This is what I’m talking about! This episode rocks! I love it that the entire episode was focused on two storylines only. It allowed the stories to flow perfectly. Though we were essentially watching two disconnected storylines, we know the stories are going to connect in the end, and makes this show extra special.
Right after Matt traps Sylar in his own mind, Peter attempts to bring Sylar out of the trap. Instead, Matt was sucked into the same nightmare that Sylar is living. In Sylar’s world, he has been there for three years already when in reality only three hours passed. Peter explains to Sylar that he must get out as there is no one else who can save Emma but him. Unfortunately, Peter becomes unsuccessful in getting them out using the powers he got from Matt, so they try to find another way out. They come across a tall brick wall, just like the wall that Matt built to trap Sylar and the reluctant companions work at breaking the wall down.
As the seeming years drag on, Peter and Sylar learn to tolerate one another. Peter learns that Sylar has truly repented from killing his brother and so many other people, but it was Peter who could not release the anger and hatred he feels for Sylar. After what seemed like years, Peter finally gives up holding on to his grudge, and the wall begins to break! Finally, Peter and Sylar get out of the mind trap, and realize only several hours has passed. Sylar asks Peter if their experience was less real, and Peter tells Sylar it’s time to save Emma.
Meanwhile at the Carnival, Samuel makes H.R.G. face his own past in hopes that Claire will turn against her own dad. Samuel uses Damien’s ability to “show memories”, and gave Claire a history lesson on her own father’s twisted past. Claire finds out that H.R.G. had a pregnant wife who was killed by a special. That tragedy led H.R.G. to accidentally kill a special as he tried to gather information about his wife’s killer. The Company got wind of H.R.G., and used him as one of their agents to help bag and tag other specials. Suddenly it made sense why Claire’s dad became who he is, but she wasn’t about to forsake her own father. Until Damien showed a recent memory that involved H.R.G. threatening Claire. Samuel thought he could use that to get Claire to join his group. But Claire replied that no matter what her father did, she had felt loved and she would never turn her back on him. In his anger, Samuel sunk the trailer where H.R.G. was being held, trapping Claire and her father under 40 feet of rock and soil.
Next week, HEROES concludes volume 5 “Redemption” with it’s season finale ‘”It’s a Brave New World”.
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