The fast ratings numbers might have Heroes
in third place, but fans are gushing over the powerful, albeit imperfect, return to form for the genetically enhanced drama. Despite lower over-all numbers, early indicators are that Heroes
dominated the desirable 18-49 adult demo for the entire night. But who cares about numbers, let's taker a look at the story.
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I have to agree with John Kubicek that at this point it looks like the twins are basically Heroes'
Nikki and Paulo. So far their appearance has been as exciting as watching paint dry. They run, people die, and they run again. I totally get how this might link into the virus thing, but get on with it already.
How about our boy Hiro? OK, Masi Oka
can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, and it is a wonderfully executed part of this season, but who did not see this coming from a thousand miles away? I just didn't expect it this soon. As for Kensei having the healing ability, why do I get the feeling that we will be seeing him again? Maybe it's because he was originally cast as a 2,000 year old guy named Kane?
OK, Milo Ventimiglia
is a genius. Probably the best actor on the show, I would say. Glad his lack of identity arc didn't last too long, but a little worried he will fall in with the Irish mob for a significant amount of screen time.
The use of the ‘Godsend' symbol as a harbinger of doom is a little confusing. After having it smattered across the series as a tattoo, the Haitians necklace, and the emblem for Isaac's comic publisher, the sudden suggestion that its appearance means death is a bit difficult to reconcile. But, hey, I'm intrigued with the faceless assassin out to kill. Who could it be? Kristen Bell anyone?
Call me a sentimental sap, but the best scene for me was HRG reuniting with The Haitian. It was just one of those moments that sort of made your heart swell. Something big is going to happen with those two, I don't know what, but it'll be huge.
- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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