Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Heroes: Like We Said, Milo Ruins Everything

Niki stubbornly insists on keeping her storyline separate from all the other heroes, so we're going to keep her separate from everyone else here, too. She spends her time running around alternately hurting people and telling them she loves them, which, I think, officially makes her an abuser. To her credit, she realizes this, and turns herself in to the cops. Which would be a great idea, if it weren't for the fact that her alter ego is super strong and has a super sense of self-preservation, and so will break out of prison in about fifteen minutes. But that's an issue for January.

In Texas, Peter's in custody, and has developed kennel cough, as well as some weird dreams. And if you've ever wondered what would happen when Peter and Matt met, the answer is: feedback. Painful, painful feedback, as the two of them read each other reading each other's minds. Incidentally, this episode indicates that Matt's ability resembles a radio or walkie-talkie, because we've got feedback, static, and frequency jamming, courtesy of the Haitian. But does he operate on the same frequency as garage door openers?

Mr. Bennet, now officially in on Claire's secret, tells her that no one can know, and persuades her to destroy the tapes. He embarks on a little evidence-destroying of his own, as he sics the Haitian on Lyle, Zach (nooooooo!), and Claire - but the Haitian draws the line at the cheerleader. The Haitian (who speaketh!) tells Claire that he's had to do this many times to her mom, and – do you remember that part in Men in Black where Will Smith is concerned that Linda Fiorentino is going to get permanent brain damage from all the neuralyzing? Yeah, that's what I think happened to Claire's mom.

Eden, meanwhile, is undoing all of Mr. Bennet's semi-evil hard work. She lets Isaac out and gives him a way to contact Hiro. With Hiro's knowledge of the future and Isaac's drawings (now done with less heroin!), they determine that the city is blown up by an exploding man. "How do you stop an exploding man?" Hiro asks, but we never get a punch line. Eden's other brilliant idea is persuading Sylar to kill himself, which, as you can imagine, goes horribly wrong. They end up tussling over a gun, and Eden seems to shoot herself rather than let Sylar get her power.

In the middle of all this, we get a trailer for Rocky 47: Balboa & Son, and it looks like Milo's acting strategy is to do a Stallone impression. He's paralyzed half his face and talks like he's got a mouth full of cheesesteak. Bang-up job, Milo.

Okay, and speaking of bang-up jobs done by Milo: Peter has a dream in which he's standing in the middle of the street in New York, everyone is running away from him, and – oh, yes – he explodes. I imagine this has something to do with Nuclear Ted and the end of the first X-Men movie.

And that's it until January 22. In the interim, if you run into any unexploded Milos, call the proper authorities. Do not attempt to defuse him yourself.

11 comments:

Liz said...

Y'know, I wouldn't have picked the Haitian as a character who would secretly rock, but he totally does!

The Photo Assistant said...

Seems like TV is being inundated with awesome silent black guys these days...

Lori said...

I know. Go Haitian! Except, give Zach his memory back, please. That made me so sad.

brenda said...

Thank goodness we now know it's all Peter's fault so he can continue to whine and act pathetic. Interesting twist with the Haitian. OK, so now what do we do until January 22nd? I can't go without my Hiro fix!

Travis said...

Ummm.... With all respect, according to the website, Heroes will be returning Jan. 1.

Liz said...

All the promos and articles are saying Jan 22nd--it's supposed to be a seven-week break between the fall finale and the second half of the season.

Lori said...

I think the website means repeats will start Jan. 1, but new episodes will start Jan. 22.

tiff said...

There is an all day Heroes marathon on January 1st... New episodes resume January 22nd.

And yes...compelling silent black characters on TV...Imagine that! During the "Six Months Ago" episode I kept screaming, Why aren't they explaining the haitian and his frequency jammer memory erasing ability?

And also, can Peter absorb his powers too?!

E said...

hey, the series just began in oz,
just wondering if rocky jr's paralyzed face (when he talks to his brother) is because of the brothers scar on the side of his face ?

Liz said...

Hmm, E. I don't remember the paralyzed face...could it be you're just mistaking Milo's wooden acting for paralysis? At any rate, the scar is unrelated, and will be explained later in the season. (Okay, to be honest, I never noticed the scar. But I'm assuming it came from an accident we find out about later.)

E said...

ahh, cool.
thanks Liz.
still, milo being rocky jr and
his weird stroke-face thing when he's near pasdar.. maybe i'm reading to much into all this...

(expecting the plane in the background when peter was standing on the roof to have some big importance later on. :P )