I was really looking forward to this episode, to see if some of my predictions were true. I guess some of them were…
Peter: So I think in addition to absorbing other people’s powers (temporarily?), he definitely has some ability related to dreams. Except, he’s had these dreams relating to other important events (Nathan’s accident, Simone’s dad dying), but not when his own father died?
Nathan: The accident he and his wife had was pretty much as I expected, except I was a little disappointed that he was just sort of suspended in the air! I thought maybe he’d go shooting from the car or something. I wonder if his wife remembers all that, like that he was totally out of the car and hanging in the air for a few moments before they crashed. Or did she lose some memory and just think that he was driving?
Niki/DL/Micah: Was Jessica her twin? If so, I find what happened a little easier to believe, because twins have weird connections like that. So apparently she’s had that split personality for almost her whole life, for whenever things happened that she didn’t want to have to deal with. I wonder what DL had already been in prison for – she said at her AA meeting that he was an ex-con. And Micah – I love him, but that was kind of tactless to pull apart that computer before his grandfather even left, even if he is a technopath.
Sylar: What a super-nerd. Did he eat that guy’s brain and then absorb the guy’s power? Did he tinker with the brain or fix his own brain the way he would fix a watch? I would really hate it if it’s true that he eats people’s brains and gains their abilities. (Oooh! Is the fact that he’s a watchmaker why it’s also so important that we’re shown his watch every time?) Also, I thought we’d seen somewhere that his name is Paul Sylar – but he was still going by Gabriel?
Hiro/Charlie: Such a sad story… But, there’s so many questions about time travel! Why has Hiro lost his power? Did something he did in the past affect him in the present? Also, Hiro gave Charlie the Japanese book – who gave it to her the first time? The book, and the fact that she still dies, lead me to believe that you can’t really change the future by visiting the past. If Hiro hadn’t given Charlie the book, someone else would have. And one way or another, she still dies (and it’s still a brain injury). That does explain, though, why in the present the cops are gone and there’s just a memorial to Charlie in the diner. Does Ando remember the murder, then? Does he even remember why he’s been sitting there waiting for Hiro?
Matt: Yawn. Sorry. That was pretty funny with the donuts, though.
Mr. Bennet/Eden/Mind Eraser: I am really curious now as to who Bennet works for and how he knows about these people. Obviously, someone was aware of them before Chandra Suresh’s book, and they have a better method of tracking them down than he does. In that case, did Mr. Bennet already know about Claire? (We know that her mother was special.) Did Mr. Bennet know that if his boss found out about Claire, he’d have to catch and release her like he’s done with the others, and he doesn’t want to have to do that, so that’s why he wants her removed from Suresh’s list – in case his own boss finds it? If that’s the case, does his boss know he’s using his latest catch, Eden, for his own personal mission? Also, Mind Eraser – still creepy. I guess his power also has to do with the brain – not only erasing memory, but supressing powers.
I’m still wondering if the wrong cheerleader was saved last week. As we learned from Hiro and Charlie’s story, you can’t change what’s destined to happen. They saved Claire, but another cheerleader did still die…
Heroes Lunch Invitation: Be there, or just eat a dozen donuts by yourself.