance help I can get! lol ^.^;;

Hahaha! Mohinder talks in a café!! oh man! how fun that would be! I'm learning some French too... so, hohoho! Bonjour Mohinder! lol... I think he and the Haitian could have nice theological debates too! How fun! I wonder if the Haitian is secretly, like, super f-ing smart and intelligent too? Maybe! What fun we would all have... and Sylar could be there too... but, on one of those Mohinder!IVs, lol... and you or I would make sure to pour the tea! ^.^;;

I don't think Linderman is alive either... but in this story, WHO KNOWS??? I always fear that the characters I don't like won't stay in the grave too long... >.> But hey, that gives me hope for Nakamura-sensei! *also in hopeful denial*

They are! Its definitely not cookie-cutter like other shows can be... who knows what will happen next??
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 2nd, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
Bonjour Mohinder, indeed! :D I'm sure the Haitian is quite well-educated and knowledgeable too, obviously he's very sneaky with stealth. Plus he's managed to learn more just from being silent, as we all remember from the first half of the first season. Hehe, Mohinder!IVs! Well, perhaps not that but if Sylar manages to go psycho!evil Mohinder will just have to pull out that tuning fork! XD

I was very sad when Linderman died though, even though he was potentially evil I liked where they were going with his character. Plus, it was Malcolm McDowell for goodness sakes!

I do want Kaito's death to be justified, or avenged. If Hiro doesn't return back in time I would like Ando to solve this puzzle for him.

Exactly! I know some people compare Heroes to LOST and I'm like um...no. See, LOST had potential in the beginning but they never got anywhere. It's like every question is followed by another question, and all those frakking flashbacks, ugh. Heroes manages to give the answers to the audiences questions as the story progresses, while still keep vieweres interested AND have more questions. Plus, it gives a chance for fans like us to speculate about storylines and characters and such. :D :D
jirucloud on October 3rd, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
tee! I wonder if Mohinder would be a strict parent with all his experiences with his father and his actions towards Sylar, lol...

But yes, the Haitian must be... and I think it was awesome that Mohinder got a free flight to give the Haitian his memories directions back to where HRG was! I think he actually stole those memories but gave him the memories of making the plan and such... and... how the flip did he get back to the States so fast?? Or how did Midas get to Haiti so quickly?? What craziness!

I didn't like Linderman, but I'm not really a fan of the whole Nikki-Jessica-Micah-DL storyline either... I don't know, it just never really hooked me, I guess... *hides* I did like Linderman's potpies though! He was so funny as chef!Linderman ^.^

Oh man, it better be! And is it just me, or does it seem like Ando's really grown in the four months that have passed? I hope he gets to talk with Hiro soon! ;.; Also, it would be really cool for him to do something on his own too! I'm rooting for him! ^.^

Lol, I've only seen five-minute segments where my father was like 'Look! They're speaking in Korean!!!' and that was it... it does remind me of how everyone says that once you miss an episode you're screwed, though, lol. Theres just *so* much in every ep! And yes, even if the taglines are not the best, it does keep us entertained and watching for more than Mohinder and Sylar lol. ^.^
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 3rd, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
I doubt Mohinder would be strict, just protective and loving. I mean, look at his interaction with Molly! Too adorable. He doesn't want to turn into his father and I don't think he'd have any reason to be as harsh as he was with Sylar...unless Molly brings home a boyfriend, that is. Mo would be all "so, Molly's new BF huh? Here, sit down have some of my special chai..." XD

Yeah! Dude, how the hell did Mr. Midas get to Haiti so damn quickly?! That's going to bother me now...

"Now you can't have any of my potpie." Hilarious moment for Linderman! Loved it. It's like, he's primarily has evil plans and is extraordinary, and yet when faced with someone who wants him dead he just sighs and is all "my poor potpie". Hee!

Ando certainly has grown, in character AND appearance (I love his hair! XD) Although I do want Hiro and Ando to be reunited again, it would be awesome for Ando to do something heroic. Or join up with someone else.

I know what you mean. There are certain shows that I'll watch for only the characters and everything else is just blah. But with Heroes, that's an entirely different case. I love EVERYTHING about it.
Tracy: Andersalexwhitman25 on October 2nd, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Also, Haitian and HRG TOGETHER AGAIN! Highlight of the episode for me. ♥
Best part of the episode! First I was just excited to see the Haitian again. And then we got the kickass reunion. So excited.

And yes, he goes back home and tucks Molly in (♥!!!)
So adorable. I'm loving the Matt/Molly/Mohinder family unit.

The Irish storyline reminds me oddly of The Donnellys somehow.

I'm still enjoying the twins storyline, which I'm happily surprised with.

Nobody can kill David Anders. The man is too pretty to die.

I really need some Sylar in the next episode though.

Renéerogueslayer452 on October 2nd, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
The Haitian returning had me jumping up and down. I loved his character in the first season, and hopefully he's return here will last quite a long time so that he can help HRG bring down the Company once and for all. Which makes sense, they are the original Dream Team so their smug reunion at the end was so FTW! :D

The M&M&M storyline will never NOT get any cuter. It just warms my heart every time I think about it, I can't help but go "awww!" ♥

Hee, I was thinking The Donnellys too. Perhaps they're doing that on purpose, considering NBC cancelled the show too soon? Hmmm, one wonders. Either way, it's interesting and I'm waiting how all this plays out, and Peter being involved and now how he'll regain his memories back.

David Anders IS too pretty to die. I love what he brings to this show, he should stay on forever. *loves*

Sylar will definitely be in the third episode, as I know that's what they said his character's episode will be. We'll find out more about where the hell he's been, what happened that night after he got stabbed and WHO THE HELL IS THAT RED-HAIRED CHICK with him on that virtual!hallucination!beach.
amanda: [heroes] double nathan double awesomemorbidmuse on October 2nd, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
I've got to be honest, Claire cutting off her toe was not cool with me. Yuck.

Mohinder and HRG working together is the greatest thing ever. I love love love their team. And the return of the Haitian! YAY! Also, did you notice that the subtitles for French were yellow like the ones for Spanish? I guess that means that those Romance languages both got the same treatment while Japanese remains only with white letters. Interesting...

The domestic aspect of Molly&Mohinder&Matt is just so ridiculously cute that I have no words. None.

I love that Kensei is immortal! It is so awesome. And now when Hiro gets back to the present (which, um, I'm hoping happens fairly soon since I miss the Hiro&Ando interactions) there is a chance that they can meet up with Kensei again! :D

So, in conclusion, there definitely should have been more Nathan. :D
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 2nd, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
I guess most didn't like those scenes because it was so irksome visually, but I do like how she's questioning and testing her boundaries in that aspect. No matter how gross it seems.

I guess that means that those Romance languages both got the same treatment while Japanese remains only with white letters. Interesting...

I noticed that too! I thought they were going to go for a color scheme, different colors for language subtitles. But nevertheless, Mohinder speaking French kind of did it for me this episode, along with fooling Mr. Midas once again. I love that HRG and Mohinder and working together and Mohinder is infiltrating the Company, but how long will that last? Obviously they'll find out sooner or later. But I don't want to think about that right now...they're just so awesome with their evil masterminded plans that I just want to save those moments.

M&M&M = utter cuteness on overload. *squees*

More Nathan is always better. Although I like his bearded look, really shows his progression since Peter's "death", I think it's time that he shaved it off now that there's a bigger threat on their hands.
amanda: [heroes] future big damn heroesmorbidmuse on October 3rd, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
Well, it was pretty gross. But that actually wasn't the only thing that bothered me about it. It sort of irritated me that she just impulsive decided to cut off her pinkie toe. Without going to a place like the bathroom where she could NOT spill blood on the couch/carpet. Without cleaning the scissors. Without making a fuss over the pain that I could only assume that would cause (although, to be fair, I guess she has faced worst). I don't know, the whole thing on top of the extreme grossness didn't work for. Although I definitely do see where you are coming from with the way it shows Claire growing as a character.

Hehe. Yeah, Mohinder speaking French will pretty much always be a good thing. :D

Although I like his bearded look, really shows his progression since Peter's "death", I think it's time that he shaved it off now that there's a bigger threat on their hands.
Yes! I liked the purpose of the beard for the beginning. But there is a new Big Bad out there and I miss seeing Adrian's hot face and I think it is time he shaved.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 3rd, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
Without going to a place like the bathroom where she could NOT spill blood on the couch/carpet. Without cleaning the scissors.

Yeah, I guess I can see where that would be a problem. Also, her pinkie toe did fly through the air after she cut it off, what if Mr. Muggles had gotten it? Heh. Though she was interrupted by West peeping through the window, but yeah she could've done it in the privacy of her own room or bathroom or something.
flood_and_fire on October 2nd, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
I have missed your wonderful Heroes reviews!

and ditto to EVERYTHING you said, literally! claire's whole "can i save people?" thing is just a very natural development for her character. west is frickin' CREEEPY.
maya and alejandro- was not that interested in them in the first episode- but their powers are very very interesting, the whole twons/yin and yang kinda thing, fascinating.

david anders as kensei is just a stroke of genius, hes hilarious, and i kinda predicted he would heal!

Renéerogueslayer452 on October 2nd, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
I love Claire's character development this season, and coming into a realization that she can actually do some good in the world than living in hiding. But I love HRG and he does everything to protect her; maybe he could have Claire help him with his masterplan to take out the OWI? Who knows. But I'm very happy that Claire wants to become actively involved.

But not with West; he's creepy and stalkerish as I have mentioned before. Those are my first impressions on him, he may chance but for now I don't see his redeeming qualities.

Maya and Alejandro are very intriguing characters, I think. The only new characters I find that pulled me in from the premiere, actually. I don't know whether I like their storyline of escaping to America to get cured and running from the law, or that they are incredibly pretty. Or both. Heh. ;) I want to learn more about their abilities, it's so interesting but scary stuff all at the same time. And it's the first we've seen of Specials who obviously are frightened of their abilities that actually causes damage to others unintentionally. Perhaps this is what Sylar is referring to as his "shiny new toy" from the previews? It seems like something he would use, most definitely but then again he's a power junkie, so anything special would do him in.

David Anders as Kensei = Pure Awesomeness. I knew he had immortality, but the healing surprised me. Though I wondered how he would recover from the wounds if he hadn't healed. But still, he's hilarious especially with Hiro. XD
I'm the devil. Nobody knows it.: Heroes_are YOU in the box?silme711 on October 3rd, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
Though the big question is: what the hell is in THE DAMN BOX?!
That was just too great, srsly, I couldn't resist.
*points at icon*
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 3rd, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
HA! That's hilarious, so great. Love it! XD