This post is what happens when I'm allowed computer access during a conference call and the only other person in the room is busy playing with a pen...
I cannot stop laughing thanks to ibroketuesday and Valeeth, who (over in the Sylar thread at TWoP) coined the phrase 'MAJICKAL HEALING BLOOD'. I've been on the verge of ranting about the MAJICKAL HEALING BLOOD for two weeks now, because it is such a fucking copout. It takes Heroes from being a thrilling and tense show, where my friends would sit with their hearts in their throats worrying that something might happen to their favorite character, to being all "eh, whatever, if anyone gets killed they'll just shoot them up with Peter's blood and everything will be perfectly fine again, so who cares?"
They're also reeeeeeally pushing the whole "there's no coming back from having your head blown off" thing with this. I mean, HRG was shot in the eye, fell, and didn't move. Which should mean that he died almost instantly--at any rate, there had to have been extensive brain damage to drop him and leave him motionless like that. And brain tissue dies after just a few minutes without oxygen--that's why strokes are so debilitating. However, after HRG wakes up, he's pretty much right back to normal. Which means that the MAJICKAL HEALING BLOOD has to have repaired his brain damage, and because he'd been dead for a while, his entire brain had to have been damaged. Soooo....if someone had their heads blown off, why couldn't they just scoop the remaining tissue into a pile, pour a little MHB on it, and have it all come back together properly? After all, when that bullet entered HRG's skull, it destroyed brain tissue, but apparently that's all grown back.
At any rate, I have a feeling that the MAJICKAL HEALING BLOOD is going to become the SURAK'S FUCKING KATRA of Heroes for me. It's already been used to heal/resurrect two characters, Mohinder was planning on using it in a third, and the previews for next week seem to suggest it'll be used on one, possibly two, additional characters. The creation of a total reset button has the potential to turn into the most annoying plot development of Season 2. And that's saying something.