Am I alone in thinking this premiere was kickass? I feel like they upped the comedy factor and threw us some crazy new developments. It was thrilling and gruesome and surprising and funny. . . My faith in Heroes is fully restored. I'm not sure I needed both this episode and the one that came after it; I forgot how much they pack into each episode. After two of them my brain was starting to overload. So, here we can discuss the first of the two episodes, "The Second Coming," in which I think the best part was at the end (see: the end of this post after the jump). A post about "The Butterfly Effect" will follow this one.
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Here's how I feel upon the completion of the second volume of Heroes: 80 percent annoyed, 20 percent relieved. I'm relieved because this first half of the season is over and now everyone can work on making Heroes good again for the third volume, "Villains." I'm annoyed because — along with being a pretty lame episode — they told us "two heroes would fall" in this episode and there are definitely more deserving victims than the ones who bit the dust this week!
I also feel like this season has been a waste so far. Even Tim Kring has admitted as much, which just frustrates me more. I'm going to have to think long and hard about watching this show again when (if?) it returns in the Spring.
For now, some thoughts on this week's final chapter of volume two:
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While I liked this week's episode of Heroes enough, there were so many characters involved I found it hard to care about any of them. I am relieved, however, that we're starting to get to the collective goal of making sure the mutated virus doesn't spread to the majority of the world's population. The heroes very much needed a unifying game plan so they could stop flitting about with useless people (cough-cough-West-cough) and get to the good stuff.
Also, is it terrible that I was totally relieved when the promos for next week said two of the heroes will die? No, don't answer that. I don't want to know. To check out some of my thoughts on this week's Heroes and to share your own (spoilers, ahoy!) read more
I was all ready to write off another episode of Heroes as being kind of lame (enough with the West-Claire romance!) and then ker-pow! That ending was awesome. Also, it was a relief to just get to some of the meatier storylines instead of flitting around with the Wonder Twins. This episode left me feeling more satisfied with Heroes than I've been in a while.
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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.
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Well, after weeks of Heroes episodes that left me stifling a yawn, this forward-moving episode was a relief. Best part: we find out who Adam Monroe is! I certainly did not see that one coming, and I commend the Heroes gang for pulling off such a cool surprise.
Thankfully, there were no Wonder Twins and no Sylar (as much as I like Sylar usually, I want his story to either go someplace or end). Yet again, could have done without the Hiro-in-ancient-Japan thing, but learning Adam Monroe's identity more or less made up for that.
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After the exciting Heroes episode last week with Parkman's dad and the introduction of Elle, this week's episode seems tame. I did, however, enjoy the little prank Claire and West cook up, and it looks like Sylar doesn't really need his powers in order to manipulate people.
The big bad side of HRG is back, which was kind of delightful for a while, but his harsh actions at the end surprised me.
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This week's episode had a couple key things that revived my love of Heroes: Kristen Bell and Nightmare Man. We didn't get to see too much of Elle and her electrifying power, but just the taste was enough for me. Too bad we won't be seeing Elle again for a few episodes, as Bell explained recently.
However, this episode also featured some massive lapses in judgment that I found distracting. More on that later.
I certainly did not miss some of the more tiresome storylines, like the West-Claire stuff, or the Maya-Alejandro drama. Could have done without Niki's issues in this episode, and I'd like to find out where the Monica thing is going, too. For more of my thoughts on the episode and to share your own (spoilers ahead!) read more
Ack! So many heroes, so little time or patience. Seriously, folks, this is getting crazy. I can't care about this many characters at once!
Adding to the mix of this season's superheroes is Micah's cousin Monica who, in addition to having a superhuman go-getter attitude, can also pick up skills super quickly (Heroes Wiki calls it photographic reflexes). I like the idea of incorporating a New Orleans storyline, but the number of heroes on this show is getting out of hand! We didn't even see anything about Hiro or Peter this week.
We did get to watch as West and Claire grow closer (despite the HRG's ban on dating), Maya and Alejandro encounter Sylar, Angela Petrelli "confesses" to a crime, Nathan shaves his beard (hooray!) and helps Parkman dig deeper into the Company's secrets. Of course, that's not all though, so to read more about this week's episode of Heroes, (spoilers ahead) read more