Monday, October 8, 2007

Heroes Spoilers - Kindness of Strangers - Season 2, Ep. 4

This is the Heroes TV Show Spoilers blog for episode 4 of Heroes season 2 on NBC TV. The episode is named "The Kindness of Strangers". More on that below, but first a bit about last episode, "Kindred" - Heroes episode 3. As usual, Heroes spoilers ahead, so stop reading if you do not want to know the future of Heroes, blah ... blah ... blah ...

Phat future?

The last few minutes of Heroes Kindred featured three blossoming Heroes romances:
  • Romantic West and Claire at the beach, as shown in in the picture. Next week, in The Kindness of Strangers - ep. 4, West takes Claire on the much anticipated date to the Hollywood sign, via Air West of course.

  • Amnesiac power sponge Peter Petrelli and Irish gangster Caitlin

  • Reluctant hero Takezo Kensei and the princess. Possible love triangle twist since Hero decided to stay in ancient Japan only after he noticed the blossoming love between Kensei and the princess. Hiro either is jealous or worried that Kensei will mess up the romance Hiro started.

Maya and Alejandro Heroes Spoilers Clues: Maya helps Alejandro escape from the Mexican jail. They take along an American prisoner too, because he has a car. Did you notice... the car is Claire's Nissan that got stolen in episode 2. That American needs to escape, but not back to the U.S.A. Sylar eventually puts them all in danger, as he learns about the car, and where it might lead.


Heroes Spoilers blog Rumor has it that the creators of Heroes were searching for a new cast member with the screen presence of George Takai (Kaito Nakamura, Rip, aka Star Trek's Sulu). Coincidence is they found Nichelle Nichols - Lieutenant Uhura from the Star Ship Enterprise. Heroes paying tribute to Star Trek again. One down another born.

Lt. Uhura

Nichelle Nichols makes her entrance as Nana, a New Orleans grandmother, who lost a daughter in the Katrina hurricane. Post-Katrina, she and New Orleans rely on the Kindness of Strangers. Previously Nichols co-starred as the communications guru of the star ship Enterprise. Hiro ... come in Hiro ... can you hear me?

The trailer Heroes video for Kindness of Strangers has a few spoilers teasers for the episode. Molly the Heroes locator will be asked to locate the evil force worse than Sylar that is haunting her dreams - and threatens "them all". Molly says, "He is the nightmare man".

Who is this "nightmare man"? As reported in the National Enquirer it is Bob, the Company Man who turns metal into gold. He is the guy who is keeping a close eye on Mohinder too. If the Enquirer is correct, Bob is bigger than the baddie in the hoodie who pushed Kaito Nakamura (Hiro's dad) off the roof. Heroes Spoilers blog Suspect number 2 is Angela Petrelli. Why? Look closely at the clip below ... it is a woman. Either using a smaller actor / actress is clever misdirection by the powers that be, or Bob is not that killer.

H.R.G. figures out that Claire has a boyfriend. One thread focuses on Angela Petrelli, with part of her secrets revealed. The flashback has her and Hiro's dad together again?

Now for some Heroes Spoilers blog sarcasm: West's super-power is flying. Hmmmm who else has that power? Oh of course, that is Nathan, Claire's philandering biological father. Oh, and Claire and West are in the same grade. Another random coincidence... not. Hey Heroes producers: what exactly are you saying here?

The official NBC TV Heroes spoilers press-release for Kindness of Strangers is vague as usual, and beware of misdirection:
While taking care of her brother Damon (guest star Carlon Jeffery), grandmother Nana (guest star Nichelle Nichols) and cousin Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) between shifts at a local fast food joint, Monica Dawson (Dana Davis) begins to exhibit some unexpected new abilities.
That new Heroes hero would be Monica...
Angela Petrelli (guest star Cristine Rose) makes a shocking confession as new information about the previous generation of Heroes is revealed.
The Angela Petelli Heroes spoilers are that we start learning about Angela's powers, and the crimes she has committed. She is cagey and we learn more in future episodes.
With Molly's (guest star Adair Tishler) "boogyman" continuing to turn her dreams into nightmares, Matt (Greg Grunberg) asks her to put aside her fears and locate him on a map -- with terrible results.

Ominous. If Molly sees him, he sees her too.
Suspecting Claire (Hayden Panettiere) has a new boyfriend, H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) fears for the future. As they get closer to the U.S., Maya (Dania Ramirez) and Alejandro (Shalim Ortiz) make a grim discovery on the road.

The grim discovery looks like Sylar lying on the road. Thanks TLDietrich on this one.



TLDietrich said...

"As they get closer to the U.S., Maya (Dania Ramirez) and Alejandro (Shalim Ortiz) make a grim discovery on the road."

Grim discovery? I'd say, it looked to me like it was Sylar.

Speaking of Sylar, it is an interesting twist that he has no powers now, and he can't gain new ones in his previous manner. I wonder where this is headed. I've thought all along that in order to keep him on the show, they'd have to change him, you can't have him keep eating the gray matter of every hero he meets. I was thinking ethical and/or moral changes, hadn't considered a biological one...

Heroes Fan said...

I agree tl. I thought Sylar was going to change morally. But he seems to have become even darker than he was before. I am wondering if Syalar really killed Candace/Michelle or whether it was just an illusion. I think he really did, but it would be a great twist if it was not real.

Unknown said...

Has anyone seen the BestWeekEver article about Mohinder Suresh and Matt Parkman being the New Bert and Ernie. Is it possible?

Unknown said...

oppz here is the link for the previous post.

TLDietrich said...

Picking up on the Sylar having no powers issue, here's a theory: The Company has "cured" him. Think back to Nikki's phonecall to Goldfinger. She asked him if he was sure they could cure her. Now it could be from her split personality, but why call the Company for that?

It is possible the virus that Chanti (or is it Shanti?) Suresh, Molly and the Haitian have had was initially designed by the older generation of heroes to "cure" heroes. It didn't work at first but ongoing work has proven fruitful. (Sylar seems to have legitimately lost his powers, though I'm certainly going to take a "wait and see" on that one.) It makes some sense why they need to keep an eye on Mohinder, he has the "cure" for the "cure" in his blood.

Just a thought....

Carolina Sofia said...

West's super-power is flying. Hmmmm who else has that power? Oh of course, that is Nathan, Claire's philandering biological father. Oh, and Claire and West are in the same grade. Another random coincidence... not. Hey Heroes producers: what exactly are you saying here?

i´d say Freud...

emil said...

going back a few episodes (i'm not sure if this was already brought up after the episode), what do you think of Claire and Kensei having the same power?

TLDietrich said...

...and blonde hair and blue eyes too, emil. I would suspect when it is all said and done, there will be some genetic link to all the heroes. Right now, Kensei is the oldest known hero, but the storyline probably originates long before him.

In addition, I think it would be foolish to assume that powers can not be duplicated in otherwise unrelated heroes.

All of that aside, while there is clearly some speculation about West's parentage and the potential that he and Claire are *closely* related, I wouldn't be surprised if he's working for the Company and his power is something else that allows him to fly.slhvu