These episodes were shown as a double bill on BBC2, so in true lazy fashion I shall write a combined post for them both.
Hiro and Ando
Ever since Charlie’s death, Hiro has felt his powers slipping away from him, but nonetheless, he isn’t about to give up entirely. He and Ando visit Isaac and tell him of his impending fate, with their words backed up by the comic from the future. Hiro also spots another future painting of himself wielding a sword, and decides that he needs just such a thing to regain his powers. Continue reading
The title of this episode is ‘Six Months Ago’, and so it should come as no surprise that most of the events this time around are flashbacks.
Having gone back in time to Charlie’s birthday some six months ago, Hiro tries to warn her about her impending demise, before realising that he jumped back a little too far. Although she doesn’t really take his warnings seriously, for the next few months Charlie and Hiro strike up a friendship, with him helping out at the café, bringing her gifts and even showing off his ability. Unfortunately, there is bad news, for Charlie has a blood clot that will one day move into her brain and kill her- no matter what happens, she is going to die young. With this out in the open, Charlie admits her feelings for Hiro, but as they move to kiss, he teleports back to Japan and finds himself unable to return to Texas no matter how hard he tries. Continue reading
A slightly disappointing episode this time around- it just all felt a bit too clichéd and ‘been there, done that’.
Hiro and Ando
At the end of last episode, Hiro jumped back in time to save Charlie’s life, and to Ando’s concern, he hasn’t returned. Ando resolves to wait in the café for his friend, but when he goes over to look at the photos posted up in memoriam, he notices that Hiro appears in one of Charlie’s birthday- some six months ago- and that the proprietor of the café even remembers him from back then! And even as Ando worries about this turn of events, six months in the past, Hiro has just appeared in the café…
Notes: If changing the past was so easily allowed, it would disallow a lot of plotlines, so I don’t see Hiro succeeding.
Matt and Audrey
Although Matt received a one month suspension for hitting a superior officer, he conveniently neglects to mention that the next time Audrey calls on him- after all, maybe ‘radioactive man’ Ted can provide some answers about his own special abilities. Since he is about to be incarcerated as a terrorist for being in possession of nuclear material, Audrey and Matt have only a limited time to question him, all the while being careful of his natural radioactivity. Continue reading
Zachary comes over to Claire’s house with good news- he has just found the video of her ‘suicide attempts’, and it seems as if it was in his backpack all along. Claire is annoyed that he made such a fuss when it wasn’t really lost, but Zachary could swear that it wasn’t in there the last few times he checked. Anyway, Claire takes possession of the video, and her secret seems safe- at least until her little brother Lyle finds it and starts playing it on his computer when their parents are out. Continue reading
Claire and Bennet
Bennet has arranged for Claire to meet her biological parents, but if Clare was hoping for insights and answers into her strange abilities, she is to be sorely disappointed. The meeting with the “bio-parents” as she ends up calling them, is awkward and largely impersonal, ultimately giving Claire nothing in the way of answers and little desire to see them again.
Meanwhile, Bennet gets a call from his agent Eden (more on this little revelation below), relaying the “save the cheerleader, save the world” message. Could he be the key to keeping Claire safe? Continue reading
I’m holding out for a hero
Claire: Claire and Brody are taken to the hospital after the accident, where Claire decides to reveal at least a part of the truth to her father- that she drove the car into a wall to punish Brody for trying to rape her. Upon hearing this, Bennet decides to take action of his own, and summons the mysterious man to “hollow out” Brody’s memories.
Later, Claire visits Brody to apologise for what she did and suggest that he be given one more chance to start over, only to discover that he does not appear to know who she is.
Notes: That the mysterious man can definitely remove memories, as well as block telepathy (and perhaps other abilities). It remains to be seen what Bennet’s motives for investigating those with special powers will turn out to be.
Yet another slight reworking of yet another horribly late post; I’ll get the formula right soon.
Claire: After her death, Brody tossed Claire’s body in the lake, where she was retrieved and taken to the morgue. Treated as Jane Doe, an autopsy is commenced, but when the twig is pulled out of her brain, she immediately heals and comes back to life. When nobody is looking, Claire steals out of the morgue and returns home, but her father deduces that she has been out all night and tells her to be careful. Continue reading
After my rather lacklustre first blog post about this series, I’ve devised a new way of covering it that should hopefully look and read a bit better.
Having seen the future, Hiro realises that he must take action if he is to save New York from disaster, but how can he convince his friend Ando that he really can bend space and time? Meanwhile, Matt finds himself taken in by the FBI whilst Mohinder searches for proof that would verify his father’s belief- but why is it that everything leads back to the mysterious serial killer known as Sylar?
Well, I expected everyone else who wanted to already watched this ages ago, but since I only just got around to starting Heroes on its UK terrestrial TV premiere and there’s not a lot else going on at this blog right now (I am working on some stuff for it, but anime blogging comes first), I may as put some coverage of it here. Continue reading