OK ... "Godsend," the latest episode of NBC's terrific show "Heroes" is finally downloading for my iPod. (Guess what I'm watching tomorrow at lunch....)
It was a long wait, but now we get to start dissecting everything ... even more than Maureen, Bobby and I have been doing (although Maureen and I have been listening to the near-weekly podcasts from The 10th Wonder, which goes into even more detail than we do).
Lesseee .... what's new?
- The Haitian uttered more than his previous stunner of "Can you keep a secret?"
- We found out that Eden's name was Sarah Ellis.
- Matt and his FBI partner set up a raid on Primatech Paper, only to be rebuffed by HRG (horn-rimmed glasses man, a.k.a. Mr. Bennett, a.k.a. Claire's father)
- Matt confessed to his wife that he can hear people's thoughts ... of course she didn't believe him.
- Claire re-staged her fall from the first episode in an attempt to job her friend Zach's memory of what she can do.
- Peter woke from his coma in a huge panic and left the hospital before his brother and mother knew about it.
- Isaac is "clean".
- Hiro stole what he thought was a legendary sword from the Natural History Museum in NYC, and removed it from the scabbard in an alley, only to find out that the display was in the museum courtesy of the enigmatic Mr. Linderman.
- Hiro and Ando reconnected with Nathan Petrelli, who Hiro greeted with "Flying Man!!!" (of course, Nathan shushed him up quick!).
- Peter found a new someone with an unusual ability (aren't they all?) - this guy is invisible, so Peter became invisible with him - ah, ever the empath! (My question is - Is this new guy, Claude, always invisible, or only when he chooses to be?) My understanding is that Claude is going to take Peter under his wing and mentor him, helping him learn to control his ability. (Another question: will Peter store up bits of the abilities he absorbs/takes on while he's with other "specials", or will they always "leak out" once he's not around a special person.
- Ted is in a "mountain cabin" somewhere in the Southwest ... made me think of the Unibomber. (Wasn't his first name also Ted?) He was learning to focus his "gift", making little mushroom clouds (if you looked carefully) in his hands.
- We met yet another new "special" person, who can manipulate wireless technology without having any hardware ... sent him email with just her pretty little mind. Sounds like she has revenge on her mind.
- Sylar is crouched in a fetal position in the secret chambers of Primatech Paper, having been given lots and lots and lots of some chemical ... enough, said HRG's scientist-type colleague, to have killed a rhino. There as a great big bug in the room with him ... made me wonder ... how did it get in there? Why so much focus on it (that means it's bound to be important at some time or another)? Is Sylar able to transfer bits of himself to the bug? (a la Voldemort and the Horcruxes?)
So, that's enough update about Heroes. The next episodes are (I believe):
Jan 29 -- The Fix
Feb 05 -- Distractions
Check out the graphic novels for hints that give some back story to different characters. Also, I saw at the 10th Wonder site that you can watch Godsend with commentary at NBC.com (click here for more info).
Now it's only another month until Jericho's back on the air for 11 straight episodes. Just great ... I'll be 4 episodes in and then it's another quarterlies month.