Saturday, March 3, 2007

HEROES Season 1 Episode 13 (WARNING: SPOILERS)
“The Fix”

Of the major plot strands running through the show at the moment, by far the most interesting for me is Claire’s search for her biological parents, which leads her to Nip/Tuck’s Jessalyn Gilsig, who is apparently her birth mother. (“Apparently,” as all we have to go on at this point is her word.) Not only am I happy to see Gilsig join the cast, but that final shot of her lighting her ciggie has to be the Moment of the entire episode.
It’s also great that the nominal baddie of the show, HRG (a.k.a. Mr. Bennet), is clearly (among many other things), a protective and loving father. That dichotomy makes us uncertain how we really should feel about him, making him more than just your average villain. (Or, in Hiro’s words, “billen.”)
And, speaking of Hiro, he and Ando are abducted and brought before… “the Big Boss.” (This section of the episode seemed just a tad stretched out for me, possibly because I was aware of the guest shot and the role said guest was playing.)
Meanwhile, Nathan and Mohinder team up to track down Peter, only to have him escape them with the help of his reluctant mentor, “Claude.” (Eccleston makes the most of the limited screen time he has, and I’m looking forward to more of Claude in the episodes to come.)
And, oh yeah, Matt fixes the leaky pipes, and Mrs. Matt is pregnant!

(Originally posted 013107)

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