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Heroes Rundown Chapter 8: "Four Months Later"

Heroes Rundown Chapter 8: "Four Months Later"

After reading Tim Kring's profuse apologies for the second season of Heroes, I absolutely couldn't wait to be redeemed by last night's episode. While this chapter was definitely one of the best of the second season, I have to admit that for me it came just a little bit too late. That said, we finally arrived at the moment we'd all been waiting for and found out what happened during the four months between last season's finale and this season's premiere.

The episode was jam-packed with new information so to get right into it (with lots of spoilers of course), just

  • A major theme of this episode was in the Heroes deciding if they really wanted their powers or wanted to keep them under control. Niki and Peter both flush their pills down the drain, but in the end Niki wants to be under control. D.L. also finally realizes what it's like to be recognized as an everyday hero, only to get killed like one. Somehow his death was even more depressing than many of Sylar's murders.
  • So we finally get a little taste for Angela Petrelli's power — she can convince people to do what she wants. Did anyone else get a little voodoo/witch vibe when she was creepily stroking Heidi's hair and face?
  • I was glad to see how the Wonder Twins first realized their powers (and Alejandro's new bride kinda deserved what she got), but I have to say that until Maya's death tears get less creepy or more more interesting, I'm still not loving these two.
  • So we never get actual confirmation that Elle is Bob's daughter, but that seemed fairly obvious, right? I hated the way she treated Peter like a toy but thought it was great when he turned the tables on her. She does get a few points for giving him a haircut though, that long floppy mop needed to go.
  • So Elle zapped Peter, forcing him to run around shirtless for another episode. Not that I'm complaining.
  • Every time I think the Haitian is one of the bad guys, he always turns around and proves me wrong. Also, I'm wondering how he ended up back in Haiti after setting Peter free. Plus, Elle refers to the power-controlling pills as "Haitian pills" but the Haitian ends up getting sick.
  • Watching Nathan all burnt to a crisp in the hospital room was absolutely heartbreaking. Is anyone else wondering if there's a connection between his alcoholism and the binge drinking Kensei we saw at the beginning of the season? I know that Nathan's life took a pretty bad turn after he lost Peter, but it still seems interesting that he suddenly took to drinking after getting Adam's blood.
  • So Adam has been alive for 400 years and hasn't changed a bit. Does this mean Claire will live forever too? And Peter, for that matter?
  • I can't believe I never considered the possibility of Niki having more personalities than Jessica before, and I'm wondering if Gina has any special powers beyond being a party girl and getting people killed.
  • So Peter is off to save the world again, but what will it entail? It seems a lot more complex this time around than just saving the cheerleader.
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pargie pargie 9 years
The Mascara Twins, that's funny CaterpillarGirl. I agree with whoever said that D.L. isn't really dead, or maybe that is wishful thinking? I love D.L. (Yes, Buffy Nerd). I still have love for the twins, I wish they didn't do the same thing every week though. It was cool seeing Miguel #2 from Passions on this week's episode (playing the bride's ex). I'm really tired of Maya screaming "Alejandro!", dude needs a nick name or something. I like Nikki's new personality, I wonder what else she will do besides party hard. "Exactly!", to whoever thought Micah's granny looks like she might have some super cool powers. I think it's the silver hair (reminds me of storm) and the mysterious frail-looking old lady thing (like on the Matrix). Plus the "Heroes" gene is hereditary right? I actually hate Sylar, I keep thinking of his flamboyantly gay character on Tori Spelling's VH1 show and can't really get it out of my head enough to see him as a bad @$$ evil-doer...but he's got that weird/sensitive killer thing down. I think I'm the only one that canNOT stand the Petrellis. I dislike all of them, and this coming from a HUGE Gilmore Girls Rory/Jess/Alexis/Milo fan. I especially cannot stand the older Petrelli brother. Love Elle! Veronica Mars forever! Ok I'm done.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
DL couldnt stop the bullets because he wasnt ready for them. It takes concentration to use his power, or his hand would go through everything he touched. I knew mrs petrelli had powers in the first season, it was obvious that she was touching people, telling them to do something, and they did it. I dont think Elle is Bobs daughter, he called her his "colleague" Niki's power is super strength, but like BOB pointed out, her minds way of dealing with her powers meant a split in personality. Adam is not good. The Mascara Twins annoy me. I got this creepy incestual vibe off of mayas obsession with her brother.
catschi catschi 9 years
oh my gosh.... best ep ever... as far as i can remember... but seriously, i'm totally excited about the whole peter and adam story (and nathan and his mom...) but i missed hiro and ando, the 2 are so cute... i'm not quite sure what i should think about the twins, maybe they are really the key, i mean maya could kill syler, but i don't think so... and thank u tim kring for presenting us the first four months....
YMO YMO 9 years
karjofas, you should get uTorrent and check out mininova. I'm not in the US and that's how I keep up on the series. Consider it your superpower - US TV shows while not being in the US. Not really spectacular, but very entertaining. I might be the only one, but I can tolerate the Wonder Twins. I think they're going to be key to taking out Sylar/Adam or whoever emerges as the bad guy to beat this season. Or maybe Maya is the one who starts the super virus since her power can kill people just by contact.
dcdawg dcdawg 9 years
I enjoyed this week's episode, but I didn't think it had as much momentum as episode seven. Love the character of Adam, but I feel like he's definitely leaning towards the dark side. I'm also not altogether convinced the company is evil. It seems more misguided than anything else. I really missed Sylar this week.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Dare I say I don't get the infactuation with Peter, he's not so great looking, and he creeps me out.
genvessel genvessel 9 years
i've heard/read a few comments that k.bell is not a fabu actress. elle is completely different then veronica. and she kicked a at both roles. girl has a presence.
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 9 years
And if Momma Petrelli's power is persuasion, why didn't she just voodoo Nathan, Claire, Peter etc. into doing her bidding?
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 9 years
Did anyone else find it strange that D.L., a convicted felon, is working as a firefighter? Maybe I missed something about that :)
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I was sooooooo excited by the twist from the last episode and the previews for this one but I was sooooooooooooo bored. The Twins just need to be done with Elle is weird. The way she kept touching Peter was creepy Adam is confusing Im just not impressed with this season. They have 3 episodes to make it up to all of us
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
i refuse to accept dl's death the wonder twins do not creep me out so much i just wish they would get on with it didnt we always know that angela petrelli could manipulate people? seriously is that her big power?
karjofas86 karjofas86 9 years
i hate it that i cant see this you in my country.. because i got addicted to it over my vacations!!!!!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I have a sneaking suspicion that D.L. is not dead. We never saw him fall over and die. Maybe the death is a cover-up in order to protect Nikki and Micah? I appreciate some background info on the Wonder Twins. I still hope they get knocked off the show soon. Elle is an interesting character. Kristen Bell doesn't impress me much as an actress, but she does have a juicy character. I don't know about Adam yet...I thought he was bad, but maybe he's good. Maybe he does little good deeds but he's overall a bad hero? I'm eager to see him stick around, like Elle.
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
Woah! Why are so many people still confused about Niki's power? That was one question that had a definite answer last night. Sometimes when powers manifest it's too much for someone to handle so the mind compensates by forming another personality (I guess one who can better deal with the changes). Niki was under extreme distress when her power (super strength) came to manifest, so her mind fractured and created Jessica as an outlet for her powers. Oh, Adam's gonna be a baddie alright. Curing Nathan was a great way to earn Peter's trust.
caryatid caryatid 9 years
best way to dump your quasi-girlfriend: leave her in the future to die of a virus. hell yes. so glad real peter is back and none of this "I don't want to know who I am" bull. i can't wait for peter and nathan to reunite! also... adam? good? bad? i'm leaning towards bad, since he did start the company with linderman and we all know how linderman's view of saving the world went...
carak carak 9 years
PreppyDot: Elle definitely called them Haitian Pills because right before she was comparing them to being around the Haitian. when you're around the Haitian you don't have your powers, these pills are going to subdue/get rid of your powers.
carak carak 9 years
i don't understand why DL didn't just let the bullet pass through, because he definitely had the same amount of notice he did for the punch earlier. the guy held the gun up to him for at least 2 seconds before he pulled the trigger. Nikki has the super strength all the time, Jessica just was enraged about her father killing her and just crazy in general so she was able to harness the power better than Nikki. i mean what would normal Nikki do with super strength? also if Adam knows that his blood will heal people (a la Nathan), why didn't the company use his blood in the first place to cure the virus? well i guess they just want to eliminate the powers altogether, they don't care if the heroes live or die. i don't know what to think about Hiro's father's death, but it looks like we'll know in the next 3 episodes since it looks like Hiro tries to travel back to save his dad. so maybe by his traveling back to save his dad actually caused his dad's death? also, what happened to the Irish chick Caitlyn? Peter just ended up leaving her in the future where the virus kills pretty much everyone. so if they change the future and the virus doesn't kill everyone, where will Caitlyn end up? is she just lost in some sort of space/time hole or something?
PreppyDot PreppyDot 9 years
Buzz - I could have sworn Elle called them "Patient" pills not Haitian pills, which would make more sense.
beansandsyke beansandsyke 9 years
i left out the quote ""Plus, Elle refers to the power-controlling pills as "Haitian pills" but the Haitian ends up getting sick."" also lizzielou742 the bullet killed him cus it was unexpected he turns it on and off
beansandsyke beansandsyke 9 years
a few things about the rundown <<>> she called them that cus they caused you to loose your powers and he could do that also i dunno what youre tryin to connect with him getting sick and i think niki has the power to rip people in half i think its just in jessica that she unleashes it so weather shes gina nikki or jessiica she can hulk a mania your ass
lizzielou742 lizzielou742 9 years
For some reason I thought Hiro had the power to heal himself like Claire....hmmm. Where did I get that from? Hiro can't absorb other people's powers like Peter can. Maybe I was getting them confused. anyway... I also don't get why the guy's punch could go through DL's head and not hurt him, but a bullet can kill him. According to the Heroes Wikipedia: "D. L. is also able to use his powers defensively, allowing objects such as bullets to simply pass through him, as seen in "Fallout". However, he has not demonstrated an ability to "phase out" objects that are already lodged deep inside of him." So DL was shot before and lived, but this time he died? So if Adam/Takezo can live forever....can Claire live forever too?
popculture-whore popculture-whore 9 years
and i can't wait for next week's episode. it's gonna be awesome!
popculture-whore popculture-whore 9 years
adam didn't absorb the ability to heal (where would he have gotten that from... his power showed up way back in feudal japan). he must be able to survive forever. i want to like adam but i'm so scared that he's gonna hurt hiro who is my favorite character :( nikki has dissociative identity disorder. who knows how many personalities will emerge. and yeah, her power is super strength aww i'm sad that DL died too is that all mama petrelli's power is? convincing people? elle is crazy. lol
Mokona Mokona 9 years
Ha ha ha, I'm so happy that I'm not the only one who doesn't care about the "wonder twins". I'm almost rooting for Sylar, just the show can get on with it already. DL's death seemed like such a letdown. He wasn't my favorite character, but it just really seemed like a random write-in.
lizzielou742 lizzielou742 9 years
I thought Niki's power was super-strength? Like how she's always throwing people around and knocking down doors? I wish they would have shown what happened to Sylar in this past 4 months. How did he get from the Mexican rainforest to passed out in the road in front of the Wonder Twins' car? Did Adam really live 400 years, or did he absorb Hiro's power to time-travel, just like he absorbed his ability to heal?
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