I didn’t really get around to writing this, because the episode was kind of bland.
Fly-boy (West) still creeps me out a little, though the prank he and Clare pulled on the cheerleader was kind of funny.
Maya’s falling for Syler, which is a mistake. I love that Sylar’s not afraid to just say that he’s going to kill them. One thing that bugs me about TV: just because Maya’s offscreen, doesn’t mean she’s completely gone. She went to the trunk, which is like 4 feet away. How does she not hear Sylar telling Alejandro he’s going to kill them both?
The whole thing with the company guy in the Ukraine was strange if not from out of nowhere. I guess if they were going to have Bennett kill someone in cold blood, it might as well be someone we don’t really know (but he does….to make it more dramatic). I guess they also wanted to have Bennett start getting a little out of control, so we don’t feel as bad when Isaac Mendez’s painting of him dying comes true.
Suresh is kind of turning into a whiny little girl, which is annoying (though I guess he’s always been that a little).
And of course, Hiro finally gets some stones, and get’s himself knocked upside the head for it. Like Dan, I could really do without all the subtitles. This week, in addition to the spanish and japanese, we had russian, too. Great.
Like I said, the episode was kind of bland, until the end, when Peter and Irish girl go into the future.
Though, I’m not sure why the “someone goes into the future and sees the destruction of New York that coincides with the end of the TV season that they then must stop” story line seems familiar to me. Anyone else?
Unless, like last season, the dates in the show don’t coincide with our dates. Last year, the whole season took place between September and Election Day, 2006. Now we are four months past that (or a little more), so while we are in November 2007, and 8 months away from June, 2008 (where Peter went), they are actually in about March or April of 2007, and over a year away. I wonder how they’ll deal with that, and if the virus story line lasts more than just this year.