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Tonight's Heroes...but first, the whores! 
29th-Oct-2007 10:44 pm
Detail of 'Yuuwaku' by Audrey Kawasaki

I'd just like to start with a totally non-related text message conversation that I had while setting up the computer to record tonight's episode.  And yes, both parties involved in this conversation are over the age of 30.

E: Anybody interested in working my shift tomorrow? Ozzy is doing an in-store at Best Buy in Coon Rapids, so I won't be at work tomorrow, though my boss doesn't know this.
Me: Now I KNOW you're full of shit.  Ozzy is NOT playing at the Coon freaking Rapids Best Buy.
E: Autograph session. Check www.93X.com. OZZY!!!!!!
Me: Oh, God.  Please let someone film this and put it on YouTube.
E: If I don't meet Ozzy, I will absolutely, positively DIE.
Me: I'm still convinced this is just an elaborate hallucination.  Sorry: an elaborate fucking hallucination.
E: Ozzy is signing autographs and taking photos at the Coon Rapids Best Buy tomorrow at 6 pm. I HAVE TO BE THERE.
Me: I'm still trying to figure out why Sharon agreed to let him appear in the Land of Trailer Parks.  ...Oh.  Never mind. Forgot my childhood for a second.
E: OZZY!!!

My cats got in a fight at the start of the Mohinder-Monica scene.  I think they were expressing anger over the fact that Monica was stupid enough to go off with Mohinder right after meeting him.

"My name is Bob...and I'll be your server tonight."  Am I the only person who thought this when he introduced himself to Monica?

Holy crap.  Will they ever stop bringing Sylar up to Mohinder???  TPTB must not have been THAT bothered by the fans being into Mylar. And I honestly want to strangle Mo right now, by the way.  If the Company whisks Molly off to some undisclosed location, I may go through with it.

If the whole cheerleading squad is so evil, why should I care about Claire wanting to join them?

Maya is a dumbshit and I demand that her head be cut open at some point.  I'm sorry, but Sylar is totally playing her.  I know my Hispanic friends' male relatives are very protective of them, but was Maya raised in a nunnery or something?  I could have picked up on that crap at age 16.  At least it's not coming off as creepy as I was afraid it would.

Compelling?  Um, NO.  The story of Hiro and Kensei is NOT compelling.  Unless perhaps you have been sitting in a room with some of the probationers I used to work with at the juvenile court, and inhaling their secondhand pot fumes for several hours, in which case it might seem utterly fascinating.  They apparently got some amazing shit, dudes, because they liked me even though I was the one who typed up and signed their arrest warrants.

Hee.  HRG just said "droog".  Hee.  You know, I'm not sure how obliterating memories is a good threat.  I mean, if the memory is obliterated, it's just kind of not there.  He still remembers all the years they spent together.  And even if the Haitian obliterated all of his memories of someone...then he just wouldn't remember anything at all, so he wouldn't have anything to miss.  You know what the guy would really miss?  HIS RIGHT HAND.  That's a hint, HRG.  Oh my God... I really am Sylar, aren't I?

Commercials.  Millions were mesmerized by "Phenomenon"??? Are you kidding me?  In what sad alternate reality?  If such a reality exists, I think wholesale genocide will be the only way to salvage it.  I'm Forsquilis, and I approve this message.  What are you looking at me like that for?  What, I'm not allowed to drink a beer after having only half a cup of leftover soup for dinner?

Dude, who is playing the Ukrainian guy?  He totally looks familiar.  I suppose I could go to IMDB and try to look him up, but I prefer to treasure the sensation of being intrigued by a development on Heroes. OK, yeah, I definitely shouldn't have had that beer on a practically empty stomach.  I feel like Mary Camden right now.  Half a beer and I've gone evil!

"Drive around them?"  Shit.  Gabriel Gray totally has no idea what country boys with guns are like, does he?  I don't even like the Death Twins and I actively advocate in favor of their painful deaths, but yet I was terrified for their safety here.  I went to school with someone who accidentally shot his toe off in a hunting accident and WAS PROUD OF IT, people.  The only thing country boys with guns understand, is when the person facing them has a bigger gun.  Or, you know, cries black death, I suppose.  (Actually, accusing them of being gay also works, if you ever find yourself in a town where people sometimes marry their cousins.  And I would just like to take this chance to reassure everyone that my parents ARE TOTALLY NOT COUSINS, even if my great-great-grandparents were.)

Mohinder, you are no longer my backup TV boyfriend.  Seriously.  That was the most ill-timed and and idiotic temper tantrum I have ever seen.  IF THEY TAKE MOLLY AWAY AND HIDE HER, I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND TORTURE YOU. And once again, the cats went berserk during this scene.  See?  Even animals sense that Mohinder has been beaten with a stupid stick this season!

How is it that Claire has ended up at two schools where cheerleaders wear their uniforms 24/7?  When I was in school there were very strict rules about how uniforms could only be worn on game days.  Have schools really changed that much since my day?

Holy fuck.  How badly does the Company need Mohinder if they're going to overlook his tantrum?  I'm kind of scared with now and...um.  Wow.  What did they do to Mohinder's hair between the last scene and this one?  Okay, he can be my backup TV boyfriend again.  I honestly have no idea what went down in the rest of that scene with Bob and Mohinder and Mohinder's pretty pretty hair and Mohinder's lovely eyes and...um.  Gabriel who?

OK, now the cats are freaking out as Hiro messes up the space-time continuum.  Aaaaaand...no, I'm not caring about Hiro's romance any more than I've cared about any of the others.  (Hey...wasn't Peter in this episode?)  Also, how exactly did Kensei manage to get there soon enough to see them kiss?

OH MY GOD.  I THINK I LOVE ALEJANDRO. YES, I DO LOVE ALEJANDRO.  HE HAS SOMEHOW GOTTEN POSSESSION OF THE BALLS FORMERLY OWNED BY MOHINDER.  I adore Sylar, BUT THAT WAS THE HELL YEAH MOMENT OF THE EPISODE: "don't reach for my hands..." 

And now a brief text message interlude:
D: I cannot believe how good Sylar looked with a bloody lip, telling off Alejandro.  No me gusta Alejandro, okay?
Me: The boy looks good with a bloody lip, what can I say? And I admire Al's guts even if Maya doesn't deserve it.
D: Mmm, to me it is a cultural thing.  We protect our own at any cost.
Me: But unlike [your] family members, she has the IQ of pizza dough.  I shall be so unhappy if Sylar kills him but not her.
D: Look, he PROMISED he was going to kill her.  And even as dumb as pizza dough, she can tell he is hot.  I can't blame her for falling for the BS.
Me: Yeah, once again Sylar knows exactly what to say to manipulate someone.
D: And THAT I find sexy. It shows not only intelligence but cunning. And a knowledge of people I would use if I could.
Me: Just promise me you won't steal my brain when you visit over Christmas, OK? Also? I may have found Mo hotter than Sylar, in his last couple scenes this episode. Though I shall deny saying that if you repeat it to anyone.
D: I will let you save your brain for Sylar because I love you.  As soon as I hear Mo speak, I go all 13-year-old. He is so hot.
Me: My GOD.  Mo was disturbingly hot in the second half of this episode. Can I have both him and Sylar? Now?
D: Sylar, yes.  Mo, you will have to wait your turn.
Me: I HATE YOU.  Also, do you now understand how I was argued into accepting Mylar?

Also, what is it about exposure to Sylar that makes other men go badass?  Is there some way to bring Peter within 20 feet of Sylar without anyone getting killed, so that he can absorb some of the awesomeness?  That might actually make me start to not dislike Peter.  Don't tell anyone I said that, OK?

Wait a minute, who's being turned evil here, Maya or Claire?  It never occurred to me that West might be a Company plant until, like, everyone I knew told me it was "obvious" he was.  And now...yeah, I think everyone I know is right.

I repeat, if the Haitian takes Ivan's memories of his daughter, he just...won't remember.  So how will he be hurt?  I mean, he won't know he SHOULD be hurting.  Am I just a cold evil bitch?  I was just thinking about getting a life insurance policy and making my 3-year-old nephew the beneficiary, so I can't be TOO evil.

Commercials.  Oh my God.  Will TV stations up here never stop milking the bridge collapse for ratings?  "The miracle baby of the 35W bridge collapse"!   Oh no...November sweeps are coming up, I'm going to have to spend the next four weeks listening to this, aren't I?  Time to get another beer.  Or two.  Or three.

Thank the freaking Lord: Hiro is finally facing consequences for staying in the past.  I have to say, one of the things that bugged me about the "Kensei is suddenly good!" storyline was that it happened so quickly, I refused to buy it.  Glad to see he's still nasty and selfish underneath it all. 

Monica has half a brain.  I really hope she doesn't die.

Niki and Mo?  I could enjoy that.  Especially since Mo's sense has come back enough that he's scared of her.

Oh, fuck.  Peter WAS in this episode.  June 14th, 2008?  That's next year? You're kidding!  I never would have figured that out!  Thank you, Tim Kring, for pointing this out to me!  Also, thank you for the shitty green-screening in this scene!  Bah.

OK, I could have done without the cheestastic evil/good captions on the previews for next week.  But...93% of the world's population is dead?  SECOND HELL YEAH MOMENT OF THE EPISODE.  I don't know what the hell was up with last week's boring-ass episode, but now that everyone's dead, I suddenly care again.  Oh my God.  I really am Sylar, aren't I?

Hey...HEY!!! Parkman wasn't in this episode!  O, my cup runneth over!!!

And now that Heroes is finished, Journeyman is opening with A-Ha. It's like Christmas and my birthday all wrapped into one!


Now that the episode is over, the cats are suddenly huddling close to me.  I think they sense that I found Mohinder hot tonight, and are jealous that I might abandon them to run away with him.

 
Comments 
30th-Oct-2007 10:18 am (UTC)
HEE! I loved reading your run-down of the episode. I rather loved it myself. And total WORD to how flipping dumb Mohinder's being, but how his improbable renaissance of Pretty sorta numbed that.

I seriously adore Alejandro too. I wonder if the writers would have ever guessed that HE would be the twin most people were rooting for. Sylar totalkly deserved that beat down. And if I will admit that...then yeah...he REALLY deserved it.

Also, thank you for the shitty green-screening in this scene!
Seriously. I can't remember if it's ever been that bad on this show. I know that Supernatural used to be that bad, but that was a while ago. I wonder what was up with that?
30th-Oct-2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :0) Seriously, what the heck happened? I was really getting angry with Mohinder--he used to be intelligent, he's been warned by HRG multiple times, he should have known the Company would try to twist him, now he's throwing bigger fits than Gabriel Gray and endangering Molly!!!--but...wow. Those last couple of scenes, he just...wow. I honestly enjoyed looking at him more than at Sylar in this episode.

I seriously adore Alejandro too. I wonder if the writers would have ever guessed that HE would be the twin most people were rooting for.
I seem to like him a bit more every episode, while simultaneously liking Maya a bit LESS. He's clearly the smarter of the two. I just really, really hope he doesn't die. It's a futile hope, I know, but I'm still hoping. What bugs me is that they used to be responsive to fans, but I've been hearing that the writers already have plans for Maya's storyline in S3, and I just go "...? Why?" Much as I like Alejandro, the Death Twins don't feel like characters to me. They feel like living plot devices: they're needed to show those throngs of new viewers that Sylar is evil, and also they serve the vital function of getting Sylar safely back to NYC.

And you know, I think almost every episode has had at least one bad green-screened shot that made me go WTF? And you would think that they would have an even bigger budget this year.
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30th-Oct-2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Dude, seriously. Someone needs to do a scientific analysis to figure out what caused Mohinder's attractiveness to suddenly multiply exponentially as this ep went on. And then make sure he keeps on doing whatever it was, because it was HOT.

I actually will be very curious to see how Mohinder reacts when we get the inevitable reunion. Helping people like Maya is almost as important as taking down the Company to Mo, and I could see him going to great lengths, desperately trying to convince her that Sylar is evil and she has to get away from him. But if she clings to the idea that Gabriel's her God-sent angel, and then Mohinder finds out she can kill people with her eyes, and also that she thinks Sylar was right when he urged her to kill people with her eyes that one time, I can see him deciding that maybe it's OK to inject unsuspecting people with the Shanti virus after all. :0(

I wish we knew the deal with how the virus works and how it's mutated! Because I still think Sylar's got it, either accidentally or was injected with it while captive. And Maya's wiped him down and spent several days sitting in the car with him. If the virus has gotten to a point where it works quickly, it would be interesting to see Sylar get into a situation where he triumphantly expects to goad Maya's power into coming out and thereby get what he wants from someone...and then nothing happens, because she's got the virus too.
30th-Oct-2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
And I honestly want to strangle Mo right now, by the way.
Join the club. We meet every Monday at 10.

Maya is a dumbshit and I demand that her head be cut open at some point.
You have no idea how happy I was when he said, "And your sister." Really, no idea at all. I am pretty sure it will not happen, but just the fact that it was his A Plan, warmed my cold, dark heart.

At least it's not coming off as creepy as I was afraid it would.
It's just the right mix of creepy and somewhat sweet. But not extra sweet, that kind of sweet that anyone with the IQ of a houseplant can tell is just a facade. I will not say whose intelligence seems to but be at houseplant level, but I am pretty sure we both know who I'm speaking of.

Even animals sense that Mohinder has been beaten with a stupid stick this season!
Animals: Not As Dumb As Maya.

When I was in school there were very strict rules about how uniforms could only be worn on game days. Have schools really changed that much since my day?
You know, I don't ever recall our cheerleaders ever being in uniform unless there was a game or a pep rally. And I don't mean "the day of," I mean the actual event. ROTC kids wore uniforms every Thursday, but cheerleaders never wore uniforms unless they were about do be in action..

I honestly have no idea what went down in the rest of that scene with Bob and Mohinder and Mohinder's pretty pretty hair and Mohinder's lovely eyes and...um. Gabriel who?
Wait, what was that last part again?!?

OH MY GOD. I THINK I LOVE ALEJANDRO. YES, I DO LOVE ALEJANDRO. HE HAS SOMEHOW GOTTEN POSSESSION OF THE BALLS FORMERLY OWNED BY MOHINDER. I adore Sylar, BUT THAT WAS THE HELL YEAH MOMENT OF THE EPISODE: "don't reach for my hands..."
Oh man, throughout that entire fight, I was actively rooting for Alejandro. It did not help much that Gabriel seems to be lacking in what we call "fight skills", but may also have something to do with the fact that he is very, very pretty. And the speaking Spanish is not hurting either. Not at all. I would ask if this is some sort of violation, but I fear you may not be the best person to ask. I mean, you have said some things...

Also? I may have found Mo hotter than Sylar, in his last couple scenes this episode. Though I shall deny saying that if you repeat it to anyone.
Again?! That is twice! What is going on over there? I am starting to worry about you.

Thank the freaking Lord: Hiro is finally facing consequences for staying in the past. I have to say, one of the things that bugged me about the "Kensei is suddenly good!" storyline was that it happened so quickly, I refused to buy it. Glad to see he's still nasty and selfish underneath it all.
This is the Kensei episode I have been waiting for since he first appeared, and I am glad it has finally arrived. Hiro always seems to get a pass, no matter how idiotic his actions are. I am so glad that someone has finally called him out, and beat him down. This amuses me.

30th-Oct-2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Again?! That is twice! What is going on over there? I am starting to worry about you.
I think Mohinder learned some sort of voodoo spell while he was in New Orleans last week. I have no other explanation.

You have no idea how happy I was when he said, "And your sister." Really, no idea at all.
Oh, I think I do. I so do not like her. And it's not like, say, Thompson AKA Creepy Lips Man, who I did not like but who was a great villain to watch. I just do not like anything about Maya, who, by the way, I am beginning to refer to as Parkman With Boobs. (Though it suddenly occurs to me that Parkman kind of does have boobs, so I may have to come up with another name.) I am actually beginning to believe that my demands for the blood of Candice may have been ill-thought-out, as, although I did not like Candice either, watching Sylar play her would actually have been fun. Unfortunately, despite his stated desire for braaains, there is still plenty of time for Sylar to be woobyfied and turned into an idiot who actually falls in love with the moron.

Hiro always seems to get a pass, no matter how idiotic his actions are. I am so glad that someone has finally called him out, and beat him down.
I actually have been considering writing up posts on a number of characters, analyzing what I do and don't like about them (because although my mood is improved after last night, this show is still on thin ice with me right now). My complaint about Hiro (and Peter, and Claire) is that he needs to grow up. Mooning about in the past over his storybook hero and a woman he knows he cannot have? After already messing up the timeline once, and worrying in S1 about having a bad effect on timelines? Not only is it rather OOC, it's a childish whim. Be a man, suck it up and go home, Hiro.
30th-Oct-2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
who, by the way, I am beginning to refer to as Parkman With Boobs. (Though it suddenly occurs to me that Parkman kind of does have boobs, so I may have to come up with another name.)
Okay, this was hands down the funniest thing I have read all day. Although I fear that if Maylar does come to pass, somehow the whole "Parkman with boobs" thing will come back to haunt me! Quick, where's the Haitian!?

I actually have been considering writing up posts on a number of characters, analyzing what I do and don't like about them (because although my mood is improved after last night, this show is still on thin ice with me right now).
I have considered doing the very same thing, because I am always talking about this stuff to people here and there, but am not gonna go all venturing into the other character boards all "I am new here and here is why I like/dislike your character!" I promised Cookie a post on Peter and Sylar, and I am pretty sure I am about to end up with something on Mohinder... then there was that whole never-posted thing about fanfic and shipping that I actually wrote and then lost on the hard drive. Of course what I have in enthusiasm, notes and ideas, I lack in "getting things done", so this mention right here is pretty likely as far as any of these things will ever go.

30th-Oct-2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
Bringing this over from the spoiler post thread:

Actually? Um...Popular Culture. I wrote my senior thesis on "sexuality and gender roles as portrayed in the sketch comedy of The Kids In The Hall".
*Is jealous* That's kickass! I am dreading the thesis I'll have to write which will probably be on pedagogy or successful classroom management. UCH.

I'm coasting by on scholarships so far but since I chose my major late I'll have to stay in school for longer than I intended. So loans will probably look like my next best option :P One of the reasons I chose teaching is because, yes, there's always going to be job opportunities, but it's going to be a bitch having to stay on top of things, waking up at the ass crack of dawn again, and conditioning myself not to be such a freakin procrastinator. Sometimes I wonder why I want to have such a "safe" job right now when I'm so young; temping seems more flexible and a better start ATM. I always go through periods of regret/doubt though, so hopefully this won't last that long.

That's what makes watching shows like this weird for me, though. Part of me shallowly appreciates Sylar on an "OMG the boy is sooooo hot" level. But another piece of my brain coolly analyzes his behavior and his relationships to other characters and writes 30-page theses about it...
LOL, I love the analyzing as much as I love swooning over Sylar/ZQ.

Actually I was browsing the Sylar thread at TwOP and it made me feel a little bit better about his scenes in last night's ep. TBH, I really didn't like how Sylar was portrayed. He just seemed kind of off to me; I won't go into all of it b/c my ranting would be as long as my previous Saya comments. I will say that I still think that ship is going to happen, despite Sylar's affirming his plans to Alejandro, because it would be like the writers to go in that direction. It's really frustrating to have to accept it.

Anyways, Mohinder was stunningly pretty in the episode. And I really, really liked Al and him standing up to Sylar and then Maya, giving her an ultimatum like that (too bad the twin that I like is going to die). Of course Maya will falter in her decision because she's already falling for Sylar, which is understandable, but stupid - and one of the reasons I've come to dislike her so much. Her looming character arc is so damn predictable, and despite Dania's great efforts (it's a shame, because I really do like Dania), I don't find myself intrigued by her like I am with Al or Monica, nor do I sympathize with her internal conflict.

HRG was on point, as usual. I wish that the writers writers would give other characters (Claire, West, Hiro, Peter) as much scrutiny and careful planning as they do with Noah.

I wish I had cats to cuddle with me, especially when I'm fuming so much over an episode like last night's.
30th-Oct-2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
I temped for several years after college (I know! what a shock that employers weren't lined up to hire someone with that kind of degree! LOL). I kind of liked it. On the one hand, you basically get no benefits and if they don't have any jobs available, you don't make ANY money. On the other hand, if you ever want a week off, you just tell them, "After this job is finished, I won't be available for a week", and most temps are so awful that if you're good, the temp agency loves you and sends you to all the good jobs, and companies will even ask for you by name. And I also liked the sense of freedom: if I hated the job, I could get up and walk out at any time. I never did, but just knowing I could made it easier to deal with crap.

TBH, I really didn't like how Sylar was portrayed. He just seemed kind of off to me
I didn't feel he was completely OOC. But yet...his remark about using Maya as a shiny compliant toy even if he doesn't get his powers back bothered me as not quite right. Partly because this is SYLAR, and I honestly don't think that not-getting-powers-back is an option he would seriously consider, now that he thinks Dr. Suresh can fix things. And partly because...what can you do with Maya's power? Kill people. And extort things by threatening to kill people. I can't see any other options right now. If that's what he's thinking he'll use her for, that gives his comment about "a shiny new toy" an undertone of completely callous evil that I've previously argued is not what Sylar is about. His comment about how Maya's "learning fast" had the same feeling: he spent all last season saying that he just killed people because it was his evolutionary imperative, but now it sounds like he's saying he just plain enjoys it and is teaching her to. And that leads me to wonder if Sylar really has lost that last bit of conscience, making him truly unredeemable. If that's so...I'm no longer interested in the character.

The worst thing is that I have a nagging feeling that if the writers read what I just said, they might respond with, "You're reading too much into it! We just thought it sounded kewl and scary for him to say that to Alejandro!" That scares me even more than thinking they've decided to make Sylar completely evil.

And yes, the inevitability of Maya's character arc is getting to me too. The way I see it is, she's going to keep simpering over Sylar until she meets Mohinder, who will then attempt to convince her Sylar Is Evil, mainly by explaining she can't meet the author of the book because Sylar murdered him. At which point she either comes to believe him and we have to watch a bunch of soap opera angst...or she Stands By Her Man and/or Tries To Save Him With Her Love, and we have to watch Sylar and Maya Against The World. These options both fail spectacularly with me.

I keep trying to find additional options but everything I come up with is just a variation on the above. So many people (including me, though I didn't mention it) noted that it was STUPID of Sylar to give that speech when Maya was not really that far away, that it occurred to me she might have overheard and might decide to pretend to be friendly to get him to take them to Suresh, and then immediately pull Suresh aside and ask for help. However, that would be a direct repeat of the Mohinder/Zane road trip plot, and would enrage me because of the total lack of creativity. So no matter where I turn, I foresee anger.

What scares me is that there are apparently people out there who HEARD HIS REMARK ABOUT HOW HE'S PLANNING ON KILLING HER...and yet still think they are OMG SO SWEET TOGETHER! I really don't know what to say about that level of delusion. He's stated an intent to murder her. There is nothing sweet about that. And now that he's said it, I don't give a fuck how hard they try to sell me a romance between them: he said he wants to murder her. No. Just no.
31st-Oct-2007 06:49 am (UTC)
It's true that every career field has it's pros and cons. I'll say again that the flexibility of temping sounds a lot more.... tempting than busting my ass and try to keep kids in line. But I like teaching, and I do feel pretty secure with the whole "after college...." options I'll have, so I guess I'll just roll with the punches. If teaching doesn't suit me, it won't be the end of the world... honestly I'd rather be a freelance writer or possible an editor, perhaps I'll get into that somewhere down the line. I'm just kind of taking things on a day-to-day basis, enjoying my lazy college life as much as I can.

Now onto less positive things: I've seen more reactions like, "They're SO hot 2gether & r going 2 make a badass couple!!!1" I feel like more people want Maya to become the female version of Sylar, which is possible, but it would be an unconvincing character arc (and isn't Elle already the Badass Psycho Girl of S2?) Some people do uphold the "awww, so sweet" aspect of Gabya, which is lost on me. It's like watching Clest; if I saw one of their nice scenes only and didn't get anymore background of their ship, I'd be all "aww cute!", but it strikes me that people who've seen both West and Sylar's true characters can still be so blinded by the "fluff".

I have the exact same problem with the Sylar/Maya teamup as you do that DOESN'T involve romance. I foresee a future scene in which the trio goes to a public place with a lot of people and suddenly Sylar (heh, I couldn't resist) goads Maya into using her power. That kind of scenario would just decrease my... respect, for lack of a better word, for Sylar's character. He was always shown to kill others for their powers or if they got in the way. But I feel like the whole Saya ship, romantic or not, doesn't fit into that formula. I understand if the writers want to do something different with Sylar's character. However, encouraging someone to commit mass homicide just seems OOC for Sylar, even though he was kind of doing the same to Peter in the finale, and then Mohinder in 5YG. It's different though; those both had to do more with Sylar's Desire To Be Special rather than taking pleasure in killing others. And WORD on Sylar becoming irredeemable if he just started killing random people/killing people through Maya. I guess it'll be like "he's helping her hone her powers" or some shit. PASS. The REAL Sylar would just get more jealous of seeing Maya use her power, which would motivate him to want to get HIS powers back even more, so he can go back and steal Maya's & Al's. Even though they're supposedly heading for Mohinder, I feel like they're going to take a detour because of the fucking Saya.

And the writers have gone the "it doesn't make sense but sounds cool, let's use it!!" route before, so I wouldn't be too surprised if they did the same with Sylar's speech. Which scares me as much as it scares you.

Mohinder and Sylar worked because it was so heavily laden with angst and drama that had already been set up between them, the Sylar/twins plot is already being handed to us so there is no suspense (I could still see Saya foreshadowing, spoilers or not). However it occurs, I guess I'll have to suck it up and keep hoping that Saya will die, whether it's through Maya's death or if they get separated. I also wonder if Sylar actually thinks that Mohinder will help him. It's fitting for him to turn to Mohinder for help, but even if he does live past the "AHHH SYLAR'S BACK WTF" greeting, does Sylar think that Mohinder will take pity on him? See, that's why I'm talking about with the suspense. I'm looking so much more forward to my precious Mylar reunion than what Sylar will do with the twins.

I know a lot of people liked Sylar's monologue, but I just didn't. Not even his sexy black wifebeater or bloody lip could save that scene for me; it was so horrifically cheesy. I guess I liked the "less is more" approach they took with Sylar last season, where he was indirectly monologuing or more subtly twirling his moustache, so to speak. And I agree that him telling Alejandro all of his plans was just stupid, unless if we were supposed to believe that Sylar was really using his six-inch voice.

(Apologies for the length, once again)
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