“Heroes is bloody brilliantâ€ – that’s what I found myself saying when this episode finished. When Hiro turns up from the future, with a sword, speaking English, mentioning he hardly recognises Peter without his scar, I found myself smiling with glee.
Another great episode, as usual a fuller review can be found here and there is too much to write about really. Obviously the big question is about Hiro, I love his stuff in Las Vegas, abusing his powers, it lightens the episode until we get caught. Claire also uses her powers in what could be called an act of a superhero – bringing someone to justice. Although perhaps not in the same way that Superman would.
Her Dad also gets a bit more screen time. We learn that Matt the cop is being held against his will by glasses guy, who now has a new sidekick errr bald guy who has special powers. When Matt asks who Claire is, glasses guy tells his friend that he’s â€œfurther gone than we thoughtâ€ and to â€œclean him outâ€ which hints the bald guy has some special mental powers. His appearance at the end is also ambiguous – what does â€œonly take the one of themâ€ mean? Is it Nathan, Niki, or one half of Niki that he’s referring to?
And Mohinder thinks about giving up, but the arrival of Peter stops him. Peter is a surprise as well as it increasing seems he takes on the powers of those around him rather than have a gift of his own – something which is hard to prove to Mohinder. So they try to see Issac, a man who wants to be a hero (despite looking increasing like Gaius Baltar from Battlestar Galactica) but can seemingly only use hs power while high on drugs. That’s what’s great about the show. It makes things as real as possible – real problems and real difficulties about people with unreal powers.
I can’t wait for the next episode.