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Heroes: The Second Coming & The Butterfly Effect

Okay, let’s get the structure of things out of the way first. Season 3 of Heroes begins with “Volume Three: Villains”, which will last for 13 episodes, and then will presumably be followed by “Volume Four” in the second half of the season. This week, we actually got the first two episodes instead of just one — “The Second Coming” and “The Butterfly Effect.” And since I watched it all in one sitting, I don’t honestly remember what exactly happened in which hour, so if it’s fine with everybody else, I’m just going to lump it all together.

FULL RECAP AHEAD (don’t read if you haven’t watched it yet) …

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Heroes, Volume 3: Vweelans

Like something that died, then was injected with the blood of a mutant cheerleader, Heroes is back from its agonizing 9-month hiatus. Almost. Tonight. Tim Kring says he’ll be answering some critical questions this time around. He promises. Kind of …

“We’ve always had kind of a weird philosophy on the show that no question was so precious that we couldn’t answer it, because there’s always more questions to answer. One of the things we really tried to do in this volume is to take all the core questions of the show, the basic questions that we started off with — Who am I? What’s happening to me? How am I connected? Where did these powers come from? We take every single one of these major questions and turn them on their head in this particular volume. Each one of those gets answered in new ways.” (Source: Sci Fi Wire, but beware of minor spoilers)

Have you forgotten what happened at the end of last season, and need a primer before you brave the new season? Then go read my Season 2 finale recap.

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Heroes: How to Stop an Exploding Man

I’ve been trying to come up with an adjective to describe last night’s Heroes season finale. Because with action/drama shows like this, I’ve grown accustomed to finales being over the top and adrenaline filled, with at least a few “Holy Fuck!” moments interspersed throughout. But last night’s finale was … “solid” would probably be the best word I can come up with. From an action and suspense perspective, Tim Kring certainly could have pushed the envelope much further. But he stuck instead with the balance of action and character development that has kept the show strong all season. And in this case, that meant giving all of the main characters a bit of long-needed closure.

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Heroes: Landslide

Just when you thought that Sylar slicing off the top of somebody’s head was the nastiest way you could think of to die, D.L. has to go and turn Linderman into a ventriloquist dummy. Seriously, if D.L. lives, I can’t wait for the next time he’s fighting a bad guy and says, “Dude, in two seconds, I’m about to go Charlie McCarthy on your ass.” Yet oddly enough, the more shocking moment in that scene for me was when Jessica willingly stepped down and let Niki take control, so that she wouldn’t be tempted to take Linderman’s offer. That tells me there is hope for Nessica yet.

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Heroes: The Hard Part

Well, I guess now we know that Sylar comes by his delusions of grandeur honestly. Freakgirl and I half-expected that his visit to his mother would be a self-serving one — that maybe she had a power he needed to suck out of her brain. Turns out, he was just looking for some kind of redemption, or maybe even hoping she would talk him out of his present course of action. Using Isaac’s power, he knows that he might be responsible for the deaths of millions, and this isn’t something he can justify as part of his philosophy of “natural selection”.

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Heroes: String Theory

Five years in the future …

Future Hiro has taken up arts and crafts in the name of history. Future Peter has a nasty scar across his face, and has taken up with Future Niki, who is stripping again. There is no Future Jessica, Future Micah is dead, and Future D.L. is in the Hero Protection Program, which is run by Future Bennet, who along with Future Hana is hiding Future Claire, who is a brunette waitress in Future Texas and is getting married soon. Future Matt and Future Haitian are fascist asshats. Future Ando is dead. Future Mohinder works for Future Nathan, who is President, but who is really Future Sylar using Dead Candice’s shapeshifting power.

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