Wednesday, October 3, 2007


More Heroes! Dang it! Have to keep reminding myself to watch finish the whole of the first season before the new season airs on Channel 7. Except that we have so much of Bleach to go through. :( The Heroes Season 1 DVD is already on sale in DVD stores too. Grah.

Anyway, more Heroes spoilers from the latest episode in the US:

Get caught up on last night’s episode of ‘Heroes’ with our in-depth recap!

By Wade Gum

Posted October 2, 2007

What’s the Excitement About?

In case you you just stepped off the space shuttle and missed last year’s television season, “Heroes” is NBC’s newest hit show masterminded by Tim Kring. The series follows ordinary people with extraordinary abilities and their attempts to sort out their lives and save the world.

Last season’s chief protagonist was Peter Petrelli, a male nurse who has the ability to absorb and retain the power of any other superpowered being he comes into contact with. He was relentlessly pursued by Sylar, a murderous villain who can also take powers, but only by killing other people who possess them. Throughout the season, Peter and his allies worked to prevent an apocalyptic vision in which New York was destroyed from coming true.

Hero Roll Call

Claire Bennet—The biological daughter of Nathan Petrelli. A cheerleader with the power to rapidly heal from injuries.

Noah Bennet—Adoptive father of Claire. Possesses no superpowers and once worked for the villainous Primatech Paper Co.

D.L. Hawkins—Husband of Niki and father of Micah, with the power to phase through solid objects.

Alejandro and Maya Herrera—A brother and sister from Central America. Maya has a deadly power and a disease that specifically kills superpowered individuals. Alejandro seems to have the ability to counteract his sister’s power.

Hiro Nakamura—Son of Kaito Nakamura. Has the ability to manipulate time.

Matt Parkman—NYPD officer with the ability to hear people’s thoughts.

Nathan Petrelli—Brother of Peter Petrelli. Former politician. Has the power of flight.

Peter Petrelli—Brother of Nathan Petrelli. Has the ability to absorb and retain powers.

Micah Sanders—Son of D.L. and Niki. He has the ability to “talk” to technological devices.

Niki Sanders—Wife of D.L. and mother of Micah, with an alternate personality that possesses super-strength.

Mohinder Suresh—A professor of genetics in search of superpowered individuals.

Sylar—The central villain of the show. His power is the ability to determine how things work. With this ability, he kills superpowered individuals and steals their abilities.

Molly Walker—A young girl with the ability to locate anyone in the world. Adopted by Matt Parkman.

Previously on ‘Heroes’

Last episode jumped ahead four months from the first season finale. The Petrellis are all in rough shape, as Nathan has become an alcoholic and stepped away from politics, Peter has developed amnesia and Angela is the next target of a murderous villain. The estranged member of the Petrelli family, Claire, is slowly adjusting to her new identity and life in California while her adoptive father works with Mohinder to bring down the Company.

Hiro is currently in 1671 and has mucked up history by interacting with legendary hero Takezo Kensei. Now he has to persuade Kensei to become the hero he was meant to be in order to repair time. Since he’s in the past, Hiro was not there to witness the murder of his father, Kaito, at the hands of a mysterious man. Not much is known about the murderer, other than he’s familiar with the old guard of superpowered individuals and haunts Molly Walker’s dreams.

The Recap—‘Lizards’

The amnesiac Peter Petrelli accidentally used his powers last week when he was found inside a shipping container. The smugglers looking for iPods in that crate weren’t very happy to find him, so they dragged him back to their pub and strapped him to a chair, giving him a “Reservoir Dogs”-style beating. They don’t go so far as to cut off his ear, but it wouldn’t do much good even if they did. The Irish thugs are pretty shocked to discover that all of Peter’s wounds heal themselves.

After observing Peter’s powers, the Irish thugs make him an offer he can’t refuse. They claim to have a box that holds the key to his identity. If he helps them with their shady criminal dealings, they’ll give him the valuable information and possibly let him go. Peter has the necessary powers to leave anyways, but the information is quite the temptation.

Back in California, Claire is still whining about having to play things cool. She continues to pursue her relationship with West, who definitely knows about her powers. Ultimately, West leaves her a few published findings by Mohinder to read upon. What a way to win a woman’s heart—give her academic papers.

Meanwhile, Claire’s adoptive father Noah seemed to have an inkling that Kaito was going to be murdered, mainly because he had proof it was going to happen. He shows his wife a painting by Isaac that predicted Kaito’s death. There are seven more paintings, but Noah doesn’t have them and pledges that he will collect them all like Pokémon. As for Mohinder, he visits the Haitian and cures him of the mysterious disease that affects superpowered individuals. Of course, the Haitian can’t leave Mohinder with any memory of success and erases his brain. What a jerk.

Back on the old familiar roof in New York, Parkman investigates Kaito’s death. Parkman feigns ignorance about the mystery villain’s sigil, even though he’s seen it many times in Molly’s drawings. According to Ando, the sigil is kanji and means “great ability.” Incidentally, the kanji is also the crest of the legendary hero Takezo Kensei.

Speaking of Kensei, Hiro is still in 1671 and trying to help him save the day. The white man is much too drunk to fulfill his destiny and become a hero, so Hiro is forced to wear his armor and pretend to be the legendary warrior. In his warrior disguise, Hiro gets the swordsmith’s daughter to warm up to him and believe that he’ll save the day. After a lot of convincing and sobering up, Hiro finally persuades the real Kensei to accept his destiny and become a hero. Unfortunately, this change of character results in Kensei getting shot in the chest with a lot of arrows. Fortunately, Kensei possesses a superpower and heals from his wounds. Who would have predicted such a thing? Probably all the people who watched the preview last week.


After learning in biology class that her pinky toe is useless, a bored and curious Claire puts her regenerative powers to the test, cutting off the littlest lil' piggy with a pair of scissors--only to have it grow back good as new. Hey, where'd the old toe go, anyway? Whatcha got there, Mr. Muggles...? —Associate Editor Eric Moya

Whether it was intentional or not, I
was reminded of the “black oil” from “The X-Files” when we first see Maya’s power manifest itself. She bleeds black ooze from her eyes and effectively kills all those around her, but her brother acts like a sort of dampener and is able to reverse the effect. —Editorial Director Mel Caylo

Who could sneak into a police station unseen and nearly rip Angela Petrelli’s throat out? Who would want to? Well, wasn’t there a British chap last season that could turn invisible and also had an axe to grind with the Company, with whom Angela was associated? Hmm…—Staff Writer Ben Morse

Apparently, the formerly emo-haired hero Peter Petrelli no longer borrows the powers of folks he’s met. Now he just gets to rock all day with a crazy new set of powers whose hero equivalent we’ve yet to meet. Just for the record, here are the powers the amnesiac lead has revealed so far: lighting hands, Kitty Pryde-esque phasing, Wolverine-like healing factor, telekinesis, maybe super strength? (We’re not sure how exactly he threw that thug across the bar.) —Staff Writer Kiel Phegley

Hey Ando, remember that time you and Hiro went to the future and that psycho cop Parkman kidnapped your buddy and tried to kill you both? He’s standing right next to you!! Asking you questions!!! Ahhh!!!! —Staff Writer Ben Morse

It seems late artist Isaac Mendez left more paintings, likely showing the deaths of the remaining conspirators. Did Linderman buy them, or does some other art aficionado have the answer to who might be carrying out the murders? —Associate Editor Eric Moya

Writer Michael Green spread the famous cliffhanger love in this week’s episode with more than a few twists at the end, but the best last-minute plot turns came moments apart on screen and hundreds of years apart in time. First, we get the revelation that Hiro’s feudal samurai hero Kensei has been granted an ability way back in the way back as he miraculously heals from multiple fatal arrow wounds. If that head-scratcher wasn’t enough to keep us coming back next week, the episode’s true ending hit with gusto as a traditionally gruesome Claire moment (this time the nipping off of her pinky toe to see if it grows back) was broken up by the surprise image of West hanging outside the Bennett home window. Poor little pervert–we’re pretty sure that freaky growth was not what he was hoping to see when he went all Peeping Tom on Claire. —Staff Writer Kiel Phegley


Peter, desperate to learn about his identity, helps his criminal captors in a caper in order to learn the contents of the box. Sylar recuperates on a fancy beach and most likely resumes his evil activity, Niki and Micah decide to hit the road and Noah resorts to desperate measures in order to protect Claire from exposing her powers.

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