Heroes Season 4 Episode 4 (10/05/09)
We're sorry, but this episode of Heroes was incomprehensibly poor. You may think we're exaggerating when we detail how LITTLE actually happened, but we're not...
- Hiro kept trying to back in time, in order to save the life of a former employee that wanted to commit suicide because he got fired - and shamed by his family - for photocopying his butt. Seriously. This was the storyline! Hiro was never successful, however, as the employee kept finding new ways to, yes, photocopy his butt.
The message here, we suppose, is that you can't change the future. (Except Hiro did change the future of Ando and his sister two weeks ago.) Hiro then admitted his illness to his sister, only to vanish in front of her and Ando's eyes.
- Tracy wanted to get her old job back, while HRG was trying to decide if he wanted a job at all. He never really came to a conclusion by the end, remaining unemployed and on the verge of a divorce. Tracy, though, cozied back up to the Governor, who took her back immediately - and then made it clear he only wanted her for sex. We're not sure what else Tracy thought he wanted her for, but she turned down his offer (and, crying in the bathroom, her hands turned into water for a few moments).
- Our only, very brief glimpse of Samuel, showed him seeing HRG's face on Lydia's back. He seemed confused, as he didn't think he'd be bringing HRG into the fold.
- As for Nathan, his Sylar-like powers (when he touched objects and saw their histories) revealed that he accidentally killed his high school sweetheart. He mom had used the Haitian to wipe clean his memory and cover up the murder.
But when this girl's mother (the great Swoosie Kurtz) discovered what Angela, and Nathan, had done, she sent a good to kidnap Nathan. He did so, shot Nathan and buried him in a yard. The episode ends, though, with a hand reaching out from underground: it's Sylar!
We wanna be positive, we really do. But do you remember Hiro from season one? Heck, season two? The guy had a real purpose. Now, what the heck have they done with him?!? This is downright embarrassing.
Also, the amount of time spent drawing out the Nathan storyline made it clear the show had positively no idea what to do this week.