Peter- I’m glad Nathan got through to him. Granted, Adam did make good on his promise to heal Nathan, but last season Peter trusted Hiro enough to kill him if need be and here it looked very much like Peter was trying to kill Hiro before Matt and Nathan showed up. I must say, even though I didn’t like it, the fight with Hiro was longer than I expected and at least interesting to watch. At last a practical use for the late Ted’s power was revealed as Peter “nuked” the virus. Where he has Adam and Claire’s power, does that mean his blood can heal too? And what will happen to Caitlin now that the future she was in no longer exists?
Adam- I’m a bit disappointed in him. I’d hoped he had mellowed after being cooped up 30 years, but it was as I had feared after reading Graphic Novels 60 and 61: he has a god complex. I’m not sure is Hiro’s solution will help or hurt that as he trapped Adam but did not kill him, which means he can return, theoretically.
Hiro- I like that he is trying to be a hero but I still wish he had left Japan before Yaeko fell for him and he kissed her. I have to wonder why he didn’t behead Adam. Granted the live burial reminds me of “A Cask of Amontillado,” but, given that Adam can heal from anything but a headshot, again I still wonder, if Hiro’s solution hasn’t hurt rather than helped as opposed to an outright beheading.
Nathan- I like that he was using his power and that he wanted to reveal the existence of specials to the world. I liked both his speech to Peter and the one he was interrupted while making. I was afraid something was going to happen when I saw the hidden camera in the vault, but wasn’t sure exactly what would happen once Matt had done his bit to help, but I was hoping, even with a few online spoilers I had read, that it wouldn’t be what we saw. A friend of mine thinks it’s HRG who shot Nathan. I’m hoping they can get him some of Claire’s blood, or that Peter’s can save him. After all, it worked to save HRG. And the MSNBC mike was a nice touch.
Matt- Nice to see him trying to help with his powers. It looked like he was trying to mentally “talk” to Peter rather than just pushing him. I still hope he doesn’t become another Maury. I liked his line when he sees Hiro “Who’s this guy supposed to be?” I also like his speech about “How much longer are we going to have to clean up their mess?” in reference to problems caused by the 12’s actions. I would like to know what else the 12 did and what everyone’s powers were and what can be done about all of it, if a full reveal is not the answer.
Angela- I really don’t like her. Where she merely annoyed me in season 1 (I had liked her when she first appeared) now I wish Maury had finished her off, except for the information she gave. I don’t like that she is so willing to sacrifice her sons or how cold she gets. It seems like when I think she can’t possibly be any colder she some how does just that. What does she mean by “You do know that you’ve now opened Pandora’s Box?” If not for her “It was unavoidable” comment, I would have thought she meant she was going to revenge Nathan.
Claire- She’s brave, but I don’t know if her going public would have helped or hurt. I’m glad she did get to see HRG, her dad again. The look on her face was priceless when HRG returned. I wonder what she will do now that she isn’t going for a reveal. I also wonder how she will react to Nathan’s shooting.
West- I like that he tried to talk to Claire, and he seems like he does care, but I still have to wonder what else he’s up to. And where and who are his parents? I did like the Graphic novel flashback tie in, even if his parents aren’t shown.
HRG- It’s interesting that He left records of his Company doings at home. I like his honesty with Elle. It’s noble that he gives up his life to save his family, but I have to wonder why the Company wants him so badly. What “deal” did he cut with the Company? And did he shoot Nathan? A friend of mine thinks he was the “Unknown Assassin.”
Bob- Needs to die soon. He takes no responsibility for anything. I hate what he did to Elle and what he repeatedly does to her presently. I also want to know why he and the others even kept Strain 138 of the Shanti Virus.
Elle- I no longer hate her and I do feel a bit sorry for her. I still don’t like that clingy thing she did with both Mohinder and Peter but, after watching how Bob treats her and hearing some of what HRG knew, all I see now is a little girl desperate for her daddy’s approval. I’m glad she fought Sylar and saved Mohinder, Molly, and Maya. I hope she breaks free of this need for Bob’s approval. She has the potential to be so much better.
Sylar- As much as he scares me, and even as manipulative as he is, I still can’t hate him, and I don’t know why. Now he is back and as dangerous and twisted as ever. Why did the Company go to such great lengths to save him? Even in season 1 they would not authorize HRG and his team to kill him. Why did they not do more to ensure that he was not going to escape? And how many more villains will we see given that Volume 3 is called “Villains?”
Mohinder- I have to wonder if he will now see the Company for what it is. Surely between the fact he was under surveillance and the fact that Sylar had the Company modified Shanti Virus should show him that they cannot be trusted. And whom did he hire as a babysitter? He needs to fire that babysitter and hire a new one!
Molly- I like her willingness to help others and how she embraces her gift. She even tried to help Maya who had come with Sylar.
Maya- I’m glad she finally realized what Sylar was. It was ironic that she fell exactly where Isaac had been, when Sylar shot her. I wonder what if anything she will do with her gift. I shudder to think what the Company or Sylar would do with it.
Niki- She died a Hero, but I don’t think that even Claire’s blood can save her. I liked her and will miss her. It was nice to see her take out the arsonist/kidnapper even if she didn’t have her power. It seemed she was finally getting her life on track and was supposed to get a cure from Mohinder, but how could she have survived not only the fire but the explosion as well?
Micah- He’s amazing with his gift. I hope he continues to embrace it and tries to do good with it. Now he has lost both parents and I have to wonder how it will affect him.
Monica- I wish she could have escaped the thugs on her own. I don’t blame her for being scared. I wonder if she will continue to embrace her gift after this incident. I hope she will embrace it but with caution.
Claude- Still MIA and still very much missed. I have to wonder if he wouldn’t say to Adam what he’d said to Peter “Well, I’m not very much of a people person but I’m certainly not going to let you kill them all.” All I could think of was that quote of his while regarding the Shanti Virus Strain 138.