Spoilers below, as usual!
Sorry I’ve missed a couple of these discussion posts recently, everyone. I had houseguests, and minor home renovations keeping me busy. But enough about that – let’s talk about “Cold Snap.”
I don’t have much of substance to say, but here are a few quick reactions to get things started, broken down by character/subplot:
Angela Petrelli. Oh, how I love to… Well, hate isn’t right, because while I find a lot of the character’s behavior completely vile, I also find myself grinning giddily and doing fist-pumps in the air whenever she pulls off something particularly outrageous. She’s a great character, whether you see her as a villain or something a little harder to categorize, and Christine Rose really rocks the role. So I was pleased to see her in fine form again this episode, with hints that she’ll be more fully involved in the action for a bit. Woo!
Hiro and Ando! I always get a kick out of the best-friends-forever vibe between these two, and it was even cuter than usual in “Cold Snap.” The Star Trek references were a bonus. Bringing baby Matt into the mix should be interesting, and it was cool to see Janice again, albeit briefly (also, how gorgeous was her outfit? I have major suit envy). I wish that Janice was going along with our guys on the baby-saving adventure, though. I don’t like the “two guys without kids will be better caretakers than the mother” thing, even with the superpowered intrigue stuff in the mix.
Tracy and Micah. OMG YAYE MICAH. I squealed, I really did. And then I went “awwww! His voice changed! Our little Rebel is growing up!” And then my husband laughed at me. But nothing can harsh my squee over Micah being back. Particularly since he brings some much-needed moral certainty to the show. Micah cares about being good and just, and the heroes can use some more of that.
I was less than thrilled about Tracy going all ice-statue, as you can probably imagine, but I totally dug the visuals and the drama of the scene. I do love me a dramatic self-sacrificial gesture. But why did it have to be a woman again, Heroes? I mean, really.
Some people are speculating that Tracy isn’t really dead-dead, because it seems like her shattered ice face thing winked at Noah at the end of that scene. I dunno. If she’s not, yay for not fridging yet another heroine, and all, but the writers really need to give the THIS CHARACTER IS DEAD – WAIT, NO – WAIT, YES! REALLY DEAD – OR NOT??? dance a rest.
…And that brings us nicely to Daphne. OMG, SHOW, ARE YOU SERIOUS? I’m not sure I can be more eloquent than that. What more is there to say?
So, what did you think?