Heroes "Powerless" OAD:12-3-2007

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  1. Dec 4, 2007 #41 of 228
    jsmeeker

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    oy.....


    Not as good of a season finale as the last one. I too wonder what happens/happened to the Irish chick (Caitlin). Totally lame to have the plot of what's her name in the warehouse so Nikki could save her (and then die).
    For a moment, I was really glad that Sylar shot Maya. But then they brought her back. Lame. What does she have to do with the virus? Nothing. Lame, lame, lame.
    Oh, and STILL am not liking having Sylar here. HE should have been dead dead after Season 1.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2007 #42 of 228
    madscientist

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    This episode is so frustrating for me. And it's their own fault. If they're going to give people lots of power (like Peter) then they have to work at least a LITTLE bit. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt here and there but this episode was completely off the charts in terms of utterly unexplainable and inane plot points.

    • Sylar puts down his gun to get blood drawn, but Mohinder doesn't even blink. The guy's going to kill you AND Molly as soon as you give him what he wants (which, by the way, means he gets his powers back and kills who knows how many people) and you don't even try for it. Lame.
    • Peter and Hiro are standing there with LITERALLY all the time in the world, and they don't even try to talk about what's going on. Heck, Hiro could take Peter back in time and SHOW him Adam is a bad guy.
    • Nathan convinces Peter that he should be worried about Adam, so what does he do, with every second meaning a possible world-annihilating virus could be released? He runs down the hallway. Hellooo? Just stop time and wander down and get it!
    • As someone else pointed out, why bother grabbing the doors off the hinges? Just walk through! He doesn't have to open the door to get in OR out. Heck, he can take Adam with him anyway, just like he got Adam out of prison.
    • And even so, why send Adam in there to destroy the virus?!?! His power is healing: what's he going to do? Obviously Peter should go in and destroy it, just like he did in the end.
    • Hiro's monologuing with Adam. Silly. Just stop time, take the virus, and problem solved.
    • Nathan is shot. Why doesn't Peter stop time and find out who did it? Or at least fly Nathan to a hospital (hey, you want to reveal yourself? There's a good way!)? Or stop time and find out who did it AND fly Nathan to a hospital.
    • What's up with Hiro teleporting around Peter when time is stopped?!?! I mean, hello, time is stopped already! What, he's stopping it again somehow? There's a "meta-time"? *boggle*

    I could go on but I'm tired. The Pats played terribly tonight and still I can't believe I took time out of that game to watch this show :(
     
  3. Dec 4, 2007 #43 of 228
    NJChris

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    Peter is just plain stupid. He is like Barney Rubble with superpowers.


    He could have walked through the wall, got the virus, destroyed it and that would have been it.

    Why didn't he go back in time to stop Nathan from getting shot?

    He seems unable to use his powers when they are actually useful.

    He also didn't bat an eye when they killed all those people on the way to the vault.
    Didn't anyone notice Hiro on the floor with a sword??? Time was not stopped then.

    It feels like they decided where the story will end and built trigger plot points around getting to it, without really thinking about it.

    I'm disappointed by this season.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2007 #44 of 228
    DevdogAZ

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    They had to waste the time on that story to explain how Niki got killed. At least we're now rid of one "hero" who didn't want to use her powers and we gained a couple of new kid heroes who are not afraid to go out there and use their powers.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2007 #45 of 228
    spikedavis

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    Hope you're happy Micah. You just HAD to have that medal didn't you.

    Man...I hate to pile on, but what a dissapointment. You can tell a show is bad when even Kristen Bell delivers her lines bad. "My dad's gonna kill me!"
     
  6. Dec 4, 2007 #46 of 228
    madscientist

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    Hah! Exactly :up:

    Plus Mohinder has the moral courage of a flatworm. Noah has spent two entire seasons with essentially one thought in his head... yo HRG! We're bored! Believe it or not the most interesting character is Elle! At least she has some legitimate character development issues and they seemed to have given a couple of minutes' thought to her power, how it manifests, and its strengths and weaknesses.

    I basically don't like ANY character in this show this season. They all seem one-dimensional and uninteresting, and/or completely superfluous.


    Oh one other glaring error I noticed: so Micah leaves in the middle of the night to go to a neighbor's house to get his backback. They're there for about 10 minutes before WhatsHerName gets caught. Micah goes back to the house... and arrives in full daylight!
     
  7. Dec 4, 2007 #47 of 228
    spikedavis

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    Maybe one of the thugs powers is Daylight Savings Time.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2007 #48 of 228
    sonnik

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    Was it just me, or was the director (or cinematographer) going overboard with Robert Wise-like depth of field photography? Too many shots had the back of someone's head out of focus, part of someone else's face in focus - and the other 85% of the screen out of focus.

    Almost as though they were trying to shoot digital and digitally add depth of field in for a more film like reaction.

    I think the assassin was Claude (Eccleston).
     
  9. Dec 4, 2007 #49 of 228
    hapdrastic

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    That would be the space part of Hiro's "bending time and space" power. I don't see why it matters if time is stopped or not.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2007 #50 of 228
    Peter000

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    It wasn't just you. That was bugging me throughout the whole episode. Very distracting.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2007 #51 of 228
    madscientist

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    I dunno, it just bugged me. For example, Hiro disappears for a while and Peter is looking for him. Where did he go? He couldn't go "into the future", since time was stopped... how can you do that? Did he jump out of the building for a bit, then jump back in right behind Peter? I dunno, this whole teleport thing seems like a whole different power than time control, the way they portray it. Whatever. I'm over it! :)
     
  12. Dec 4, 2007 #52 of 228
    Shakhari

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    Yeah, what he said ...

    And the award for "Worst Mother of the Year" goes to ... Angela Petrelli. Sorry, Britney.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2007 #53 of 228
    wprager

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    Actually, Adam is not immortal, he simply regenerates. However there's no regenerative powers that will stop you from asphyxiating, dying of thirst, dying of hunger. He can regenerate his own tissue, but not manufacture oxygen or water. If it was just hunger then, I suppose, he could chew on his own fore-arm for a while. It would hurt and be kind of gross, but he could survive. But he would still die of asphyxiation.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2007 #54 of 228
    Turtleboy

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    Does a person who can heal need to eat and drink?
    Does he need air?
     
  15. Dec 4, 2007 #55 of 228
    stalemate

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    Exactly. Why doesn't he just simply regenerate, as it happens, the damage that a normal person would get from suffocation?

    I don't see why people claim to know all these rules for what he can and can't regenerate when it was clearly stated in the show that the only way to kill him is through the brain. Mother Petrelli didn't say "a bullet through the brain, starvation, or asphyxiation, those are the only ways."
     
  16. Dec 4, 2007 #56 of 228
    stalemate

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    I took it that it took him that long to get back home. There is no telling how far away they were and he was on foot. When he got home, his mom said she had been worried sick about him. I had assumed she had woken up to find him gone and by the time he got back home it was light outside.
     
  17. Dec 4, 2007 #57 of 228
    Turtleboy

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    That's my point. Hiro didn't kill him, but buried him alive forever.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2007 #58 of 228
    Turtleboy

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    So did a new and unknown character shot Nathan, or did an old and existing character.

    If the latter, there is only one possibility, which is Mr. Bennett.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2007 #59 of 228
    stalemate

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    Yes, I'm with you on this. I think Hiro did to Adam probably the worst thing that could be done to him.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2007 #60 of 228
    cwoody222

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    Well, I think Mom meant, how to kill him QUICKLY!

    What are you going to do in a tight situation when you have to stop him from releasing a virus onto the world... QUICKLY cause him to starve?! Or perhaps walk up and throw a bag over his head?

    There's never been anything stated with Claire or Adam that they can do anything more than regenerate.

    It's stupid. Bad writing.
     

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