Last night, the third episode of Heroes contained what should have been the biggest revelation of the season: Sylar is still alive. This would have been a big surprise if you hadn’t seen any of the ads over the last week that repeatedly announced “Sylar’s back.” In the world of advertising blunders, this ranks right up there with advertising Bruce Willis as ‘a crime solving ghost’ in The Sixth Sense.
This was also a great episode to see a perfect example where artistic vision can intersect with business practicality in a harmonious union. Entertainment executives, take note: a shape shifter can be easily replaced with another actress entirely. Expect to see producers in the future use this as leverage in negotiations with difficult actors. If this breakthrough had only been made a few years ago,
could still be on the air.
Other things that we know now.
This blog’s favorite character, the Nissan Rogue, made a dramatic reappearance in Mexico. How will the Rogue’s sharp styling and rugged suspension handle Mexico’s unevenly maintained highway system? We’ll have to tune in to find out!
Hiro is fixing history with great success, and developing a hopeless crush on a woman old enough to be his great-great-great etc... He’s also sending messages into the future via the most contrived device one could possibly imagine. As a code, “Ando, open” would feel sloppy even in a Dan Brown novel.
Micah has been left with his grandmother, played by Nichelle Nichols. Nichols is perhaps best known as Uhura from