Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano on Gilmore Girls) has closed out yet another season on Heroes along with other Gilmore Girls guest stars Christine Rose and Masi Oka. The season had a slow start, but picked up into something more compelling (I think) once the mid-season shifted to Chapter 4: Fugitives. Christine Rose, in particular, really stunned me with the last few episodes. Her storyline, her childhood… they all helped us understand where she was coming from and that perhaps she was really trying to be a good person.
Granted, Season 1 had a “cool” appeal that the show can’t really re-attain, but I think Heroes has found its voice again. The series is back to the characters and to their complex motivations for wanting to be “good”, and how that plays out in complex ways. All of the actors have really taken their characters to the next level – Milo shows us that Peter has the strength to face up to his enemies, but also his family. Christine shows us the pain her character, Angela, has lived with her whole life. And Masi shows us that Hiro must face being a hero, true to his ideals, while it may end up costing him his life.
Heroes Volume 5: Redemption, will return next Fall. But until then, what did you think of the season? Is it ‘back’ for you? Or, like the folks at EW, are you still left wanting more?
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