If only the writers of “Jericho” had decided to end their season in the same manner the “Heroes” writers did !!! Alas ! Whilst one show wrapped up nicely the other was cast into the abyss never to see the joy of being listed on the TVGuide channel again.
Last nights episode of “Heroes” did leave us wondering about one or two things although for the most part the story tied up a lot of loose ends. I wonder if Siler is still alive because the last shot seemed to suggest his blood soaked body had made it’s way down a nearby man hole. I have a feeling he will be back in some shape or form. It was pretty cool when whacko Nikki/Jessica/blondie bimbo smacked the crap out of him but I would have liked to have seen everyone pile in a bit more. It would have been like one of those times at school when some fat kid wouldyell “Bundle” and everybody would jump on top of the skinny kid until a teacher would finally intervene and extract his lifeless form. I would have liked to have seen Micah bop him on the nose and I am sure Clare’s Dad would have liked to get a kick in as well. Clare’s Dad is pretty cool actually if you can overlook the fact that he once tried to murder Doctor Who aka the Invisible bloke. He actually reminds me of my old boss at work who was a little odd but a decent enough bloke. Sadly Clare’s Dad has since been replaced by Tony Soprano as my boss but that’s another story.
One thing that I didn’t quite understand was why Peter had to get Nathans help to fly. The last I knew he was just as capable a flier as he was a nuclear bomber after being exposed to the powers of both caveman Ted and evil Nate. I guess it’s possible that he can only use one power at a time or perhaps the radiation was too overwhelming for him to think about jetting off in space. Either way I still think Nathan is a prat because of his overall slimy sleaze bag attitude to Clare, her weirdo hippie Mum and well just society in general. Hopefully he was incinerated without causing too much of a hike in the global warming process but I want Pete to return next year because he has pretty much become the star of the show.
The producers have said that they plan to make the show more like “24” than “Lost” in as far as it will have season long storylines rather than one continuous tale. We have several questions though to be answered after this season like: How did everyone know there was going to be a bomb and why were they cool with that ? Who is the boogey man who makes Siler seem no more menacing thanRonald McDonald ? Will they do what day time soaps often do and replace the kid actors with teen actors once they realise it’s hard to carry a story with two 7 year old kids ? Will Ted get a role on ABC’s new sitcom based upon the Geico caveman commercials ? Will the insurance company cough up to replace Clare’s house or will they say that nuclear explosions aren’t covered in the policy ? Will Mr Sulu pass on his old yellow Enterprise shirt to Hiro or will he give him the red one he wore in the movies ? Will Christopher Ecclestone find a third new sci-fi show to appear on for one year as a smart arse Mancunian ? These are the things I am left pondering but the good news is that NBC have commissioned 30 new episodes for next year so whilst we’re all sitting around watching repeats of “Lost” on ABC and re-runs of “The Price is right” in “Jerichos” old slot we can at least rest easy in the knowledge that at least we have one show left that actually fulfills us.