So Episode 4 was all about Peter and his neverending quest to be a hero and save the world.
Sounds tedious, no?
Well, actually, not so much. This season is all about upending our assumptions about who these characters are. So watching Peter basically make himself into a villain whilst thinking he's saving the world was entertaining. And it makes sense as we think about how Peter was the one who was actually the danger in Season One. Sylar continues to be the most compelling figure as we see Future Sylar. Future Claire rocks HARD as well.
The scene with Peter and Future Sylar and Future Claire (speedy girl from Friday Night Lights and Marlo Stanfield were there too, but inconsequential) was perhaps some of the best shit the show has yet done (rivaling the scenes last week between Sylar and Angela). Hiro and Ando are becoming more and more serious characters with depth instead of the funny Asian guys (which was always vaguely insulting I thought).
That said, it was interesting to learn that some of the "heroes" were created, not born with powers. Less interesting how Tracy was basically Niki this week. And still not feeling Mohinder at all this year.
Also – in terms of structure, it was unclear how much of this week's episode was in Matt Parkman's head. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but the line between hero and villain is so beautifully muddied this year, that I'm willing to ride this piece out.
Lastly – no Kristin Bell? Boooo.