The Story: Hiro and Ando, continuing to travel with Matt’s child, face difficulty in finding the father when the baby’s cries turn off every car they find. Noah tries to figure out if Sylar is truly dead and bring Danko down in the process. Matt finds out about Danko’s second life with a beautiful woman. Mohinder investigates a secret project his father worked on as a young man. Angela, Claire, Nathan and Peter reunite at the mysterious location of Coyote Sands to solve a mystery dating back to the 1960s.
Pros: A plotline I’m actually truly interested in, maybe Heroes is returning to its days of glory! The final scene with Angela telling Nathan to keep digging at Coyote Sands was excellent and made me want Monday to come again so I could find out more. A big problem with the last few seasons has been plotlines never paying off, or a big setup leading to a paltry conclusion. Hopefully this Coyote Sands storyline won’t end in disappointment but with the amount of cast members who have stories involving this it looks to be a big season ender thing. The Petrelli family has always been my favorite group and seeing them all reunite and squabbling a bit reminded me of the best season one moments. This family has so many skeletons in their closet and familial issues it’ll be nice to have them all get a bit of cabin fever together. Hiro and Ando continue to make with the funny with the Matt Parkman, Jr. The whole “touch and go baby” angle was hilarious and just made me love the adventures they get into. Sure it’s not the most serious angle but I think it brings the show back to reality and keeps everything lighthearted. The Japanese American truck driver from Texas was also a nice touch. Noah’s slow descent into madness at the hands of Sylar was fantastic! Jack Coleman has always been a fine actor in this series but when he has a loaded gun on his wife’s head and realizes she’s truly his wife, which was phenomenal. I loved that Sylar has decided to take the psychological route in order to bring Noah down and it’s turning out beautifully.
Cons: With the strong stories mentioned above the ones I didn’t like just weren’t as engaging as the core ones. Matt and Danko were pretty weak, especially with all the drama involving Danko’s girlfriend. I understand the attempt to humanize Danko but it seemed very high school and I wasn’t as committed to it. I also thought Mohinder was wasted, just a few scenes attempting to move the storyline. It also became incredibly confusing on who was shape shifting into whom at times, moments of Mission: Impossible 2 were swirling around in my head for a bit.
Overall: A great episode and I’m slowly starting to forget the last few episodes at the beginning of this season. Some wonderful character interactions and a return to form. This episode gets a strong 4.5/5.