Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Heroes - The Art of Deception (01/25)

I thought it was a good episode and was glad the it only really focused on two story lines.

Claire goes to visit her dad to talk things out. But Lauren opens the door and Claire sees that they are planning to strike the carnival. She gets mad and leaves, she goes to warn Lydia. Of course Eli overhears and tells Samuel. He says he will give himself up to keep the carnival safe. Meanwhile Noah and Lauren are nearby and he's ready with a gun. They decide to meet on the field and Lauren says she will meet him and Noah stays on looking. Samuel gets on a platform and tells the Carnies that he's leaving to keep him safe and then he gets shot in the shoulder and more shots are fired. Including Claire getting shot in the neck. They are making it seem like it's Noah doing it but I know it wasn't and sure enough it's Eli. Noah shoots Eli, but it was just a clone doing it and the real Eli knocks him out and bring him to the carnival. Lauren also got shot and she stays hidden. Samuel's plan worked and now the carnival things the humans are bad and Samuel is not so bad anymore. Lydia also gets shot and she learns his plan but then dies. Edgar comes and sees Lydia dead and tells Samuel that he told Noah about things. Claire is locked in Samuel's trailer and Noah is in the house of mirrors.

Peter goes to visit his mother. He tells her that he saw the dream and that Sylar will save her. So he says he needs to find Sylar.

Sylar is still at the Parkman house when Matt comes home. He's pretending to be and old colleague and Janice makes them lunch. Then they talk and Sylar says he wants his powers gone and wants Matt's help. He says that he will use his powers on Janice and Matty unless Matt gets rid of them. With the help of Janice, Matt realizes what he must do. He traps Sylar in a nightmare, like Maury had done to him. Then Peter comes and takes Matt's power and find Sylar. He goes into the nightmare with him.

Next week it looks like Peter and Sylar will try to escape the nightmare.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

X's Christmas Show

I meant to blog about this back in December but I was so busy with the holidays that I didn't get a chance to do it. X's school had a holiday show and his Kindergarten class sang some songs along with the first grade class. It was really cute and X was so proud to sing.

Here he is in the front row, he's wearing the green sweater.
This is after the show when we had cookies and juice.

Here are a couple of videos of songs they sang.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Heroes - Pass/Fail (01/18)

Samuel, man I am really hating that guy. He still has Veronica at his carnival. They talk about the past and how they have always been happy when together. He is building her dream home and that has been his goal his whole life. He takes her there and she loves it but she says that she can't live there. She doesn't belong there and he only built it for himself. She leaves the carnival since that's what they agreed on. He gets angry and lashes out at a waitress in a diner and sinks the whole town by the carnival. All the carnies see this and then he comes back angry. Looks like Samuel is even more evil now.

Claire is back at school and eating breakfast with Gretchen. She tries to get her to talk about the Carnival and her dead father but Claire puts a wall up and leaves. She runs into Sylar who says he was sent there because she needs to help him. He makes a chart saying how the same they are. She thinks he's captured Gretchen and tries to find out where she is. He kisses her to find out more about her and tells her she's built a wall because she doesn't want to get hurt. She stabs him in the eye with a pencil and finds Gretchen in their room. Sylar is chasing them and they hide in a broom closet. While there they talk things out and Claire apologizes to her and then she says that Sylar is like her and that he needs to rid himself of his powers and get his humanity back. This prompts Gretchen to reveal that she is Sylar and that Claire did in fact help him. He leaves her and she runs to Gretchen and they hold hands and talk.

Hiro is at Noah's apartment and he passes out and Ando takes him to the ER. They work on him and while they're doing that Hiro is in a diner and it is like a court to decide his fate. His father is the judge and Adam is the lawyer prosecuting him. Ando is his defense lawyer. They claim he has abused his power and he should die. After defending himself and pleading "not guilty" they find him guilty. He goes to die and on the way there he changes his plea to "guilty" because a hero dies with honor. This makes his dad smile and claim he can live but first must sword fight Adam. He beats Adam and then sees his mom. She's there to heal him and she does and he is alive and I'm thinking no more brain tumor.

At the end we see Janice opening the door and it's Sylar looking for Matt.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hereos - Close to You (01/11)

We start off with a really long recap of what's been going on.

Noah is still bent on getting to the carnival. Lauren keeps suggesting that he call Claire and get the compass but he refuses. Instead he finds Vanessa (this is the one Samuel is in love with) and with the help of Matt (who is bored staying home) gets her to talk. She says Samuel still visits her and that she can get in contact with him. So they set it up to have him come and they plan to take him down. But he gets Eli's help and he kidnaps Vanessa. Matt and Noah try to follow him but the carnival disappears and they are back where they started. Matt decides to go home and be with hi family. Then at dinner he says he's a coward because he's not out there dealing with things but Janice tells him he belongs at home. Noah then decides to visit Claire so they can talk about things. She opens the door and tells him she's busy for something and to come back later. Noah goes back to his apartment and then Lauren comes. They kiss and then pop comes Hiro, Ando and Suresh.

Ando gets Hiro committed because that's what Hiro wanted. When they bring him to his room Ando figures out that Suresh is there and that Hiro wanted to rescue him. So they run off with Suresh. Then Suresh says they need Hiro's power to get out of there. Ando zaps Hiro and he goes back to being himself. They then zap out of there and into Noah's apartment.

Peter wakes up with the compass tattoo back. He tries calling Noah and leaves messages. Then Emma uses her siren song to get him to come to her place. He sees the symbol on the cello and tells her Samuel is bad. She refuses to believe. At his apartment he talks to her and tries to convince her about Samuel. Then Angela comes and freaks out when she sees Emma. Peter gets mad at Angela and she tells him that Emma will kill many people and that he can't help her. He takes her power and he dreams about Emma. She's playing the cello at the carnival and she's upset and then Sylar comes and tells her he's there to help her. Peter goes to her house and destroys the cello and tells her what he saw. She gets upset and tells him to leave.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Chuck is back

Don't forget that Season 3 of Chuck begins this Sunday (January 10) at 9/8c and it is a 2-hour premiere. Also it will be on it's regular night and time Mondays at 8/7c. It will be followed by Heroes in it's new time 9/8c. I'm so excited to see Chuck kick some butt this season!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Heroes - "Upon This Rock" & "Let it Bleed" (01/04)

We start off with the recap of Nathan/Sylar jumping off the roof.

Peter and Noah stage a flying accident where Nathan is killed. This is so the media knows he's dead and of course they hold a funeral. Peter is not grieving and his mother is concerned and asks Claire to help him deal with it. Peter is dealing with it by keeping the promise he made to his brother about becoming a hero. So he is on the roof listening to police radio and when Claire goes and finds him he's gone but she knows where he went. Some guy in some office is shooting everyone because he got fired. Peter tries to calm the guy down but he gets shot in the shoulder. Him and Claire have a talk and he asks for her power and she reluctantly gives it to him. She says she won't always be there when he needs her. They once again go up on the the roof and Peter asks if she still keeps in touch with West. Claire calls him and he meets Peter and he gets his power. We of course don't get to see West at all. Peter flies off.

At the beginning of the episode(s) Claire is at the Carnival. She talks to Lydia and pretty much guesses that there's something wrong with Samuel and that he killed Joseph. She tries to sneak into his trailer, she saw him with a Primatech box earlier. But Samuel had Eli (the guy that can clone himself) follow her and not let her leave. After much chasing, Claire bonks him over the head and his clones disappear and she gets into the trailer. She finds a map and an old picture of Samuel and Joseph. As she's leaving she's stopped by Doyle. They exchange some words and Claire convinces him to let her go. Claire confronts Samuel about killing his brother and all the awful things she things he will do. He takes her to the field where we see someone making it green and pretty. Now Claire doesn't think Samuel is so bad. She goes to Nathan's funeral.

Samuel pays a visit to Emma. Emma is upset because she wanted to be a doctor but didn't get accepted. She goes home and is about to play the cello when Samuel knocks. He tells her that he has an ability like her. He tells her that she can play music to lure people like a siren. He has her go to the park and concentrate on a man and he comes. That man is the one he takes back to the carnival, he can make things grow.

Also Sylar is back! He comes to the Carnival to kill Samuel but he can't. There's a part of him that is no longer a killer. Samuel gets some sand and "kills" him. While he's regenerating he talks to Lydia and tells her to talk to him and find out what wrong with him. She tries to seduce him but he won't have it and takes her ability without killing her. Her ability is to know what people want. Sylar is confused and asks Samuel for some ink so he can find out what he should do. Samuel says he needs to stay at the carnival. So they wager on what the tattoo will reveal. We get an anticipation and Sylar sees an image on his arm and runs off. The Carnival was not where he is supposed to be.

Hiro is in Japan and very confused. He rambles on about being and Jedi and saving the world. Police pick him up and they find a business card and contact Ando. Hiro's sister thinks he need help, as in a neurosurgeon. But Ando figures out that Hiro is trying to tell them something through comic books. He figures out that there is a psychiatric ward Hiro wants to go to. I'm assuming is to get Mohinder out.

Noah goes back after the funeral to his apartment. Claire told him not to come to the visitation afterwards. She's mad at him for lying about Sylar. We see a shadow in the window and then he opens it. It's Edgar and we think he's going to kill Noah but he's prepared and zaps him with a stun gun. He's at an Asian restaurant where he rents out the place for a while and he calls in his former partner (I forget her name). She brings him a truth serum and he tells her he has Edgar locked up in the freezer. After tormenting him he finds out nothing so she tells him to talk to him. So Noah goes in again with some tea and Edgar begins to talk about Samuel and Joseph and how he's collecting people. They draw a map and decide to go in and take Samuel out. But then Edgar gets scared thinking his "family" will die and freaks out and leaves with the map.

At the end we see Claire go back to her dorm. Gretchen leaves a note saying she's at the library studying late. Then we see Sylar outside her window with her face tattooed on his arm and he says "Hello, Cheerleader".

Monday, January 04, 2010

Time to start over

I read 66 books last year and now it's time to start that number over again. So far this year I haven't finished any books. I am currently reading Blood of the Fold by Terry Goodkind. It is the 3rd book in the Sword of Truth Series. I am hoping to get the new House of Night book, Hunted from the library this week so I can read that.

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