It seems to me that, so far in the new season, Heroes is giving more equal attention to more stories per episode, and that's good. We've yet to see any of Niki (next week, according to the coming attractions), but Claire, Matt, Mohinder, Hiro, and now Peter are all involved in chewy stories - tales which will slowly pull themselves into one.
My favorite, as usual, is Hiro's. Last night we saw him perform the task of the 16th century hero he admires - in other words, create the very legend which he thought he'd have the pleasure of observing when he came to in the past. This is an old time-travel trick - the time traveler, for better or worse, causes the very event that the traveler went to the past to either safeguard or prevent. (I did a little of this with time traveler Sierra Waters in The Plot to Save Socrates.) It got a nice little rendition last night, replete with Hiro's mannerisms coming through Kensei's armor.
As for the new pieces, we have a good couplet in the twins who are trying to get to American from the south. The woman can psychically poison, her brother has the power of antidote.
And speaking of poison, it looks as if Sylar will be back in business next week...
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The Plot to Save Socrates
"a Da Vinci-esque thriller" - New York Daily News
"Sierra Waters is sexy as hell" - curled up with a good book