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Heroes 2.06 - The Line - I worship at the television altar
Heroes 2.06 - The Line
Hey, tonight's episode was directed by Jeannot Szwarc, who directed some of my all-time favorite episodes of Smallville! Yay!

The theme for tonight's show was corruption! Let's review, hero by hero.

Best performance of the episode? Zachary Quinto as Sylar! I was so ready to off a couple of the other storylines, just to have more of him! First he totally corrupts Maya, giving her a sweet taste of power wielded with dark purpose, and then he looks Alejandro right in the eye and spells out his terrifying intentions. I have never seen Sylar more direct or more deadly! How does a boy who appears so sweet in real life transmit those looks of unadulterated EVOL? Yikes! Oh, and did I mention he looked totally hot?

Over in California, we have West, convincing Claire Bear to use her power to sabatoge and publicly humiliate her rival on the cheer squad. Claire! You're a hero! This behavior is beneath you. And I still have a bad feeling about West. Seriously, he's skeevy.

Bob at The Company has already turned Niki to the dark side (or Jessica, I should say, because that was totally her), and Mohinder is next on his list. Bob freaks me out, because he seems so eminently reasonable, but you just know he's evil through and through. Hang in there, Mohinder! You were amazing when you were smashing things, keep it up! And Monica? Get the hell out of there! Now!

Over in the past, Hiro is corrupted by love, with potentially devastating consequences. It seems that Kensei was ready to embrace his heroic role in history, but embittered by Hiro's betrayal, sold out to the enemy instead.

In Russia, of all places, is Bennet, who was completely ruthless and more than a little scary tonight. I don't think he's evil, though, I just think he's a man at war, perhaps the only soldier in the hero army who truly knows what he's up against. He's willing to do whatever it takes to, first and foremost, protect his family, and second, to defeat The Company. His actions tonight were fundamentally disturbing, but war is not a pretty business. Briefly tempted to return to the bosom of the enemy, he accepts the burden of collateral damage, and steps into battle.

And then there's Peter. He finally left Ireland, but he took that stupid Caitlin girl with him! I'm not speaking to him. Although I don't have anything against that skintight shirt he was wearing. Yum. And OMG another new hero? Who is this Andy guy? And what is this? NYC again? Oh, well, I have faith. Bring it on, show!


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whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: October 30th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was really excited at the end of this episode. We seem to have a unifying arc now (Although what that has to do with "generations" is beyond me.) I didn't even mind Peter at the end. I think I can take him and Caitlin in small doses. (Well, Caitlin in very small doses.) Random, it occured to me yesterday that the Heroes people were using shirtless Peter as a bribe to get us through that.

At least Claire felt bad about humilating Jackie. But West is up to no good! Run, Claire, run!

Bob scares me. I wanted Mohinder to stick that needle into him. And that was so totally Jessica. No wonder Momo was scared of her!

Hiro, go home to Ando! Right now!! But Kensei is still yummy!

And HRG, selling his soul for his family. Actually, there is no other way. Any choice he makes outside of surrender to the company takes away a bit of him. But what a ruthless bit of torture! *makes note to self: Be nice to Mr. Bennent!*

And finally, my Sylar! *swoons* Enabling Maya was the right choice to make in that situation, but I loved him spelling it all out to Alejandro. *squishes him* That's my boy!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 30th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
They can bribe me with shirtless Peter anytime! :)

I have a feeling Alejandro might be toast long before Maya. Just don't make Sylar and Maya a couple! They wouldn't go there, would they?

All the other heroes still think Sylar is dead, right? I can't wait to see Mohinder's face when Sylar finally catches up to him!
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