Review: Heroes - The Eclipse (Part 1)

Within the reviews I'm going to try and look at each review from the perspectives of each of the main characters, but because there are so many some of these could get lengthy. These are not spoiler free, so please be mindful of that when reading. Hooray for better writing! I'm happy to say that I enjoy watching Heroes again. Why is that you ask? Because the show is actually starting to make sense and we have more of a reason to want to watch: the heroes and villains are showing a human aspect. How do you make superheroes and villains more human? Take away their powers of course. Hiro, Ando and Parkman have ventured to Kansas to bring Daphne back to the good side. Of course, she's not having any of that as she is getting too sentimental about Parkman. (One of the best parts about Hiro and Ando was their visit to the comic book shop on new release Wednesday! And of course, Seth Green and Breckin Meyer were the store owners, which is just awesome). I liked Hiro's impressive knowlege of Samurai morals when throwing the corn at Parkman as a test. The action was a little mature for a ten-year-old, but I'll let that part slide. The biggest thing that we learn at the end about Daphne is that she needs her power more than most: she has leg braces. Elle and Sylar are after Claire, which means they also have to deal with Mr. Bennett. In the midst of his training session teaching Claire how to handle a 2x4, the former pair show up and try to flex their powers, but they don't have any. This leaves Claire shot and wounded, Sylar with a broken arm and Elle knocked the f out on the floor. Mr. Bennett is against calling the authorities because they ask too many questions, which is fair enough. But since Claire can't heal anymore, it could prove quite problematic that she's not getting proper medical attention. Mr. Bennett leaves Claire's side to break out his mammoth sized sniper rifle, trained on Sylar and Elle making out. The other two Petrelli boys are in Haiti looking for the Haitian, knowing that he is one of the few capable of stopping Mr. Petrelli. But en route to the island, Nathan plummets from the sky, not knowing why he suffered that fate. The two of them encounter the Haitian who also has no powers, but is trying to stop his brother who apparently is a bad guy. In the midst of an impromptu firefight, Nathan is also knocked the f out, and is taken away with the Haitian's brother and his army. Mr. Petrelli is freaking out, and rightfully so. The eclipse gave everyone their powers, and now it appears that an eclipse is taking away their powers. He's drawn all of this, and knows that it is going to happen and is bad news for everyone involved. Well, everyone being those with powers. His response? Force Mohinder to not leave and figure out what's happening to everyone. I'm not really sure why or how he would be able to figure something like this out, but I guess we'll see. Its unclear if Mrs. Petrelli is aware of what's going on with the eclipse, but she knows that she needs to stop Mr. Petrelli at all costs. One of my favorite aspects of the episode was the shadow cast over all the characters as a result of the eclipse. It was a nice touch showing the symbolic darkness being cast on the heroes (and villains). This show is taking a step in the right direction and is starting to focus on a few characters (as opposed to all of them at once). Of course, they're all powerless now, but I have a feeling once the eclipse passes their powers will all return. Overall score: 90 out of 100


  1. Good foreshadowing from Daphne and her father. . ."Its happening again" as if switching between having a power and not is something that they have gone through before. I think this implies she is the key to understanding why the powers are not permanent.


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