Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What I’m Watching: Heroes

Heroes: Season 4, Episode 10 “Brother’s Keeper” (F)

If Nathan/Sylar touches Matt’s hand, Sylar gets his body back. Could this be any dumber? It appears so, since the elder Petrelli brother is still essentially Nathan and maintains the ability to try and keep Sylar out of his body. The whole idea that Nathan and Peter would just happen to need to seek out Matt and that Peter would be able to save him is just preposterous, especially considering how much this messes up Matt’s half-decent plan of self-sacrifice to forever rid the world of at least one half of Sylar. At least Peter is smart enough to absorb Nathan/Sylar’s power so that he can stay with him. The reintroduction of a character I had long forgotten about in this episode came as a bit of an unneeded surprise. It’s also interesting that, prior to watching this episode, I saw a film in which actor Sendhil Ramamurthy played a famous actor, and I recalled his long-ago existence on this show, only to find him suddenly reappearing. Everything about Mohinder always seems exceedingly irrelevant, and his obsession over the film of his father (is there anything more boring?) fits into that category. Samuel was always a bit of a loose cannon, and the fact that he can learn how to control his powers from watching a video of his birth seems like quite a stretch. Tracy’s powers being on the fritz isn’t really an interesting thread, and she’s always had more than enough reason to shack up with the carnival freaks and abandon her public life. Breaking off a piece of Claire’s foot and then sobbing about it didn’t provide her with any newfound wisdom or revelation.

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