Monday, September 10, 2007

Save the Cheerleader, Save the World

This Wednesday's BBC2 terrestrial debut of Heroes' ninth episode "Homecoming" is the episode to watch. It basically concludes the 'Save the Cheerleader, Save the World' arc that began with "Hiros" a couple of episodes back, and is one of the more memorable episodes since the series was incepted. Richard has a very nice write up on the episode that you should read.

You should also aim to catch "Six Months Ago" on BBC3 after "Homecoming" at 10pm as it is one of the more important episodes and partly explains the main arc as well as the origin of season one's main villain and 'patient zero' Sylar. The minor arc will conclude next week on BBC3 with "Fallout", where Peter discovers something shocking and Hiro finally meets Isaac.

I always thought that the next couple of episodes are pretty weak, though it does introduce a very important character played by the fabulous Christopher Eccleston. The next minor arc will follow Peter's attempt to understand his powers as more revelations will be revealed such as Mr. Bennett's mysterious company. Anyway don't let me ruin it for you. Just make sure you clear your Wednesday evening schedule.

"Volume Two: Generations" will begin in two weeks for lucky Americans (and downloaders).


RichardAM said...

*spoilers for readers*

I think the character of Claude is a fantastic addition, and in some cases, more fitting than some of the regular cast/ heroes. I don't know if he'll be back this year, but I did like his appearance later on in "Company Man"- he seems very integral to the show mythology.

nyx said...

er.. hasn't the entire series ended? I've watched the whole lot and am waiting for Season 2 to begin at the end of this month.

Jon said...

The series has been shown on Sci-Fi channel (a subscription channel only on Virgin and Sky). This post is for the majority of those with access to terrestrial only channels.

@Richard, too right. I do hope so. Though right now I am far more curious with what happens to Peter and Hiro.