Heroes "Powerless" OAD:12-3-2007

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  1. Dec 3, 2007 #21 of 228
    cmontyburns

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    No question they kind of got hosed by the strike, but then they did put themselves in a position to get hosed. This was going to be the end of volume 2, strike or no strike. So we spent easily 1/3 of the screen time of this arc on characters who are either dead or otherwise didn't pay off in any way in this particular story. And that's not to mention screen time on complete fluff, like Hiro's endless detour to Japan or Claire's high school misadventures.

    There were some good moments down the stretch in this block of episodes, but this ep regressed to the mean. That's unfortunate since they knew in advance it was likely to be a season-ender and retooled it as such. This is the best they could do?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2007 #22 of 228
    wprager

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    So this Japanese guy wielding a Samurai sword all of a sudden appears in the middle of a warehouse, and, apart from one guy who turns his head, nobody cares?
     
  3. Dec 3, 2007 #23 of 228
    terpfan1980

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    Time was frozen.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2007 #24 of 228
    Turtleboy

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    So did Adam Monroe know that Kaito was Hiro's father?

    When did he know it?

    From the moment he met Kaito? If so, why didn't he say something? When he saw Hiro appear again?

    This aspect is really full of holes.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2007 #25 of 228
    unicorngoddess

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    Okay, so I don't get it.

    Peter has the abillity to walk through walls. He knows this. Adam knew this...that's how they broke out of the prison.

    So, ummm...why not use that ability to get through that safe door?

    Other than that, great episode. I got excited about the name of Vol. 3. Then I kinda realized that it's just going to be a rehash of Vol. 1. I hope they do more with it than just have Sylar be the big bad.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2007 #26 of 228
    Flyinace2000

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    Its not like we don't watch this show with a healthy does of suspended reality.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2007 #27 of 228
    Shaunnick

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    While I am sure I will get bashed for saying it, I enjoyed it. You guys think too hard. :p
     
  8. Dec 3, 2007 #28 of 228
    unicorngoddess

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    On a side note...I think I'm gonna start watching my Heroes Season 1 DVD again.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2007 #29 of 228
    terpfan1980

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    I enjoyed most of this episode, but there were a few things that were disappointing to me (like giving Sylar back his power.... they really didn't need to go back to him as the bad guy).

    The Nikki and Micah stuff wasn't all that important either, but then again it seemed like they really want to clear up most of the hanging issues and cut things cleanly as they enter the break here.

    Otherwise I was happy with things as they stand. We lost a few heroes (though they may not be permanently gone as we've learned in this show in the past multiple times), which might help make things tighter in the future, but we wrapped up things fairly smoothly here and set up for the next volume at the same time.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2007 #30 of 228
    Odds Bodkins

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    How would he open the vault from the inside?
     
  11. Dec 3, 2007 #31 of 228
    KnightShade

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    Why would he need to? He can just as easily take Adam with him when he phases through the wall.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2007 #32 of 228
    unicorngoddess

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    Why would he need to open the vault???

    Yes I understand this is how the storyline was written for the a more dramatic build up.

    But he obviously knew how he was going to destroy this vial. All he had to do was walk in, destroy it and walk out.
     
  13. Dec 3, 2007 #33 of 228
    Odds Bodkins

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    Bah! You're right... I forgot that's how they jumped ship earlier.
     
  14. Dec 3, 2007 #34 of 228
    Dashel

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    He wouldn't have to. He would take Adam inside with him, get the virus and then they would come back out.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2007 #35 of 228
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Except without the writer's strike, the season would have continued. It wasn't two mini-seasons, it was one season with two stories.

    The retooling was apparently designed to minimize the disruption, but they had already written and filmed the 10.75 episodes before. It's a shame we'll never see the season as it was meant to be seen, as a whole; I am convinced that some (but by no means all) of the flaws we've seen would disappear in that context.

    (I am also convinced that a lot of people have been seriously exaggerating the flaws, but that's just a matter of taste. Of course, my taste is right and yours is wrong! :D)
    Well, consider that
    the original plan for the season included a very lengthy absence for Sylar while he was off being Spock.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2007 #36 of 228
    Odds Bodkins

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    Yeah, but he still appeared, with a sword, once he was knocked out.

    How about the thug that was content on murdering a girl just because she broke into his house? C'mon.
     
  17. Dec 3, 2007 #37 of 228
    Marc

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    I forget the various timelines (thanks to a somewhat confusing season)... Wasn't Peter's prison-time before his memory was wiped by the Haitian (back in the "Four Months Ago..." episode)?
     
  18. Dec 4, 2007 #38 of 228
    stalemate

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    Peter has his memory back now. Adam coached him through using the regenerative powers to get it back.

    Peter kills me when he is staring Adam right in the face wondering if he should trust him. Read his mind already! He can pull the door off of the vault with his mind but he can't manage to read Adam's thoughts for just a second to figure out if he can trust him or not?
     
  19. Dec 4, 2007 #39 of 228
    DancnDude

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    Hiro probably didn't kill Adam this time because he didn't know how to. Last time, he was completely blown up but survived. The buried alive angle is much worse than just killing him.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2007 #40 of 228
    stalemate

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    Yep. Buried alive and unable to die. Awful.
     

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