So last night was the flashback show. Doesn't it seem like every program needs to have one of those now because LOST has done it so well?
But I suppose when you have a hero who can mess with time and space, you gotta go flashback. Speaking of our fun, wonderful, time-bending Hiro, I was really surprised that he couldn't save Charlie. And you know what? I love it! I mean, I don't love that Charlie is and always would've been a goner, but I love that this is a program that'll carry out a bad situation to its end: hopefully this shows that the writers won't be pulling punches. (Yes, I'm talking about you, ALIAS. As much as I adored the show, how many times did they bring someone back from the dead? Pretty soon, a viewer stops caring about the twists and turns because they know that there won't be any consequences. Having said that--dammit, I miss Syd and the gang!)
Back to HEROES. It was interesting to see how Sylar evolved, and I think his clock-psyche is fascinating. Tick tick tick, the dude is a time bomb. He's also able to suck the powers from those he kills, and that's scary.
Hate to say it, but Matt the cop is boring the tar out of me.
However, I'm more intrigued by Niki/Jessica after finding out who Jessica really was. I quite enjoy the concept of a hero whose repressed superpowers only come out in a buried personality (unless we discover that Jessica is some kind of spirit who has possessed Niki--that would be taking the Hulk thing in a cool direction).
I'm eager to get back to the present, though, to see the aftermath of "Homecoming." What's going to happen with Sylar and Horn Rimmed Glasses now? And which of our heroes are going to come together and stay together?
Most importantly, what is this twist that the promos are shouting about???