Karm wants to talk about HEROES, so here we go!
Thar be SPOILERS ahead....
Last night's episode validated my enthusiasm for this series. Not that this doesn't happen each week, but every time a commercial break cut into the action I was like, "Damn! Hurry back!" and also "This is soooo good!" The pacing is spot on, giving us answers while laying out groundwork and clues for future twists and turns. For instance, what's with Mohinder's dead sister? (And does that have something to do with an emerging power for him--or would that be Soccer Boy?) Also, there was a mention of how Horn Rimmerd Glasses Man came to adopt Claire; a result of a nasty death? Then there's Pixie (as Television Without Pity calls her). Does this chick have powers in her whispers? Also, what was she when Horn Rimmed Glasses Man first found her?
I liked how Horn Rimmed Glasses Man got lots of screen time: he's a fun enigma. Is he genuinely a good guy or just a good liar? It seems like he really does love Claire, but he's so shady. I don't know but, friends, this is a very decent villain. That's how you make 'em interesting.
My favorite parts of the episode, however, showcased Hiro. I loved how he hit it off with Memory Waitress Girl. But then--yiiiiiiiikes!!!!! Holy crumb, did you see when her head got bleched? Well done, writers and director--very, very well done.
Then...that creepy-ass cliffhanger: the picture with Hiro and the waitress. I got shivers looking at that thing. Poor Ando, worrying about his time-bending friend. What adventures did Hiro find with the waitress, and how much will they have affected him once he returns?
Next up: Homecoming. I'm a little afraid for Claire, you all.