The following review contains MAJOR SPOILERS for the “Heroes” episode, “Out Of Time.”
“Heroes” is back, and the payoff for all the waiting for this season’s story to get underway is finally here!
“Out Of Time” was everything we’ve been waiting for and more. I’m still piecing together all the details, and I’ve had and heard a lot more discussion about this episode than any other so far this season.
So, what did happen?
HRG is losing allies everywhere and all the paintings have come true so far.Â Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy) breaks ranks with Bennet (Jack Coleman) as Bennet discovers a painting with Mohinder aiming a Company issued gun at . . . someone. Furthermore, he slips up when killing Ukrainian Ivan by leaving fingerprints all over the murder site.
His actions are as much a red flag to The Company as the little stunt Claire (Hayden Panettiere) and West (Nicholas D’Agosto) pulled on cheerleader mean queen, which was reported in the local newspaper. The Company is now on the lookout for HRG, Mohinder no longer trusts him, and Claire defies her father as she learns how much secret boyfriend West fears him.
And there’s still painting number eight depicting the demise of his horn-rimmed glasses — and the rest of him as well.
Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) has the same powers at his father Maury (Alan Blumenfeld), the nightmare man. Matt’s first victim of his newly found power of mind manipulation was his father. In defying him, Matt found the strength to rescue Molly (Adair Tischler) from the nightmare realm that Maury locked her in, and then locked Maury in it instead — killing him. This may have been one of the best twists I’ve seen on “Heroes” so far this season. It was very “Twilight Zone.”
Peter learns more about post-apocalyptic New York. Ninty-three percent of the human race has already died from the Shanti Virus by June 2008, with more dying every day.
Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) and Caitlin (Katie Carr) are seized and showered down by Homeland Security — who reunites Peter with his mother. Angela Petrelli (Cristine Rose) helps Peter get his memory back, tells him Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) has died, and that he has to go back in time a la Hiro Nakamura, and save the world.
As Caitlin gets shipped off to Ireland, Peter time-trips back to the Montreal junk room, and finds the mysterious man of the note, Adam.
Kensei Is Adam and is alive and young-looking in 2007. It makes sense that someone with regenerative powers might live forever — or at least a very, very long time. Kensei/Adam (David Anders) has to be at least over 400 years old. Adam Monroe was Linderman’s mentor. Is he good or evil, or is he as nearly every other character in the series, walking the thin line between dark and light?
Hiro (Masi Oka) is back in 21st Century Japan with Ando (James Kyson Lee). He returned, leaving Yaeko (Eriko) behind to tell the stories of the great Takeso Kensei, who, in her mind, is really Hiro.
Mohinder’s blood is no longer a cure for the virus affecting people with special abilities. Apparently, the virus has mutated, and runs the danger of spreading to regular people, which could wipe out earth’s population. The one hope for a cure? Something in my little toe tells me they’re going to add to the meaning of “Save the cheerleader. Save the world.”
There was so much in this episode that brought it back on track and started tying the loose ends together, I’m not sure where to begin! Nearly everything worked.
Kensei is Adam is ageless and immortal.
Matt Parkman gives his dad the nightmare of his life — and death.
Peter is the most powerful of all of the heroes, and it’s up to him to save the world.
The alliance between Mohinder and Niki (Ali Larter) might not be so bad after all. Mohinder seems to be bringing out the good in Niki, and showing her more compassion than anyone seems to have shown her to date.
The room full of dead bodies in future New York was gruesome morbid fun.
What Didn’t Work
(Scratches head. Crickets chirp.)
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
“Out Of Time” was written by Aron Eli Collette and directed by Daniel Attias.”Heroes” airs on NBC, Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.