This Monday, Heroes
Volume 2 finally comes to a close. There's been a lot of criticism with the second season, and when combined with the dull reaction to season 1's finale, Monday's episode might not be anything to be excited about.
On the other hand, it brings the end of this volume, which is something to be happy about. Hopefully it will bring some deaths and, most of all, I hope the beginning of Volume 3 at the end will actually be something to cheer for.
Continue reading for special preview video clips of the Heroes
Volume 2 finale, “Powerless.”
According to NBC, there seem to be four primary storylines coming out of this episode. One centers on Sylar (Zachary Quinto
), who just recently kidnapped Molly and blackmailed Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy
) to show up. The second is down in the Big Easy, where Monica (Dana Davis
) was kidnapped and Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey
) has to help her. The third centers on the Company and the constant struggle between fathers and daughters. The final one is what we're all waiting for: the Hero battle royale at Primatech Paper in Odessa.
Sure, we saw Hiro (Masi Oka
) and Peter (Milo Ventimiglia
) ready to clash, but NBC promises that Nathan (Adrian Pasdar
) and Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg
) will show up as well. Hopefully, the Heroes
writing team learned from their mistakes in “How To Stop an Exploding Man,” the first season finale. That too featured a massive showdown involving all the main Heroes, but it was viewed as a disappointment because the fights were short and poorly executed.
On the bright side, the episode title is quite intriguing: “Powerless.” The Shanti Virus has the ability to sap evolved humans of their powers, and we've already seen this with Niki and Sylar. Will others lose their powers?
The first of the six video clips from the final episode features Peter and Adam Monroe (David Anders
) , so obviously Hiro wasn't all too successful in stopping them. Once again, I'm only about 95 percent certain that Adam is a bad guy. The genius of his character is that he makes perfect sense. Why didn't Kaito destroy the mutated Shanti Virus? And destroying it is the only way Peter can ensure Caitlin's safety in the future. In spite of the fact that we know all about Adam's vendetta against Hiro, all of his actions do seem to be well intentioned, which makes him all the more compelling a villain.
Click Here for Clips #2 and #3 – HRG and the Company
Click Here for Clips #4 and #5 – Mohinder and Sylar
Click Here for Clip #6 – Micah and Niki
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image and clips courtesy of NBC)