Heroes "Powerless" OAD:12-3-2007

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  1. Dec 6, 2007 #181 of 228
    Grandpasteve

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    Yes, I just picked up an old 36" trinitron and thought the CRT focus was going. I had to rewind to make sure it was the cinematography.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2007 #182 of 228
    mrmike

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    If you gave the average person these powers, would they be any smarter? Have you seen the "stupid criminal" shows? Jaywalking?
     
  3. Dec 6, 2007 #183 of 228
    Fassade

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    Yup, he could have done any of these things. In fact, he could have simply stopped time, and leisurely strolled through the entire facility, examining every single item bit by bit, until he found the right one. That is the problem with Peter as a character right now -- there is no opponent who can challenge him, and literally nothing he cannot do, if he takes even a moment to think about it. Since he can also stop time, he should always be able to take that moment. So, the writers make critical thinking his kryptonite, as otherwise every episode would end before the opening credits.
    Yes, I noticed in his apocalyptic future, Peter Petrelli never once thought to seek out the abandoned Twinkie factory :)
     
  4. Dec 6, 2007 #184 of 228
    NJChris

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    It's not that. It's that Peter (and most of them) seem to be able to call upon their powers perfectly, when it suits the plot. Otherwise they seem to forget they have them.

    And, why didn't Peter read Adam's mind or the people telling him about Adam?
     
  5. Dec 6, 2007 #185 of 228
    DPF

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    I didn't think it was all that bad considering it was forced to a quick conclusion. Of course there's no guarantees it would have been better if the whole thing had played out as originally planned :).

    The only little nugget I noticed last night was in the vault among the "artifacts" was a plastic-encased batch of playing cards.

    All that went through my head was, "C'mon, don't tell me one of you writer guys has a Gambit type character in the pipe"

    Hopefully it was just a nod to comic dorks (obviously, myself included)
    -DPF
     
  6. Dec 6, 2007 #186 of 228
    mrmike

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    Funny, when I saw them (pretty sure they were three queens) I thought of the George R.R. Martin "Wild Cards" books.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2007 #187 of 228
    getreal

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    This might be the head writer ... :cool:
     
  8. Dec 6, 2007 #188 of 228
    Fraser+Dief

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    I said he *wasn't* like Ruby. Ruby would have got away had he shot from a distance, just like our guy did.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2007 #189 of 228
    gpejsa

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    Do you think EDGAR from 24 will recreate his traumatic death gasp? lol

     
  10. Dec 6, 2007 #190 of 228
    Fl_Gulfer

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    On my big HDTV it sure looked like Clair's stepfather shot her real father.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2007 #191 of 228
    Figaro

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    how could he have gotten from NY to CA to TX that quickly?
     
  12. Dec 6, 2007 #192 of 228
    Turtleboy

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    The whole timeline has been messed up all season.

    But how much time did he need? Planes fly quickly. When was he last where?
     
  13. Dec 6, 2007 #193 of 228
    classicX

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    Most of the plot holes could be explained away in future episodes, so it didn't bother me so much.

    The fact of the matter is, they must put some kind of limitation on Peter's powers - perhaps it's always been there, but they haven't explained it. For example, the time stopping thing - Hiro cannot stop time indefinitely, so why should Peter be able to? At any rate, I think Sylar's going to lead a bunch of villains and the only one who can beat Sylar will be Peter.

    It would be pretty awesome to meet another "Sponge" (since Claude alluded to them existing), perhaps one of the original company people, who has all of their abilities? Then maybe we can find out what the parents could do before they bought it.

    Anyway, back to this episode:

    Peter can copy Adam's / Claire's abilities, that doesn't mean his blood will be the same as theirs. I don't think Peter's blood will do anything for Nathan.

    Didn't anyone notice that the plot in which Hiro deposited Adam was dug very recently? I doubt very much that Hiro teleported into a buried casket with Adam. At the very least, it seems to me that Hiro can stop time right before teleporting into a location - he could've stopped time, teleported in as the casket was in the hole (but not buried), put Adam in the casket, and .... yeah... teleporting into a big casket is easier to explain. :p

    Didn't anyone notice the BRAIN that was in the vault? Whose brain is that, and how will Sylar get his hands on it???

    I don't think the shooter is HRG - it's probably a character to which we've been introduced (and therefore would recognize had they shown his/her face), but wasn't a major character until now. Perhaps someone we thought was dead or gone?

    I also don't think it's Claude - he was decidedly anti-company. Maybe it was the Haitian - THAT would be a twist, and we know he'd been working with big momma in the past.

    </random ramblings>

    P.S. I never liked Mohinder.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2007 #194 of 228
    jlb

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    I thought it was appropriate......Just like in the Series end to Alias. Kind of a neatr connection there.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2007 #195 of 228
    Figaro

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    They don't fly that quickly.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2007 #196 of 228
    Turtleboy

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    Again, what was the timeline?

    Tell me when the shooting was relative to when other things were.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2007 #197 of 228
    smak

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    The shooting took exactly the amount of time it would take whoever shot Nathan to get there from wherever they were.

    -smak-
     
  18. Dec 7, 2007 #198 of 228
    Bierboy

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    As I stated in a previous Heroes thread, Bell is a HORRID actress....even in her previous show (whatever that was called)...
     
  19. Dec 7, 2007 #199 of 228
    chavez

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    allow me to partake in the festivus "airing of grievances"...

    what really annoyed me, probably because I've seen it done so many other times, was when Elle runs into the painter's studio to stop Sylar. What does she do? Does she hit him in the back with a blast of electricity? No. She runs into the room. Stops... and yells out "Sylar!". Then does nothing while Sylar turns and shoots at her.

    The only really good thing I saw in this episode was the burying of Adam Monroe. It was unexpected, cool, and creepy.

    oh... and what bugs me about Sylar, and has always bugged me about his character, is that his motivation isn't all that clear. I prefer a Magneto-type villain whose actions are at least based on a logic you can understand and sympathize with.
     
  20. Dec 7, 2007 #200 of 228
    Sirius Black

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    You obviously haven't seen the first season of that other show. It is really very good.
     

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