I Am Become Death Review

October 7, 2008 at 10:50 am (Television)

Well, Heroes continued this week with “I Am Become Death”, a direct reference to the atomic bomb explosion back during World War 2, which was a great title given the material for the episode, however I wasn’t quite satisfied with this one, and I think I know why. The first volume of the show, Genesis, provided a unifying storyline, in which was given plenty of room to breathe, and everyone came together for that ONE, precise, clear purpose. Season 2 slumbered around, then gave another purpose about 7 episodes in for everyone to unify. This season, there are objectives, they’re just not clear. However, I will get to that in another post. This week the show didn’t really follow last week’s slower formula, but the previous week’s fast feel. A majority of the episode took place in the future, which was good to help broaden the feel of the pandemic that spreads of all of these people gaining powers, which is believed to be the crisis this time. Future and Present Peter went into this dark future, which was a good part of the episode. The good Sylar with his own son provided the best moments of the episode. Matt is still in Africa, and partook in some of the future-seeing. Hiro and Ando are still in Level 2, trying to escape, and have a meeting with Angela to discuss the importance of the formula. She says there’s some “greater evil” that is watching over them. She sends them to retrieve Adam Monroe, which was definitely my favorite part of the episode. One thing I don’t understand though, is why the woman is against Monroe, the man who wanted to decimate the world’s population, wants him to be dug up. (?) Claire’s evil in the future, and is teamed up with Flint and Daphne to take out Peter Petrelli for some reason that I can’t remember. Which was really the problem with this one, and possibly the whole season so far. It’s just got too much going on, too many storylines, to many motivations, etc., that it just needs have room to breathe, which hopefully they will allow in future episodes. 

3 1/2 out of 5

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