A new hero is revealed
Ah, teenagers. Don’t you just love them? Claire, our troubled, invulnerable cheerleader, is in love. Or lust. Or something, and with a boy who considers her beloved foster-father to be the ultimate monster.
I can see this train wreck coming from a mile away. How in the world does she think she’s going to keep Mr. Bennet and West apart forever? I just hope she’s smart enough to actually do the cheerleading. It may at least delay the inevitable.
Maya and Alejandro are still on the move, and they’ve picked up Sylar.
He’s not going by the name “Sylar” anymore, he is using his real name, Gabriel Gray, possibly because he doesn’t consider himself to be that man anymore.
Once he discovers the siblings’ powers, Gabriel makes an interesting comment about being out of control, of doing things he didn’t want to do. Was he really under another’s control, or is he just making excuses for himself?
One thing that was left unclear was the American who was giving them a ride, who was left dead at the phone where he was going to call the police to turn them in. The camera clearly showed Sylar walking away with the man still uninjured, all three were in the car for the entire scene. So who killed him?
We have a new hero. Monica, an older teenager, is a Hurricane Katrina orphan and Micah’s cousin. She has the ability to copy actions she has seen. She demonstrates this with vegetable carving and a pro-wrestling move, literally kicking an armed robber across the room.
What we don’t know is if this is an ability linked only with TV, which Micah has enhanced with his techno-morphing power, or if it’s anything she sees. Either way, this is probably one of the more useful talents we’ve seen so far.
Nathan Petrelli, the flying former politician, and Matt Parkman, the mind-reading cop, have finally met. Both were in the plaza when the first season’s final battle took place, both had a part in it but they never met.
Now, Matt is investigating the attack on Angela Petrelli, who is blocking his investigation to try to end the string of deaths with her own and protect the hero community from discovery.
More characters are linked as new secrets are revealed.
Matt’s father is one of the members of the secret group of elder Heroes who are being offed one-by-one, and is identified by Molly as the man of her nightmares. Mohinder’s new boss Bob, from “the company,” is also revealed as one of the older generation of heroes.
Matt’s father may be the killer or he may be the next victim. Molly attempts to find him, but is mentally trapped, blacking out into a cliffhanger.
View the entire episode and next week’s trailer online at NBC.
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