Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What I’m Watching: Heroes Reborn

Heroes Reborn: Season 1, Episode 5 “The Lion’s Den” (C)

These glasses that allow their wearers to immediately identify unregistered evos are awfully helpful to those who want to catch them and immensely detrimental to those who don’t want to be caught. They proved particularly problematic for Captain Dearing, who got himself arrested and taken in, and which answered my question of why actor Dylan Bruce, fresh off “Orphan Black,” had such a measly role on this show. Dearing isn’t the only one adjusting to his new normal, as Luke burned down his house to get away from bad memories of what he has become. The evos are going to need as much help as they can get given the recent neutralization of Farah and the fact that the clueless Malina is now humanity’s last hope. Noah and Erica knowing each other intimately is not a surprise, but it does reinforce this show’s tendency to have every character know about deep, dark secrets, which makes getting anything done without the entire world knowing more than a bit improbable and unlikely. Tommy’s inability to process the news that his mother is not actually his mother is distracting him from what he should be doing, and it would have been helpful if Casper had been even just a little less cryptic about what his role is before he teleported away. Tommy and Miko are both becoming much more in control of their powers, and they could use some guidance in how to prevent an extinction-level event without just having to figuring it out for themselves in the nick of time.

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