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HEROES Season Finale Recap

May 21, 2007 by  

WARNING!  The comments WILL contain spoilers for the season finale of HEROES.  Read at your own risk.

HEROES Season Finale Recap

Here’s what you need to know….”Call me Noah”. Tonight’s season finale of HEROES was Ah-mah-zing.  I don’t want to steal any of Julie’s thunder and her recap will be here as soon as she can get to it, but I thought I would open up the comments so we could chat about the final, because WOW!

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33 Responses to “HEROES Season Finale Recap”

  1. Give Me My Remote on May 21st, 2007 9:36 pm

    Ok, I’m going to start it off because that finale was SO good. HEROES is better than most movie released in the theater…right?! When all the HEROES came together to save the world I thought it would be cheesy, but it was a mad rush. I have so many questions about next season.

    Someone talk to me about Sylar? Did he disappear down that manhole?

    Is the cockroach the ONE person that Molly doesn’t want to ever find?

    And I can’t wait for about 18 years or so because Molly and Micah are going to have some MAD talented kids.

  2. joanna on May 21st, 2007 9:43 pm

    OMG OMG OMG please tell me that the Petrellis are ok? I really hope that the brothers will live to save another day.

    GMMR, I like your theory about the cockroach. I was kind of wondering what the roach was for all season.

  3. heather b (the other one) on May 21st, 2007 9:51 pm

    I’m on the West Coast and haven’t seen the show yet but I can’t help reading all the spoilers. It sounds like it’s going to be an awesome episode. I can’t wait.

  4. Brian on May 21st, 2007 9:56 pm

    Yeah, what’s up with Peter and Nathan? I figure Peter can survive the blast because he did in the alternate future that Hiro and Ando visited. And Nathan could have taken off before the blast. They played it like they died, but they’re main characters (hate to play that card, sorry). Why was Hiro able to kill Sylar? Was it just that he caught him by surprise?

    Just a great episode, much more subdued than I expected, but very well-done anyway.

  5. Sam on May 21st, 2007 9:57 pm

    I actually didn’t like the finale.

    I’ve been a casual HEROES fan, but I have watched all of the episodes. And the last five or so have been REALLY good, so I had high expectations for the finale. I mean, that episode in the future after the bomb has exploded was incredible.

    Tonight, though, just felt very formulaic to me– like the writers had set up so many obligations during the season that they had little room for creativity. I also worried that the final scene would be cheesy… and I thought that it was. I was hoping for a huge battle between Sylar and Peter, and what we got was just… not. I felt like there were plot holes. Why was Sylar not able to protect himself from Hiro? He stopped all kinds of people from approaching him, then Hiro just runs up and stabs him? Maybe if Hiro could teleport all around him getting closer and closer so that Sylar couldn’t attack.

    Also, why couldn’t Peter just fly away. He had that power. Okay, maybe the flame power overcame him, and he couldn’t use other powers. Not really a problem b/c I did like how Nathan sacrificed himself.

    But most importantly: we never got an explanation for why Peter exploded. What was so special about this power that he couldn’t control it? He handled the others just fine. And why did Sylar suddenly decide not to explode? And even if changed his mind, why could he handle the power when Peter could not? So, yeah, I’m not satisfied at all, and from the looks of thinks, this plot is over. I mean, they jumped into some storyline of Hiro in the 17th century. What was that? I can’t care about that until my questions are answered.

    I’ll take LOST over this any day.

  6. Sam on May 21st, 2007 9:59 pm

    Oops. Sorry about the double post.

    One more thing: I did like the line about the villain worse than Sylar.

    Maybe Peter’s mom?

  7. Give Me My Remote on May 21st, 2007 10:17 pm

    What you saw in Volume 2 was more related to ORIGINS I think, which is the new part of HEROES for next season. ORIGINS will be stand alone shows, not directly tied into the main HEROES series, in which we will find out how our favorite characters came to receive their power.

    I feel the same way with Heroes as I do Lost…you have to forgive a lot of plot points in order to enjoy the program. That being said, I think similar to Lost, Heroes will reveal all in due time.

  8. Justin on May 21st, 2007 10:19 pm

    I think the cockroach was there just to play on the old saying that cockroaches will be the only things able to survive a disaster that destroys all man. Our heroes averted the disaster and we survive — alongside the cockroach, reminding us how close our demise was.

  9. Give Me My Remote on May 21st, 2007 10:24 pm

    Ah nice point Justin. I often try to find something that wasn’t quite there.

  10. Justin on May 21st, 2007 10:29 pm

    With Hiro back in 17th Century Japan, is he now going to become the very legendary warrior his 21st Century self admires?

  11. Tiny Buddy on May 21st, 2007 10:41 pm

    Okay, were my contacts getting all sticky from keeping my eyes open for a solid hour, or did the head of Sylar’s trail of blood, leading to the man hole, form a demonic image?

  12. John D'arc on May 21st, 2007 10:44 pm

    this episode was lackluster and not deserving of a finale.

    a fist fight? that’s what we get between Sylar and Peter?

  13. Give Me My Remote on May 21st, 2007 10:48 pm

    Well I guess I was watching a different show than all of you…or maybe my expectations were lower, but I loved it. Thought it was a lot of fun.

  14. Justin on May 21st, 2007 10:54 pm

    I thought it was great too. A very satisfying end to the season, and as much fun as a summer popcorn movie.

  15. Sara on May 21st, 2007 10:55 pm

    GMMR, I don’t mean to speak for you because I could be wrong, but maybe you and I others watch Heroes on a different level than other do. I was just thinking about your earlier post about Lost and how you enjoy the show and don’t miss an episode but you don’t go online and read the message boards. I’m that way about Heroes. I like the show but I wouldn’t consider myself a die hard fan. I’m not into the mythology like some other people. I have to wonder if this is the reason that maybe I enjoyed the finale more than others. Again like you said, maybe I had lower expectations.

  16. Malabar Jettison on May 21st, 2007 10:56 pm

    It’s awfully difficult for an ending to match the ride that came before, but I thought this episode did pretty well. The whole series has been so good and smart, that I was willing in advance to cut the final episode some slack, which, to a small extent it needed (e.g., Hiro’s relatively easy job of getting to Syler). But all-in-all, I thought the sacrifice of the Petrellis was well done, surprising, and moving.

    And having Ando tell Hiro he looked kick-ass was a great payoff all by itself.

  17. Brian on May 21st, 2007 11:08 pm

    I’m with Sara. I love watching the show. Tonight is the first time I’ve ever clacked on my keyboard about it, though. I thought it was a great finale. If I paid $10 to sit through it, I might want more of those loose ends tied up. But they definitely left me wanting to see more.

    Maybe The Office made me supersized-crazy, but I think this should have been a two-hour finale.

    Oh, and Malabar, totally agree about the Petrelli’s sacrifice, even if I do think they probably survived.

  18. Jake on May 22nd, 2007 4:14 am

    I enjoyed the finale but I have to agree with Sam that it wasn’t as satisfying as it could of been. Too many holes in the plot and too many conveniences, the biggest being Hiro killing Sylar. C’mon, Sylar had just stopped 4 bullets coming at him! There needed to be more to it.

  19. Uggy on May 22nd, 2007 6:33 am

    Sylars not dead, he slithered down the manhole into the sewer system. What is this cockroach everyone is talking about? So if Simones father was also ‘talented’ why wasn’t Simone that she could be so easily killed? I agree I think Mama Petrelli is going to be a big bad now that Lindeman is out of the way. When did officer Parkman meet Molly before? Sorry too many questions.

  20. samanthemofthesun on May 22nd, 2007 7:12 am

    First, the cockroach.

    Suresh began the season talking with his students about God, and that if anything were made in God’s image it would be the cockroach, simply because it is the most evolutionarily stable creature on the planet.

    Second, I wasn’t aware that Sylar hadn’t died, but I would say that the reason Sylar wasn’t able to fight Hiro was because he wasn’t expecting it. (yeah, I know. But it is a comic book….)

    Third, I LOVED this show, watched a lot of the re-runs on Sci Fi this weekend. I tell ya, when this thing comes out on DVD, it pays to watch the whole thing again. Answers many questions. Like: Matt met Molly the first time we met Matt. Her parents both get killed by Sylar, and he is one of the cops on the scene. It was the first time he hears other people’s thoughts, and he actually gets arrested by FBI chick, which is how THEY meet and he convinces her he can read minds.

    Season finale SHOULD have been 2 hours. I wanted some kick ass fighting between Peter and Sylar too.

    What a wild ride, though. Best show on TV (aside from the Office) This year. Thanks for all the comments! that was fun….

  21. DarthMom on May 22nd, 2007 7:54 am

    I thought the finale was a tad anti-climatic but overall one of the best seasons of any show — it left me satisfied and smiling (twss)! I wish it were a 2 hour season finale — this show deserved it.

    GMMR — I agree with you. Heroes is better than 99% of the movies released. Also, I heard an interview with the cast where they said that the finale contained the opening of next season which is Vol. 2 “Generations”, so I don’t think it is part of the stand alone “Origins” series. I think it is next season. Also, my understanding of “Origins” is that it concentrates on new heroes and not the current cast and people can vote on who they want to join the regular show. Don’t quote me though, I could be wrong!

    I hope Peter’s not dead!

  22. Jenn on May 22nd, 2007 8:04 am

    I have been a diehard fan all season along with my husband, and we both agreed that last night’s episode was slow and boring. Maybe it’s because the last five episodes have been so amazing, but we were really expecting more out of this one. We were both disappointed. And it’s not like I am hard to please or a TV snob. I’ll watch almost anything, even Law & Order (which also had a lame finale last night)!

  23. jeff on May 22nd, 2007 8:58 am

    1. Why didn’t Claire shoot Peter to stop the bomb (he would have re-generated) and save Nathan?

    2. Why didn’t Peter fly himself away?

  24. jeff on May 22nd, 2007 9:01 am

    Why didn’t Claire shoot Peter to stop the bomb? he would have re-generated

    Why didn’t Peter fly away himself?

  25. CrazyGringa on May 22nd, 2007 11:30 am

    I agree with DarthMom in that we thought it was anticlimatic. I couldn’t think of a word to describe it but that’s the word I was looking for. My husband and I have watched Heroes since the beginning and both for different reasons. Me, I just think its entertaining and he’s a comic book guy but in the end, we were both kind of dissapointed. Maybe a two hour finale would have been best so they could have fleshed out the final scene. I do like your theory about the cockroach GMMR.

  26. Carli on May 22nd, 2007 11:51 am

    I, too, was sort of underwhelmed. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good episode but for some reason I was expecting…more, I guess. I liked how everyone was trying to help Peter kill Sylar in the end, but the actual Peter/Sylar fight was pretty lame. They built it up to be this huge thing and it just wasn’t. Maybe I expect too much from shows, which makes me worried for the LOST finale because I’m expecting big things 😉

  27. Cody on May 22nd, 2007 12:14 pm

    Okay, the cockroach: remember when Sylar was drugged up at Primatech Paper, and had cockroaches crawling around him? I think there is some significance there that we haven’t been fully exposed to yet.

    Secondly, how cool is it that there is someone out there who scares Molly more than Sylar does? (and Sylar is the one who killed her family)

    Third, Peter: I think Peter is only able to do so much at any given time (as in, use maybe one power at a time). At first I was disappointed that he didn’t fly away himself, but then (and this is after reading more discussion on other sites) it occurred to me that maybe he wasn’t physically able to fly. And I’m hoping that Nathan took him up and tossed him, then got the heck out of there. Peter should be able to regenerate (after he blows, he could access that power…plus Ted never hurt himself every time he blew up, so maybe that’s part of that power: the user isn’t affected)

    Last, the Hiro story: very cool that he’s in ancient Japan now. Justin, I think you may be on to something… GMMR, I believe that scene is actually part of Volume 2 (it’s going to be repeated as the opening to the Season 2 premiere). Origins is actually going to introduce a new character every episode, and then we (the loving fan base) will be able to choose a new one that joins the cast of the main series.

    Just thoughts, obviously, but overall I enjoyed the heck out of the episode (and totally love this show, so I’m probably biased anyway).

  28. megan on May 22nd, 2007 2:17 pm

    I loved the episode overall, but I agree there were some plotholes..

    Did ANYONE think that Nathan’s speech was as disgustingly cheesey as I did? It was like a soap opera. But I could get past it because the rest of the episode was so good. And I even had high expectations.

  29. jmurae on May 22nd, 2007 2:17 pm

    Okay, so I LOVE HEROES, but last night was not what I was hoping for in a finale. There a little problems everywhere that others have pointed out, but mainly for me the problem was that it didn’t have me wishing the new season started next week. There was no huge cliffhanger to keep me wanting more Heroes, but sad because it isn’t coming back until the fall. This show should learn a thing or two from the Office for making a viewer crazy over the summer.

  30. Vegas Princess on May 22nd, 2007 11:37 pm

    I was unsatisfied with this finale. I was expected something much bigger and more exciting. Anti-climatic many people here said and I agree. Not even sure I want to stick around for season 2 now because this was such a big let down.

  31. Bobby Rebner on May 23rd, 2007 1:15 am

    We’ve got to remember this season is numero uno. Overall, Heroes performed amazing for the first season. Some flaws in dialogue and sometimes reasoning, but it’s a comic-book type story being told, and demands a little give and take from the audience.

    Finale was tight though! This has got to be the trippiest show on tv and is just so fucking entertaining to watch. Kinda hoping Peter would have pulled it together in the last scene instead of losing it.

    Next season sounds like it will be creative and help answer some of the questions of season 1 (while introducing many more).

    *Save the Cheerleader, Save the World*

  32. Billiam on May 23rd, 2007 9:48 am

    I thought Nathan’s speech was great, and I loved the parts that held true to Peter’s vision that he had. It was a great sendoff for Nathan (I assume he is dead, but Peter is alive). I kinda wanted Sylar to be dead though (even though he is a great villian), and the final fight didn’t feel quite as epic as I would have liked.
    The one part that made me yell at the TV was when Nathan flew around the corner and joined in to Claire and Peter’s conversation. No way could he have heard what they were saying from so far away.

  33. Renato on May 25th, 2007 9:25 pm

    The Heroes season finale it wasn’t that great. LOST season finale, wow! that what the best season finale ever! So, Tim Kring, watch and learn from LOST, because that was an awsome two hours season finale with a fucking great cliffhanger.
    Some people thinks that Heroes is the greatest show in tv, but I disagree. I like it, but I think that the show is a copycat from X-Men.