06
Dec
08

Heroes Season 3 Ep 11

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Sigh.

Remember last week when Mr. Bennett had Sylar in the crosshair, ready to pull the trigger? Well, he did, and missed like I predicted. But here’s the kicker, he shot after Sylar boned Elle.

Dude, what?

Dude, what?

This pretty much sets the tone for the rest of this episode, nay, the entire third season. Everything is deliberately slow, characters who we once loved for their charisma turn emo on us and do stupid things, and the plot twists have no lasting effects. Like the idiotic eclipse, but I’ll get to that later.

Anyways, it turns out that Claire is…

...actually gonna die.

...actually gonna die.

Like, no recovery from this one, gonna die. As she could feel death comming for her, Claire realises how silly her stubborness and emo drives were. All those little things don’t matter in the end, it’s just how you lived your life. And her’s was certainly not good.

That’s all nice and great, because daddy wasn’t with his little girl in her hour of need, but busy…

...getting revenge.

...getting revenge.

Of course, all of the above was for naught, because when the eclipse ended, everyone got their powers back.

On the other side of the country, Matt (after a lot of coaxing by Hiro) manages to get his act together and comfort Daphne on her…

...insecurities.

...insecurities.

I suppose I can understand her bitchy attitude now after seeing her crippled state. Oh well, she got powers now, so instead of being humble about her ablility to run (much less walk) she acts all cocky.

While the above events are happening, Hiro is on a path of self-discovery (again) and after a passionate speech by the brilliant Seth Green

...some comic book store clerk...

...some comic book store clerk...

…he’s going out to help the world, instead of shying away from his responsibilities. The clerk also tells the rest of the guys about the mythical set that Isaac wrote before dying and giving it to his postman. I can see a 2 episode hunt for this guy by Matt and co. and then reaching a “shocking” climax once we see what’s really gonna happen.

On the other side of the hemisphere, The Haitian finally manages to, for lack of a better word, disables his tyrant of a brother…

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Watching the impressive feat of bravery and what has undoubtedly saved hunderds if not thousands of lives fromm being destroyed in the future at the hands of this warlord, Peter is now convinced…

...about which side he must choose.

...about which side he must choose.

The world must have equality. So if bad people have powers, good people who can stop the bad guys should also have powers right? Seems fair enough, considering the world will be worse off if the bad guys had powers and the good one’s didn’t at all. This works now, because we have both heroes and villains, albeit very temperamental who can switch sides at the swing of their emotions. In the large scheme of things (as shown in episode 1 of this season) it won’t really matter. The world will get destroyed by few bad guys, yet all the good people in the world (who also have powers) can’t do shit about it. Perhaps nobody knows the world will be destroyed? Fine, but this still doesn’t provide good enough reasoning for the fact the giving everyone powers is a bad thing.

I don’t want to make these parallels but major superpowers in the world don’t want developing nations to get Nuclear technology. Why? These developing nations are the ‘villains’ and the established superpowers are the ‘heroes’? So if all the countries wind up getting nukes anyways, will the world be destroyed? Perhaps the same mentality is being applied in Heroes as well. Most likely I’m reading too much between the lines.

Getting back on the topic at hand, Sylar comes to…

...get his revenge.

...get his revenge.

Before things could get out of hand, Mr. bennett tells Sylar that Angela and Arthur being his parents is utter bullshit coz they just wanted to manipulate him. Since Elle doesn’t deny this, confusion arises within Sylar. Before he could react however, Hiro comes out of nowhere to…

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…and takes Sylar and Elle to a faraway beach before more harm could be done to anyone. Sylar obviously…

...takes advantage of the situation...

...takes advantage of the situation...

...and kills Elle.

...and kills Elle.

However, they don’t explicitly show Elle being killed or her dead body, so don’t be surprised if she’s comes up all fine and healthy in the next episode.

Back in the past, Hiro takes Claire…

...to the beginning.

...to the beginning.

I know I went way off track back there comparing the situation in Heroes to the real world. Fact is that it’s nothing like that. Considering what has been going on in Heroes lately, any intelligible references to the real world is too farfetched.

Consider that the 2 part episodes of The Eclipse were meant to show how vulnerable and emotionally unstable and weak our heroes and villains are, that they were supposed to reflect on their character and think about what to do with their powers (and with each other). Yet all we got was an overly stretched arc of stupidity and further emoness, without any lasting effect on the story or the characters themselves. Sylar is still a bastard, and so is Mr. Bennett. Claire is as emo as ever, and so is Peter. Hiro and Matt hold strong their immaturity, and Mohinder still remains completely disgusting. To top it all off, Angela and Arthur keep on pulling the strings and will end up destroying the world because those two can’t get along.

This story is becoming lamer than most of the anime fillers I have had the displeasure of seeing.And I thought the second season was bad. Actually, it was worse than this.

And on that dissapointing note…

...see you next deculture...maybe!

...see you next deculture...maybe!


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