1. Garbage - Not My Idea
2. Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug
3. System of a Down - um, I totally never bothered to pick a favorite. "Bubbles"?
4. Of Montreal - Will You Come and Fetch Me
5. Tegan and Sara - Star Money
6. Incubus - Warning
7. Green Day - Reject
8. Emm Gryner - Revenge
9. Eddie from Ohio - Good at That
10. Rose Polenzani - In the Middle
11. Nirvana - Very Ape
12. Our Lady Peace - Automatic Flowers
13. Ash - There's a Star
14. Ladytron - Blue Jeans
15. Everclear - Local God
16. Chevelle - Another Know It All
17. The Dresden Dolls - The Perfect Fit
18. Snow Patrol - Wow
19. Ivy - While We're in Love
20. Rilo Kiley - Paint's Peeling
21. Visqueen - I didn't bother picking a song since no one knows them but me
I think the winner was ouija_boy, but I don't even know him. He knows jeeperstseepers, though, so I suppose he gets the nonexistent prize. cucumbersarnies can stake her claim if she wishes.
I haven't mentioned it, but I love the way Heroes does the title cards. The way they superimpose the Epic Chapter Title onto some surface as the camera pans over it. Or, in this case, have a coroner rip the title apart. Heh.
But, hold up a second. Can I just yell at Previously Guy for a second?
SHUT UP, PREVIOUSLY GUY.
"A man who hears thoughts is made to lose consciousness by a mysterious man."
Um, NO: "We had to drug you." STOP MISLEADING US, PREVIOUSLY GUY.
Claire wakes up in places she didn't want to?
ONE. PLACE. LEARN HOW TO COUNT, PREVIOUSLY GUY.
Also: STOP TELLING US CLAIRE'S DAD IS THE FUCKING FACE OF EVIL. LIKE, SERIOUSLY, LET THE SHOW FUCKING DO THE FUCKING WORK, FUCKHEAD.
And since we're on the subject of Claire, let's talk about her story this week. Luckily, no one found her body, so no one knows she died. But girl has got some wicked healing powers to be able to get herself back together so quickly. (Aside to Previously Guy: CLAIRE IS NOT INDESTRUCTIBLE. I'M FAIRLY CERTAIN IF YOU BLEW HER UP, SHE COULD NOT PUT HERSELF BACK TOGETHER.)
Freaky scene with her dad. Man, it is so creepy knowing that he knows what he knows but knowing that she doesn't know that he knows.
Claire's friend needs to learn volume control. You are not telling me no one else heard him raving about living and dying and rape and murder. But I really liked the scene between Claire and the Weird Staring Girl. "I went out with [him], and 'nothing' happened to me too" was a nice, subtle line. And I was glad that the shots of Weird Staring Girl weren't some sort of teen jealousy thing but actual concern.
And Claire has finally discovered that her power can be offensive as well as defensive, and it's both awesome and scary. I wonder whether she really killed that kid. And how she'll feel afterward.
Speaking of offensive and defensive: it was cool to see Mirror!Niki. She does seem to consider herself a separate entity, as she refers to "our" son. And she seems to have the Magical Swirly Symbol of Evil or whatever tattooed on her back. So is she for good or for awesome?
Nathan is such a sleazy little politician! Married with two kids! And doing the things one does in Vegas! And calling his brother a "liability"! That's cold, man. So we have to wait till next week to find out which one of them was grabbed by Teh Evil. And Mysterious Man seems to be a Hero, but what's his power? Mindwiping? Stay away from Matt! Maybe they're kidnapping the Heroes so they can brainwash them and use them for their own good.
Why can Isaac only see the future when he's high? Come on, genetics. You can do better than that.
Mohinder: STOP. FUCKING. COMPLAINING. ABOUT. EVERYTHING. Yes, we understand that you and your father didn't get along. But for the umpteenth time: you both believed in this shit. Don't try to deny it now that he's dead! Did you see the pilot? Look, I love that you're a non-stereotypical Indian character on television, but you're making us all look like whiny pretentious bitches. I'm whiny and pretentious enough for the both of us, so can you cool it a bit? And don't give me that bullshit about the default position of science being skepticism. The default position of science is curiosity, asshole. It's "Will this work?" Not "This is not going to work." It's about testing hypotheses, not dismissing them preemptively.
The cutest thing in the entire episode was Hiro fixing that about-to-spill martini, and you know it.
But am I nuts, or...why can't Ando just leave the goddamn message in English?
Simone needs to die. That just needs to be said.
Everyone had already figured out that Peter could gank other people's powers temporarily, but I was surprised that the show put it out there so soon. This is becoming an increasing occurrence.
But. So. THE END. HOLY GOD. HIRO FROM THE FUTURE. WITH A SAMURAI SWORD. SPEAKING ENGLISH. CONFIDENTLY. NON-GEEKIILY. PETER HAS A SCAR IN THE FUTURE. Jesus Christ bananas. I thought it was going to be Sylar at first, and then when this Hiro-looking person showed up, I still thought it was Sylar, shapeshifting or something. But...Hiro! From the future!
zimshan: DUDE, DID YOU SEE THAT?!
zimshan: IT WAS INSANE?!
spectralbovine: I SAW THAT.
zimshan: EVERYONE WAS MEETING EACH OTHER
zimshan: AND THEN THE ENDING.
spectralbovine: FOR SERIOUS.
zimshan: IT'S INSANITY.
spectralbovine: ON WHEELS.
zimshan: CHEESE WHEELS.
zimshan: What, you don't think cheese wheels are more insane? I'm offended.
spectralbovine: Oh, I didn't think there was really anywhere to go after cheese wheels.
zimshan: Haha. Fair enough.
Look, I don't care that it never makes sense. I LOVE TIME TRAVEL. I mean, this show is just hitting all the right buttons. And maybe I'm naive, but in these early stages, and the fact that plot developments have been occurring earlier than expected, I get the sense that the people behind the show actually know what they're doing, that they're deliberately dropping in setups with the payoffs in mind.
These fuckers are going to save the fucking world, you guys.
Sketch comedy, however, will never save the fucking world, no matter how many times Sorkin claims it will. Although I do think popular culture is important because it's about the only culture we have.
I don't have a whole lot to say about the episode except that I'm appreciating the strong continuity. The episode opens on that bat from
I did really like that we finally got to see that Jordan is running a network, not just this one show. And she got to stand up for the integrity of television and all that.
I really like Danny. "Street cred." Heh. It's funny how, even though he's the recovering drug addict, he seems to be the level head of the pair.
I also really like Suzanne, the P.A. I don't know why. She's just cute. And...so much like you'd expect a P.A. to be.
It was pretty interesting to get some backstory on Harriet and Matt. I may be a big sap, but the fact that Matt hit it big to impress Harriet almost made me warm and fuzzy.
That's all we got of Lauren Graham? That's it? I demand more next week! Also, Lauren Graham in my bedroom, but I don't think that's going to happen.