I’ve not written about Heroes on this blog yet, but I’ve been loving every minute of it this season — almost. After building up to what I thought was a sure grand slam of a season finale tonight, we got a standing double. I can’t but help feeling a little let down.
Instead of the epic showdown to speak of between Peter Petrelli and Sylar I’m sure most of us were expecting, we got a clumsy street fight. Maybe Tim Kring felt that a typical superhero rumble would’ve been the easy way out, but dammit I wanted to see some X-Men style ass kicking!
And instead of getting the resolution on some storylines, we got cop-outs and a setup for next season. Did anyone actually die in this episode (please tell me at least Emo Cop bought it)? What was the actual “organization” Bennet worked for, and who is in charge? Linderman? Mama Petrelli? Sulu?
I was hoping that this story arc would come to a final resolution, setting up Season 2 to tell a completely new story with new characters. Guess that won’t be happening. I suppose I should have seen it coming, given how much they would have had to cram into one show. But I can’t be the only one who feels that the rushed nature of the ending was in complete contrast to the brilliantly methodical pace of the rest of the season.
However, even with the somewhat sour taste I have in my mouth, I’ll be around for next season. Heroes was the best show on TV this year by a country mile, so it deserves at least that much. And hey, even if not killing Sylar outright was a bit of a copout, I suppose I wouldn’t mind seeing him come back to brain a few more do-gooders.