Heroes – Season 3, Episode 25 Review (Season Finale)
April 28, 2009 13 Comments
3.25 An Invisible Thread
Our Heroes come together to take down Sylar…again.
Remember this will be a SPOILER review.
The third season finale of Heroes carries on the tradition of disappointing, lacklustre and unforgettable season finale’s. When we can always guarantee that season finale episodes should deliver an amazing hour of television, Heroes does the opposite. This is not to say I heavily disagreed with the episode, it was alright in parts but for a final episode of the season, it didn’t deliver. Now if they had actually showed that Sylar vs Peter/Nathan fight then I would have loved this episode but no, they had to have it happen behind a closed door. I know the show’s budget has been cut but at least show us something worthwhile.
So Nathan is dead, well of sorts. Sylar has now been convinced that he is Nathan, so really the other tradition of people never dying on the show continues as well. I liked the twist myself but as the indication at the end of the episode, Sylar might start remembering who he is. So what does it mean for Zachary Quinto? Is he gone from the show for the time being? Even though he’s one of the better actors of the show, I have had enough of Sylar. The show probably won’t have him gone for long but I think it’s time to end Sylar’s story for good.
I’ve been quite vocal in my reviews about the quality of the show. Everyone seems to have their opinion on the state of the show. The show is a shadow of it’s former self. Season 2 was abysmal but it was a shortened season due to the writers strike. Season 3 for the most part was an improvement but sadly not by much to reach the quality of the first season. Volume 3 was mostly poor but volume 4 showed a lot of promise. Bryan Fuller is now back which means the show is in good hands again. His full effect on the show will only be seen during the fourth season. The best move for the show in my estimations, is to get rid of Tim Kring as showrunner and put Fuller in charge. Kring’s initial vision was grand but along the way, he’s lost that passion that was seen during the first year of the show.
Volume 5 – Redemption
As usual at the end of volumes, we got a sneek peak into what the next volume could be about. We see the reapearance of Tracy who seems to be exacting revenge on Building 26 agents. Maybe she will be the big bag of volume 5. Then we get to see Sylathan who is starting to be annoyed by fast running clocks. Maybe we’ll be seeing a Jekyll and Hyde type scenerio.
I’m just trying to decide if I’m going to be faithfully, every week watching the show in it’s fourth season. Mostly all the story threads have been wrapped up now. The show can become anything it wanted to be. It has to become something special or our ordinary people with extrodinary powers will no longer exist.
Quote of the episode: Hiro “Holy crap.”
Favourite Scene: Sylar controlling Claire and being very creepy.