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"Heroes" Rundown Chapter 3: "Kindred"

"Heroes" Rundown Chapter 3: "Kindred"

Hands down, the best scenes in this week's "Heroes" were the ones featuring Sylar! Welcome back, villain. I am so intrigued to find out what his deal is right now, and as much as I love Sylar being evil, I think I love it even more when he struggles.

Meanwhile, there's a ton of stuff going on with all our gazillion heroes — Niki and Micah are back, Hiro does some more stuff in old Japan, Claire and West share some special moments, Peter finds Irish thug life to his liking, and more happens with the twins, Maya and Alejandro. Sheesh. For more of my thoughts about this week's episode and to share your own (spoilers ahead!),

  • Again: Sylar is back! But he's injured and may not be able to use his powers at all. Even after eating Candice's brains (or doing whatever he does), he can't access her shapeshifting power. Speaking of Candice, we finally see her real size, which she alluded to last season. Before getting Sylar-ified, Candice tells him, "The people I work for they’ll make sure you’ll get better."
  • Also, the montage in which Candice shapeshifs for, um, sexual role playing purposes is bizarre and creepy.
  • Niki and Micah are also back. DL, however, not so much. On his tombstone it reads "Husband — Father — Hero." Micah goes to stay with family in New Orleans while Niki gets help (or, "cured") from the golden spoon guy, Bob.
  • When Alejandro gets arrested, Maya pulls her Tears o' Death trick and she gets Alejandro out of prison. When Alejandro makes everything better for Maya, he also revives the American kid in the nearby cell. But why didn't he revive the wardens as well? I really hope this storyline connects to another hero's soon because it's starting to get annoying.
  • Okay, hold the phone. West shows Claire he can fly by zooming her up into the air while Enya-type music plays in the background. Anyone else find this unbearably cheesy? I started to feel embarrassed for them.
  • Peter helps the Irish thugs and is welcomed into their little crime family. Caitlin also happens to be a tattoo artist, so she gives Peter a tattoo of the "family crest." Yet, at the very end it looks like a marking of the Godsend symbol disappears from Peter's arm.
  • Also, Peter's gunshot wound spitting out the bullet made me giggle.
  • The only thing I liked about the Hiro/Kensei storyline this week was this quote: "Kensei? He does not run away from danger, he runs toward it. And punches its face!" Otherwise, I don't understand why we needed the scrolls to Ando in the sword. And after all that trouble convincing Kensei he's really a hero, he takes to his new life (regeneration, being with the princess) remarkably quickly. For the first time, I think I could have done without Hiro's story altogether this week.
  • There's a big "family" theme to the show recently. The Irish thugs tell Peter he's now a part of the family, and Bob says the same thing to Mohinder when he shows him the laboratory. Micah goes to stay with his family in New Orleans, Alejandro and Maya are siblings, Mohinder and Parkman have formed a family with Molly, and, of course, there's always the Bennets.
  • Speaking of which: hello crazy eighth painting! Creepy. It seems to depict HRG bloodied on the floor, glasses broken, eyes bulging, while Claire is apparently kissing someone.

What did you think of "Kindred"?

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tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
Hehehe, Caterpillar, my boyfriend noticed that too and got all excited about it! I didn't love this episode so much - the cheesy flying bit, the boring wonder twins, but every show's allowed to have a bad day. I have to say though, if HRG dies, I might actually stop watching, since he's one of my faves.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Hello, did anyone notice that "the family member" that Micah will be staying with is Nichelle Nichols? Lt UHURA from STAR TREK! Tim is dipping into the Trek Pool again!
yogini yogini 9 years
I think that Peter is so hot and I def want to see him w/o his shirt on more often. I would love to know what he is doing in Ireland though. Also, when his tattoo disappeared, I thought it was his body healing from the family crest that that girl just tattooed on him, not the godsend tattoo.
btvsaddict btvsaddict 9 years
I'm I the only one who thinks that West maybe the killer?? He seems very angry with the people (HRG & CO.) who took him and since he can fly, he could of easily escaped after throwing Hiro's dad off the building. He seems evil.. or maybe I just don't like him. I so happy Sylar's back on. He's sooo sexy! :) Peter needs to get back home and leave that dumbass there. COME ON PETER, NATHAN NEEDS YOU!!!!!
any any 9 years
yeah i dont like peter with that girl.... i think he looks better with nikki!
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
Oooohhhh... maybe the ghost of Mohinder's dad is the invisible killer of the original Heroes??
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
I think... West is a "plant" from the "corporation" sent to turn Claire against her father and either kill HRG or get Claire to. He's just too invasive and creepy. I don't trust him at all. To me, it looked like the "godsend" tattoo was the tattoo disappearing from Peter's arm. Hiro's story wrapped up wayyyy too neatly... but it looks like he decided to turn back at the last minute! I think there is more to happen here.
mabess mabess 9 years
really, the most important question of all is, WHERE WAS MR. MUGGLES?!?
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
the flying scene was too cheesy so i fast-forwarded. i still don't like West..he's such an arrogant a-hole and i can't believe claire's kissing him (not that I like Claire anyway). i totally thought the tattoo was going to disappear as soon as I saw him getting one (but yay on the half-naked Peter scenes). yay for sylar being back although he's creepy. i agree the the twins' plot needs to be speeded up. i'm a little over them running around central america to get to mohinder (or mohinder's dad). i also agree with the theory that mica's grandma has powers. is it just me or are they running out of superpowers? they seem to be recycling them. With Kensei and Claire having the same one (which could also mean they're related) and West and Nathan having the same one as well. when will Nathan come back so we can finally figure out why his reflection looked like a burnt Peter? When is Mama Petrelli coming back so we figure out more about her attacker and her powers?
Nicola_2108 Nicola_2108 9 years
The guards were revived. You could see them getting up just before they escaped. I think the Hiro in the past storyline is portraying how Hiro goes back in time and makes Kinsei the warrior he is known to be. I think it's also about Hiro's character development. Claire/West bit was extremely cheesy. I think the ending and the fact West was experimented on by Noah is a clue to the portrait. It's apparently Claire, kissing someone while being oblivious to her dead adoptive father. West perhaps? or someone else eager to get back at him, and Claire eventually not caring about his death. I also think that perhaps Sylar is being duped again? Led to believe he's stolen her power. When he tries to use the stolen power he's made to believe he's having problems with it.
Lindsb Lindsb 9 years
I am convinced that Claire's new boyfriend is evil.. and his job is to turn Claire against her father.. and they'll eventually use her to kill him!! Or distract her so she can't save him when they kill him!!
cbombnewell cbombnewell 9 years
Maya and Alejandro do need to connect somehow,they'll probably meet up with Mohinder somehow I'm guessing. The Flying scene was cheesy,probably their cheesiest moment ever,but hey it happens lol I think that Sylar might be somewhere where he can't use his powers,kinda like how they did Mika last season. I do have a prediction that maybe when Hiro went back in time and changed things a bit,that maybe that's why his father is dead.But who knows.I also thought that the man you couldn't see that pushed him off the building looked alot like Peter...peter....mmm....peter...ahhh...woops...but yeah those are my guesses,but i guess time will tell.
pintsized pintsized 9 years
my bad, bikini clad i meant.
pintsized pintsized 9 years
My favorite part was when Kensei said Hiro couldnt go because "you're like my conscience, only i listen to you". I really didn't like the part when Candice said how Sylar might want something exotic and then turned into this geisha, um seriously? Why not a biki clad brazilian girl? Does it always have to be this worn out and horse beaten stereotype? Pathetic. I thought this episode was pretty boring. The end was interesting, seeing HRG getting killed. And I definitely do NOT like West. He is such a jerk. I cant believe Claire let him kiss her after alluding to her as a "lizard girl". I thought she was more dignified/elegant/classier than that. I think Hiro's plot so far IS kinda bland, but I like the love element, its not often an Asian guy gets to have love involved in their lines.
tebooyeah tebooyeah 9 years
Did anyone else notice that when Maya and Alejandro were escaping prison they jumped in a car with the other prisoner? It flashed to a bumper sticker "Go Con..." (couldn't read it fast enought) but it was a Nisson Rogue. I am thinking that the car is Clare's stolen car and pretty soon Maya and Alejandro are going to meet some more heroes.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
The cops were waking up when Alejandro sucked out the evilness from Maya because one of the cops moved his hand. Also, the flying scene was super cheesy!!!
catstarr catstarr 9 years
my roommate and i were wondering during the tattoo scene if tattoos would heal themselves and dissolve into the skin, we were excited to see it happen. This is the best episode so far this season, but i'm pretty underwhelmed. Lets hope sylar spice's things up. My theory is that the shadowy man that Claire is kissing in the painting is Sylar using Candice's power to lure her.
twinkie7 twinkie7 9 years
There is a future episode entitled "Four Months Ago", which will take us back to right after the Kirby Plaza incident, as there should be. I want to know how Peter and Nathan survived the blast, how Peter lost his memory, etc. I am not sure, but I think that epi is coming soon.
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 9 years
LOL, NadiaPotter. I, too, really like HRG. I think his past and change in loyalties make him one of the most interesting characters on the show. Unlike most of you all, I've been enjoying Hiro's adventure in the past, although I'm pretty positive the twist will be that Hiro is history's Kinsei. Cute, but cute in a too cheesy way and they've spent way too much time on it if that's the only pay-off. Here's to hoping I'm wrong! Finally, ditto on the hoorays for Sylar being back! Sure he's the villain, but he's pretty, too. Peter and Sylar are yum yum yum.
laceykk23 laceykk23 9 years
i think somewhere down the line the writers are going to fill in the blanks. go back to right after the kirby plaza deal and explain what happend in those four months. so maybe in those four months we will find out why DL died.
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 9 years
yeah, my bro and I were thinking about that, the incident in kirby plaza was in 2007??? but well... they should have an explanation(or someone is sooo fired...) my thoughs - Peter trying to use his powers... I was expecting a "flames on" or "it's morphin time" or "thunder thunder thundercats! ooh!!!" - when the perv (West) take Claire and fly away me and my bro start talking at the same time "wow, the special effects went cheaper..." I know that the other times when we see people flying the sky wasn-t that bright and blablabla... but well.. they look kind of bad this time. -NO NOAH CAN'T DIE!!! why God why!!! take me!!! -I think that the HRG in the paint is Sylar... or the Claire in the paint is Sylar, but in both cases, Noah will be alive... DID YOU HEAR ME TIM KRING!!
great-escape great-escape 9 years
wow,it was really great reading all of your ideas and speculations. I like heroes, I agree it has been a slow start, but I have faith. Thanks to everyone for sharing!
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
Here's an oddity! DL's tombstone said he died in 2007 (it did right?), but the incident at Kirby Plaza when he was injured so badly was in November of 2006. So that means DL died of something other than what happened in last season's finale. I missed Sylar. Since he can't use his powers, does he have the virus that Shanti, Molly Walker, and the Haitian had? And I'm so over Maya/Alejandro, feudal Japan, the Irish gang, and West. This season really needs to pick it up!
wingedkiare wingedkiare 9 years
I'm definitely over the Wonder Twins - as neat as the reveal was that Alejandro keeps Maya in balance, it just seemed lame this time around. Also - West bothers me. While it's nice that he wants Claire to admit she's special, it really bothers me that he had to pull the whole Lizard Girl thing in class. Just not a cool thing to do. Jdots24 - you weren't the only one to think it was creepy that West and Claire's real dad have the same power.
twinkie7 twinkie7 9 years
As far as Peter's magically healing tattoo (Could Charlie Sheen use that power right about now!), it looked to me like as the celtic "Crest" healed it changed shape to reveal the godsend symbol. So I do not think that the crime family's crest has it in there, just that because Peter is a hero, his body changed it and then healed it. Also, I am with those who said that Micah's family member (got to be from DL's side right?) is one of the original heroes that are being hunted. That should help tie his storyline in nicely when he "accidentally" uses his powers in front of her.
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