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posted by [personal profile] boombangbing at 04:47pm on 21/04/2009 under ,
Okay, unpopular opinion coming up:

Okay? Okay.

As far as I'm concerned, Sylar's done. The show keeps limping on, giving him storyline after storyline, just to forceably keep him in the show. Either he's skipping alone killing people, or he's emotastic. He's the bad guy, so obviously he's mostly alone, and the amount of focus they put on him breaks the show up when it already has periods of being horribly fragmented and messy. For me, at least, the show's at its best when it's about how people live their lives with their powers, and honestly? Sylar stretches credulity, and makes it about constantly fearing for your life. The fact that he can ~*survive anything*~ makes any conflict seem kind of pointless now, and redemption doesn't work either because he's so damn whiny with it.

But he sure is crazycakes. Damn.

And... that's really all I have to say about this episode, aside from: bad Micah! Don't give serial killers ideas!

I am also really worried about next week: what if it's a double bluff with Nathan - because we think they won't do it, they surprise us by actually following through with it? And if it's Hiro... ;_; I can imagine that he might sacrifice himself to save the day, but then again, that's pretty damn obvious. And what would Ando do without him? *worries* Aside from that, Nathan and Peter get back together (honestly, you'd think that one of Petrelli Ltd would have just insisted on going with Nathan to confront Sylar, but whatever)! And Christopher Eccleston and Dana Davis are possibly going to be in it!
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posted by [identity profile] at 05:13pm on 21/04/2009
Ooh, I've heard about a few characters' returns in the finale. It's about time!

Sylar: meh, it all does not seem consistent (he's good then he's bad, vice versa, etc.). It was so out of character for him to help Micah.
posted by [identity profile] at 05:42pm on 21/04/2009
As far as I'm concerned, Sylar's done.

I fucking second this. I'm amazed by what Season 3 has done to him. Loved S1 and S2 Sylar, but I'm fed up. No more Sylar. If he didn't play an important role in the finale, I would just skip the scenes he's in.

Damn it.
posted by [identity profile] at 05:53pm on 21/04/2009
They just keep... shoving him into the show, even though his stories rarely have anything to do with the rest of the narrative any more - bad guys have a short lifespan in television for a reason. I totally zone out when he's on the screen, which is a shame, because ZQ is super awesome. I wish they'd let him go do something else (I'm holding out a sliver of hope that they'll kill Sylar off so that ZQ can go make more Star Trek movies, but I doubt it somehow).
posted by [identity profile] at 06:31pm on 21/04/2009
Yes, that’s the thing. It bugs me that they killed Niki (a character that, in my opinion, had so much potential) because they ‘didn’t know what to do with her anymore’ but they let Sylar live when it’s clear that he can’t take more storylines. His character has been rewritten so many times that him having an identity crisis seems like an joke to me.

I hope they kill him, too, but they won’t. Fan favourite character, fangirls would weep for months. I love ZQ as well, and it pains me to hate his character so much. It's a shame.
posted by [identity profile] at 06:48pm on 21/04/2009
You know, I didn't like Niki much when she was on the show, but after they decided getting rid of the character didn't mean getting rid of the actress, I started to appreciate her a lot more. Her and DL were really two of the only truly good parents in the show.

Honestly, the show acts like fandom over Sylar. I'd say fandom makes me kind of hate him, but the show did it admirably all by itself. At this point I'm just paranoid about Nathan dying. D:
posted by [identity profile] at 06:59pm on 21/04/2009
Aw, I adored her character. Apart from Claire and Mohinder, Niki was the only character that caught my attention in the first episode. Season 2’s storyline was really tedious, though. But yes, Niki’s clones make her look a lot better.

I’m worried about Nathan too, but the character I am most paranoid about is Peter. I know I don’t really need to, since I doubt they’ll kill him off… But I am. Weird.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:06pm on 21/04/2009
I often seem to like characters once they're no more. I'm kind of weird that way.

Ah, well, I read somewhere that Milo's signed a contract for season four, so we're probably okay (assuming Nathan's safe, maybe we'll finally get to see the Petrelli brothers back together again properly).
posted by [identity profile] at 07:15pm on 21/04/2009
dude, I can't even watch Heroes anymore and I think a lot of that has to do with Sylar. Too much of him is the writers wanting to keep Zachary Quinto on the show.
posted by [identity profile] at 09:24pm on 21/04/2009
This is me, totally NOT pimping my "No more Sylar!" comm. Which is called [ profile] fucksylar for a reason. Nope. I am totally not pimping that to other people who seem to be completely sick of him, too. Not at all.

I actually liked this ep because I can't stop laughing at Norman Bates Sylar. Sweet baby Jesus, can we just move on from him already?

I am SO scared for Nathan that when Danko all casually shot him, I flinched hardcore and mentally screamed, "NOOOOOOOO!" Then I saw the darts in his back, remembered he's in the finale trailers, and that a finale just isn't a finale if Nathan isn't in mortal peril. (God, Nathan, my heart. You can't do this to me every year!)
posted by [identity profile] at 09:56pm on 21/04/2009
And I was totally NOT incredibly excited when I saw you'd created that community.

Norman Bates Sylar was honestly the best I've seen him in a while - they almost, god forbid, gave him some sensible character development rather than use him as comic relief. But, you know, that boat sailed looong ago.

I actually didn't find the shooting of Nathan too bad, though I was expecting Peter to turn up and save the day rather than Danko (and I kind of dig Danko - I think at this point I just prefer any bad guy over Sylar). I am going to be so pissed if they decide to go the FYG route and keep Adrian in the show as Sylar!Nathan. It doesn't seem that likely now, but still. I might need to write a strongly worded letter should it happen. Or LJ post. You know. Whichever.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:36am on 22/04/2009
As far as I'm concerned, Sylar's done

Yep. In general, I think it's a real mistake to have a villain as a regular character, since that ultimately undermines the threat they pose and either siphons sympathy from the good guys or makes the villain unbearably annoying. Sylar had some good moments, but I don't think they ever justified the sheer screen time they gave him. I'm really hoping this is his final swan song, before he essentially dies.

what if it's a double bluff with Nathan - because we think they won't do it, they surprise us by actually following through with it?

I'm assuming double bluff. It's not a real threat to Nathan until Peter is there to cry over the body.