I would just like to say that I CALLED THAT. I SO FUCKING CALLED THAT. CLEAR BACK IN THE FIRST SEASON. HELL YEAH.
I so called that baby not being Parkman's. People poo-pooed me and refused to believe me. Even after this season started, and he was clinging to Molly with no mention of the baby, people still insisted that the baby was his. BUT I KNEW BETTER, BITCHES! (OK. Perhaps I am a little overexcited because I WAS RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT. Ahem.) likealongforgottendream's comment: "I wondered what in the hell made him think that was actually his baby. Then I remembered this was Parkman I was talking about."
So Matt and Mohinder stand in the doorway...ten feet away from Molly...where she can totally hear them...and discuss her? Wow. No wonder the kid has got issues. Seriously, boys, I'm starting to think Sylar would make a more thoughtful father. As well as a hot father. A very, very hot father. Who manages to look hot even while lying limply in a road with gravel in his stubble. How does Zachary Quinto do that?
Man. Every time I think West can't get any more creepier and stalkier, he outdoes himself. "I know you said you can't date me, and begged me not to make things any harder on you, but I'm going to pester you to go out with me one more time tonight. And give you pointers on how to lie to your dad about being with me." The cheesiness of the flying smoochies is really getting on my nerves. I need someone to get brained, and soon. J: "He's going to turn out to be spying for the Company. I'm finding Claire's naivete a bit hard to swallow at this point."
Hallelujah! Praise be to Jesus! The Pasbeard is gone! (Also, damn you, Angela Petrelli, for making me feel pity for you.)
Do you ever wonder precisely what percentage of Sylar's bullshit he honestly believes? "I was robbed." Okay. Technically true, darling, but that is kind of the pot calling the kettle black. Or Gray. Whatever. All I know is, despite his body count, I'm not sure I'm going to be able to rewatch the moment where he tells Maya his real name and then looks out the car window with those huge sad eyes.
I have to say that I adored Monica and her friend almost on sight. "I took the test." "Are you pregnant?" I laughed disturbingly hard at that. Probably because it felt far, far more true to my life than any of the other female characters on this show have been so far.
Also, I would just like to say that I now 100% agree with the people who've been saying Alejandro is by far the cooler and smarter twin. I don't care if Maya somehow magically knows English but he doesn't, despite them being so close. Alejandro is definitely smarter, as evidenced by his unhappiness when Maya pulls out The Book and his suspicion at the lucky accident that Gabriel and his huge pretty eyes can take them right to Dr. Suresh. I actually started shifting in my seat waiting for Bad Things To Happen right then. And let me just say, that little speech of Sylar's from "Unexpected" about believing in fate and karma suddenly no longer looks like it was just sucking up to Mohinder. Because although he hasn't done anything to deserve it, the man definitely has them (and luck) in spades.
Did you note that although Sylar spends most of the episode looking like death warmed over, when he follows Derek to introduce his skull to a brick, he strides confidently and looks more macho than we've ever seen him? He just functions best as a predator, doesn't he? I hate to admit it, but I'm starting to wonder how much of Gabriel Gray's unhappiness was due to feeling like a nobody, and how much was due to him having a unused talent for maneuvering and outwitting prey that he couldn't use while hunched over his workbench. Wait, maybe it is all because of the "nobody" hangup; he's actually jealous of the Death Twins when even guys in the psych ward who think they're Napoleon would be all, "Bonjour, dude, get the fuck away from them NOW."
I also desperately need to know what kind of plan Sylar's got going about Mohinder. You could almost visibly see the wheels turning. Is he under the same illusion that he was in The Hard Part that Mo's going to overcome his anger enough to help him? Is he hoping to just appeal to Mo's scientific curiosity? Does he think that if he deposits two specials on Mo's doorstep alive, that that will somehow earn him the right to ask for help? Will we ever find out exactly what held Mo back from killing Sylar in .07%, even though he took the time to smash up the computer and take the stuff off the map? (I'm guessing that unless the series moves to Cinemax, the answer to the last question is "no".)
OK, when did this become an essay on Sylar that's taken an hour to mull over so far? Anything else happen in this episode that I feel like talking about? Besides Parkman continuing to screw things up? Hmm...nope. Previews for next week? My first impression of Elle is indeed Veronica Mars 2.0. Not a good thing, as I would prefer to see actors I like stretch themselves. Also...no Sylar? Though, on the other hand, if there's no Sylar, that also means no watching Maya cry. Uffda, that's getting old.
Hey. I just realized that neither Peter nor Hiro were in this episode. And I did not miss them at all. That does not say good things about their storylines this year.