Heroes Episode 4.1 and 2 Orientation/Jump, Push, Fall  » TV  »
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    • by David Finniss


      I had fallen out of love with Heroes. The first season was quite good. The second season was slow for the first half, and while it started to pick up near the end, the writer’s strike broke the momentum and cut the season short. The third season was worse and from there I stopped really paying attention to it. My roommate still watches it regularly so it acts as background noise.

      Tonight, the 2 hour season premiere aired, and it was actually pretty good. It even followed up on events from last season as opposed to just hitting the

      reset button like it had every other season.

      Peter’s returned to being a paramedic, helping people as much as he can, Traci has been hunting the government operatives who imprisoned her, Matt has stopped using his powers after what happened with Nathan and Sylar, and Claire is going off to college.

      The major theme of this episode is redemption. We know this because almost every character has a line about looking for it. Remember in Batman Begins, how fear came up every ten seconds*? It was like that. It got better as the episode progressed, but the first few ...

      • minutes were very redemption heavy.

        Claire’s roommate was really weird. When I heard her name was Annie, I turned to my roommate and asked how long before she gets hurt, this was a mere segue to an “Annie, are you okay?” joke, but lo and behold…well I don’t want to spoil it.

        It seems after three seasons, the show may’ve regained the magic. So far there is no apocalyptic plot, all of the arcs seem more character based which may be just what the show needs.

        Some of the plot twists were predictable, but it was still an enjoyable episode. The guest appearance

        by Ray Park was a nice addition. They even managed to show a fight onscreen, which is a rarity with this show; it usually builds up to a confrontation only for it to be off screen.

        For the first time in a long time, I’m actually curious to see where this arc is going. The last season seemed like it put plot twists before actual story development. It seems to be much more toned down. Hopefully, the writers keep this up, I would hate for them to blow it.

        *and yet no mention of it being the mind killer, for shame

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