Man, I thought we were so right, for just a second, when Maya got shot. That was fun. Damn. And no tears spilled for Nicki.
Just wondering, before we really get into it, how long can a person be dead and still be brought back to life with Claire/Adam’s blood? I mean, basically, nobody is ever really killed off on this show. Odds that within the first 15 minutes of the Volume III premiere, Nathan is taken to the hospital, pronounced dead, gets an infusion of Peter’s blood, and wakes up? Someone just has to remind oblivious/naive Peter that he can do that.
Anyway, on to this week’s “Finale,” in no particular order.
Watching the scene in the basement of the company, when the vial with the virus was falling, my wife kept saying “stop time, just stop time.” I’m not sure a) Peter realizes he can, yet or b) Hiro knew it was falling. Although, when Hiro was talking to Adam, and she was saying “stop time, take the virus and kill him” I was kinda with her. When Hiro decides to stop time and when not seems a little arbitrary. Although, Hiro’s way of avenging his father was awesome. Better than killing Adam.
We’ve discussed before the fact that it would seem Linderman and Angela were, in some way, working in line with Adam’s agenda, which Nathan actually called her out on. It would also seem that her claims to reform were a ruse. She’s clearly still involved with the company, and we still don’t know what her power is.
Who shot Nathan? My first guess was Noah Bennett, but I don’t know if he had enough time to get from LA to Odessa. I guess it depends on how quickly they called the press conference.
I guess HRG is back with the company, which is good. They are sorta bringing everything full circle to where it was at the beginning of the series: HRG with Company, company bad, Sylar powerful and evil, etc.
Which brings me to my next point: I love Sylar. He’s evil, but he’s smart. This show needs a good villian. It’s kind of what was lacking, I think. And he’s pure evil, which is good. Adam could have been a good villain, but they didn’t flesh him out. Plus, he’s not really powerful on the Sylar/Peter level.
One thing I would love to see in Volume III is a little evolution/maturity for Peter. Enough of the loving, trusting sap. Peter was kickass five years in the future. He was hardened, he had full control of his powers, knew what they were and how to use them. That’s awesome Peter. We’ve had two chapters of Peter following people, needing Nathan to talk him down from something or save him in some way, discovering his powers but not really knowing what he can do. I’ve had enough of that. I want some growth for Peter. Sylar needs a foil, and the only one who that can be is Peter. Peter has to step up to be as strong as Sylar, in terms of fortitute, not just abilities. Right now, it’s no contest.
One last thing I noticed and really liked: the password to Bob’s (who can turn things into gold) computer is Midas.