If the goal of this episoe of Heroes was to make Sylar seem more sympathetic, we don't know if it accomplished it.
While it was cool to see the show's ultimate bad guy constantly shifting into new people, it didn't make a lot of sense for him to actually take on the personality of his mother at times. That's never happened before. It appeared to be yet another example of the writers taking liberities just to make a storyline work.
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