The Story: Starting off where last week ended, Sylar can’t stand having to morph into Agent Taub since he was “killed” a few weeks back. As he slowly starts to lose grip with reality Micah tries to convince him to join the good guys. Matt and his son reunite with Janice and contemplate getting back together. Hiro and Ando squabble about who is the true leader of their duo as Hiro’s power starts to act funny. Mohinder and the Petrelli/Bennett’s stay in Coyote Sands but are met with Danko’s men by the end.
Pros: This episode was solid and finally sets up the big meeting that will take us into the finale next week. It was nice to see Micah return and be useful for a change. It was tense watching him stand up to Sylar but he did an admirable job and looks to be returning next week. The return of Sylar’s mom was a welcome addition as Ellen Greene did such a great job in season 1. Now that Sylar’s in Norman Bates mode we’ll probably be seeing more of her, her scenes with Zachary Quinto were perfect. The best conversation had to go out to Hiro and Ando discussing which of them was Batman or Superman. Ando’s quote about Hiro being “fascist” was hilarious. It was interesting that the two are finally squabbling about the dynamic now, but since they are finally equal could we be seeing some strife between the two next season? The bookends were also fun to watch since I enjoyed last week’s backstory so much; hopefully everyone from the Petrelli’s and Bennett’s will be meeting up next week. This episode was just a warm-up for the hopefully star-studded finale and I can’t wait. Props also go out to Clint Howard for his cameo this week, very underrated actor.
Cons: Compared to the last two weeks this episode seemed kind of blah. Nothing earth-shattering happened but the episode just seemed to be biding time till the finale. Sylar needs to grow up because his constant mommy/daddy issues and now this “identity” quest are getting ridiculous. He’s a villain right, must we go Norman Bates? Micah also seemed to be a little useless since we’re still unsure what Sylar’s going to do. Matt and Janice were cute but also unnecessary.
Overall: This episode was okay but not as good as what we’ve glimpsed in the last few episodes. The season is coming to a close next week so hopefully we’ll have some resolutions and plenty to whet our appetites for the next installment. I’m a bit sad to see the show come to a close next week since we’ve finally seen some worthy material. I give this week a 3/5.