Seriously – I shouldn’t be watching (or reviewing) this episode of Heroes since I have yet to complete the reviews of the last two. However, I have been working on the other two for quite sometime and, dissatisfied with what I have come up with up to now, have yet to post them. Perhaps reviewing this episode will help me get back on track, who knows.
Then again, hibernation is a very strong deterrent to any form of productivity.
Chapter 5 of Volume 4 starts with Claire in cahoots with the guy who can breathe under water (can I call him Fishboy? I think I will). In this episode more than ever, Claire reminds me of her father, in that while she has the best of intentions, she is bossy, extremely opinionated and doesn’t take no for an answer. She actually admits to the fact that, just like her father, she is lying to Mrs. Bennett to protect her. Claire wants to do everything her way, determined to do good without considering other possible consequences to her actions. It’s funny how so many of these heroes seem to be suffering from the same complex – ironically enough, referred to as a ‘heroes complex’.
Let the giggling begin.
Other causes for giggling include Mrs. Bennett finding Fishboy (how I love calling him that) in Claire’s closet, Claire calling him her boyfriend and Alex’ reaction to Mrs. Bennett’s accusing glare when Claire ‘admits’ to having sex with him. Mrs. Bennett is once again showing her mettle, and hopefully this time, no one will erase her memory. And good thing she was there, because for all her bravado, Claire didn’t know what she was doing.
Claire: I have a plan. I just haven’t thought of it yet.
Mrs. Bennett is like so many mothers out there – full of surprises, like knowing how to make a fake ID! Kind of makes you wonder what really is normal.
Claire: I just wish I was normal.
Mrs. Bennett: Why on earth would you want that?
Claire: Maybe it would make things easier.
Claire’s misconceived notion of what normal is (really, the house in the suburbs, the 2,4 kids and the whit picket fence is ‘normal’? For who, under 1% of the world’s population, perhaps?) alongside her terrible decision-making skills make for one beautifully paved road leading straight to hell, just like her father’s actions led him to his own personal hell.
And is it just me, or does Fis… Erm, I mean, Alex look a smidgen like Peter?
Mrs. Bennett: You’re going to miss having a cute guy in your closer?
Claire: A little.
While a lot happened to make the plot advance, I only feel compelled to remark only on three other things.
First of all, what an interesting revelation about Sylar’s father we are privy to at Big Jim’s Franks & Fries. It makes you wonder if Sylar regrets embarking on this journey – especially with someone as annoying as Luke accompanying him. Or is it his sometimes insightful questions that make him an interesting companion?
Luke: You’re the most powerful dude on the planet. What could you possibly need?
One can’t help but feel sorry for Sylar when we realise just what happened (and also when we see just how adorable he used to be). I did think that maybe his father was Rebel – until we saw him kill the mother. Would someone so selfish as to sell his son and kill his wife (or, at the very least, the mother of his son) really go through the trouble of saving everyone else?
Then again, Heroes is known for its sometimes convoluted storyline…
Luke: Why are you doing this to me?
Sylar: Because you’re here and I need to express my feelings.
The second thing I’d like to point out, which I am certain everyone else has also noticed is the fact that after Angela Petrelli whispers what she has seen in the future in Nathan’s ear, that he takes a step back and throws a shocked glance at the sky where Peter has flown off mere seconds before.
Angela: Because the game has changed. I’ve seen it, and you need to be ready.
Kind of makes you wonder what Angela Petrelli told Nathan, doesn’t it?
And last but not least, the question I’m sure every Heroes fan is asking themselves: who is the world is Rebel? Someone we know already, or someone we are going to meet very soon? If the writers have played their cards right, it’s going to catapult Heroes fans back into the same frenzy they were in during Season 1.
And I’m eagerly looking forward to it.