Heroes has been a runaway success. The stories have been great, the characters interesting, and the ongoing plot kept everyone on the edge of their seats. But the final episode was a huge let down.
For nine months the series built to this one episode, and for what, five minutes of the ultimate battle between good and evil. Don’t get me wrong, the story told last night was good, but it lacked the one thing everyone was wanting, a great fight between the good guys and the one really bad guy.
Yes, they did a good job in preparing us for next season. And yes, they did wrap up the season with a good feeling because “love won.” But for all the good they did, the writers still did not pay off all of the audience’s patience. If they wanted to do all they did in last nights episode, they should have either made it an hour and a half or two hour finale. Giving only five minutes to these two titans of power is inexcusable.
Further, Sylar should have died. They did not give any conclusive evidence that he is actually dead. Hiro, once he stabbed him, should have turn around and finished the job by removing his head. The end of the scene left you with the idea that the others were completely oblivious to Sylar. It appeared that he escaped through the sewers. If he was still alive, why didn’t one of the other heroes finish the job, or at least, stop him from escaping. Continue reading