I came in half way through due to drum class resuming, and like usual, I was terribly confused. I became really giddy, though, when Nathan and Peter approached the door to fight Sylar. No matter how confused I am, I can definitey understand a show down. In fact, I’ve been waiting ALL SEASON for such a showdown. And then…THE FUCKING SHOWDOWN OCCURS OFF SCREEN! I’ve never been this angry in my entire life. It’s kind of like saving your virginity for marriage, and then realizing on your wedding night that your new spouse is like, “Hey, I’m going to have sex with this other guy instead…No, you can’t even watch.” THAT is how I felt at 9:37pm.

At least they showed Nathan’s death. Assuming he stays dead. I mean, come on, dude’s died at least three times already I can think of off the top of my head.

Peter totally played Sylar, in an anticlimactically bad ass way. I would rather have seen the FUCKING SHOWDOWN, personally.

How about that solution? Disappointing, in my opinion. I feel like it’s a really cheap way to keep Nathan in the show and pretend like this season never happened. I definitely foresee an eventual/predictable story arc where Sylar’s memories begin to return. (EDIT: already evident in the preview for volume V. Boo yah.)

Buildings 1-25

April 14, 2009

As you know, the building the government uses to conduct experiments on evolved humans is called Building 26. This was the title of an episode a few weeks ago and it reappeared in “1961” last night. This led me to speculate what the government has tucked away in all of those other buildings…

Building 1: Children’s letters to Santa Claus.

Building 2: A bevy of unreleased “Ernest Goes to…” movies.

Building 3: Dennis Rodman.
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Building 4: Witnesses to the bombing of MOVE in Philadelphia.

Building 5: Elves, fairies, ogres, talking animals, ALF and other mythical/awesome creatures.
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Building 6: A partially complete Death Star.
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Building 7: Surplus food to trade for oil.

Building 8: Oil.

Building 9: An army of ninjas in perpetual battle with an army of samurai.
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Building 10: Peter Petrelli’s testicles.

Building 11: Discarded Pogs.

Building 12: A time machine.

Building 13: Tupac Shakur.

Building 14: All remaining American Indians.

Building 15: Inappropriate children’s books.
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Building 16: Ligers and man bear pigs.
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Building 17: A cure for Cancer.

Building 18: Decorative plates commemorating the election of John McCain as America’s 44th president.

Building 19: Flying cars, hoverboards, teleporters and other technologies we just can’t handle yet.

Building 20: Tall Asians, who will be released sparingly when the NBA needs some height.
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Building 21: Surplus Snuggies to trade for oil.
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Building 22: Your mom. (Boo yah!)

Building 23: Transfers from Gitmo.

Building 24: Miniature models of all future buildings, featuring a model train which encircles all of them.

Building 25: Scripts for good episodes of HEROES.

I love Sylar’s new ability. It’s like watching a fat kid eat chocolate cake: delightfully grotesque.

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The writers keep making me think that HRG knows the score, but then things just spiral out of control again and again for him. I was surprised that Sandra wasn’t more understanding when HRG explained that Sylar shapeshifts now. Apparently, though, women just don’t get it, as my wife said in a similar situation she would not forgive me.

Danko’s woman also doesn’t get it. But then again, she’s an ex-prostitute, so she kind of has a track record for not getting it.

Hiro and Ando reunite Baby Matt Parkman with Portly Adult Matt Parkman. Along the way, they meet an Asian who is not a stereotype (this might be a first for American television) and they then discover that if Baby Matt Parkman is unhappy, it stops everything. I’m really unsure of how this power could ever be useful. Hiro’s, “That was close,” declaration made me giggle.

In the end the Petrelli family, along with HRG, converge upon Coyote Sands, thanks to Angela’s dream. After a bit of digging, they exhume a mass grave. Ah! What could this possibly have to do with the start of everything? My bet? Cylons!