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DJariya
11-02-09, 01:24 PM
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Synopsis:



Hiro has another chance to save Charlie when he travels three years into the past, where he also encounters Samuel. Elsewhere, Noah's history with his partner (Elisabeth Röhm) is uncovered.



Jayma Mays from Glee guest stars once again as Charlie. 12 more to go.

Michael Corvin
11-02-09, 01:40 PM
I liked Charlie. Hopefully Hiro redeems himself a bit in this episode.

DJariya
11-02-09, 01:42 PM
I liked her too. I thought she actually brought out alot of good in Hiro.

devilshalo
11-02-09, 01:45 PM
I liked her too. I thought she actually brought out alot of good in Paul Blart.

:lol:

DJariya
11-02-09, 01:46 PM
:lol:

Very funny. I meant she actually made Hiro not act like a fucking buffoon the last few seasons.

MrSmearkase
11-02-09, 01:55 PM
Charlie was a great character for her short arc in Season 1, but it seemed as though the writers ignored her and her influence on Hiro in subsequent seasons. For lack of a better comparison, I suppose you could compare her to Gwen Stacy, as she somewhat drives the hero towards a confrontation with the villian. The writers have instead turned Hiro into a bumbling mess, for shame.

Hopefully, the return of Charlie can serve as some sort of bookend to Hiro's place on the show, because if the show does last to another season, I'd like to see Hiro gone.

Gizmo
11-02-09, 06:42 PM
So you wanna know who was fired from heroes?

Adrian Pasdar (NATHAN)

MrSmearkase
11-02-09, 06:53 PM
So you wanna know who was fired from heroes?

Adrian Pasdar (NATHAN)

How'd that happen? Any links to the story?

Gizmo
11-02-09, 07:00 PM
You'll know in the next few days. There is no 'official' links yet.

PopcornTreeCt
11-02-09, 07:09 PM
Well, he hasn't been on so... not much of a spoiler. :(

Goldberg74
11-02-09, 07:40 PM
Wow! Hiro had a point there with Sylar's future.

If Hiro goes now, I will have more respect for him than I did before... but I doubt they'll get rid of him anytime soon. ;)

raven56706
11-02-09, 08:31 PM
So you wanna know who was fired from heroes?

Adrian Pasdar (NATHAN)

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b151884_major_death_revealed_heroes_killing_off.html

Gizmo
11-02-09, 09:15 PM
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b151884_major_death_revealed_heroes_killing_off.html

I broke the news before she did ;) Mwuaha

JasonF
11-02-09, 09:37 PM
Have we ever seen Elizabeth Rohm's character before tonight?

riley_dude
11-02-09, 09:44 PM
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b151884_major_death_revealed_heroes_killing_off.html

They're the lucky one. Sinking ship.

Goldberg74
11-02-09, 09:59 PM
Have we ever seen Elizabeth Rohm's character before tonight?I only saw a few minutes of this tonight (as noted above), but...

Rohm-bot is in this now? :jawdrop:

JasonF
11-02-09, 10:05 PM
I only saw a few minutes of this tonight (as noted above), but...

Rohm-bot is in this now? :jawdrop:

Only in flashbacks. I doubt we'll see her again.

Goldberg74
11-02-09, 10:16 PM
Only in flashbacks. I doubt we'll see her again.

Yuck... she'll be around for awhile:

http://www.tvguidemagazine.com/heroes/elisabeth-rohm-talks-heroes-2777.html


Loved one of the comments though...

... her ability is to turn every line she has into something wooden. - Jeff

:lol:

Giantrobo
11-02-09, 11:04 PM
The ep didn't get interesting until the last 5 minutes. :(

Adam Tyner
11-02-09, 11:18 PM
The ep didn't get interesting until the last 5 minutes. :(I had the opposite reaction. It might be the best Hiro episode of the entire run of the show...definitely for the past few seasons. I could nitpick the hell out of it, but I liked it anyway. The Rohm stuff was dead-air, but otherwise, I dug it up till the end. Instead of teasing at what the affereffects of Hiro's meddling was, it was just "gasp! Where's Charlie?" "It was all part of my mwah-hah-hah-nefarious scheme!"

I don't know if THE BIG REVEAL at the end is something Samuel should try to atone for. Wouldn't most Heroes viewers put him on their Christmas card lists for that? :)

gmanca
11-02-09, 11:34 PM
Yeah, I rather enjoyed the setup they were building to about Charlie messing up the time-space continuum but because of the serialized nature of the show, that cliffhanger would work better. Perhaps Charlie being stuck in time doesn't affect what would have happened; it would be like she died of that aneurysm.

I wonder about Adrian Pasdar being "fired;" Greg Grunberg did an interview saying the Petrelli Brothers were ok.

Patman
11-02-09, 11:35 PM
Rohm-bot: she give me wood, the wrong kind of wood.

Jim Patterson
11-03-09, 12:45 AM
Are their any plans to release a vol.3 in their graphic novel series?

Snowmaker
11-03-09, 07:28 AM
I just picture Charlie trapped in one of those flat pieces of glass, spinning through space like in Superman.

This episode was meh for me. They've run so out of ideas that they have to revisit earlier season plots and re-write them?


It was cool seeing Isaac and mini-Bilson again though. Was any of that stock footage, or did they really bring them back for such a small appearance?

Adam Tyner
11-03-09, 07:40 AM
It was cool seeing Isaac and mini-Bilson again though. Was any of that stock footage, or did they really bring them back for such a small appearance?I'm pretty sure that was all leftovers from season one.

rfduncan
11-03-09, 08:00 AM
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b151884_major_death_revealed_heroes_killing_off.html
Gee that was more informative. I want to know what was the inspiration for the decision. Was that person being a jerk on set? Did they just run out of stuff for the character to do? As mentioned, the character has essentially been "gone" for quite some time now anyway...

kiddk1
11-03-09, 09:07 AM
I really like this episode. However why did hiro keep saying that "brain man" aka sylar killed Charlie, I was under the assumption that sylar did kill charlie but hiro went back and saved her, then she eventually died of an aneurysm, hiro made it sound like no matter what he did, sylar ends up killing her.

P.S Did t-bag call mohinder "joseph"

DJariya
11-03-09, 01:30 PM
I don't know why the entertainment news outlets are making such a fuss about Pasdar leaving the show. The fact that the real Nathan was killed off at the end of last season only meant a matter of time before Pasdar's fake Nathan would be off the show.

zuffy
11-03-09, 01:31 PM
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b151884_major_death_revealed_heroes_killing_off.html

It's about friggin time. How many times can they kill this character and bring it back? Enough already.

Anubis2005X
11-03-09, 01:37 PM
I haven't been watching this season. Nathan came back? I thought he was officially dead at the end of Season 3?

DJariya
11-03-09, 01:40 PM
I haven't been watching this season. Nathan came back? I thought he was officially dead at the end of Season 3?

If you watched the final episode of last season, Parkman implanted his memories into Sylar and he shape shifted into Nathan.

OldBoy
11-03-09, 01:43 PM
If you watched the final episode of last season, Parkman implanted his memories into Sylar and he shape shifted into Nathan.

but didn't he transform back, coming up from the grave, walking around the carnival and Nathan is truly dead? i thought he was already as of a few weeks ago which is why the new announcement really wasn't a surprise to me.

JediMindTricks
11-03-09, 01:46 PM
well, that's the thing. it shouldn't be a surprise since he is already dead.

i assumed that since sylar is back, we won't see nathan anymore.

DJariya
11-03-09, 01:53 PM
but didn't he transform back, coming up from the grave, walking around the carnival and Nathan is truly dead? i thought he was already as of a few weeks ago which is why the new announcement really wasn't a surprise to me.

Yeah I know he did, but Anubis said he hasn't watched any episodes this season.

Adam Tyner
11-03-09, 06:53 PM
hiro made it sound like no matter what he did, sylar ends up killing her.Yeah, you'd think in the process of putting all those clips from that episode together, someone would've...y'know, watched 'em. You're right. They're wrong.

Isn't the timeline completely off anyway? I thought Claire was grounded before the homecoming game for slugging that other cheerleader.

MEJHarrison
11-03-09, 07:18 PM
I don't know why the entertainment news outlets are making such a fuss about xxxxxx leaving the show. The fact that the real xxxxxx was killed off at the end of last season only meant a matter of time before xxxxxx fake xxxxxx would be off the show.

I know it's just Heroes, but it still wouldn't have killed you to use some spoiler tags. Thanks a lot. -ohbfrank-

DJariya
11-03-09, 07:31 PM
I know it's just Heroes, but it still wouldn't have killed you to use some spoiler tags. Thanks a lot. -ohbfrank-

Dude, the episodes that I am talking (season 3 finale and what has happened so far) have already aired. It's not like I'm spoilering something that is suppose to happen later this season. The character was already killed off.

Why are you even looking in this thread if you haven't seen season 3 and season 4 thus far?

JeffTheAlpaca
11-04-09, 04:20 AM
What is the overall opinion on the character who appeared at the very end of the show (we have not seen him so far in season 4)?

I did not want to spoil it.

mnementh
11-04-09, 05:37 AM
The ep didn't get interesting until the last 5 minutes. :(

Hiro made sure that he sent his past self back in time to meet Charlie in the first place. I suspect that if Hiro fixes T-Bag's problem, the writers will forget about the paradox and forget to ensure that T-Bag likewise pursues Hiro to set the sequence of events in motion.

mnementh
11-04-09, 05:39 AM
I just picture Charlie trapped in one of those flat pieces of glass, spinning through space like in Superman.

I thought Parkman changed her memories so she thinks she's a high school counselor secretly in love with a choir coach.

rfduncan
11-04-09, 08:45 AM
I thought Parkman changed her memories so she thinks she's a GERMAPHOBIC high school counselor secretly in love with a spanish teacher/choir coach.
Fixed. ;)

JediMindTricks
11-04-09, 08:58 AM
What is the overall opinion on the character who appeared at the very end of the show (we have not seen him so far in season 4)?

I did not want to spoil it.

meh. i didn't miss him at all.

Vipper II
11-04-09, 10:21 AM
Isn't the timeline completely off anyway? I thought Claire was grounded before the homecoming game for slugging that other cheerleader.

I believe she was grounded the day of homecoming.

MrX
11-04-09, 11:41 AM
meh

The scenes with Rohm's character were just filler, and the ending that it was T-Bag's masterplan were lame. Mohinder at the end was the cherry on top.

jjcool
11-04-09, 04:17 PM
P.S Did t-bag call mohinder "joseph"

Anyone else catch this? I certainly didnt.

DJLinus
11-04-09, 09:03 PM
Anyone else catch this? I certainly didnt.

I just finished watching the episode. All he said was "I'm sorry. So sorry."

jjcool
11-05-09, 12:28 PM
I just finished watching the episode. All he said was "I'm sorry. So sorry."

Good. That would have been huge to miss on my part.
Thanks for posting.

Michael Corvin
11-05-09, 12:58 PM
I had the opposite reaction. It might be the best Hiro episode of the entire run of the show...definitely for the past few seasons.

This. That's the best Hiro has been in a long while. I enjoyed the episode for Charlie but the rest was filler. It's as if Hiro is planning on living happily ever after with Charlie and hang up the "Master of Space and Time" cape. I could live with that since it's obvious we aren't getting badass Hiro back. I did love everyone asking him where his sword was. :lol:

What is the overall opinion on the character who appeared at the very end of the show (we have not seen him so far in season 4)?

I did not want to spoil it.

That character was decent the first year when the they contributed something to the overall plot, and even to an extent in season 2. They took that character off the rails last year though, so I hope this person is only back for a guest stint.

Geoffy
11-06-09, 08:09 PM
This season is actually quite good so far.
This episode was interesting in the way they looked back to S1. It didn't feel at all contrived to me.

Best scene..... Hiro calling himself a moron

Classic... ;)

jpb07
11-09-09, 03:39 PM
Well...after giving up after episode 2, I am now caught back up via Netflix. Gotta say it's amusing coming here and seeing everyone refer to T-bag as T-bag since that's all I think whenever he's been on screen in the Hitman movie or now on Heroes.

Also getting a kick out of those pissy about spoiler tags around here. Sorry but you shouldn't be in a thread about an episode after it's airing unless you've either seen it or don't care about knowing what happened. Those who wish to discuss the episode in a thread meant for that should not have to tiptoe around with spoiler tags on everything. Spoiler FUTURE* things such as who is getting killed off...not stuff that has already happened.

That said....loved the episode. It reminded me of how kickass the 1st season was up until the finale. I did have some questions whether they brought back the actors, used stock footage, or replaced a few actors. Obviously Charlie and the other waitress were brought back. Isaac didn't exactly look/act exactly like he did at that point in season 1. And they didn't exactly focus on mini-Bilson...which makes me wonder if they used a stand-in. They seem to be going back and tying up loose ends which makes me wonder how long it'll be before the Peter's Irish chick is back or if they bring back angela's sister. Hopefully the ending won't lead to Mohinder being brought back to bore the shit out of us again.