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Heroes Rundown Chapter Four: "I Am Become Death"

Heroes Rundown Chapter Four: "I Am Become Death"

In this week's episode of Heroes, we alternate between the present day and four years in the future, discovering what will apparently happen unless certain heroes take some action in the present day, stat. This version of the future is bizarre (especially Sylar's story!) and scary (cold-hearted gangster Claire). It will be interesting to see when/if/how it can be avoided. To chat about the goings-on in this week's episode,


  • In this future, everyone has an ability, but that also means people are using their abilities for evil. Future Peter says he knows that "all these people with abilities are going to destroy the world" because he painted that future. He needs present-day Peter to stop Mohinder from giving people abilities, and he needs to get Sylar's abilities. Future Peter can't do it because he "made terrible choices. Stepped on too many butterflies."
  • Tracy learns that she was one of three identical triplets: Tracy, Niki and Barbara. The three were separated and Tracy was given a formula, Dr. Zimmerman says, "that would make you incredible." At Tracy's probing for more answers, Dr. Z says "they" would not like him talking so much. Later, Tracy resigns from her job and attempts to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge, only to have Nathan swoop in and save her. She's glad to meet a fellow special person and they make out.
  • Future Claire tries to gun down both Peters, only managing to fell Future Peter who she brings back to a lab place where we see the blond girl from Parkman's future paintings, the speedster, Daphne.
  • Present day Hiro and Ando are trapped on Level Two. I love this: There aren't a lot of quarrels on TV shows that include the lines, "You know what I think? I think you're still upset that future me murders future you."
  • Nathan says that Linderman is the problem. Linderman: "You don't trust me? I'm hurt!" Linderman wants to help Nathan become president, saying that "this is the path to salvation."
  • I think Maya is in a scene but I'm not sure because all I can see are boobs. That dress, seriously? Anyway, Mohinder's rash is spreading, and he's becoming more aggressive. "The formula is transforming me, and I fear what I'm becoming." He later says that he "cannot reverse the process." Four years into the future, Mohinder has become a cloaked, shadowy creature, warning Peter not to make his same mistakes.
  • Also in this future? Daddy Sylar! Or, I guess, he's back to going by Gabriel. He has a little boy named Noah who clearly knows the future Peter and calls him "uncle." This is when present-day Peter discovers that he and Sylar are brothers. Sylar is reluctant to give Peter his ability, saying it's not just an ability, it's a hunger that he fights every day. . . "for him." Ultimately, though, Sylar says that if Peter can understand the "symphonies" of a watch, he can understand everything, and Peter acquires Sylar's ability.
  • In the future, Parkman and Daphne have a baby together and are raising Molly. Daphne wants to find Peter. Parkman tells his speedster wife to "slow down," but in the end Daphne joins slick, leather-wearing future Claire and the fear-reading guy to hunt down Peter.
  • Claire and her gang show up in Costa Verde, at the Bennets' old house where Sylar is living, and in the process of trying to kill, Peter they kill little Noah. Sylar flips out and causes a nuclear explosion. This apparently is tied into the title of this episode, which was taken from a quote by J. Robert Oppenheimer, "the father of the bomb:" "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
  • Later in this future, we see Nathan and Tracy — now the President and First Lady — as Nathan gives a speech about the tragic loss of Costa Verde.
  • Then Nathan seeks out Peter, who is being tortured by his niece, Claire. Heroes is just one big messed up family. Claire hunts down her uncle (twice), then plans on torturing him. Peter and Sylar are bros which means Sylar and Nathan are bros and Sylar is Claire's uncle because Nathan is Claire's father. Sheesh. Nathan tells Peter that one man cannot save the world, it's everybody's responsibility. The two brothers argue some more before Peter's newly acquired hunger makes him try to slice open Nathan's head.
  • In the future, Parkman's wife Daphne apparently dies from the Costa Verde explosion and Parkman wants to stop this from happening. Usutu tells Parkman to find his "totem," a spirit guide to lead him on his journey. (Ha: "Carl Jung. Analytical psychology. You don't read much, do you?") Parkman decides on the turtle and starts to (slowly) follow it.
  • By now, Hiro and Ando have made up and the Haitian has brought them before Mama Petrelli. Angela says she needs to find the formula, which can turn normal people into "people like us." She says that "they" have both parts of the formula now. She says someone has been manipulating them. She tells Hiro, "You have the key to unlocking this entire mystery." Hiro: "I do?"
  • So, they dig up Adam Monroe. Who is, understandably, a little mad.

Who do you think is making a shocking appearance in next week's episode?

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Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 8 years
Love Heroes again. It was awful last year! I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one annoyed by Mya's tatas. Girl has a great body but every shirt doesn't need to be a tank top with no bra.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
LOL Reesiekitty I thought he was going to be a giant cockroach! sylvangirl people aren't being cut there because Mohinder's formula was wrong. Am I the only one who thinks Milo's acting is AWFUL?! Seriously WTF happened? He must be spending too much time with Hayden!
sylvangirl sylvangirl 8 years
Hehe. I noticed Maya's accent suddenly going away too. I'm not thrilled about the Mohinder story line. When did he suddenly decide that he wanted to have powers too? I don't quite like the new self-obsessed Mohinder. I'm also not a fan of the Mohinder-Maya hook-up -- it was just weird. I'm also a bit confused by how powers are linked to adrenalin, because why on earth does Sylar cut open people's heads to search for and understand their powers? Shouldn't he be cutting open their adrenal glands on top of their kidneys? Although it was really cute to see a reformed Sylar/Gabriel, the new twist on his character doesn't really make sense. In the first season, there was never a sense of addiction with "wanting to know" other people's power. He was just killing because he thought he was special and he wanted to be more special. Now, we are told that he kills because he can't help himself. I never got a sense there was any internal moral struggle. How does one suddenly acquire morality? I really think the writers should plan out their stories better so they are more cohesive. The fun factor of the super powers wears thin when the story is weak. Also, I think Hayden's acting is terrible. She's good at playing a sweet cheerleader, but completely unbelievable as a villain. I have the same question in my head that Peter asked her, "What happened to you?" I don't understand how in 4 (FOUR!) years, she could become this angry brown-haired person, who works with Knox ( the fear guy). I'm feeling a bit annoyed by the weak storywriting and the bad acting this season.
gennifer22 gennifer22 8 years
I missed this episode but after this recap I can't wait to watch it online later. Present day Claire annoys me so I don't think I will be too interested in future Claire. Her acting is really horrible and she isn't very good at conveying anger.
juliex0x0 juliex0x0 8 years
PS - boredatwork - yowza, I agree Tracy's sunglasses were insane for the first lady.
juliex0x0 juliex0x0 8 years
CaterpillarGirl - I'm sorta thinking that Noah is not actually Sylar/Gabriel's son, but maybe Noah & his wife's?? Maybe the Bennetts had another kid four years ago and are dead in the future. Considering the fact that Noah and Sylar became partners in the last episode, they could have become close friends too, esp since Sylar learned to control his "hunger". So what I'm really trying to say here, is maybe Gabriel took over the house, the dog (was that mr muggles???) and their (what looks like a 4 year old) son Noah?
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 8 years
I'm just happy Claire becomes a brunette. Much more fetching.
menthadict menthadict 8 years
"Apparently, discovering new powers get people horny (I'm looking at you Mohinder, Tracy and Nathan!)" too true xD but i don't think that Molly looks that young. she certainly looks older than dakota fanning who's like 14 or something. i really don't like future claire because I dont believe that she could ever be so cold that she doesn't think twice about killing the past Peter because she really loved him so much. The part where Noah dies made me tear up because even though we'd only known him for like 7 minutes the fact that he was able to control sylar may be the biggest power of all.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
this was amazingg !! =] im so excited adam monroe is back and the whole sylar into gabriel thing was so sweet. i loved that he ha a kid... but how!? hehehe i can't wait to seee
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
Oh, did anyone think that future Peter talked like a mix between Shatner and Bale's Batman?
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 8 years
was nearly off my seat all the episode Sylar explodes!!! I was so mad at Claire, yelling at the tv and, when they guy who can paint future tell Pacman to find his totem... I though they were talking about Mr. Muggles. Apparently, discovering new powers get people horny (I'm looking at you Mohinder, Tracy and Nathan!)
ana-isabel ana-isabel 8 years
I LOVED THIS EPISODE!!! I have to agree with everyone else, Claire was not my favorite part of this episode. Her wig kept distracting me. Parkman raising Molly and having a baby with Daphne was so cute but then Daphne dying in his arms so sad. I loved Sylar/Gabriel as a daddy. Noah was so cute. It was sad when he died. I'm thinking Maya is his mom. Why else would they still have her around? I think she slept with Sylar last season. So maybe its her but I'm just guessing.
CYL CYL 8 years
Hm speaking of the Mya thing...I always thought last season she was way 18 or 19 when she was escaping with her she seems like she's in her mid 20s and all hot and making out with my Mohinder!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Someone else mentioned Molly looking young so I checked. The girl that plays Molly just turned 12. Not sure how old she's supposed to be on the show. Also, as for the "containment rooms" If I recall correctly, most everyone could still use their powers in there, so I'm not sure why Hiro can't teleport out. I mean Peter teleported in right? And when we saw those baddies that got out of level 5, one of them was like throwing that blue fire around in there and we know Sylar cut open that one girls head that Momma Petrelli brought him. So I have no idea why Hiro couldn't teleport out. It's really bugging me. OH and one more thing. How do we know that's Tracy that Nathan reffered to as Mrs. President??? I mean, it's 4 years in the future, it could also be "Barbara" whoever that is. We don't really know because he didn't use her name. Why wouldn't he just say Tracy and I?
popculture-whore popculture-whore 8 years
nikki had multiple personalities, and i think jessica was just one of them. she wasn't "created" like the others.. i think she just stemmed from nikki's psychological problems this was a great episode! i love hiro and ando. they're so sweet and funny together i must say.. the part where daphne said she wasn't fast enough made me pretty sad and yeah... future claire is not my favorite. she tries too hard. and maya is super boring. sylar is pretty hot. but milo has such a great body lol.
joanna33t joanna33t 8 years
Yes, caramel latte, I also heard the thing about his mouth just having some dead nerve endings. I hate that people rip on it so much or say it looks like he had a stroke - it's not a totally uncommon thing. Caterpillar girl - I couldn't agree more when it comes to the WIGS!! Claire's was so awful and the line on her forehead was gross! Unlike almost everyone else I know, I am so BORED with the Hiro/Ando storyline. They make it all about "comic relief" instead of cool powers, which is more what the show is about. I thought he was going to eventually be a more serious 'hero' - a la future Hiro's visit to Peter on the subway train in the first season. Where's THAT guy?? LOVE this season! Can't wait for more!!
reesiekitty reesiekitty 8 years
LOL, best recap EVER, Popsuger - She's glad to meet a fellow special person and they make out. Straight and to the point! ;) But yes, ok, here we go: 1)What IS up with Maya's breasts? Did the ratings abruptly jump when she wore a skimpy top or something? It just seems very out of character to me- not that I really cared about her character anyway.Anyone who saw the Fly with Jeff Goldblum is going to be finding this storyline pretty tedious, I should think. And wouldn't Maya at some point try and hug him or something and be like " Ohh, your back is all sticky and sort of pointy??" I think Mohinder is growing scales and will become a Slestack like on Land of the Lost :) 2)Future Claire is just not enough of a bad ass. Even with black hair. Is that just so we can instantly tell "Oh, it's EVIL FUTURE CLAIRE" and relax? Where is Elle?? I want more Elle. 3)I think the Tracy storyline has some good potential. I thought the on-screen chemistry between Ali Lauder and the guy who plays Nathan was good when she was the Nicki hook-up. But I kind of like it that Tracy has pretty much played by the rules and been a normal person. She is already starting out without Nicki's issues. When Nathan runs for Pres, I wonder if Tracy will remember how useful it might be to have a nephew who could control all the voting machines? 4)Syler, Syler, um, I mean Gabriel, Gabriel... How adorable are YOU?? In a way, it was almost sad- everyone else got into the bad future and got meaner and more screwed up. Syler/Gabriel found himself and a reason to become a better person and seemed to be living up to that. Here's a twist my BF and I thought of: What if the kid in the Costa Verde house isn't Gabriel's SON named Noah, but NOAH HIMSELF, who has somehow regressed to a baby or kid( he looked like he could be 4 or 5) and Gabriel is taking care of him? It would explain how Gabriel got the house. Or maybe that is just the recycling of spaces that seems to go on in Heroes. 5)Not sure what is up with the Parkman story, although it was nice to see Molly again (even though, yes, no way that kid is 13) and they are all still living in Mohinder's crummy apartment, although they appear to have made a few trips to IKEA and Pier One. But I didn't really get a hot vibe from Daphne/Parkman and what did they do to her hair???? It looked much better before when it was white and frizzed out. Now she just looks plain and at first we couldn't figure out who she was. 6)Hire and Ando were great on Level 5. The best they've been so far this season, IMO. But hey- how do these anti-power containment rooms work?? Like how far does the 'containment field' or whatever go? Once you're in the air duct ( which it would seem like a pretty dumb thing to have in your supposedly super secure cells) wouldn't your powers come back? I mean, technically, you've left the cell at that point, right? shrug... 7)I think Angela is totally manipulating Hiro, but hey, that's how she do. I'm glad Adam is back and POed- that should actually be fun. 8)and Milo is sort of channeling Keanu Reeves as future him. Seriously- I kept waiting for him to talk about the Matrix, put on his cool mod shades and blast off into the skyline. I don't mind it exactly- Matrix borrows from all kinds of hero and mythic archetypes, just like this show does, but it did seem really OBVIOUS to me.
evlove evlove 8 years
this was a great episode, but there was one thing that bugged me. at the end, when hiro opens the coffin and adam is like, asleep. how come he's not struggling for air like claire was when her mom trapped her w/ fire? i know they can't die, but wouldn't he still want some air after being buried all that time?
thelorax thelorax 8 years
Have to agree that future Claire trying to be tough is annoying. tlsgirl - glad it wasn't just me :-) Niki/Tracey/Jessica/Barbara? is one of my favorite characters, even though she/they confuse me!
caramel-latte caramel-latte 8 years
Milo was reportedly born with dead nerve endings in his lip on the left side of his mouth, which I think causes his mouth to look crooked. I learned that a while ago and now I just can't stop noticing it every time he talks. They also film his right side as much as they can, it seems.
Happy days are here again! I was kinda turned off by the last seasons heroes, but they are making up for the strike big time!!! I don't like evil Claire,I don't think she can pull it off and really did Millo have a stroke or did Stallone steal his body through voodoo magic? Nathan is looking sexy as always!!! And I love the fact that he is hooking up with Nikki's sister...LOL. They do make a cute couple! But the winner of hot sexiness on the show is Mohinder!!! How freaking hot is that mans abs!!! Holly crap he is sooooo very sexy. Not sure I care for the whole "FLY" concept they have going with his character, but with hope they will fix him and leave him shirtless for MMMMMM Ever!!!
Ikandy Ikandy 8 years
Yup, future Claire is very annoying...Hiro and Ando are too cute! The part where Nathan saves Tracy from falling was kinda predictable...I was the most intrigued with Parkman and Usutu, I cant wait to know where the turtle will lead lol...oh and the Maya story is starting to get stale.
PinkTink707 PinkTink707 8 years
LMAO CaterpillarGirl!! Milo's mouth sneer is annoying! And I also wondered (aloud) why Molly didnt look any older. PLus - I agree - Zach Quinto is soooo hot!!!!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Love future Sylar/Gabriel - he's so adorable in his apron! Really though, future Claire needs to go back to being a cheerleader. Her "evil" self just sneers a lot and bores me. Jacrabbit - I had the exact same thought last night. Was Jessica Niki's twin then, or just her sister? Color me confused. I just couldn't get into feeling sad for Daphne/Molly/Parkman. Maybe it's because I'm not invested in them at all as a couple...
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
First things First, Syler/Gabriel hottest man on tv. Second, I cant stand Milo’s crazy mouth sneer, did he pick that up working with stallone? Third, Does this show have a good budget? I mean really? The wigs for Claire and Daphne were upsettingly deficient in realism. I could SEE where Claires was attached to her head, it was very distracting. Fourth- did they have to recap the Parkman/African guy scene? I hate when shows do that. As if we forgot? Molly- four years later looks the same? Does she have a growth problem? Cmon Heroes writers/ or casting agents!! That just takes away from the show when you do stuff like that. Who is Noahs mommy? Anyone want to guess?
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