Here I come, skidding up to the computer to chat about HEROES!
Angela and Karm already provided some insights in the last comment section: yay for more Heroes coming together, but boo for new ones being introduced when we still have so much to learn about the old.
I agree with all of that, even the point that nothing much happened on Monday. In fact, I was kind of more excited about the 300 preview than the episode itself. (OMG, doesn't 300 look awesome??? Art come to terrible life.)
Just some bullet point notes that I wrote while watching HEROES since I'm late to the party:
* Love how all the deputies shy away from Niki/Jessica. Hah! And kudos to Ali L. for the "precious" Gollum/Smeagol moment. My theory was that Niki was actually possessed by Jessica's superhero spirit, thus making Jessica the actual Hero and Niki a sort of host. But now we know that Niki herself can be just as strong as Jessica. I guess "Jessica" was a materialization of Niki's repression (like the ghosts in TURN OF THE SCREW); she was just a way for Niki to cope with her horrifying new powers...?
* Horn Rimmed Glasses continues his streak of awesomeness: when he said "Ooops," to Matt's "psychic" detective when the cop failed to read HRG's mind, I cracked up. HRG is so cool and cocky. I think he turns me on.
* I quite enjoyed Hiro's Excalibur-esque samurai story. And when Hiro and Nathan saw each other again--love!!! Those two have some chemistry that is certain to entertain me for months to come.
* I'm ready to meet Linderman.
* Interesting how the Haitian has taken it upon himself to act as Claire's mentor. Is it a set up? Is our naive and trusting cheerleader falling into some HRG-created trap?
* Sorry to say this, but Simone is dangerously close to being the Lana Lang of this series: stunningly beautiful yet utterly irrelevent. Please, TV gods, do not allow HEROES to shoehorn this character into any stories just so the cast can stay pretty.
BTW, it's interesting that I chose to watch HEROES over 24, another program that I'd rather watch live instead of seeing it on DVR replay....