Heroes – Volume II, Chapter 5 (Fight or Flight)

Ah, things finally starting to happen…

Working late Monday meant I had to watch this Tusday night.  Tuesday afternoon, I get this email from Dan: “WHOA.  The show is definitively BACK.”

Some things I liked about this: they managed to introduce a new character with some mystery (Electro-girl, who’s father works for the Company….would that be “Bob”?) and someone discovered powers without taking 4 weeks to figure out what’s going on (thankfully, Micah was there to be her guide).  I also loved that she’s being really smart about it: what would I do if I could replicate anything I saw on TV?  Watch Kung Fu movies!  I wonder if she watched Superman she’d be able to fly?

Anyway, Peter’s finally getting back into it, which will be awesome, and with that cute Irish chick, too.  Shame her brother had to die, I liked him, especially since he was very welcoming to Peter and didn’t think he was a freak.  At least someone’s reaction is “dude that’s awesome” instead of “what’s going on?  what’s happening to me/you?”  God, Nikki can be such a whiny bitch.

I know I’ve mentioned this, but Mohinder and Parkman had better be a gay couple, or that whole story line is just creepy.

Parkman’s father clearly has some ability to get into people’s minds and mess around, more than just mind-reading, which also gives him the ability to block them from using their mind-power on him.  So Parkman can’t read his mind, and he can get into Molly when she’s finding him.  Query how Parkman eventually snapped out of it, though?

Question for the week: is Parkman’s father the one killing the old people or not?  I say he is, and that putting the symbol on his own picture was part of the “con” he pulled on Matt.  But the “I have something to show you” line…was that just a ploy to get him into the room, or was he actually showing him the next step in what he could do with his powers (assuming he wasn’t lying that his powers are the same as Matt’s, just taken farther…which could also have been part of the con).  Anway, that look on his face as he was leaving the apartment (after locking Nathan and Matt in their nightmares) was scary.

And what, exactly, does Montreal have to do with this?

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5 responses to “Heroes – Volume II, Chapter 5 (Fight or Flight)

  1. That was probably the best show all season, with the exception of maybe “4 Months Later.”

    I’d definitely guess that Parkman’s father was the bad guy. Parkman has more or less the same ability, so he was able to fight through the fantasy his father put into his mind, and was somehow able to communicate to Nathan as well. Parkman’s power is obviously a lot more than just simple mind reading.

    I’m guessing his father was able to either force people to harm themselves by making them see things, or is able to make people do things they don’t want to do via illusions (such as maybe getting Nathan to push Hiro’s father off the roof and plant those pictures).

    What I don’t get is what exactly Veronica Mars intends to do when she finds Peter. He is far more powerful than she is, so how exactly is she going to capture him? Only the Haitan or Sylar could really stop Peter. I guess we’ll find out.

  2. Re: Elle capturing Peter. It’s possible that A) the Company doesn’t know the full extent of Peter’s powers (that he absorbs the powers of anyone near him) and doesn’t realize how powerful he is. I don’t think he was ever on their radar until Kirby Plaza, so they may think he’s just radioactive, like Ted Sprague was.

    Also, it might be as simple as sneaking up on him and tasering him (with her hands) unconscious and bringing him back.

    “Don’t tase me, bro! Don’t tase me!”

  3. BTW, something’s been bugging me from last season. We presume that the Haitian can somehow block people from using their powers when he’s around…..BUT…..

    How does Nathan fly away from Bennett and the Haitian in Las Vegas? (See, here)

  4. Re: Elle capturing Peter. It’s possible that A) the Company doesn’t know the full extent of Peter’s powers (that he absorbs the powers of anyone near him) and doesn’t realize how powerful he is. I don’t think he was ever on their radar until Kirby Plaza, so they may think he’s just radioactive, like Ted Sprague was.

    But they couldn’t even capture Sprague, and he was only captured when he decided to go willingly.

    Also, it might be as simple as sneaking up on him and tasering him (with her hands) unconscious and bringing him back.

    That’s possible if they don’t know the extent of his powers, because he’ll probably regenerate and regain consciousness very quickly. The Company never even had a shot at catching Sylar and Sylar can be disabled much more easily than Peter.

    BTW, something’s been bugging me from last season. We presume that the Haitian can somehow block people from using their powers when he’s around…..BUT…..

    How does Nathan fly away from Bennett and the Haitian in Las Vegas? (See, here)

    A friend of mine argued that the Haitian’s interference power only works against mental powers. So Nathan’s flying power, which is physical, could not be stopped.

    I think it’s very possible that the Haitian let Nathan fly away. Remember, he was working for Angella Petrelli instead of the Company last season, which makes me skeptical of his motives right now. It could just be that she had a policy of not hurting her relatives and he couldn’t allow Nathan to be captured, just as he refused to erase Claire’s memory.

  5. I think the fact that Parkman’s dad also had a picture of Bob with the symbol clearly indicates that he’s at least involved with killing the other originals. Mama Petrelli and Papa Nakamura only had their own pics.

    As for electricity girl’s father – we’re led to believe it’s Bob or Papa Parkman, but my guess is that it’s one of the other guys in the picture. Have we seen the people on the left side? My memory is a little foggy right now. I would be a little pissed if we found out her dad was Linderman and that he was still alive, although he was a pretty cool character.

    Nikki’s storyline sucks.

    Micah is not cute.

    We need to come up with a creative nickname for the couple soon-to-be-formerly-known-as Mohinder and Matt.

    I thought the Parkman/Nathan fight scene was so incredibly well done.

    As I discussed off-blog with Noyam, it appears there was a prop error with Peter’s passport: it said he was a female. Noyam thinks there may be more to it, but as a LOST fan I can confidently say that this happens all the time.

    At the rate Peter’s storyline is going, it may be a few months before we visit Montreal.

    It was nice not having as many subtitles to read this episode, although I presume the twins will be back next week. Oh well.

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