I preferred my old theories.
The first thing I’ll say about this episode is that Mamma Petrelli was a huge let down. She stands up in a provocative pose, says something about “the old days” and then does not proceed to demonstrate her power. You do not talk to your granddaughter like that, Mamma Petrelli! Your relationship should be more demonstrative!
The revelation of the previous generation of heroes gives credence to Tim Kring’s suggestion that each series of Heroes will be about a different group of heroes. I would quite like to see a period piece as the next series, but I doubt that would fly on TV. Who were Linderman and Mamma Petrelli’s comrades who got too many ideas of personal gain? Sadly, Hitler, Chairman Mao and Mussolini are too old for that generation: if only Linderman had run alongside them, how awesome would that be?
I suppose someone has already remade World War II with a cast of superheroes, but that’s because it’s a great idea (Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman are all over this sort of work). Today I was thinking about rival groups of heroes, including those from high society (always getting around with top hats and monocles, preferably with cups of tea in their hands as they got down to business) and cockneys. Class consciousness means that they could never be seen working together!
We need more period pieces, is the point.
My big disappointment was finding out that Linderman runs the company that does all of the stuff. I’m sure someone noted the irony of Linderman’s healing powers (and also the convenience of having a dead flower on hand to bring to life), but the series is so much more intriguing if people are working at cross purposes. Perhaps I just can’t get over the fact that Candace is a massive bitch, I don’t know, but Primatech being the black hand of Linderman simply doesn’t do it for me. Still, Bennet was good because he’s become some sort of action hero; it doesn’t help that his comrades are massive whiners, though.
Re: Future Hiro? Come on. I waited six weeks for this?