Heroes – episode 23 – finished for us on Wednesday night. If you haven’t seen it don’t read on because there might be spoilers.
As I sat watching it, I felt sadder and sadder with each ad break knowing that the end was closer and closer. It’s not many television shows I’ve enjoyed so much.
I wondered how it would end, would New York blow up and would Nathan Petrelli become President and lead everyone through the hard times? Who would be killed? Would Sylar’s life finally end?
Heroes had it all for me. It had drama, thrills, love, action in the present time, past and future, and I always eagerly anticipated watching it each Wednesday night. I had the chance of getting all the episodes on DVD but declined the opportunity because I wanted to spread it out over the 23 weeks, not watch them all in one weekend and then not have anything to look forward to on Wednesday nights.
So at the end of the last episode when they informed us that the next season would be shown here in a few months I yelled out with glee. I can wait a few months.
So back to the last episode. The belief in me that good will triumph over evil came true. New York did not blow up. Nathan came good in the end by helping Peter out because he was about to blow up. We had been led to believe (in a flashforward) that Nathan went to the bad (self-interest-serving) side and was glad that New York had been decimated so he could become President and ‘help the people through the bad times’.
Hiro finally killed Sylar with his sword, although the scene at the end where they showed the blood near the drain and the drain cover partly off with a cockroach crawling out of it left me wondering if Sylar had disappeared somehow. It remains to be seen in Volume 2.
Even though Sylar was evil, and I almost jumped every time he creeped up on people, I thought he was a great villain. Having the powers that he did made him almost indescructible and luckily he hadn’t killed Claire because otherwise Hiro couldn’t have killed him. As a viewer I almost need a flowchart of who had what power just to keep up.
I like how Peter Petrelli absorbed Jess/Niki’s power to beat up Sylar towards the end. It’s a pity Peter was decimated, or was he as he is indestructible. When the body landed with a thump on the ground at the end I initially thought it was Peter coming back down all healed up but it wasn’t. It was Hiro giving us a taste of what’s to occur in Volume 2.
Heroes back in the 1600s? They said something about generations so is it different generations of our current Heroes? Oooh, there’s so much scope and so much to look forward to when it comes back on television. Do you watch it? What do you think?