And tonight is:
Six Months Ago. This episode shows the heroes six months ago. Chandra Suresh, Mohinder’s father, arrives in New York looking for special people. He meets up with an individual that embraces the chance to be unique. Peter graduates from nursing school. Nathan plans to prosecute a case that could cause complications for the Petrellis. Niki receives a visit from her fathers which brings out the worst in her. Hiro tries to alter the future for someone important to him. Claire discovers her abilities right after joining the cheerleading squad, and her father meets up with someone special.
Also, after talking to Ted about it over the weekend, we’re considering getting a Playstation 2 so we can fight giants and play Katamari Damacy. (Yes, in our copious amounts of free time.) This seems suitably geeky in topic to pair with the Heroes chat, so thoughts on the concept are also welcome here.
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I haven’t wanted a video game system since middle school until I watched someone play Katamari Damacy. Hypnotizing. And the music! I totally covet the soundtrack but it seems like it’s hard to find and kinda expensive.
I love Katamari Damacy and my PS2. I didn’t know you could get the soundtrack– I see some serious Web surfing in my future… It’s also great because you can play cooperatively.
Get a Gamecube…and I can hook you up with some crazy shit. You can get a used Cube for about $50-60. But yeah, if you need Katamari, then go for it. (Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, and we were sorry we couldn’t make it!)
Oh, and I have visions of 4-player X-Men Legends on any system you choose. I think Mr. Rowe would go apeshit over that. It’s super fun with two people, four would be insane. Okay I’m going to stop now.
Yay, PS2 is the best! 2 Katamari Damacys (Damacies?) and all the Dance Dance Revolution you’ll ever need. And Okami!
Fight giants? Please to elaborate?
Fight giants = Shadow of the Colossus.
Alan: I’m frightened, but intrigued. It’ll probably be a P2 (which aren’t all that expensive now that they’re old tech).
So, we know a lot more, but we still have no idea what Sylar’s power actually is. How does he use their brains to absorb other heroes’ powers? And in light of the obvious parallels being drawn between him and Peter, is this something Peter could also do?
The source of the name is rather disappointing.
My mother thought Sylar was intentionally made to look Clark Kent-ish. I’m just mad that Sean Maher didn’t get the part, seeing as he’s the same physical type and can do creepy intensity really well.
We Love Katamari isn’t as good, but it’s good enough to buy. Lego Star Wars is also great. So is Guitar Hero. So is Taiko Drum Master, which I found for $7 at my Toys-R-Us. And I like to just drive around Vice City with the radio on.
Join us…it’s bliiiissss…
Very Clark Kent, we thought too.
I’m really pissed about the Death of Charlie (you called that one, Niall). I don’t like it one bit. This show could reallllly use a freakishly smart female character.
All in all, this episode worked a lot better than I thought it would.
I liked the episode a lot — as the closest thing to a standalone they’ve done, I suspect it’s the obvious Best Dramatic Presentation nominee, unless everyone decides to follow this suggestion and nominate the whole season in Long Form — but I’m not convinced it made much sense. Mostly, I’m trying to work out the show’s rules for time travel: I think the continuity was automatically changed as soon as Hiro went back, so we saw the present-day meeting with Charlie in the same way that we saw all of Buffy’s school years without Dawn.
Regarding the death of Charlie, I actually feel they cheated. The fact that Charlie had a blood clot and was going to die anyway isn’t evidence that the past is fixed, and Hiro should know better than to take it as such. Even if the implication is that he somehow caused the clot by going back (and I don’t think it was) it’s still a cheap get-out for the writers.
Sylar was great, though I actually thought he was Sean Maher for a few seconds. I don’t actually think he eats brains — I think he studies other brains, and then rewires his own so that it has the relevant mutation. (I like the evolution/watchmaker/watchmen reference). So I’m not sure Peter could do what Sylar does, though I agree the parallels between the two are interesting.
re: Nikki/Jessica — so was it actually Jessica who had the power, of mental projection or something, and escaped into Nikki when she died?
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