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GateWorld
February 2nd, 2009, 06:24 PM
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<FONT SIZE="1">EPISODE NUMBER - 316</FONT>
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Claire works to thwart her father's efforts to capture innocent people with abilities, while Nathan gets a rude awakening from his new Homeland Security boss. Ando and Hiro try to stop the wedding of an Indian woman, and Sylar continues his quest for his father, but grows impatient with his new companion.

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Replicator Todd
February 16th, 2009, 07:52 PM
A decent episode. I'm a little annoyed Sylar is still dragging that kid along. I can't wait to see the next episode as it appears to be heavily about HRG.

the fifth man
February 16th, 2009, 07:54 PM
I really enjoyed this episode. Claire is really playing with fire. And Sylar, as always, was kick-a**!

I totally agree about next week's episode. It should be really good.

PG15
February 16th, 2009, 11:32 PM
So why was this episode called Building 26? Did I miss something?

Also, was it explained how Ando and Hiro got to India? I missed that part.

mr_kennedy
February 17th, 2009, 05:36 AM
sylar went back for his mini me, how cute

i thought this episode had a touch of a company man (1.17) feel

things i liked

hiro & ando mission
sylar kicked ass
the ending
nathan having doubts
tracy being locked up :D

things i disliked

hiro still didnt get his powers back
aquaman
pyro seriously sylar should kill this guy right now



So why was this episode called Building 26? Did I miss something?

Also, was it explained how Ando and Hiro got to India? I missed that part.

umm i think tracy strauss aka ali larter is so special they named an episode after where she is being held ;)

and i missed the part how hiro & ando got to india aswell

Madwelshboy
February 17th, 2009, 05:50 AM
they didnt explain how hiro an ando got to india, which really bugged me since hrio cant teleport and that they wouldnt be able to catch a comercial flight anymore. did anyone want to slap hiro in the cafe scene, or was it just me? building 26 is the name of the building were the "catch people with superpowers operation" is run from. i like the direction claire is going, im hoping it will lead to her being caught an some torture scenes later on with the hunter.

dosed150
February 17th, 2009, 06:04 AM
nathan really is scum now and their whole reasoning that these peoples powers are dangerous so they just should be locked up is stupid, i mean the us constitution allows people to carry guns so whats the difference between carrying a gun and being able to freeze people, and do they explain going for people with passive abilities like the guy who can breathe underwater how is he dangerous

Shan Bruce Lee
February 17th, 2009, 06:53 AM
A good episode, but not as good as the last 2.
I don't like the Claire-centric episodes that much but she wasn't completely annoying this time.

The best part of Vol. 4 so far has been Sylar. That and the very last scene.

Shan Bruce Lee
February 17th, 2009, 06:55 AM
So why was this episode called Building 26? Did I miss something?

Also, was it explained how Ando and Hiro got to India? I missed that part.

Building 26 is the headquarters of Nathan's operation.

sparklegem
February 17th, 2009, 12:06 PM
did anyone want to slap hiro in the cafe scene, or was it just me?

No, it is not just you. For the past 3 episodes, Hiro has been REALLy grating on my nerves. I don't think his mother fixed him as well as she thought. 1st season, I thought he was cute and identifiable with the every man. But now, 2 years later, he just comes across as juvenile and dumb, with no sense of reality. At the moment, I'm torn as to what I want to happen with Hiro and Ando's situation. On the one hand, I really like Ando taking charge and making Hiro angry because it is as close to a slap as we're going to get and maybe it will teach him to grow up some. On the other hand, I want to just give him back his powers so he'll just shut up, like how you spoil a spoiled kid. Then again, he's going to go on about destiny regardless...

The other thing that annoyed me about this episode was the homeland security woman with the ideals that folded like a house of stacked playing cards. I really liked her at the beginning, because she was a strong champion of common sense, morality, and common sense, and then she just folded like someone struck her Achilles heel. Seems like the whole US government has no morals the way it's going...

Shan Bruce Lee
February 17th, 2009, 01:36 PM
The other thing that annoyed me about this episode was the homeland security woman with the ideals that folded like a house of stacked playing cards. I really liked her at the beginning, because she was a strong champion of common sense, morality, and common sense, and then she just folded like someone struck her Achilles heel. Seems like the whole US government has no morals the way it's going...

She watched Tracy freeze a guy and then shatter him. I don't expect her to say "oh well that's messed up but we should still let her go"

Replicator Todd
February 17th, 2009, 03:16 PM
She watched Tracy freeze a guy and then shatter him. I don't expect her to say "oh well that's messed up but we should still let her go"

Tracy is still a person, and people do have rights!(I think)

Alan Wake
February 17th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Best line in the episode

"You really gotta stop trying to be my friend or im gonna have to kill you"

:D

Do you guys think claire could survive getting frozzen? seems like if something happened to her like that man getting shattered, she would not be able to recover.

the fifth man
February 17th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Best line in the episode

"You really gotta stop trying to be my friend or im gonna have to kill you"

:D

Do you guys think claire could survive getting frozzen? seems like if something happened to her like that man getting shattered, she would not be able to recover.

I thought that was great too. Sylar has really been amazing so far.:)

As for Claire being frozen and shattered, that is a really good question. Just to be safe, she should avoid that test.;)

knowsfords
February 17th, 2009, 11:35 PM
She'd probably heal around the freezing and it'd get to the point where she cant heal any faster than Tracy can freeze and Tracy cant freeze any faster than Claire can heal.

jenks
February 18th, 2009, 12:33 AM
I'd all but given up on Heroes but I've just watched the last three episodes and it's starting to pick up in quality again, not as good as Lost or Fringe IMO but still worth watching.

Corgano
February 18th, 2009, 03:06 AM
nathan really is scum now and their whole reasoning that these peoples powers are dangerous so they just should be locked up is stupid, i mean the us constitution allows people to carry guns so whats the difference between carrying a gun and being able to freeze people, and do they explain going for people with passive abilities like the guy who can breathe underwater how is he dangerous

Exactly!

I really hope that Nathan gets what he deserves for his naziesque actions. And by that I mean a slow and really painful death, preferably caused by people from his own organization. :mad:

lunarleviathan
February 18th, 2009, 05:56 AM
Did anyone else find that Peter, Matt, and Suresh drugging Noah and carting him off was totally out of character for all of them? I can't help but feel that, with a few exceptions, they're trying to fit characters into roles where they don't belong.


I'd all but given up on Heroes but I've just watched the last three episodes and it's starting to pick up in quality again, not as good as Lost or Fringe IMO but still worth watching.

Personally I'm leaning the other way. I enjoyed Season 2, and thought there were redeemable qualities in the first half of this season, but these last three episodes feel like a totally wild tangent. But yeah, Heroes is still worth watching... just. :)

knowles2
February 18th, 2009, 06:12 AM
Given that Hiro is a head of a multinational cooperation with private jets, countless bank accounts and well the head of this company for years who was helping to run clandesdine operations and channel funds into this operation I am sure their more than enough money in accounts the US government have not track down and frozen. Plus freezing personal accounts is a lot easier than freezing corporations accounts, which the media and other governments would surly start asking questions, questions the US would not be able to answer with out letting the big secret out of the bag. So simply put he took one of his private jets to India probably using force passengers names and made it look like a normal flight for a company of that size. He probably hired very expensive people to cover their tracks for him. Through the whole story seem a bit pointless.

Love how it Peter and gang have formed up and operating in an organisation now. Who bet that they going to become the new company, with Hiro financing it.

Look like Sylar is breaking one of his rules and becoming emotional involve with his objective. Like all great villains do really. Sylar a word of advice kill the kid before he kill you, all apprentices kill their masters, aint he watch starwars. I pretty sure even Sylar cannot heal microwaved brain goo.

I see Clare got a new boyfriend for this season, she seem to get through them fast.

Shame about HLS women, she does seem to have some moral issues and it a shame they went away so quickly. I hope she comes back to kick Nathan ars, I am sure parkman can help with that. Nice way identified Nathan Achilles hill through.

Have Nathan not learnt anything about their power, put people with abilities under duress and the abilities evolve and advance, grow in strength,. That why the company held them in fairly comfortable cells.

At the moment Tracy can freeze things, which is basically just absorbing the heat from them, sooner or later she going to simply absorb the heat from those lamps and overload them and I do not want to see what going happens to Nathan then. I do know through it will not look pretty from his point view.

It does seem as I guest last week that Bennett is not Rebel, so I am right. Unless he set up some kind of machine to send messages to Clare and respond to her to. Which means Micah is still in the running to be Rebel but so is a lot of other people. it also be interesting it was someone like Nathan mother doing it just to embarrass him or someone close to the hunter like his son or something. The fact that Clare under surveillance and unless these agents are stupid it got to be someone who can eliminate all traces of such communication, so it either someone in the office or Micah.

rosey_angel
February 18th, 2009, 06:23 AM
after the last two eps, i was really excited about this one. i gotta say, i was a little let down. none of the suspence of the other eps. the best part about it was the end. and i'm really starting to like this 'rebel' person

entil2001
February 18th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Despite the jumpstart that the premiere provided, I'm not surprised that the story fell into a somewhat transitional mode so quickly. There were very few surprises in this episode, and the story didn't seem to flow very well from the previous installment. Perhaps that was the result of some of the changes taking place in the writing staff when these episodes were being prepared, but "Heroes" doesn't need any help lately when it comes to feeling disjointed.

Oddly enough, I liked some of the plot threads and how the writers chose to handle some of the natural issues that would emerge out of the newly federal witch hunt against the metahumans. Nathan's struggle to maintain control over his own program may not be original, but it does offer a few interesting ideas. Abby is essentially Nathan's chance to reconsider his decisions. If he wanted to, he could have let Abby be the one to shut the program down.

Instead, he made it very clear that he believes that the only means of ending the potential threat of metahumans is to keep all of them fully contained. (Well, all but the privileged few he selects.) Despite the bloodshed already on the books, he seems blind to the consequences. By sending men like Danko against those with abilities, he's giving metahumans a reason to go underground and form a resistance against the government itself. He's all but pushing them into the kind of extreme action that he's trying to prevent.

Danko's little gambit doesn't quite add up, even if it worked for the purposes of the plot. Tracy heard Abby's objections, and she's supposed to be a political expert. So, having seen Abby standing there by Nathan, why would she use her power at all? Why not call out for Abby to help her, claiming that she's being held for no reason? Her decision to kill someone with her ability completely undermines any opportunity to shut down the program and end the threat.

Less troubling is the "road trip" with Luke and Sylar. While it doesnít make sense in purely logical terms, since Sylar could simply rip the information out of Luke's brain at any time, it does provide some insight into Sylar's self-delusional capabilities. Sylar talks about how one must have an objective in mind, and how emotions need to be kept out of one's actions, but his recent history doesn't match his stated philosophy. The implication is that he's not even sure why he's letting Luke live, or why he saved Luke in the process of "intelligence gathering".

Much less successful was the Bennett subplot. Never mind that Noah had to be incredibly stupid or naÔve to fall for anything Claire did in this episode, let alone leave himself vulnerable in a public location. The real issue was Claire and the writers' decision to retread her teenage rebellion tendencies yet again, with yet another bland potential love interest. The "Rebel" storyline has some small potential, but right now, it seems more like a plot convenience than anything else.

The final subplot, involving Ando and Hiro, seems a bit out of place. For one thing, the basis for their adventure comes a bit out of nowhere; it took me a moment to realize that they were pursuing one of the drawings created by Matt in the previous episode. As much as the adventure reveals a bit of the tension between Hiro and Ando over their reversal of ability fortune, it fell a bit flat for me. Perhaps that has something to do with the overuse of the "precognitive drawings" motif over the course of the series.

I can only assume that this was all necessary to propel the story arc forward, however incrementally. Abby is now a true believer, which should prove both a blessing and a curse. Sylar is getting information he needs for his own resistance, and Peter's little gang now has their hands on Noah. As noted above, the Hiro/Ando thread doesn't seem to point to anything specific quite yet. In essence, there was nothing particularly shocking, but also nothing particularly notable.

ThreeFriesShortOfaHappyMeal
February 20th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Easily the best of Volume 4. I actually liked the relationship between Sylar and his little brother type. He sees himself in the boy and cant bring himself to hate. I see this kid breaking sylar down in the future.

Matt G
March 13th, 2009, 04:18 PM
1. Can't blame Tracy here, her power seems to operate on reflex. More annoyed that Abby folded so quick.

2. Hiro was an idiot here.

3. Don't have a problem with the stunts of Peter's crew(and it 'does' seem to be Peter's crew), desperate times call for desperate measures.

4. Nathan is skating on thin ice. End the program while you still can.

5. Still not sure who Rebel could be.

garhkal
January 11th, 2016, 02:48 PM
A decent episode. I'm a little annoyed Sylar is still dragging that kid along. I can't wait to see the next episode as it appears to be heavily about HRG.

As i mentioned before, maybe he sees too much of himself (left by parents, mad at adoptive ones, struggling to find himself in society) in that kid..


they didnt explain how hiro an ando got to india, which really bugged me since hrio cant teleport and that they wouldnt be able to catch a comercial flight anymore. did anyone want to slap hiro in the cafe scene, or was it just me?

I too wish they would have answered that part of HOW they got to india.. Especially with Hiro at least being tracked and having his accounts and such frozen.
As to the Cafe scene, Hiro seems to always have had a "I am the hero, not you" sort of vibe and seems to always have a jealousy of others...
Well now Ando has powers and he doesn't



The other thing that annoyed me about this episode was the homeland security woman with the ideals that folded like a house of stacked playing cards. I really liked her at the beginning, because she was a strong champion of common sense, morality, and common sense, and then she just folded like someone struck her Achilles heel. Seems like the whole US government has no morals the way it's going...

Agreed. I was like "ALL right" someone with a moral compass.. Then she saw Trish freeze that goon and shatter him and was "Ok you get a blank check"..



Do you guys think claire could survive getting frozzen? seems like if something happened to her like that man getting shattered, she would not be able to recover.

IMO if she COULD get completely frozen then shattered, no.. BUT would her powers prevent her from completely getting frozen in the first place??


Exactly!

I really hope that Nathan gets what he deserves for his naziesque actions. And by that I mean a slow and really painful death, preferably caused by people from his own organization. :mad:

Better yet, his own kind who he has yet again turned against..


Oddly enough, I liked some of the plot threads and how the writers chose to handle some of the natural issues that would emerge out of the newly federal witch hunt against the metahumans. Nathan's struggle to maintain control over his own program may not be original, but it does offer a few interesting ideas. Abby is essentially Nathan's chance to reconsider his decisions. If he wanted to, he could have let Abby be the one to shut the program down.


It would have been had she not simply caved in after seeing Trish freeze that person..


Instead, he made it very clear that he believes that the only means of ending the potential threat of metahumans is to keep all of them fully contained. (Well, all but the privileged few he selects.) Despite the bloodshed already on the books, he seems blind to the consequences. By sending men like Danko against those with abilities, he's giving metahumans a reason to go underground and form a resistance against the government itself. He's all but pushing them into the kind of extreme action that he's trying to prevent.


Exactly. Which is imo doing what Peter said his visions of the future showed..
All i know, is if i WAS one of those metas, i would definitely be in the mind set of "YOU want to consider us a threat, well i damn well will give you a reason to think that".


Danko's little gambit doesn't quite add up, even if it worked for the purposes of the plot. Tracy heard Abby's objections, and she's supposed to be a political expert. So, having seen Abby standing there by Nathan, why would she use her power at all? Why not call out for Abby to help her, claiming that she's being held for no reason? Her decision to kill someone with her ability completely undermines any opportunity to shut down the program and end the threat.


Did she? OR does she actually see that her powers ARE a threat and wanted to get locked up..?