Heroes: Truth and Consequences

Let’s face it. Most of us are going through a love-hate relationship with “Heroes” this season.

In this episode, we had some nice suspenseful moments that carried us through some weak stories. We’ve lost one of the Troublemint Twins, which can only be a good thing. But that Maya is really getting on my nerves. Even Sylar isn’t as compelling this season because he’s so over-the-top evil I’m surprised the didn’t give him a long mustache to twirl.

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In the creepiest kiss on TV, Sylar (Zachary Quinto) gets a smooch from Maya (Dania Ramirez) — NBC Photo: Chris Haston

Few deny it hasn’t quite lived up to expections, although the last couple of episodes have stepped up the game. But here’s what I’m not getting into:

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Sendhil Ramamurthy as Mohinder Suresh — NBC Photo: Chris Haston

Suresh: I understand how the writers want to make this character go in another direction, but it just doesn’t ring true. I don’t believe he’s convinced that The Company is good and Bob’s the guy to lead the charge into a better world.

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Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli, Stephen Tobolowsky as Bob, Kristen Bell as Elle — NBC Photo: Chris Haston

Bad Dad Bob: He looks like a kindly papa, but we knew he wasn’t one of the good guys. That was confirmed when Noah Bennet told us about how he put his daughter Elle through unspeakable torture when she was just a child. He’s still goading her into bad deeds, and we think it’s just a matter of time before Elle gives Dad a buzz he’ll never forget.

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Kristen Bell as Elle — NBC Photo: Chris Haston
Ell-ectric: Oh, my beloved Kristen, this just isn’t working for me. You’re fabulous, but this just isn’t the role for you. Elle doesn’t strike fear, or loathing or any kind of emotion at all. You just want to toss some cold water on her to make her short out.

We’ve only got one more episode before this “miniseason” is over. It looks like we’re all back in New York again to save the world.

Yawn.

Here’s the low-down on the finale, in which we’re told heroes will die! For some of them, it can’t be soon enough.

IT’S HERO VS. HERO AS THE SERIES’ “VOLUME II: GENERATIONS” COMES TO AN EXPLOSIVE, BLOODY FINISH — Deep below Primatech Paper in Odessa, TX, Peter’s (Milo Ventimiglia) reunion with Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) turns violent when the brothers, Matt (Greg Grunberg) and Hiro (Masi Oka) all clash thanks to Adam (David Anders) and his pursuit of the deadly Shanti Virus. After watching his heroic cousin captured by a street gang, Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) turns to the one person who can help him save Monica (Dana Davis) — his mom (Ali Larter). Meanwhile, Maya (Dania Ramirez) tragically learns how much of a monster Sylar (Zachary Quinto) really is during his kidnapping of Molly (Adair Tishler) and Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy). Meanwhile, Elle (Kristen Bell) decides to play hero to get back into her father’s (Stephen Tobolowsky) good graces. Jack Coleman, James Kyson Lee and Hayden Panettiere also star.

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Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli in “Powerless”– NBC Photo: Adam Taylor

2 Comments

  1. Will said,

    November 29, 2007 at 10:49 am

    I actually loved the episode right before this one. Sylar is boring me to tears and I simply do not understand the Mexican twins. They should have had as long a run as the girl who could text using only her mind. I like that Hiro is becoming more of a badass too. I am all in favor of Sark (Anders) being this years bad guy. There is no need for Sylar to remain in the picture. Can someone explain to me how he broke in without Molly waking up when he no longer has powers and Mexican-ette only has the power to kill people…including viewer interest???

  2. Stanislava said,

    November 5, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Friend show, art simply super