Heroes – Matt, Nathan, it’s all in your head…

** Spoiler Warning, this post discusses plotlines that include episodes of each show up to the episodes that aired in the US the week of October 21 through 27th. **

Heroes airs on NBC 8:00pm CST

   Heroes, once again, a stellar episode of Heroes; each week they are giving us just a little bit more of each plotline. We were introduced to Kristen Bell’s character this week. A girl with the ability to produce lightning, she is in Ireland on the hunt for Peter. In trying to find him she kills a friend of his, putting himself and his new love in danger. Peter decides that it is time to face his past and go in search of his past and who he used to be. It is indicated that he will take his new love interest with him.

   Matt and Nathan go to Philadelphia to confront Matt’s father, initially he portrays himself as a helpless old man in hiding, we quickly learn through his attack on Matt and Nathan, that he is perfectly capable of doing the nightmarish things to Molly that she had described, in addition to imprisoning her in her own mind. He has also received a portion of the torn photograph with the Godsend symbol indicating that whoever is killing the people in the photo is now after him as well. I anticipate that the ability to plant thoughts in someone’s mind is an additional power that Matt will eventually learn about. This is the first time that we have seen a power that was directly transferred from parent to child that we know of. Claire’s dad Nathan has the ability to fly; her mother could control fire, so although she received a power it was not the same as her parents. Micah has different powers from Nikki and DL. It will be interesting to see what other heroes find that their parents had the same power.

   Dana in Louisiana learns a little bit more about her power in that she is a copycat, it appears that she has tremendous muscle memory simply from viewing an act, she can re-create it.

   We learn a little bit more about Hiro’s adventures with Kensei, I still feel that when it is all said and done, he is going to make some kind of play for Kensei’s girlfriend. This might lead to some kind of ripple effect through time, we will have to wait and see.

   I am very anxious for Sylar to make it back to the U.S. I am curious to see what his next move is going to be once he is back. I anticipate that he will go to the company in some fashion and try to get them to fix him and give him his powers back. Although I doubt it, it would be great if Claire was somehow involved.

   Speaking of Claire, she was not present in this episode. The tenth wonder podcast makes reference to this being the first episode of the series in which Claire does not appear. I don’t know if there is any significance to that or not, however, you can bet that she will be a central character in this week’s episode.

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