Maybe she’s mad they’re making a scary flick.   

This weekend, during which I had a yard sale and moved from a large three bedroom 1800 square foot house to a smaller two bedroom 1000 (and change) square foot apartment, has changed my mind about something. I have previously said that I would not want a super power but I was wrong. I do want one. I want the power of to transport things from one place to another. The power to orb, for those who watched Charmed. I’m pretty sure this whole moving thing wouldn’t be such a bitch that way. Plus, there’s probably less of a chance of hurting my knee in the process if I could orb.

Moving and forgetting to watch my saved copy of the finale of Everwood one last time before unplugging my TiVo aside, I feel like I haven’t talked about TV in weeks and I desperately need to lose myself in some TV talk for a bit. So, let’s get this blog back on course!

Heroes
I want to talk about this one first because it’s been on my mind all morning. First, can I say how fucking happy I am to have my TV show back? I’ve missed it! I didn’t realize how much I had missed it until I sat down to watch last night’s episode. Never leave me again, Heroes.

I don’t know if it was because it’s been so long since we’ve had an episode or what but I LOVED last night’s episode. There are some things I found confusing. I’m not sure if I’m just suffering from some memory loss and if they’d be less confusing if it hadn’t been seven weeks since I last saw the show, but I did have some questions about things. Luckily they didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment of the episode.

First, let me just get this out of the way right away. I think Mama Petrelli is the source of Peter’s dream power. I have been going crazy wonderingo it was coming from given that he had it first. It had to be one of the first people we saw him with. I thought it could be Simone but then I thought it was her father. Last night I realized it had to be his mother. Especially since that’d also explain why she knew about the boys’ powers long before they did. And didn’t she and Peter have a discussion about dreams in the very first episode? Oh, no, he told her about waking up and just knowing about Nathan’s accident before he ever got the phone call about it and she slapped him. That may mean the dream thing pre-dates Simone and her father being apart of his life but I can’t be sure. Either way, his mother’s reaction doesn’t match what he was telling her so I think it may be possible that I’m right for once.

Second, since I don’t think the writers ever thought we’d buy that Peter was dead, I didn’t mind that part at all. The minute he fell in the apartment, I knew that someone was going to have to pull that chunk of glass out of his head before he’d wake up. I just hope that info gets back to Mohinder since I’m betting he’s the only one who is going to put two and two together and realize there’s some key role that the brain plays in those who have power. Plus, I kinda loved that Claire was the one who knew what to do… even if you could see the “I guess we’re even” line coming from a mile away.

I wonder if what happened with Peter changed Nathan’s mind about what Linderman was proposing? It didn’t seem like he was on board with Linderman’s plan at all when we saw them talking. Then he comes home and thinks Peter is dead and everything seems to change. I don’t really think Nathan is evil and I’m not even sure he’s so politically inclined that he’d sacrifice everything to get ahead. I do, however, believe he’d do everything in his power to keep his family safe. If he thinks letting the bomb happen would keep his family safe, I can see him deciding to go along with Linderman. I guess we may find out some of the answers to this stuff next week with our peek into the future.

Speaking of, how awesome was it that Hiro and Future!Hiro came face to face? I love it. I think it’s clear that this show is inventing it’s own laws about things so I don’t even care that it breaks the “laws” of every other sci-fi show out there. What would be the point of time traveling if you couldn’t change things? We already know that Hiro can’t change something that has already happened. He can only affect things that haven’t happened yet. Plus, I like Future!Hiro so I can’t wait to see more of him. (Hint: Check out this week’s online graphic novel chapter for a little more about Future!Hiro and the moments that led up to him finding Hiro in his place.)

I LOVED the fight between Peter and Sylar. I can’t wait to see a bigger showdown between these two. Sylar is pretty damn smart. I love his use of the glass to figure out where Peter was in the room. And that whole scene supports a theory I have about how Peter (I don’t know about Sylar since I still don’t understand how exactly he gets other people’s powers) can’t seem to use more than one power at a time. He’d have been able to stop the glass had he let himself be visible again. Well, either that or he didn’t spend enough time learning from Claude. It does make sense, though, because Peter has to have some kind of limitation to his powers and that works nicely. You can have access to all the powers but you have to pick and choose which you are going to use at a given moment.

I suspect poor Mohinder is going to get a bad rap for calling Primatech but I don’t think that’s fair. I don’t think anyone would be complaining about who he teams up with if he had actually talked to HRG and that’s who had shown up at his place. Instead, he gets stuck with someone else because HRG is “no longer with the Company.” Mohinder was doing what he thought best because he finally realized that he can’t possibly control Sylar. Of course, too bad he doesn’t know Sylar already escaped from those guys as well.

I want to move on to my issues with the episode but first I have to say that I did like HRG working with Matt and what’s his face to break out. Convenient that they have to go to NYC – though I’m not convinced HRG is being completely honest about that part (based on nothing but a feeling). I also liked the Jessica/Micah/Linderman thing. I’m not exactly sure what use Linderman has of Micah but I’m positive it won’t be a good thing. Unlike when Shapeshifter Girl was pretending to be Claire for no other reason than to torture HRG, I actually liked her pretending to be Niki. I think that’s exactly what they’d be using her power for so I didn’t feel like it was a cop out on the writers’ part. It was a little amusing that Micah, who can tell between Jessica and Niki, couldn’t tell that the woman meeting him at the door wasn’t either. But, hey, now we have a reason for DL and Jessica to work together! And a reason for them to work against Linderman.

OK. Now, on to the things that confused me. First, when did Hiro find out about Sylar being captured? Did I miss something or, as I asked before, am I just not remembering something we saw in a previous episode? His logic for why Issac would be alive did seem to make sense until I realized that there was no reason he should know about Sylar. And which capture was he referring to? No one knew that Mohinder had Sylar so he must have been talking about when HRG had captured Sylar but that was long ago and I don’t remember Hiro having any interaction with anyone who would know about that.

Second, at what point did DL reveal to Jessica that he knew she wasn’t Niki? I know that we saw that he had figured it out but he appeared to still be pretending with her. Did we just not get that scene? I am usually ok with that but, in this case, it felt more like a pivotal scene was cut from the episode. Or maybe it’s just that usually they show everything on this show… in fact they usually show everything more than once. Instead of just going back to where we left Sylar and Peter, we backtracked to Peter coming into the apartment. If they had time to reshow us that, why not show DL confronting Jessica?

Then there are the Petrellis. As much as I loved them all being together in one place, I did NOT get why everyone seemed to know exactly what was going on. Like, what the hell is up with Nathan knowing exactly who Claire is? Last I knew, he was just finding out that she was alive and had no clue what she looked like. Am I missing something? And, if that’s the case and the explanation/intro just happened offscreen (again, why not show us that?), why the heck wouldn’t he be a little more upset at his mother for hiding her from him? Not to mention the fact that they all seemed to suddenly know everything about each other pretty quickly. I am not opposed to skipping over exposition scenes, especially when we – the audience – already know everything but it feels like this was a scene we needed to see. Especially since I would think the fact that their mother knows about their powers would surely have come out in that type of scene not later. I dunno, it kind of felt like they purposely didn’t give us some scenes just so they wouldn’t have to deal with the questions any discussion between those four would bring up and I think that’s the one reason I really found it annoying.

Hmmm, ok, I think I’ve talked about this one episode for long enough! I told you I missed this show… I always have so much to say about it and, yet, I’m sure I missed things. (Like all of the Issac stuff… damn! Suffice to say, I really liked his scenes in this episode and I can’t wait for someone to discover that 9th Wonders comic because I need to see it says!)

Drive
I’m going to have to rewatch this episode. I was a bit preoccupied last night and I didn’t give it my full attention. As of right now, my impression of the show remains the same. I still love Nathan, still think the show is a fun ride, and am still not overly wowed by the show as a whole. And, since none of this was really spoilery, I won’t bother to hide it.

Supernatural
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this episode!!! Seriously, I laughed my ass off the entire time and then rewatched it several times. Luckily I taped it at the new place so, the few times I’ve been able to sit down and take a breather, I was able to watch bits and pieces of it. All of the inside jokes were hilarious. I know that I’m probably in the minority but I really love when they do these type of episodes… I guess because I’m just not that into the angsty yellow-eyed demon arc. I care about the boys and I do want to hear their story but I like it best when it’s just them out there fighting demons. And, because of that, I like it when we have a mix of really scary weeks and really fun weeks. Plus, I got to see McG totally having a fun time making fun of himself. All in all, this may be my favorite episode of the season. (Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind about that given that I’m guessing the two part season finale is going to kick some serious ass.)

Hmmm, ok, covering three shows is not exactly back on track but it’s closer than I’ve been in the past week. I’ll be back with more TV talk tomorrow and maybe some pictures of the new place.

On my schedule for tonight: Gilmore Girls and Boston Legal

PS: Don’t forget about my weekly contest! This week it’s all about being a hero.

4 Responses to “Maybe she’s mad they’re making a scary flick.”

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    spectralbovine says:

    I’m not exactly sure what use Linderman has of Micah but I’m positive it won’t be a good thing.
    I know exactly what he’s using him for. You should too, if you’re following the online stuff.

    Did we just not get that scene? I am usually ok with that but, in this case, it felt more like a pivotal scene was cut from the episode.
    It looks like it was in the Previously! Oh, Ron Moore. What have you done to television?

    Last I knew, he was just finding out that she was alive and had no clue what she looked like.
    I think he just assumed. I mean, who else would this strange teenage blonde girl in his apartment, a few days after he went down to Texas because of his teenage blonde daughter?

    covering three shows is not exactly back on track
    Oh, Rae. You TV whore.

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    harper47 says:

    Yes, the ability to orb would be awesome wouldn’t it? I know that’s what my superpower would be as long as I could orb myself and others around. With the way I practically live in a car, it would be heaven.

    Kudos on getting moved.

    I think my brain is too whacked out to have anything coherent to add to your reviews but I too loved Supernatural. The in jokes were hysterical. Didn’t you just love Padelecki’s face when the tour guide mentioned GG? Such a little thing but still. Great episode, one that, as you said, it looked like everyone was having a blast with.

    You have excellent questions re Heroes and I agree, they seemed to have cut or skipped things that should have been said. And I love your spec about Mama Petrelli having the dream power.

    I like Drive a lot but now I’m bummed because it seems like Fox will just cancel it. Grumble, grumble. Nathan needs to put a big sign in his office saying DO NOT AUDITION FOR SHOWS ON FOX EVER.

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    eolivet says:

    I think it’s clear that this show is inventing it’s own laws about things so I don’t even care that it breaks the “laws” of every other sci-fi show out there.

    Granted, I “only” watch…1 1/2 other time traveling shows, but the laws have been different for both. In one (the more conventional one, I think), you can’t meet yourself at all, ’cause it causes a paradox. But in the other, you can meet yourself — even have a conversation with yourself. Come to think of it, “Time Traveler’s Wife” had the same interpretation — the protagonist had lots of convos and meetings with himself in the past and future. So, maybe it’s not so “unconventional” after all. :)

    Unlike when Shapeshifter Girl was pretending to be Claire for no other reason than to torture HRG, I actually liked her pretending to be Niki.

    Hmmm…you have a point. I think it would’ve been more effective had we not seen her used the entire ep — so it would’ve had the same kind of punch it did when she pretended to be Mrs. Bennet, and Simone, to a lesser extent. But seeing her as Claire, and then again as Niki, it was like “Oh, come ON!”

    Convenient that they have to go to NYC – though I’m not convinced HRG is being completely honest about that part

    I kind of figured he was trying to track down Claire as an “ulterior motive” — and seeing as he may know who her biological parents are, I just…assumed that would be the reason, as well. :x

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    cdn_tvaddict says:

    Heroes:

    I don’t know… I still think it’s Mr. Deveaux who had the Dream power and Mama Petrelli is going to have some exciting new power. He has to be tied into all this somehow – his buildng is Hero HQ afterall. Although, your point about Mamma P. knowing about their powers long before them because of the dreams is a very good one.

    As for Mohinder, I think he deserves a bad rap for NOT KILLING SYLAR. TWICE! Sheesh. That has to be the two stupidest moves anyone on this show has made. Shoot the mother f’r while he’s knocked out! I agree that his calling Primatech after made total sense. What else is he supposed to do? He’s all alone and apparently very slow.

    First, when did Hiro find out about Sylar being captured?
    In the episode after Peter saves Claire (Fallout – #11) Isaac tells Hiro that Sylar has been captured. And he’s referring to the first time when HRG & Eden caught him. Hiro doesn’t know that Sylar got out of that.

    Like, what the hell is up with Nathan knowing exactly who Claire is?
    Nathan saw the picture of Claire on FireMommy’s cell phone at the trailer park, so that’s how he knew who she was. And we saw that Nathan told his mom about Claire and they had a discussion about it, so I didn’t find it odd that everyone was up to date on everyone else.

    As for the mom knowing about their powers, I think that was purposefully left out so that they could elaborate more a bit later on. I’m sure we’ll get a scene that reveals what happened next with them. And I really hope we get a scene that reveals what Mamma P’s power is! I’ve read lots of specualtion that she’s a shapeshifter but I don’t have any reason to hop on that bandwagon.

    Drive:
    I’m loving Drive! But not in the way I love Heroes or GG… probably more like you said. Nathan is just so awesome, it’s a really fun ride, love the cars and music, and I like the mystery/backstory of how they all got involved in this race. I really hate the army guy and his wife though. Every one of their Rah-Rah-go-Army scenes makes me cringe.

    Something that I noticed right from the start… the woman who died last night was suspiciously missing from the credits, as is Vi’s Dad. So me thinks he’s going to kick it soon, and Vi and the pretty girl who did not die in that car accident are going to pair up. Also, I love that they cheanged the credits to have Nathan driving the new car now.

    Supernatural:
    OMG!! Best ep. yet. Loved it all! The focus on Jared during the GG comments was priceless! And, it’s like Canada. :D