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Heroes Reborn, Season One, Episode 106: “Game Over”

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Spoiler Thoughts:

  • HIIIIIRRROOOO
  • Kind of a pugilistic episode, apparently.
  • Ew. I hope they don’t reuse those restraining devices.
  • Man, Ren is the guy in the coffee shop that sits there all day with one cup of coffee, playing his computer loudly and yelling into his earphones.
  • Zachary isn’t that good with voice mail.
  • Yeah, Zachary isn’t helping the EVOs seem less creepy.
  • Ok Miko. In the US, people take a dim view on getting their stuff took.
  • Renautas is at 88 HILL VALLEY ROAD.
  • When this goes into syndication, no one will ever understand the significance of that and the original air date week.
  • Wow, that seems like a poorly designed device when it’s that obvious.
  • It is a good thing Ren’s computer turns on, logs onto the game, and picks up a wifi signal instantaneously.
  • …But even Ren’s supercomputer succumbs to crappy battery life.
  • Ok, actually, I don’t know why Ren doesn’t just run around the block to the nearest Starbucks to plug in. It doesn’t seem like he needs to physically be there, like Katana Girl.
  • Wait, serious? That whole scene was nothing but her not finding Francis and crying?
  • That was like a stub of a scene.
  • Tommy is basically breaking and entering at this point. No wonder they don’t trust EVOs.
  • Wow, this girl is the least stealthy with her powers ever. She may not make it without the also-not-that-stealthy invisible girl.
  • This is the week for all the EVO’s to abuse their powers. How can we trust them if they can’t even be trusted to hold to the compact of the vending machine?
  • Emily is becoming too good to be true. I think she just said “Gosh!” Unironically.
  • Why on Earth would Miko start beating on HRG and Quentin, when she knows the clone guy is evil?
  • Good thing HRG still has his Japanese from when George Takei was in charge.
  • Well if you wanted to blow your cover, that was a pretty effective way to do it.
  • Oh that was surprisingly unsubtle for HRG.
  • OMG. Why are they all just standing there, when they know everyone on the planet has been alerted to their presence?
  • And why wouldn’t they keep the programmer as hostage? Wouldn’t he be their only leverage?
  • Nice callback to the artist who could only draw when he was on heroin or something.
  • Wait. So you’re telling me clone guy sat there and shot at bulletproof glass forever when you can walk around it?
  • So this is great until Quentin talks Phoebe down and all these bits of clones regenerate into an army.
  • Poor Ren. Got “I know’d.”
  • Oh man! Quentin bought it! From Phoebe!
  • What’s this…?
  • HIIIIRRRROOO!
  • Aw, he lost his accent.
  • Oops. Taylor’s got a half-EVO bun in her oven.
  • I don’t know that I would drink anything Evil Cop gave me.
  • Wow, I can’t believe these guys are just going to hang out after everyone just saw she has powers and probably called the cops.
  • …That tracker was pretty close to some important vessels. I don’t know if I’d want some teenager digging around in my wrist like that.
  • If Emily turns out to be evil, I’ll be sad now.

 

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Heroes Reborn, Season One, Episode 105: “The Lion’s Den”

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Spoiler Thoughts:

  • Fun fact. That phoropter isn’t going to take retinal photos.
  • Well on the upside, Zachary finally ditched his supremely troubled wife.
  • Look, no one likes hearing from the dentist, Zachary.
  • Evil police guy is evil.
  • So far, I’m not all that impressed with Invisible Woman’s safety measures. If you knew someone was tracking you, why would you go back to the very thing they were looking for?
  • Bad timing for Dearing, Evil Police Guy #2. We need Parkman back to give the police a better image.
  • These Japanese kids are so cute.
  • If they show Zachary and his kid watching “Tangled,” I’m gonna laugh.
  • The return of Dark!Phoebe!
  • Well, who didn’t see this coming.
  • How does Tommy know this poor girl isn’t getting dressed or something?
  • This girl deserves someone more stable. Like almost anyone else.
  • “WHY DID YOU KILL EVERYBODY!” “Well I can’t talk to you while you’re like this.”
  • I like Erica and HRG, but this is a very static scene.
  • It’s a lot of talking with very little payoff.
  • Man, Miko and Ren are the only ones getting things done around here.
  • Ren should maybe make tracks out of there.
  • Quentin is a little overwrought.
  • Tommy took one look at his destiny and noped it on out of there.
  • No one’s going to notice Zachary just walking away from a burning building?
  • Hope he already cashed that check.

 

Heroes Reborn, Season One, Episode 104: “The Needs of the Many”

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Spoiler Thoughts:

  • Mohinder voiceover!
  • Why didn’t he zap away with her?
  • Look Zachary. She’s a psycho. And she’s not going to be supportive of your new lifestyle.
  • Well that went from lovely to creepy in a moment.
  • Shibuya!
  • Ren is this season’s Ando.
  • Look. I’d work for a lot worse companies for free sushi.
  • That hug wasn’t weird at all.
  • Not a fan of the spicy tuna.
  • Taylor, she’s rounding them up because she’s a resident of Crazytown. That’s it.
  • They walked all the way through Alaska?  Because Alaska is pretty big.
  • Wow, it doesn’t seem like Butterfly/Invisible girls were as careful as they might have been.
  • Oh, I think it’s too late, Zachary.
  • Not even the Han Solo “I know” from Joanne.
  • On the upside, Zachary no longer has to ask if the hotel room has a coffee maker.
  • You know this isn’t realistic, because no aisle seat on an international flight is going to go empty.
  • Bat-luchador Man.
  • They’re just gonna leave those guys lying out in the lobby for anyone to find?
  • This was maybe not planned that well.
  • HRG is the coolest.
  • Zachary got so much more empathetic and virtuous after he became one of the hunted.
  • Ugh. Tommy’s a close talker.
  • I feel like Tommy could have zapped out a little earlier.
  • Oh, Carlos finished the Luchadormobile.
  • Maybe the kid shouldn’t leave the door to the secret hideout open in broad daylight?
  • Well that went well.
  • Oh that REALLY went well.
  • Why couldn’t Molly just unplug herself and leave?
  • Or was she doing it to get away from HRG?
  • Maybe the moral is that you shouldn’t shove guns down your pants and expect that something bad isn’t going to happen.
  • Oh Phoebe’s back!  And she’s got a new look.  The Unibomber look.

 

Heroes Reborn, Season One, Episode 103: “Under the Mask”

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Spoiler Thoughts:

  • Man, if I had been shot in the shoulder, and sewing me up wasn’t getting priority over gassing up? I might be done.
  • Not a fan of this couple. The wife in particular is doing some impressive figurative mustache twirling.
  • These security guards don’t look all that Japanese.
  • I feel like a fight that’s going to go on this long, should look more convincing. Maybe they should have gone with mo-cap.
  • If I was a part of the Heroes Universe, I would be one of the poor schmoes who brought their car to Gutierrez and Sons, and is now never going to get it back.
  • Oddly enough, this would never happen in Japan, because in all the time I’ve visited there, I’ve never seen anyone run into someone else, nor anyone yell at someone unless they were drunk.
  • Oh you know HRG is not going to wait around for this guy to get back.
  • This dude is kind of bad at revenge.
  • Ooo. Origami!
  • Ok, that little upturn sound the guard made? That was totally Japanese.
  • The wife is baffled as to why Zachary Levi wants to take all the fun out of killing.
  • HIRO.
  • This is the Car Ride of Exposition.
  • Poor Molly has literally spent her whole life getting kidnapped.
  • He has,,,planaria power?
  • Zachary really did get too much sun.
  • I feel like Tommy might be exercising some bad judgement here.
  • Hard to think what’s so awful Molly would rather hang out at Renautas than go with HRG.
  • This is apparently the week where everyone refuses protection?
  • Well that could have gone better.
  • On the whole, it was a pretty good presentation.

 

Heroes Reborn, Season One, Episode 101: “Brave New World/Odessa”

Spoiler Thoughts:

  • HRG man!  Still trying to make up with Claire, like he was for around 3 seasons.
  • Well that could have gone better.
  • I’d have to say, Claire is probably the last person I’d be worrying about in this situation.
  • I feel like it might have been easier for him to cut through the leather cuff than his arm.
  • Flynn Rider, no!
  • This drunk and the pathetic teacher are pretty ugh.
  • Wow, HRG went younger this time.
  • #GoAsians!
  • If this girl was really that nice, it’s hard to think she’d be with that jerk.
  • Oh, the brother from Dark Matters!
  • Oh this fiancee is a total plant.
  • [Gentle foreboding music]
  • [Gentle exotic music]
  • Ophthalmologists are only trying to help everyone.
  • String theory:  TV’s shorthand for crazy person.
  • I feel like maybe he could have got to an ER by this time.
  • This girl could play Alicia Silverstone’s little sister.
  • Looks like Flynn just got sent to the cornfield.
  • This is not a very profitable Ophthalmologist’s office.
  • Well this is a lot faster than most exams.
  • The sigil!
  • Ok, what?
  • Wha…
  • The Haitian speaks!
  • Poor Rene.
  • Also all those people who will never get their contact lens exam.
  • Mohinder voice over!
  • Wow, that was some bad timing, Peter Pan.
  • I don’t think this couple passed grief counseling.
  • Apparently no one in Japan locks their doors.
  • NO.  They did NOT go to LEEROY JENKINS.
  • I don’t want to say that this terrible stepfather reminds me of someone, but he does.
  • Oh man, this Japanese subplot is the best.
  • He’s a master at this game because he’s spent “hours” at it.
  • Gambling is no good for anyone.
  • Well at least HRG still has his parking spot.
  • I don’t think I’d jump into anyplace unless I knew how I was going to get out.
  • Why would Claire die?  She was the one who couldn’t be killed!
  • Like Sylar literally scalped her, checked out her brain, and then reassembled her, and she was fine.
  • If anyone thinks HRG is going to be full-out honest with them, they are sadly mistaken.
  • I’m not sure this is an upgrade for Tommy.
  • This is a lot of things this poor girl can’t tell anyone.
  • Sadly, he just sent them to EVO file room central.
  • You know, this couple might not be all that stable.
  • Are these the people HRG was selling the car to in the beginning?
  • OMG.