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Tuesday, November 07, 2006
TV Round-Up: Heroes
Nothing to Hide
After the dramatic revelation last week that Eve was working for Horned Rimmed Glasses (in a side note, can we please give him a first name?!?), I was expecting some kind of follow-up on that. Instead, we get nothing, instead choosing to focus on how secrets and lies and can affect the relationships of some of our heroes.

We've got Matt and his wife, who are having some marital problems but they've got a lot better since Matt fully embraced his ability to read minds. But as he turns and says he has something he wants to tell her, he overhears a thought that she could be having an affair. Matt is shaken but goes to work and is enlisted when it appears Syler has struck again. Turns out it's not Syler but instead another potential with powers person, whose wife is dying and in a coma. Matt is able to use his powers to communicate the wife's final words before she passes on. Later by reading the thoughts of a buddy, he finds out who the wife is having an affair with and punches him out. Turns out its one of his best friends from the police force. Yeah, that really has to sting.

So, here's the thing--last time we saw Matt he was clearly overwhelmed by overhearing the thoughts of everyone at the convience store. Also, he had passed out after everyone thought he was robbing the store. Did I miss something or did nothing really come of this? Yes, Matt mentions it in passing, but you'd think there'd be some more fallout to it than just a few lines of "Oh, hearing everyone's thoughts is not quite as cool as you might think."

That said, I do like that we're seeing some of the downside to the powers. Matt finds out the truth, but I'm not sure he wanted to hear it. His relationship with the wife was maybe charting back toward positive territory but all it took was one overheard thought and it was all out the window.

Also, the guy with the radiation power isn't Syler. That'd be far too easy.

Meanwhile, Niki tries to call on Jessica to help her get Micah back. Interesting how Jessica spends a lot of time hiding from Niki, not coming out with summoned. Was it Jessica punishing Niki or was Jessica wounded by what was done to her in the last episode. Also, it makes me wonder just what was done to her last time since she gets up fairly quickly. Does Niki/Jessica have some kind of variation on Clair's healing power? Or is being a hero one of those things where you get a bit more healing powers so you can battle the forces of evil? And all I'm saying is poor Micah is going to need a ton of therapy when all this is over.

And what is his power? I wasn't quite too sure of that. Is it some distillation of the powers of Niki and D.H.? If so, that could be interesting.

Meanwhile, back in New York, we get involved it the Petrielli family drama. We meet Nathan's wife and two kids. In the backtstory to Nathan's wife, we find out she's in a wheelchair from an incident where Nathan was driving. She's been told there is an outside chance she could walk again and is determined to get that. Makes me wonder if somehow Clair will share her power (or maybe she will through Peter) to help Nathan's wife. Anyway, a reporter comes around, under the guise of looking for a story on the wife, but really wants to expose what was Nathan up to in Vegas. Good thing Peter is there and quickly covers for Nathan, saying his brother was checking into a clinic for him. Peter's doing this because Nathan can track down the painting that reveals the location of the cheerleader. In the end, Nathan tries to get it back but is rebuffed.

An interesting episode from the standpoint of how the storylines are intersecting. And it certainly does raise a lot of questions and give us some hints of the answers. But yet I still feel like we're in some kind of elaborate set-up for the rest of sweeps. As the show has gone on, it's become more and more difficult for our heroes to keep their powers a secret. Of course, not all of them have been the brightest about keeping these things under wraps--I'm looking at you Claire with the videotape. So now her father and brother know about her powers....it should be interesting to see how mom feels if and when she finds out.

And as we learn more about Peter, I did have a question. He dreamed of the final moments of Simone's father's life and talking to him. Is part of Peter's power a connection to certain people and an ability to bring them together? Call it super-compassion or super-empathy if you will, but I wonder if his ability goes beyond simply mimicking the powers of those close to him but also to something deeper.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/07/2006 07:51:00 AM | |
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