Heroes Reborn races towards its finale in “Company Woman.” It has been announced that this will be a series, not season, finale. I guess the ratings weren’t there to keep things going. Evo powers can’t fix everything.
In a programming choice that still baffles me, the Heroes Reborn series went on hiatus ten episodes in. Then, with only three shows left, they came back before most of the other shows that went on winter break. The show’s ratings aren’t the best, and there’s a lot of doubt about it coming back after the initial thirteen episode run. Maybe NBC is burning off the episodes.
“11:53 to Odessa” is the mid-season finale of Heroes Reborn. I’m not sure why they are calling it that, since this is episode ten out of thirteen, but whatever works for them, I guess. There’s a lot going on in different times and places, that’s for sure.
With a bad pun of a title, Heroes Reborn continues with “Sundae, Bloody Sundae.” Considering Emily, Tommy’s girlfriend, works at an ice cream shop, that bodes ill on a few levels. The cast are shown doing various things under another voice-over from Mohinder. It’s a good set up for the action of the show.
June 13th, Part Two is an episode of Heroes Reborn that will make you think a little bit to get through it. Time travel can do that, and there are a few examples of that in this show. Add in memory manipulation, and it makes for something that you really might want to be paying attention to in order to get the full story.
Things get even grimmer for Noah and his band of Evos in “June 13th Part One.” That, of course, is the date of the ill-fated conference in Odessa when the word changed and Evos became the newest oppressed class in the wake of a terrorist act that killed many. Noah finally convinces Hiro to use his powers and take them back to the conference, trying to prevent the bombs from going off and find out what happened to Claire, Noah’s daughter.
This week’s episode of Heroes Reborn has the somewhat ominous title of “Game Over.” Since the EverNow game is such a big part of what’s going on, that really doesn’t sound good. The show opens with Noah and Quentin applying “vigorous interrogation” techniques to Harris, trying to find out what happened to Phoebe and, possibly more important for the world in general, Hiro Nakamura. Hiro’s been missing for a while now, and since Erica has his sword, and knows it important, she and her Renautas empire clearly know something about what happened to him.
Heroes Reborn ends up in the “Lion’s Den” this week. Noah, Quentin, and Taylor are learning there’s a lot more going on at Renautas than they suspected, even worse than capturing and stealing powers from various Evos. They come up with a plan to try and get more information about what’s going on that requires more help from Taylor.
“The Needs of the Many,” is the title of this week’s episode of Heroes Reborn. The different stories are starting to come together. While most of the characters still haven’t met, a lot of them are at least now in the same rough area. Renautas is the focal point of the bad guys as far as we have seen, and that’s where many of the characters are converging.
“Under the Mask,” opens with Malina, an Evo we know little about. She’s in the Arctic, using her powers to do something or other that effects the Northern Lights. She’s apparently trying to hold off something bad, and it’s getting harder for her to do it. Malina is accompanied by some kind of odd guide. There’s a lot of implied menace in this scene, but we don’t really know what’s going on.