A new Heroes was on tonight and we had a great action packed episode. What I thought was a good episode worthy of the last one of the year. We even got a Peter-Sylar fight, something every fan has been clam-mering for since the end of season one.
Samuel makes Eli the multiplier his new right hand man, aka the new Edgar. Claire follows the compass she stole from Noah all the way to the carnival. Samuel meets Claire and continues trying to get her to join the carnival and she and Gretchen go around getting to see all the carnies work and use their abilities to run the day to day carnival operations. She goes back behind the scenes and runs into (drumroll) Eric Doyle! David H. Lawrence XVII probably my favorite guest star in Heroes. She sees Samuel let an unsatisfied customer take shots at him, which Claire finds really noble so she decides to stay with the carnival.
I have to agree with Razz here. Seeing Eric Doyle back (even if for a quick cameo) really made the episode up till point. In season three he was one of my favorite new characters due to both his ability and his personality. Back on the subject of the carnival, I almost liked that Samuel didn’t fight back with the angry customer, but I realize that he might have just been doing that to get Claire to join him (which worked).
Noah realizes Claire took the compass so he and Lauren, who came over for a date, work to try to find her. Noah soon reveals that he and Lauren had feelings for each other before she had herself "Hatianed". However there arguing soon stops when Eli bursts in and steals Noah's Primatech files.
I really liked seeing Eli work here. I wasn’t sure if he power was more like a starfish or projection. What I mean by that is the starfish copying would mean the clones come from his body but when they die they just got back into him (similar to Multiple Man) or projection which is what he has.
Now on to Peter, who had one of the greatest arcs in any single episode of the series. Peter is with Angela at the hospital getting drugs to fight Sylar, reminding me of Batman stocking up his Utility belt. Speaking of utility belts, he also takes the Hatian's ability so he and Sylar can fight on even terms. Peter runs into Sylar sooner than he thought when Pete gets ambushed by an unusually strong nurse. They go out fighting and Peter makes full use of his new ability. Speaking of the Hatian’s ability, I always wondered how Peter would be using it and I think he used it really well. We got to see the fight of the decade between Peter and Sylar. Although it was just fist throwing with no abilities, I just can't stop geeking out over the Sylar-Peter fight. Once Peter gets Sylar pinned down( with a nail gun) he hatianed Sylar out of the body until Nathan was left. Nathan tells Peter that he is exhausted and can't fight Sylar anymore. They have one last goodbye on top of the roof where Peter realized his abilities and Nathan jumps off just as Sylar regains control one last time.
This was by far the best thing to happen in the season yet. The fight was amazing (even without powers) and watching Nathan and Peter have one final brother to brother moment was pulling at the heart strings before you see Sylar take his place in his body for good.
Wow I thought this was a great midseason finale for Heroes. Take out everything but the Peter and Nathan stuff and we still have a great episode. I am also a little saddened by the end of Nathan but overall a good end to a character that has been with Heroes since the beginning
I agree with Razz again. What I can’t wait for is when they come back in January. At the end we saw Hiro, Ando, and Mohinder running in what looks like a rain forest of some kind so I can’t wait to see what our favorite terminally ill Japanese hero has in store for us. I do have one question though, why hasn’t Sylar just gone straight to the carnival? You think that he might have retained some memories of what happened so he’d be on Samuel’s tail for most powerful person. Once again I assume that before the season ends he’ll be back at the carnival being opted to join the family. We’ll have to see what comes of it in January.
See Ya & Till the Next Time
Mike & Razz