Monday night's episode of Heroes, entitled "Lizards," made me feel more at home within the second season of my favorite television show. The premiere left me feeling awkward and inadequate - but now it seems things are falling into place.
What did you miss? Well my friend, for one thing - Hiro Nakamura in sweet samurai armor. I think we've all been waiting for our favorite Japanese office worker to get some sweet battle gear and we finally see it happen - complete with time-manipulating sweetness.
Also, who would have thought that English drunk passing himself off as Takezo Kensei would have a special ability himself? Turns out he's like a certain Texan cheerleader we've all grown to love.
Speaking of Claire Bennett (or is it Butler?), after a rousing discussion in her science class Claire performs a science experiment on herself to test the extents of her regenerative abilities. I've never seen a better marriage of scissors and pinky toes in my life...
Then there's the Mexican wonder twins - with powers that are still mysterious and quite frankly down right weird. I can't wait until these two meet Mohinder and we actually understand what they can do.
The Haitian returned in this episode, as Mohinder Suresh traveled to Haiti to test his blood - turns out the Haitian has the same virus Molly Walker and Shanti Suresh had, luckily Mohinder's blood cured him. Now he's up to his old tricks, wiping memories and working side-by-side with Copy Kingdom's newest employee Noah Butler (HRG, as I will always lovingly refer to him as).
We see Peter Petrelli has grown much stronger, displaying DL's phasing abilities as well as Nikki/Jessica's super strength. His mother, Angela, reveals in an questioning session with Matt Parkman that (at some point in the past) she had slept with Kaito Nakamura.
First off... EW, and secondly - what a twist. Just as we're about to find out more about this, Angela catches on to Matt's power and pushes him out of her head. When he leaves the room to collect himself, Angela nearly survives an attack by the apparent killer of Kaito.
Finally I'd like to say that, while I enjoyed the promotional mottoes from the first season like "Save the cheerleader... save the world," I think NBC's marketing team have taken their first big misstep with the whole "see what's in THE BOX!" campaign.
C'mon NBC - take it easy, we don't care what's in that box - just show us Peter beating up more Irish mobsters!
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