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Heroes Rundown Chapter Seven: "Eris Quod Sum"

This week's episode of Heroes has so many daddy issues you'd think it's Lost. We've got the Petrelli family head honcho, Arthur, along with a sad story about Matt Parkman's dad Maury. Mohinder tries to avenge his father's death and Claire and Nathan are reunited (though as Claire points out, dads aren't always as they seem).

There's much more to this week's story than just dads, though, so to discuss,


  • Hiro doesn't want to go back in time, but Usutu warns him, "Evil forces gather. The dark sun rises. Soon it will be too late. You choose your own path or you have it chosen for you."
  • Mohinder grabs Maya from her slime cocoon and brings her to Pinehearst where he meets Arthur Petrelli.
    Mohinder: "Everyone thinks you're dead . . . What could possibly drive a father to put his children through such grief?"
    Arthur: "Have you met their mother?" Har-har. Arthur takes Maya's ability away, to her great relief. Mohinder tells Arthur, "I need to find a way to reverse the changes and retain my abilities." So, Arthur brings him to the room with all the sciencey formula stuff.
  • Elle shows up at the Bennet house, looking for help from HRG because she keeps overloading. Claire tells her of her own problem: Not being able to feel pain at all anymore (to which Elle responds, "You can't feel pain. I wish I had your problems, cheerleader."). So the two of them set off together for Pinehearst, but on the plane ride there, Elle becomes upset (maybe because Claire is such a smug little brat) and starts electrically freaking out, causing the plane to falter and the pilot to remind everyone to turn off all electrical equipment. Claire: "I think he's talking about you." Ha! Claire then takes some of Elle's electricity until she calms down. Once at Pinehearst, Elle runs inside while Claire helps Peter get away from there.
  • Peter tells his father he's seen the future and it looks bleak, and Arthur insists that Peter can help to not make that a reality. Peter says he's going to make Arthur pay for all the things he's done.
  • Angela and Sylar are still trapped at Primatech when Sylar sees Angela in his mind saying, "Gabriel, you don't know the half of what you're capable of. Show them. Show them why you're my favorite. Make Mommy proud." So, Sylar just decides to break free and tells Angela he'll save Peter.
  • Arthur and Maury Parkman confront Daphne about not recruiting Matt. Arthur tells Daphne to kill Parkman, Maury gets emotional, so Arthur snaps his neck. Daphne goes to Parkman's house with a gun. He tells her they get married and start a family together. "We're gonna love each other." Daphne drops the gun, and Parkman finds out about his father being killed.
  • Arthur brings Peter to Mohinder but just as Mohinder is about to inject Peter, Sylar appears and breaks Peter free because "That's what brothers do, Peter, they look out for each other." Aww. The moment of brotherly love is somewhat dampened when Mohinder starts smashing Sylar's head into the ground. How quickly I'd forgotten about the monster Sylar was when he killed Mohinder's father.
  • HRG and Meredith (holding out a palmful of fire for no reason) show up at Mohinder's place, where Tracy and Nathan are. HRG tells Tracy and Nathan that they have to be tested at the company. Meredith and Tracy size each other up. Meredith says she'd watch out for that one. Tracy: "We're not together."
  • When Knox comes by to make sure Daphne killed Parkman, Parkman gets into Knox's head and makes him think he killed Parkman and Daphne. Sending his fist through Parkman's body is pretty freaking gross. But not as gross as Claire's brain scene with Sylar in the premiere. Parkman tells Daphne they should go to Primatech.
  • Maya and Mohinder, blah blah, Maya's leaving, blah. "I need to make amends. And so do you."
  • Arthur tells a floating Sylar that Angela is using him. Angela saw Sylar's future when he was a child and she tried to kill him (so says Arthur). When Peter shows up, Arthur tells him, "The world you saw doesn't exist. We won't let it." Sylar then tosses Peter through the window, but slows his fall enough that Peter doesn't die. Arthur tells Sylar they'll just have to take their fight to the enemy.
  • Sad! Daphne appears to still be working for Arthur, deceiving Parkman into thinking she's on his side. Arthur: "Screw this up and I'll put you right back where I found you." I'm now fully curious about where Arthur "found" her.
  • Peter tells Nathan about their dad and Nathan sets off to find him. Tracy says she can help open doors at Pinehearst, but Nathan says he doesn't need help opening doors. "I plan on kicking them down." As Arthur said, revenge is in the Petrelli blood.
  • Finally, Usutu tells Hiro about spirit walks, feeds him the dung paste, and Hiro gets all white-eyed.
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reesiekitty reesiekitty 8 years
A lot happened last night, but it also seemed kind of anti-climatic to me. 1)People who died and/are leaving, and I didn't really care: Parkman's dad and MAYA. Seriously, why is she still alive? At least she appears to be headed for a bus station, to become a nun. 2) Mohinder appears once again to channel the amazing power of CAN'T MAKE A DESCISION. Dude- are you working for the bad guys or the good guys? Wave a test tube in front of Mo and he is ALL yours! 3)I was hoping Elle and Claire would work together and they did! We knew Claire's mama would never turn out a young woman in trouble. but I did think it was sort of funny that after being all overprotective of Claire, she just buys her a plane ticket and lets her and Elle fly off! And yeah, why doesn't Claire start taking karate or something? I am getting tired of all the whining about not being able to protect herself. Join a martial arts club or a shooting range. And I was totally with Elle about Claire complaining about NOT feeling pain! Since she will always heal, I am just not sure how this is a downside??? I am not as down on Hayden as some people- but I have to say that Kristin Bell is just SUCH a better actress that it was a little hard for Hayden to keep up. 4)I really keep waiting for Claire and Peter to make out. The sexual connection between them is just weird, considering the show's context. They should spring a change into the storyline and take advantage of the natural heat there. 5)Poor Parkman- always the sucker. I actually kind of like Daphne's messed up hair. I like the idea that she is travelling so fast it gives her hair this sort of massive static thing and bad frizz. I like her with Parkman, but I'm not really emotionally invested in them. And why doesn't someone PAINT that crappy apartment if they're going to keep living in it? Seriously, people, don't bring a BABY into that toxic environment! 6)All the Petrelli family business is starting to get a little too Days of Our Lives for me. Ok, Arthur is a huge bad-ass and we now can see where Peter gets some of his ability. But this whole feud just seems sort of silly to me " I know how to save the world and keep the bad future from happening!" "No! *I* know how to!""Syler, *I* love you best!"No, Syler, *I* do!" I mean, come on! I wouldn't believe what EITHER of them told me for two seconds. Syler has major mama guilt though, so I think he is still on Mama P's team. Peter just needs to grow the f up though. At the beginning of the series I thought Nathan was being sort of harsh to his little brother, but now I totally see how he got so annoyed with Peter! he was annoying like this BEFORE he even had superpowers!! And I still think Arthur P is NOT Syler's dad- I think Mama P was doing a little home-grown genetic manipulation of her own. Arthur just wants Syler on his side, but will use him and throw him totally away. 7) Hiro and Ando were so good and now this week: kaplut. Very dull- I really want to see more happening there. 8)I miss Adam Monroe. At least he was funny. And I miss Nikki- she was way more fun than goody-two shoes Tracy is. I don't care about the fear power guy Knox ( I just had to scroll up and look for his name, or Meredith. I feel like they should have stuck with some of the more interesting characters from last season and not brought in so many new ones, just hoping one of the sticks and becomes popular. I'm still watching, but I'm getting bored...
bunnychick bunnychick 8 years
I'm getting tired of Claire looking so smug all the time too. I'm also getting bored of Mohinder. Hiro and Ando definitely make up for all the duds!
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
I agree about Hayden's acting abilities seem to be getting worse as they toughen her up... also, they def need to get some better wigs for her! I'm not sure how I'm feeling lately about our beloved show, but I'll continue to watch it, cuz that's just what I do.
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 8 years
Daphne and Matt bother me because she seems like she's 16 and he... doesn't. Claire has been annoying since last season, but I don't think Hayden is a bad actress. The show is really boring me this season. I miss the first season :(.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
"Maya and Mohinder, blah blah, Maya's leaving, blah." Hehe, so true. I was hoping she might just shrivel up in her cocoon. Also, I'm so with PartySugar on the ridiculous hair that Daphne's sporting. It looks as dumb now as it did on FNL. Doesn't she have a stylist or something? Angela Petrelli has gotten way more freakish this season, and she's starting to creep me out, which actually has helped lately to break up the semi-boring episodes. I think I just keep wishing for Season 1 and I feel them moving that way, but so slowly.
Classy-Amelia Classy-Amelia 8 years
The highlight of the whole episode is Elle. I just love it when Elle is on. She makes everything interesting, IMO. And I loved her outfit. And I'm sure Hayden Panittiere was wearing a wig because that hair was unnatural.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
I'm deff starting to believe that my favorite characters are Daphne and Matt versus EVERYONE else. haha also, i don't think that Daphne is really decieving him, but pretending to so Arthur doesn't go after her... or at lease i hope so
ingalinnea ingalinnea 8 years
Did anyone else notice the contrast of Meredith and Tracy? Fire and Ice. Clever. Also, I agree Peter and Claire are starting to get really annoying. Claire is winy and wearing a bad wig. If she wants to get tough why doesn't she start training or taking butt-kicking classes instead of always being the victim. And it is getting annoying how much Peter is like Mr. Dramatic Overreaction Man. Doesn't he ever stop and think? Argh. I hope heroes gets better (or back to what it once was). I am willing to hold out for a little bit longer...but I am losing interest.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I myself am sick of the wigs they are using on Hayden, distracting. Who the F gets on a plane.....when your surging electricity? wear some rubber gloves. Daphne always looks like some methed out kitten.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I agree party.. does Daphne sit there and make the lil braids and whack it out on purpose? Or does that happen from zipping around all the time? She needs different product.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I was wondering when Elle was going to show up. And Daphne really bugs me. What is with her freaking hair?
halfbakedjake halfbakedjake 8 years
Kristen Bell is amazing, EXCEPT when she had the line "Thank you for being so nice to me Claire, I've been nothing but a bitch and you're so sweet." Not even she could sell the believability of that crap. Claire SWEET?? Claire is the whiniest bitch EVER!!! Why can't someone lock her in a coffin for good? I assume Daphne is triple crossing Arthur, since Parkman could just mind read her.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I hate this but I kept waiting for Claire and Peter to start making out while she was cleaning him up.. And does Nathan EVER listen to Peter?
superstar2780 superstar2780 8 years
I'm so glad kristen bell was back last night, she's great as elle. I am getting just a teensy bit bored as well, I feel like the last few episodes they've all been spinning their wheels and the story isn't moving as quickly as I'd like it to. claire, peter and mohinder are all wearing on me, and the fear-smeller is annoying. daphne is growing on me. and I need more HRG in my life! seems he hasn't been around enough this season. I too noticed that meredith always shows up with fire in her hand, like we are going to forget who she is?
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
ONE more thing, sorry! Anyone else notice that Claire's hair was less blonde looking? Like they're trying to be subtle about making her "darker" by darkening her hair?
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Also, what do you think is happening with Claire and Elle? Are their powers changing? Are they the only ones going through this? Why are they the only ones to be having power problems?
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I think my boyfriend is just about to stop watching Heroes. I'll continue, I think it still has a lot of potential! Especially now that Maya is gone! HOORAY! I'm still really curious what pinehurst has on Daphne. Where was she that Papa Petrelli said he'd put her back there?? And where is Micah? So because his parents are dead, we're never going to see him again??
joanna33t joanna33t 8 years
YMO, I totally agree! Hayden's acting was TERRIBLE, especially next to Kristen Bell (who totally rocks, by the way). Heroes just isn't believable anymore. They've all totally lost touch with the characters that they started out as. I was actually a little bit bored last night. And Peter... ugh Peter!!! Milo used to be my favorite but his acting has been killing me lately. Worst. Episode. Yet.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I thought the episode was really good, I agree that it would have been interesting to see Ando go on the spirit walk instead of Hiro. I feel bad for Parkman, first he almost gets killed, then he finds out that his dad is dead and now he is just being played (or so it seems). Claire is getting on my nerves, she is just so annoying lately. Sylar is becoming a fav character now, I can't wait to see how things pan out for him. Side note - Mohinder is oh so sexy *drool* lol
verily verily 8 years
I wish Ando would've been the one to trip out. I think it would have been more interesting for him to see the future and be the one giving Hiro direction for once. I hope Maya is really leaving. She's so useless. I wish they would have brought Monica back and fit her into the story. I guess she was too potentially powerful though. :( I'm liking Daphne more and more. I couldn't stand her at first because she was too perky and too perfect (and too Bugs Bunny to Hiro's Elmer Fudd), but then she won me over when she "ran" with her powers shut off by the Haitian. I wonder how long it will be until Matt reads her mind and realizes he's being played.
YMO YMO 8 years
The more they try to toughen Claire up, the weaker it seems Hayden's acting abilities get. Especially when she's paired up with someone. In the scenes with Kristen Bell she seemed so... high school drama club or something. It's almost getting distracting
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