Heroes: Season 3, Episode 7

Chapter Seven 'Eris Quod Sum' (II) (27 Oct. 2008)

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Tracy and Nathan try to save themselves from a dangerous Mohinder who is no longer in control of himself. Mohinder turns to the dangerous, power-stealing Arthur Petrelli to help Maya, and in return, Mr. Petrelli asks for Mohinder's help in developing the secret formula to give people powers in order for Mr. Petrelli to create his evil army of super villains. Meanwhile, Sylar is given the task by the comatose Angela to save Peter from the evil rival company, Pinehurst, when he captured and rendered powerless by his evil father. Also, Daphne is ordered by Knox and Mr. Petrelli to kill Matt, or be killed herself, but finds the task difficult as she begins falling in love with him as he predicted. In Africa, Hiro is still searching for answers from the spiritual painter onto who or what is behind Pinehurst and what their nefarious plans are for the world. In California, Elle approaches Claire and asks for her help to control her powers which leads to both of them forming an uneven ... Written by Anonymous

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The title for this episode is Latin and means "I am what you will be". See more »

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When Peter is carted in to Mohinder for testing, Mohinder removes the cap from the needle in his hand, but the cap reappears on the needle for the rest of the conversation until Mohinder finally removes it a second time. See more »

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Hiro Nakamura: [shouting at each other in Japanese] No, Ando! I will not do it! I will not go back in time!
Ando Masahashi: You told me a hero must take risks - and make sacrifices to save the world!
Hiro Nakamura: I say many crazy things!
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A bit lackluster compared to earlier episodes this season
16 November 2008 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

This one didn't quite live up to the level of intensity set by earlier episodes this season (notably #5), but I guess it wouldn't really be possible to keep things that intense all the way through. It does at least allow the various story lines to continue unfolding, has a few interesting developments, and raises a few questions.

I have to say that some of the things people are complaining about seem to me to imply they either weren't really paying attention or didn't think too much about possibilities. Heroes isn't a show that spoon-feeds you explanations and makes everything obvious - it's a show that keeps you on your toes, throwing things at you that require you to pay careful attention, and constantly think and question. That's what I *like* about it. I don't mean to imply that there are never any missteps, because there are, but I don't think there are as many as some viewers seem to think.

Example: Peter's fall. How he survived is hardly a mystery - they practically announce it as it happens! Mr. Petrelli's pointed comment to Sylar about the unlikeliness of him surviving it coupled with Sylar's not-very-convincing look of innocence couldn't have been more clear if they'd added a little subtitle saying "Look! Sylar broke his fall with telekinesis!" Why he did it is another question - did he just have qualms about killing him even though he's apparently switched sides, or does it mean that the switch wasn't real and he's just trying to make Mr. Petrelli think he's on his side? Who knows? Presumably, that's something we'll find out further on in the season.

Why doesn't Mr. Petrelli immediately know all Peter's abilities and how to use them? Well, why would you expect him to? Everyone we've seen him drain powers from so far had only one, and in each case he already knew what it was. Chances are he knows that a few of Peter's powers are from spying on him, but it's highly unlikely he'd know all of them, much less be able to use them effectively immediately. Every time Peter's absorbed an ability, it's taken him a little while to figure out how to use it. Why wouldn't it with his dad as well? Why is Elle losing control of her powers (as is Claire, possibly)? That one was openly discussed, for heaven's sake! She doesn't *know*, and she wants to find out - that's why she goes looking for Mr. Bennet, and ends up going to Pinehearst. The suspicion she and Claire have is that there's something happening to both of them that's causing their powers to escalate out of their control. What that is could be any number of things, and there's no reason why viewers should expect to have it all explained ahead of time while the characters themselves are still trying to sort it out.

It just seems strange to me that some people get upset when everything isn't clearly laid out and explained in advance (or even when it is but they somehow missed it). Half of the fun of a series like this is trying to unravel the mysteries and figure out what's happening, and perhaps people who don't enjoy that should be watching something less challenging.


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