Heroes Round Table: Cold Wars

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Welcome to our 25th Heroes Round Table.

While fans of the show gather in the forums to discuss every character and storyline, our staff comes together every week to analyze the latest developments from the latest episode.

Topics in this edition include: the episode format, Mohinder and Daphne. Let's get to the Q&A...

This episode focused largely on one storyline. Do you like that format?
A. Hiro: YES! Any series with so many characters and so many threads running through it needs to slow down its pace from time to time. Just look at Lost. Its success is largely due to how intimately fans know each character, as the results of focused episodes such as this.

Milover: I loved it, but I wonder if it would work with any other character. HRG has so much depth and moral greyness to him. Could the show really pull off something like this with Ando, for example?

Timex: If you're asking if I missed another episode that tossed Hiro into some utterly useless, boring plot, the answer is no. This one was great.

Can Mohinder get any dumber?
Timex: It doesn't seem possible. He's worked with the bad guys in each of the past few volumes, and now he knew of Nathan's evil scheme, but didn't reveal it to anyone? Who gave this guy a medical degree?!?

A. Hiro: Who cares? I'm just glad his skin isn't falling off anymore. That was gross.

Milover: It is hard to fathom why Mohinder didn't at least mention to his good pal Parkman that HRG approached him in such a manner. How was your day, Mo? Oh, funny story, Noah Bennet told me we're all gonna be rounded up and held captive!

Are you glad Daphne is alive?
Milover: I'll say yes because I like Daphne a lot. But it's getting ridiculous that no character ever remains dead. Doesn't that remove all suspense and lower the show's stakes?

Timex: Of course. Parkman and Daphne are my favorite couple on the show! I'm so glad to see the former being used more this volume.

A. Hiro: Yes. I think Brea Grant is actually an underrated actress. She's always done a great job showcasing the actress' vulnerable side.

So now Washington, D.C. might blow up? Really?!?

A. Hiro: I was definitely annoyed by this development. Is the only storyline the writers can come up with the threat of a city being blown up? By one of the show's main characters, no less?

Milover: This will all make sense when the show is over. It's clear fate plays some role in the overall arc. I refuse to believe the writers are actually repeating a storyline such as this unless the idea of destiny and inevitability will mean something in a grand sense before all is said and done.

Timex: Good. We need to get rid of those lobbyists!

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I still feel like we're missing some important info on the Hunter going back to episode 1. How come when Tracey tried to freeze him he was able to stop her, was it freeze-proof clothes? When I saw that scene I thought it was a person with a power (like the Haitian) who can stop other's powers. But then he has such hatred for people with powers? I dunno.


I also figure the Hunter may catch on cause hmm..
Biological daughter has abilities
Brother has abilities
Arrives places in a few minutes with no explanation
The hunter isn't dumb, he's gunna know somethings up


I also figure the Hunter may catch on cause hmm..
Biological daughter has abilities
Brother has abilities
Arrives places in a few minutes with no explanation
The hunter isn't dumb, he's gunna know somethings up


I think the meeting between HRG and Angela is more interesting/worth more discussion than the possible exploding man part 2 scenario. This could really be something major. Also, who will Nathan turn to once the Hunter figures out his secret. Hunter already has two pieces of evidence (the tape of Nikki saying "you're one of us" and his really quick arrival to Hunter's place.


Yeah I think it is fate, regarding the explosion, and the company was trying to control how things were going to play out. Remember when Sylar said at the end of volume 1 he was the hero and Peter was the villian? Perhaps that will happen one way or another no matter what? I hope something big like that does happen, only to create a choatic season to follow.


Hmmm...Interesting thought Katydid3...Didnt look at it from that perspective!!!


Maybe this time instead of trying to stop it, the heroes will be CAUSING the bomb or whatever to blow up on purpose. As an attack on Nathan and the government's plans, perhaps?

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Ando: And why is everyone always chasing us?
Hiro: Because I'm special.
Ando: Well, I'm not special
Ando: And I'm tired of getting chased.

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Heroes Music

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