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Heroes 2.11: "Powerless"

So I dropped the ball more times than I can count but here we are at the stand-in finale-of-the-season-so-far and I've got the laptop on my lap, ready to go. So what you get is a (spoiler-heavy) liveblog of episode 11 which is full of rambling, swearing, ire, small moments of happiness and a handful of questions. Needless to say, it will probably not make any sense unless you watched.

Things, shall we say, are really a mess. Click here for the rambling commentary!

Writing Maya this dumb is almost offensive, it's so idiotic. She can't be that stupid, that susceptible to Sylar's ooh-I'm-bad! delivery. She just can't. She can't be so dumb as to not grab the gun while Sylar was weakened from her X-Files goo of doom. This is aggravating.

Wait, all of a sudden everyone hates Mama Petrelli? What took Matt so long to get to poor, dead Victoria Pratt? Why would they immediately assume that Peter helped kill her?

I hope Elle switches sides on account of her pops being a dick. Three cheers for Me. Bennet and his little bouncy ball!

I am rather sick of Peter believing Adam. I wish he would catch on to the obvious: Hello! Hiro can help you get Caitlin back! Adam? He just bosses you around, and for still rather mysterious reasons. The entire universe knows he wants to release the virus. Is "He saved my brother?" really enough to keep you in his pocket? Can it occur to Peter that Adam saved Nathan just to get on Peter's good side? Why is everyone made of stupid?

Oh, Mr. Bennet. Oh, Elle. I fear Kristen Bell isn't long for this show. Going down fighting daddy. That's my prediction as of 9:20 pm.

By the way, before the Vault of Doom I so expected the Haitian to show up and wipe Adam's brain. How long would it take him to heal from that? Can Claire heal from that?

Please kill Sylar. Please kill Sylar.

Elle's so dead. I would so love it if she killed Sylar, but I'm a bit concerned.

Oh NO NOT MONICA!

Micah has a rad power AND he's smart about using it. It's rather refeshing.

Buddy cop flying! Totally awesome. Also, FLYING MAN!

West, please stop stalking. What, now he's smarter and more logical than Claire? GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK, SHOW. Please let Claire be smart again! Please let her not Learn Her Lesson from Stalker Boy! Defiant Claire isn't really making me happy either, but seriously, I would like a female character to do her own thing and be RIGHT. (ETA: And not get shot, though, plz.)

Is that really Mr. Bennet?

What happens when Molly tries to find a dead person? Oh, dear. Oh, dear. Oh, but this might galvanize Maya. In a sad, bad way.

So how did the company get Sylar away from Kirby Plaza?

Oh, so that was no surprise. So Maya showed up as a character, was poorly written (as was Alejandro), and now she's dead. The twins' plotline brought nothing to the show, except some paper-thin premise about picking up Sylar. What was the point? Why create two characters with such an elaborate back story that have no agency and add nothing to the bigger picture? Was their entire point really to drive Sylar to Mohinder? Really? REALLY? HOW MANY THINGS ARE WRONG WITH THIS? Retracted as obviously, um, the show wasn't QUITE that stupid. I hope she goes on a Sylar-hunting spree in the next "volume."

Oh, Claire! It really is Mr. Bennet. PLEASE DON'T KILL HIM AGAIN! Boy, I have a lot of capital letters to use. What is this bunk deal? He's going to go be a bad guy to save them? And he believes this shit? Seriously? Oh, wait. This is some fucked up blackmail. (ETA: But Claire is not shot. So that's something.)

Peter, I think Hiro's power would be a lot more effective than trying to Magneto the door off.

Come on, Peter, be less stupid. Does he remember everything? Or just most things? Does he know Parkman? Peter, ARE YOU A WALKING BRICK? Smart Nathan, yay!
HIRO, FREEZE TIME!

DON'T KILL HIRO!
THAT WAS THE DUMBEST SHIT I EVER SAW HIRO THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU DO YOU FREEZE TIME AND GET THE VIAL FROM WHEREVER THE FUCK IT IS AND THEN YOU TAKE KENSEI AWAY (OR KILL THE BASTARD) AND LEAVE HIM THERE YOU UTTER DIMWIT.

Oh, Peter. Two seconds of smartness, hurrah for that! And the first real use of the nuclear power; that's interesting.

Who's spying on our boys there? Innnteresting. And interesting that it's like (biological) father, like daughter, though a bit too tidy as well.

GET HIM, ELLE!

I begin to think it's Niki who's going to die.

This is so the end of 90210 that one season. Except not really. Also, hello, overused save-someone-from-the-fire-then-die plotline! Goodbye, Niki! You were always so underwritten. You had potential. I'm sorry you had to die, even though as soon as Mohinder said, "The blood ... Niki!" or whatever he said, it was so obvious.

Um, so ... if they kill Elle also I am going to scream in horror and have to be restrained from throwing things. SHOW, STOP KILLING THE WOMEN.

Hiro's back, yay! Oooh, what did he do with Adam. Oh, that is unpleasant. Buried alive is so freaking creepy. And in his family's graveyard. So, so creepy.

Good job, Elle!

This is not a good idea, this going public thing. It's going to look totally batshit. And in a way, it is. So, er, is this part of Matt's moral gray area thing?

What is this uplifting speechifying? Is this his presidential campaign speech? Why would there be so many major news outlets ready to go in in Odessa? WHOA, OK. Who's the shooter? Who was watching them?
Did that look like Peter walking off or was I imagining it? (Will I miss Nathan? Not ... really. I'm just glad it wasn't Elle.)

Could they not give Nathan Peter's blood? Who is Mama Petrelli talking to? So she had Nathan killed? Was she watching? Was that future Peter going back in time to correct a mistake? Is Mama Petrelli still somehow on the Company's good side to some degree, hence the watcher and the shooting and ...

OH NO NOT MORE SYLAR.

Ha, ha, spinach Like Popeye. Ha, ha.