Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Tv Nibble: Heroic Return

So I finally managed to find the time to watch Heroes last night and I’m glad I did. I’ve been a little down on Heroes for its ambling approach to story telling this season but “Strange snapshot(0)Attractors” for me, was a great episode.

Still Heroes suffers from the “too many characters for one show” syndrome. For example, last weeks cliff-hanger with Peter and Hiro got no screen time at all this week. Instead though we saw a return for Greg Grunberg’s Matt Parkman and the sadistic Sylar in his head. This is certainly the best side of Sylar we have seen in the show so far. His whingey-whiny alter ego that is currently all pally with Samuel Sullivan is distinctly less fun.

The pay off for the Matt/Sylar thing this week was that Sylar tricked Matt into letting him take over. Now Sylar is in the driving seat and in control of Parkman’s body, which already poses an interesting question as to where that might go.   

Also this week Noah’s first attempts to help someone ends in tragedy, a tragedy that will eventually drive Tracy Strauss into snapshotthe welcoming arms of Samuel Sullivan.

Talking of Samuel, I suspect that he may be an empath, like Peter. His abilities don't seem to be entirely connected, although he seems to have some form of control over nature. Even in this episode he managed to transport Tracy instantaneously to his circus, an ability that bears no resemblance to the one he uses to destroy a building in the closing sequence. If he is an empath, that would explain why he gathers other Heroes to himself and perhaps why he seeks to remind Sylar of his true nature.  

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