Monday, May 21, 2007
Heroes, Chapter 23
I'm a little confused. But let's cut to the chase before we ponder the end.
First off, HELLO! We found out Mr. Bennett's name! That was rather exciting... Noah. I like it.
So, in general, I enjoyed the episode, but I wasn't exactly on the edge of my seat. Don't get me wrong, the idea of Nathan flying off with Peter hadn't come to mind (I'm not sure why... better yet, I'm not sure why Peter couldn't fly off on his own) and was a great twist on it all, but I still wasn't exactly... satisfied by the episode. I loved seeing all the heroes together in New York, and that Nikki got a good hit in on Sylar, but I think I'd put too much stock in this ending I kept hearing about... maybe someone else will have better insight than me... maybe I will if I think on it longer. This is just initial reaction...
That said, I do appreciate the book being closed, as it were, on Chapter 1. No wondering if the bomb went off or who it was going to be, but we were still left with plenty of questions (it wouldn't be a finale if we weren't), so I'll start there:
1. Where is Peter?
2. Is Nathan alive?
3. What about Parkman? (I could have told him Sylar was gonna shoot those things back at him!)
4. Where did sluggy Sylar go and HOW is he still alive?
5. If this part of the story is over, how do we keep all the Heroes crossing paths?
6. Does Mohinder (I've never discussed what a cutie he is) keep Molly or do DL and Nikki?
7. Why is Hiro in 1641 and why am I supposed to think that's so cool?
Honestly, the "first three minutes of season 2" the cast kept touting at Upfronts... sort of annoyed me. I mean, I love Hiro, but can't he just pop back out of there? And sorry, but I was a little more concerned about the fate of Peter (and his lovely, lovely hair - sorry, it's fabulous) and Nathan.
Still, I trust the show. It had a banner first season and got stronger as it went. I don't understand the impact of this "Generations" storyline and how it will impact the heroes as they are, but I suppose that's the point of a season - to expound on such things.
See, this is where the idea of patience comes in, and I happen to not have any.