Heroes Finale

DUDE. Just finally watched the Heroes finale.And I’m actually really pissed off. There were some awesome moments in there, but the climax of Nathan flying off with Peter just enrages me. PETER CAN FLY. Why didn’t he just fly himself? If you’re going to rip off The Iron Giant, you should at least do it right. Or, as the Snook pointed out, why not let Claire shoot him? That only kills one person, not two. Or, as Claire did with Ted, like, ONLY A FEW EPISODES AGO, why not jab him with some tranquilizer? That seemed to work. It was just really, really sloppy and it completely ruined the payoff for me. I loved every single episode up to that one, and now I’ve got a bad taste in my mouth.

I’ll still watch it next year, of course.


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  1. Amen!!!! Hold on, let me fill in a little area for non spoiler. Just in case. Blah. Blah. Blah.

    Maybe since he isn’t able to control the power yet, he can’t do two powers at once? I am curious as to whether Nathan is still alive. Did he just fly him up, let go and fly away or did he get blasted too?

    Also, what was up with the roach? Is the big baddie (the one that sees back when Molly looks) a roach whisperer? Eew.

    I’ll still watch, just so I can support something other than reality television.

  2. I think when he’s out of control of his powers, he’s helpless. If he could control his powers enough to fly, he could controle them enough to not blow up. That didn’t bother me. I didn’t buy Nathan’s change-of-heart, though. Sorry. DH thinks that Nathan’s not dead and that would bug me. Nathan needs to stay dead. (Just like Lana Lang, but that’s ANOTHER finale…)

    I don’t think they had tranquilizer on them. Specialty item and they’ve been on the run. I agree it would be more effective since he can HEAL HIMSELF IN SECONDS. Though then we have the out-of-control powers thing again. Of course, then — how does he heal himself after blowing up?? But you can’t get too nit-picky with these kinds of shows because, really, you’d make yourself crazy.

    DH thinks the roach is Sylar. After all… we don’t know about all the people he’s killed, do we?

  3. Spoiler space, spoiler space. Blah blah blah. Just don’t want to give it away for the rest of the Aussies. 🙂

    Okay, so even if I accept the he-can’t-fly fanwank, I still think when Peter handed Claire the gun she should’ve been like, “Oh hey, tranquilizer works just fine!”

    Peter will obviously survive. Future Peter had survived, and Ted didn’t seem to suffer any damage every time he nearly went nuclear. We theorized that the nuclear power simply radiates out of the body without, like, actually blowing it into bits. So Peter should be fine.

    Nathan, well, I didn’t buy his sacrifice either. We went from one scene where he was all baddie, and then the next one he’s all noble. I needed to see some actual change of heart there. I do hope he’s dead, otherwise that whole finale meant NOTHING. (Well, they stopped the bomb, which I guess is something.)

    And dude, that roach isn’t Sylar! Sylar dragged himself down the manhole! I didn’t get it til the Snook pointed it out. He either got down there himself, or somebody else pulled him down. I think the roach is just a metaphor for him, because the bastard just will not die. Plus it ties into Mohinder’s lecture from the very first episode.

  4. Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Jeez, I hope that’s enough space.

    I thought Sylar went down the sewer at first, but I would think someone would have noticed. They were all still hanging around.

    What if the roach is Sylar ala Men In Black? That would be ridiculous.

  5. What I want to know is — WHEN will they ever learn that when you finally kill the Big Bad guy, you need to chop off his head. And then preferably bury it someplace FAR away from the body. But no… they insist on running one measly little sword through him and then TURNING THEIR BACKS on him. Oy veh. I guess it’s the sci fi/fantasy equivalent of the horror cliche of the scantily clad young girl who MUST go down to investigate the scary sounds coming from the basement in the middle of the night during a rainstorm. LOL!

  6. I agree that it’s ridiculous nobody would have noticed that the body just disappeared… but I don’t think that means it didn’t happen. Sloppy writing! Like how they led us to believe that what’s-her-name, the shape-shifter, was a big fat cow in real life but then she didn’t revert when she got knocked out. Showing that he escaped was a good cliffhanger, even if it’s completely implausible.

  7. The body dissappearing was the bit that really annoyed me. If I’d been there i would have made damn sure he was well and truely dead.

    My theory regarding Peter not flying off is that because he had just absorned all of Sylar’s evil gained powers he had double whammy of Ted’s specialty he couldn’t control it and was panicked, and therefore needed to be knocked out or whisked away.

    I hope Nathan is dead. though i was thiking there was no way he would allow his mother and Linderman to take control of him like that.

    I was really disappointed that the illusion girl wasn’t a big lardy bum…

    I loved the show and winter will be cold and dark without it.

    does anyone wait until something is aired in australia anymore?

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