Brave New World
So there it is, either the inglorious end of the series, or a segue into a Season 5 where the world at large knows people with special abilities walk among them.
To be honest, I'm not sure which way I'm leaning at the moment. This season started with such promise, and then faded fast. The Christmas break was to this season what the writer's strike was to the entire series. Obviously, I would love Heroes to come back, but only if it rights the ship. I noticed last night that Tim Kring was the writer of this finale, and I had high hopes. But the problem is the show has dragged on for so many weeks that this episode felt compressed. Samuel should have been given a reign of terror; his emotional and psychological machinations of people went on too long. EWdgar should have played a bigger role in his downfall. The tension and build up to Kirby Plaza we got in S1 was noticeably absent in this season, even though it was headed down that path during the first few months. Then we got the Christmas break, and the nonesense about Vanessa and yet more scenes of Claire being mad at HRG and Hiro doing nothing important, with nifty little plot devices created to help him solve his most pressing problems. Meh.
There was so much unrealized potential here, and I can't help but feel disappointed. If indeed the show comes back, it will be interesting to see the direction it takes. so the world knows about Claire. Does she rat out the others she knows about? Do they follow her lead? Do they go underground. How does the world respond knowing there is a young lady in its midst who can't die? The possibilities are endless, but so are the possibilities of doing this wrong.
However, for my money, this is all useless conjecture. With the ratings in the crapper, and the impression that Kring et al have essentially given up even trying tio provide us with gripping action or drama or character development, I can't see Heroes returning. Maybe we'll get a movie franchise in a few years and the show will live on in cult status al la Star Trek, but I can't see anything more than that at this point. How utterly disappointing.Posted 2/9/2010 9:36:33 AM #
Kal15: I agree you are on point. I am also very disappointed, I felt like this particular episode had so much potential to be one of the best episode of Heroes History and yet it was one of the worse. All this Heroes together and they do nothing, it sad.
After seen this episode last night I put S1 on and I watched a little bit of 1X20 ‘Five Years Gone’ and the difference is tremendous, four years ago this show had you hooked to the TV nowadays I just feel bad for the show.Posted 2/9/2010 12:09:21 PM #
Spot On. Completely disappointing FinalePosted 2/9/2010 12:14:38 PM #
Although the finale was disappointing, I do think the way the season ended gave a great set up for the next. However good potential can only go so far with crap writting. For what it's worth I would enjoy seeing the show return, but only if there are more enticing plots and char. development.Posted 2/9/2010 2:44:11 PM #
i'm sorry, but I have not had an episode where i have been enthralled like this for the entire time since season 1.
i thought it was amazing.
peter looked like he managed to keep hold of more than one power-flying into samuel? then taking his ability? where did that power come from? telekenisis and mind control with the multi-guy at parkman's house?(i may be wrong on this, but it was still good use of powers by peter for a change)
sylar being good was not cheesy, as i thought it would be. and i kind of thought it great when he came in to save emma. and that he didnt kill doyle.
i honestly thought HRG was going to die. good twist using tracy to save him.
hiro's scene's were amazing too. thwarted by time and love. classic. and then when ando super-charged him to move all the specials, superb.
at the end when claire was about to reveal everything, i was actually gonna shout 'stop it'-it sets it up for an exciting season next season.
I know Heroes has taken a battering recently (even i thought i was gonna stop watching after this season), but lets face it, its getting back to its former glory.
first season: superb/excellent/amazing
second season: good/slow/poor ending
season three: poor/poor/poor
season four: good/slow/good ending
it took two seasons to ruin the first season. it's taken one season (so far) to bring it back on track. on that calculation next season will be amazing:)Posted 2/9/2010 3:40:07 PM #
Sylarisgood: I have to agree with you about the ending, it is a good idea to think of the potential of possibilities. There is also a great problem in what happens if they screw it up. I knid of liked the idea of Sylar being good only because Zach did it so well. I'm crossing my fingers that if they return there will be some excellent writing and storylines in the next season. I wish they would just sit down and plan the whole season out much like with what they done season 1 where each episode has a role to play and things don't get compacted too much in any 1 episode.Posted 2/9/2010 6:36:31 PM #
We all know it will be back for another season. It will open up with the first 30 minutes recapping last season then We will be back at the carnival after Claire's "attempt #" interview only for Hiro to time travel back to stop Claire from climbing the Farris wheel. This show would not work AT ALL if everyone knew the truth.Posted 2/10/2010 12:25:04 AM #
Sylarisgood, i agree with you on everything.Posted 2/10/2010 5:15:30 AM #
Well, maybe the world won't find out. Micah, the tech guru, is still out there somewhere. Maybe the message won't spread.Posted 2/10/2010 10:02:05 AM #
SylarisGood I have to disagree with you and go with Kal15 on this one. I honestly thought it was one of the most POORLY done endings that I have ever seen to a show season finale. I found it kind of redundant. Claire announces to the world that she is a special, but wasnt that the whole plot of the Fugitives arc. The whole Government knows of specials, all the people that were there helping to catch knew about specials, I just feel it was done wrong. Samuels plot was utter nonsense. The fact that the writers tried to shove it into one episode and for us to feel like "wow...what a plot" is Bullshit. I was telling everybody that having a Hiatus like what they did at the New Year Mark should have revealed something big, bold, and dangerous. We got just dead silence, no story, no progression. Samuel made my shit list as one of the worst villains to walk on this show. Samuel and Arthur. WTH.
Look at the poor writing on this. Tracy comes to SAVE THE DAY and disappears again. Mohinder was saved and disappears again. I actually wanted Hiro to save Charlie regardless of her family speech B.S. Doyle was making Emma play, could she have not thought of a hamburger or something so that people wouldnt come. Peter and Samuels fight needed so much help I was like this is the same Samuel that devastated a town and all he sends is a ground wave, he used a dust cloud to take out Sylar. In fact Samuel really wasnt Peters fight anyway it was more Hiros. Sylar tied Doyle up AGAIN! Does Doyle really think he can take Sylar on after facing him not just once a COUPLE times. It took Samuel 3 seconds to demolish a police station, and a whole town, this time it takes FORVER. Enough time that EVERYONE escaped. LAME!!!
I actually like Emma Light Slash at Doyle, and how Ando Supercharged Hiro, but the Cliffhanger needed so much help.Posted 2/10/2010 2:06:11 PM #
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