Maybe considering Heroes as NBC’s Lost was giving it too many props too soon. Tonight’s superpower du jour was predictability, but a kickass cliffhanger was its weakness. Until the end came, the show was a bit too predictable and there were no surprises or intelligent twisting of the plot.
I knew from the get-go that Eden was a plant. She just pops out of nowhere with her shy wallflower innocence. The lizard’s name is Mohinder, oh, how sweet! Plus, how could Mohinder (the man) trust her so quickly? Further proof that men are too stupid; trusting the words of a woman just because she’s so pretty. Dude, it’s New York! Wake up. But she made Daddy meals; that’s good enough for him.
You are a scientist sitting on what could possibly be the next world-changing break in evolution and you tell everything to the little pixie down the hall? If they found your father’s home in India a day after he died, isn’t possible they found the apartment in NY, after they found you in a cab in NY? Out of 18 million people, they found YOU. Not so smart after all, are we, Mister Smarty PhD? But then as he leaves, she plants one on him; how could he not want to stay? Is she a mutant for hire working for Mr. Bennet?
Our funny-man, Hiro Nakamura, and his reluctant sidekick Ando Masahashi call Isaac Mendez’ studio. Isaac tells Peter Petrelli not to answer, that it was some Japanese guy leaving him messages. Peter picks up and tells Hiro what future Samurai Hiro told him in the train frozen in time in last week’s episode: they must save the cheerleader. Peter and Isaac struggle to put the paintings together that tell the story, but one piece is missing, one of the pieces Simone took away to sell. But with this love triangle going on, just how complicated will it be to get it back?
Save the Cheerleader, save the world. But things never are so simple. Hiro and Ando are prevented from leaving by last episode's cheated poker player, who wants his winnings back by having our Japanese duo play in a private poker game. When Ando notices one of the players is armed, he panics and takes Hiro into a storage area. Meanwhile, we hear a ruckus in the game room.