Wow, lots of hate for the show here! I actually liked this episode (and this season, in general) because it is feeling more and more like a comic book. Crazy plot twists, hidden agendas, “that was my plan all along!” type stuff.
I think it’s pretty clear that Sylar is still on Angela’s side, despite the whole “she tried to drown you” bit from Arthur. Maybe Sylar, having the gift of understanding complex things, reasoned that his mother must have dreamed about how Sylar would end up killing so many people and ultimately go boom and was trying to prevent that future; Sylar, with his current guilt complex, might think, “she tried to do the right thing, I SHOULD have been killed before I did those horrible things. But now I have a chance to redeem myself and be a hero.” I don’t think Sylar is stupid enough to believe either parent totally on their word.
It’s significant that Angela “fed” Sylar the young woman who could know the true history of anything she touched. It enabled him to “feel” the pain that he had caused Claire to feel, and presumably if he touches Angela or Arthur he would know their true intentions as well. I think this ability is going to be a major plot point when he has to figure out who to trust…and I think it will end up that BOTH Petrelli parents are lying and hiding a much darker agenda.
I do think that the formula developed by Mohinder/Pinehurst will give Peter his powers back eventually, but dammit, please not too soon! Let him get his damn scar first. Or else reset him like they did Sylar, and make it more difficult for him to absorb powers so he’s not immediately uber-powerful again.
There has been talk about the writers wanting to reduce the number of powered characters on the show, so permanently depowering or even killing characters (for real!) is a realistic possibility, IMO. So Maury Parkman might really be dead. Maya might really be cured. Interesting, isn’t it, that Arthur chose to kill Maury with a TK neck-snap, instead of first taking his power? I thought that was odd, and I suspect that whole scene may have been a scheme by Maury and Arthur to intimidate/fool the new recruits. Maury seems much more effective behind the scenes anyway.
I refuse to believe that Daphne is evil, simply because she is too cute. (I would easily be defeated by an evil mastermind that happened to be a cute girl.)
Agreed that it’s unfair to criticize Tracy for not going all Icewoman and using her powers all the time in the appropriate situations. She just recently discovered them and is afraid of what could happen if she loses control of them.
Nathan is now in an interesting position; so far as we know, he’s the least powerful Petrelli boy, but he’s also the oldest of the siblings and seems primed for a fight. Does he have what it takes to beat Daddy?
Ha! Just had a thought; what if, when the Petrelli brothers come together and hold hands, they form Marauder? (obscure Team America reference, and no, not the puppet movie).
I thought that Matt and Daphne should have waited longer for Knox to leave before coming out of hiding and talking loudly. But maybe Matt sensed that Knox had made a speedy exit or something. I dunno.
Given the Parkman family’s tendency to produce illusions, it makes me wonder if Candice (that was her name, right) might have been Matt’s sister.
I don’t think that Maya’s brother actually had a power; his presence just helped Maya calm down.
HRG is, as far as I am concerned, back to being Ambiguously Evil again. Mostly this comes from the fact that he was trying to get rid of Sylar, who is now being portrayed as someone trying to repent for his sins, but really, when you think about it, you can’t blame Noah for wanting Sylar to just go away. He DID terrorize Noah’s daughter and killed many people, including one right before his eyes at the bank. Clearly Sylar is dangerous, even if he is trying to reform.
I think it’s being strongly hinted at that Hiro is going to take another trip to the past, hence the “before they were heroes” voiceover for the preview of next episode. Here’s my WAG as to how they can have Hiro influence events indirectly; he goes to the past and leaves behind clues that will direct the heroes as to how to combat the villians, and when he returns to the present, we see the seeds that he planted come to fruition as all of the major players unite to confront Arthur and his cronies.
Actually, I don’t know why Hiro doesn’t freeze time and teleport Arthur into outer space or something. I mean, he had no problem teleporting Adam into a coffin. It would be pretty hardcore, but it would probably work.
I want to see Meredith use her powers for something other than lighting cigarettes and teaching object lessons to her daughter. Can she shoot a jet of flame or no?
I predict that Tracy will die heroically this season, so they can bring in the last sister with a new power for next season. This final sister will have an uncontrollable desire to have sex with Nathan Petrelli.