boombangbing: (Heroes: watevs.)
posted by [personal profile] boombangbing at 03:12pm on 28/04/2009 under ,
So, um, I don't quite know what to do with this episode. It's, uh, stupid, and kind of a crazy epic letdown, and I was all set to rant about how they were keeping a character they're basically identifying as a rapist, and offing Nathan just as he realises the mistakes he's made... but now I don't know. I can definitely see myself writing an angsty Nathan/Elle fic in the near future, at least. I'm not entirely sure why they didn't just shoot the real Nathan up with some brand name Claire blood, though - Noah was meant to be dead when Mohinder injected him back in S2, right? Also, moving 'the spot' doesn't... make sense. I mean, it's not just some arbitrary spot, it's meant to kill healers because it severs the spinal cord, right? Just a shitty plot device to keep Sylar in the show, I guess.

This episode also in no way went to tying up the season. It's a mess, basically; after all that build up "Nathan" was able to sort everything out between scenes? Yeah, okay. And IMDB lied to us! I was expecting Christopher Eccleston and Dana Davis. It really felt like they were foreshadowing Claude returning - the name of the episode, the previous graphic novels focused on him, and wasn't there a 'invisible man' reference made a couple of episodes back, or did I dream that (I'm serious, I dream about Heroes more often than I'm comfortable with admitting)?

Tracy is the one we never thought we'd never see again? To coin a phrase Bob seems to be fond of, lol, okay.

Bottom line? This is a really shitty way of not having to decide who to get rid of: if ZQ wants to leave the show and be a film star, they can have Nathan, but if he wants to come back then boom! Sylar re-emerges and the Nathan personality is kicked to the curb. I guess it's better than Sylar straight up impersonating him, FYG-style (from my point of view, because I'm kind of either hugely squicked or hugely bored by Sylar now), but I get the feeling that next season is going to be their last. The shark, you've jumped it.

Oh and: foreshadowing Hiro dying next season, anyone?
Mood:: 'confused' confused

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