The Story: Hiro reverts back to being a child after his encounter with Arthur and it’s up to Ando to bring him back up to speed. Mohinder continues to fail in giving normal people abilities and thinks there’s a “catalyst” that needs to be found. Arthur continues to assemble the villains and attempt to destroy everything. Matt questions Daphne’s loyalty and saves Angela. Nathan and Tracy go to see Arthur and Tracy’s true colors are revealed. Peter and Claire try to escape from Flint and Knox. Sylar tries to learn a different way to gain power and forms a bond with Elle.
Pros: Wow, another packed episode that had quite a few enjoyable plotlines. My favorite story of this episode had to be Elle and Sylar, purely because they are my favorite characters. They way they interact are both touching and suspenseful, especially in the beginning when Elle wants to fight Sylar to the death. Kristen Bell exhibits some great acting, when she wants Sylar to kill her I believed her trauma. I’m looking forward to seeing where their relationship goes and might Sylar’s baby mama be revealed? Hiro and Ando get the most humor in this episode with Hiro turning into a child. The way everything had to be re-established with Ando in control set up some great humor and I loved Hiro’s desperate need for waffles. Robert Forster continues to rule the roost as baddie extraordinaire but you get a sense of his compassion in his scene with Angela this week. I didn’t know whether he was going to kill her or release her and when he does the right thing you realize there is a deeper relationship we haven’t seen. Maybe the man isn’t so cold-hearted…yes he is but this episode showed he was more than a monster. Mohinder was in a small bit of the episode but he gets the gore factor slot for all the shots of his failed experiment. Fans of “The Fly” should enjoy his plotline.
Cons: While the above storylines soared, others just fell flat in my opinion. I hated Tracy’s double cross this episode because it seemed so formulaic. I’ve mentioned how cliché Ali Larter’s character has been this season but the evil businesswoman just doesn’t click and I really hope it doesn’t become too much of a focus. Peter and Claire also continue to push the boundaries for me purely because I’m not enjoying the way their relationship is progressing. Maybe it’s because of Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Pantettiere’s relationship off-screen or how forced their relationship seems to play out on-screen but I do not like when they are together.
Overall: “It’s Coming” (sorry with the mix-up in the titles by the way) did a brilliant job with the strong storylines and fell flat with a few of the weaker ones. Heroes is still maintaining a standard that wasn’t seen last season but this episode seemed to lead up to so much more as evidenced by the eclipse seen throughout. I give the episode a 3.5/5.