Heroes this week left me somewhat numb. Nothing spectacular happened this week, but nothing terrible. Before we get into the recap let me say there’s no Maya and Alejandro or Claire this week and to me, that’s awesome.
Monica and Micah come together to figure out their respective powers. Mohinder turns to the Company to help an ailing Molly while learning that the group is holding Niki hostage. Matt and Nathan go in search of Matt’s father and learn his true powers. Ando tries to decipher more of Hiro’s ancient writings. Hiro and Kensei must band together to face a giant army. Peter and Caitlin come closer together but the arrival of a mysterious stranger threatens all they hold dear.
This episode was somewhere in-between. It wasn’t the best, not compared to last week, but it wasn’t as bad as the first couple episodes. I think a lot of this has to do with very little furthering of the story. We continue to focus on things that don’t really matter at this point. Monica is still testing her limits, Molly is still upset, there’s no major reveals other than what Matt’s father is capable of. It was nice to see where Niki’s been and what she’s been doing even thought it was incredibly short. It was also nice to see some mention made of where Matt’s wife and child are. It’s not completely revealed why he’s divorced but it was a step in the right direction. I also love the power Matt’s father has. It’s not a straight mind reading capability, there’s an add-on in a sense. Great idea, kudos to the writers. Also, some great things happen this week like Peter Petrelli discovers the benefits of a shirt. Did I mention there’s no Maya, Alejandro or Claire??
Like I mentioned above there’s nothing massive going on in this episode. Sure Kristen Bell’s character Elle shows up but she doesn’t do too much to make us happy she’s here. I wanted a huge opening for her and instead it was pretty tame. Maybe I asked for too much? I also didn’t know the point of including Hiro and Kensei in this episode. They just seemed pretty pointless because we see them for a couple seconds and there’s really nothing worth watching. It would have been better to have them more fleshed out next week then just tacking them on this week.
My favorite hero this week is Elle played the always awesome Kristen Bell. While her character doesn’t do too much this episode we know she controls electricity and she’s a bit of a spoiled brat. Who didn’t love it when she’s on the phone and says “Yes, I killed him what’s the big deal?” I expect to see some more amazing character development as we progress. Other than that no break out moments here although I’m continuing to love Monica more and more. There’s just a strong person underneath that is dying to break through.
So overall I’d have to give this episode 3 out of 5. There’s nothing amazing but it’s nowhere near as painful to watch as the earlier attempts.