Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Heroes: "The Eclipse, Part I"

The solicitation for last nights episode (11/24/2008):

"After reuniting Sylar and Elle, Arthur orders them to find Claire and bring her to him. Matt, Hiro and Ando team up together and follow Daphne to her hometown to discover what she's been hiding. Meanwhile, Nathan and Peter Petrelli travel together to Haiti in search of the the only man that can stop their father from destroying the world, the Haitian."

So .... a dark eclipse event begins and wreaks havoc with all of the heroes' powers. [Yeah. I already know what you're thinking out there. In this very story arc, Tim Kring and his hapless company of pathetic writers, have specifically told us that Nikki/Jessica/Tracy received their powers through DNA manipulation/gene splicing/whatever, and .... Nathan Petrelli also received this treatment when he was apparently born without any inherited powers. Dr. Mohinder Suresh? Yep, he injected himself with his Maia-induced-formula and inadvertently became a monster. What do any of them have to do with some funky eclipse, which the shows creators NOW claim to have given the characters their abilities?] Arthur Petrelli orders Elle and Sylar to bring in Claire. But,hold the fort here, Noah Bennett is in the house and he wipes the floor with Sylar & Elle, before hustling off with poor Claire (who took a bullet that was meant for H.R.G.), and she isn't self-healing at the moment.

This episode may just as well have been titled "Thin Ice". In media comments Kring has made in recent days (visit Ain't It cool News) it appears that he may have become burned out on his own show. No wonder, this show is quickly becoming a lame duck with all of the ridiculous inconsistencies, but it's not fair to keep harping on something that can't help but spin out of control once it's own originator gives up on it.

I will probably watch next week, but barring a miracle which would change my mind about the faded glory of this series, I am about finished here. Too bad! I really liked this show, and H.R.G. can still kick ass with the best of them. He's my favorite hero out of the whole bunch.

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