Sorry everyone who was desperately waiting for my post about this episode. I TiVo'd it and then watched it this afternoon. Can I just say the quality of NBC's signal in this area is terrible. Has anyone else noticed it?
This episode has been my favorite so far. The cop was able to prove his mental skills to Clea DuVall, in fact it seemed fairly easy. She should have forced him to pull numbers out of her head, that would work better.
We still have no clue who the mysterious Syler is. But, it looks like we got a glimpse of his power, or powers. First we saw mind control, then either flight or teleportation. Maybe he eats the brains of his victims in order to gain their ability? It sounds a bit crazy, but in many sci-fi series (I know I am going way out on a limb here) some species of aliens (usually lizard-like) can eat the flesh of an enemy and become more like them. Okay I doubt that he is an alien lizard, but you get my point, whenever he eats their brains he gains their memories and their abilities. I am not putting all of my eggs in that basket yet, but it is the only theory I've got.
Claire almost gets raped. I was a little shocked as that was going on. I thought that was bold for NBC on a 9:00 show. But, I guess attempted rape and murder are okay at the 9:00 spot, just as long as there is no penetration. Can you imagine when the M.E. (medical examiner) pulls that stick out of her head and she comes back to life, what could that possibly be like for her? Is she basically just unconscious? Or does she die and visit the afterlife? These are all things to consider as we move along this series. Do you think the M.E. will shit himself when he comes back in and she's like "umm, hey, mind unpinning me from the table?" We see in the preview next week that she tries to wreck the car with the QB in it. Revenge is always cool, except that she will feel bad and decide she must help people with her power. Or become one super hot villian.
Niki. Well nothing really happened with her. We learn what the ring was and that maybe her husband killed all the men in the dessert or she killed them all and framed her husband, either way that still tells us squat about her powers.
Peter and Simone hooking up, kind of cool, but does that mean Isaac may get jealous and go after him? I doubt it. Hiro calling Isaac was kind of funny, since he was speaking a million words per minute. The ending with Hiro and Ando going to Las Vegas means we get to see our first team up. Hopefully this will finally explain Niki's powers. Also we get to see Ando drool all over Niki.
Did anyone notice who the writer of the show was? Jeph Loeb. He is a very big comic book writer and the consultant/one of the producers for Smallville. My only concern with him writing the show is it may get too comic bookish.
Anyways, as always I want to hear what you think.