Heroes: Villains disappointed all of us a lot. The characters were going haywire, and the time lines were getting jumbled up. Clearly, it felt like the writers were on strike. While the entire battle of Pinehearst vs. Primatech and Company is over ( I guess ), we saw one of the strongest characters/villains of the entire series: yes, Papa Petrelli ( Arthur ) and he was killed. Sylar went to the goodie-goodie side and then came back to being even darker and with the filthiest dialogue. Claire became more and more irritating and useless. Angela was left in a coma. Suresh, Tracy, and the bunch that just do not matter kept us all on the brim of errupting like Ted ( Volume 1: Genesis). With just an hour of the new volume: Fugitives, I can already get a good vibe about it. It is where everyone is together and focussed and working towards/against one single thing – Nathan Petrelli’s pathetic and egoistic war against the ‘Others’. I am happy though, to see everyone in the same time line, same room. Let us have a quick round-up of what we can expect from this Volume of Heroes – FUGITIVES. And we’ll do it character wise, one by one.
Peter Petrelli: He has always been one of the key characters of the series, kinda like Rogue meets Superman. Peter has gone through a lot. Exploded, Battled amnesia, travelled through time, been sucked all of his powers, rescued by Sylar, betrayed by elder brother. Phew! Now that he has some ‘power’ injected we are not fully aware of his capabilities. But we did see him fly and also, in this first episode of Volume 4, we see him absorb power from Tracy and Mohinder. What this means is that he could have his original power restored. However, he had to physically touch them to get their powers, unlike before when he could get the powers by being in the vicinity. So, this could mean, that Mutation or getting ‘Power’ from the ‘Formula’ has its limitations and is not as powerful/effective as an original power.
Further, the entire fight against his moron elder bro Nathan is what makes me take sides with Peter. He is definitely the one to watch out this Season. (more…)