09 October 2007
Last year when the series started, it seemed to start a bit slower and allow us to get to know everyone. Remember, the threat was Sylar and the priority was "Save the cheerleader, save the world."
Well this season, we do not need to get to know these characters, we already know and love them. We have our threat, the mystery man who haunts Molly Walker and kills the old timers. However, we have yet to find the mission, what do we need to save? Tonight we got that. More on that in a bit.
Ricky and the gang want Peter to help them knock off the bookies, after the big soccer match, I hope that Tyrone is the getaway driver (I hope someone gets the reference). They rob the place, and as the guards start to shoot at them, Peter uses telekinesis to push a truck in front of the shooters.
Earlier, he heard one of Ricky's brother's thoughts about killing the rest of them and taking the money. Peter accuses him, but no one believes him. Well once they were back at the bar, Will (the bad brother) decides to pull a gun on Ricky. Will shoots Peter in the chest, but Peter gets up and uses his telekinesis to plant Will into the wall and choke. He is about to kill him when Caitlin stops him. Will runs away, and Ricky now likes Peter.
Caitlin gives Peter a tattoo of a Celtic knot on his arm, and Ricky tells Peter that he is part of the family now and then gives Peter the box. Ricky leaves Caitlin and Peter alone, and she urges Peter to open the box. He does not want to because he is afraid of what he might find. He says that he wanted to kill Will, but she stopped him. She thinks he is a good person, and that if he is happy as who he is, then he does not need to open the box. They kiss, and we see a closeup of the tattoo, which fades, and we get the image of the helix, and then it disappears completely.
Who else thinks Caitlin is hot? She has a bit of a plain look to her, but I find her attractive. I dig the accent, and figure it's about time that Peter get some action.
Sylar wakes up in Malibu, next to a hot chick. That never happens to me. She says her name is Michelle and that she fixed his wounds and rescued him from Kirby Plaza. She also tells him that her name used to be Candice, but since she is wanted by the cops, she changed her name and appearance (or that Missy Peregrym is now on Reaper). He wants to see where they really are, and she shows him, and also shows him his wounds.
Unfortunately for big, bad Sylar he cannot use his powers for some reason. He gets upset, and she explains that she can help him. She then offers all sorts of sexual fantasies to him, which he responds to by hitting her upside the head and trying to take her power.
We see the real her, which happens to be a fat chick. He tries to create illusions, but realizes he cannot use any of his powers, or just his original power. I am sure we will learn what is wrong with him very shortly.
Niki and Micah
Their first few moments of the season and naturally it was a suckfest. Just kidding, it was not that bad. I am trying not to be hard on them. Niki tells Micah they are leaving Las Vegas, and that he can come back to see his dad anytime. Micah then puts flowers on a grave of DL. So apparently DL really died, or did he? I bet he comes back somehow, maybe as a ghost.
They head on down to New Orleans, where Micah is going to stay with DL's mother. She welcomes them (I bet she has powers, or maybe she's just creepy) and Niki tells Micah that she will come back. She goes outside and makes a phone call. She calls Ned, and asks if they really have a cure for her and he tells her yes, but she will have to do something for them first.
Mohinder & Parkman
Parkman wakes up in the middle of the night and grabs his gun. He goes out to the kitchen and finds Mohinder getting something out of the fridge. Parkman does not like that Mohinder is playing spy. Molly comes out and gives Mohinder a hug. Awe, how cute. Two men and a baby or something...
Mohinder meets Ned at his new office, which just happens to be Isaac's old loft. They have a very expensive lab set up for him, and Ned says they will be monitoring him round the clock. Later Ned comes in with a new sample for him and then goes out to take the phone call from Niki.
Mohinder calls Mr.B and is afraid that they might get caught. Mr.B tells him not too worry and to look for the paintings. Mohinder finds one, the 8/8 of in the series. He takes a picture and sends it to Mr.B's computer, who looks at it and then closes it when Claire comes into the room. Do not worry, I will get to the image in a moment.
Maya & Alejandro
Alejandro gets arrested for attempting to steal a car. He gets put in jail next to some American kid who says "dude, you look like ass." Maya comes to the rescue by trying to give the cops $14. When they won't let him out, she uses her power and makes everyone die. Alejandro gets out and takes it back, and when the American kid comes to, he says he has a car, so they take him with them. How will he be connected to everything?
Ando gets caught playing video games at work, and he decides to look at the sword and think about Hiro for a minute. He notices that on the handle it says "Ando open" and he opens the handles base and pulls out some scrolls, which are letters from Hiro describing his time in 1671.
Hiro tries to get Kensei not to freak out, but Kensei thinks that Hiro is some kind of devil. Later Hiro is with Yaeko and she is going on about how Kensei seems like two different people, sometimes he can be gentle and other times he acts like a brute.
When Hiro catches up with Kensei, he finds him cutting himself with a knife. Hiro explains that Kensei has powers and that Hiro does time. He shows him how he can teleport. Kensei realizes he can make tons of money as a swordfighter, but Hiro has other plans.
He teleports them to a temple which is home of the 90 Angry Ronin, who guard the Fire Scroll. As they charge Kensei, Hiro teleports away. Later Kensei joins Hiro and Yaeko and has the scroll.
Kensei thanks Hiro for his help and for showing him the right path. He won the Battle of the 90 Ronin, and will now continue on his quest. He is sad when Hiro says he must return home. As Kensei and Yaeko leave together, Hiro realizes he loves her and does not want to leave. He stays and says that his time with them is not over.
Claire confronts West about what he saw. She says it was a pedicure and that he just mistook the whole thing. He makes fun of her and then when they are in class, he asks if a lizard girl could cut off an appendage and grow it back.
Claire runs out of class and West follows her. Outside she admits that she is a freak and that she has powers. She freaks out for a little bit, and then West tells her to shut up. He picks her up and flies her to a nice little beach.
They talk about who has a cooler power for a bit, then start making out. Claire notices a scar on his neck (the same as Parkman's and Sprague's) and asks what it is. West does not know, but he knows that he was riding his bike one day and he saw a guy, with horned rimmed glasses and the next thing he remembers it's the next day and he is at home. It appears that Mr.B and the Haitian got to West awhile ago. West says that HRG looked at him like he was some kind of animal that belonged in a cage.
That night, as Mr.B stares at the picture of Isaac's painting, Claire comes in and says goodnight. It's obvious she wants to ask him about it, but does not know how to bring it up. Probably a good thing considering what might be going on in his mind. Mr.B just received a very disturbing picture.
The picture is of him with a bullet through his head, through his left eye to be exact. He is clearly dead in the picture. In the background is a blond girl, but it was not clear who she was (first guess is Claire, but sometimes those things can be deceiving).
So, now we have the priority: we do not want Mr.B to die. How weird is that to say? After the first few episodes last season, when we were convinced he was this sinister bad guy, who we should absolutely hate, and now he is probably one of our favorite characters.