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Heroes, Bachelor finales

Aww, Nathan! :-(

If only Peter could have absorbed your power, then he could have saved himself and the city and you wouldn't have had to sacrifice yourself! But of course I knew Nathan couldn't let the bomb go off. And the show couldn't let it happen.

And Ando lives! And D.L.? And Matt?

And, of course there's something worse than Sylar out there, some sort of Voldemort-type bad guy. (And sayonara, Sylar. I'm so glad Hiro was finally able to kill you! Took him long enough! Except he totally should have cut his head off when he had the chance!)

A few random thoughts: "Kirby Plaza" is going to be a huge tourist stop now. And if my father were dying and someone gave me a speech about how it could be beautiful and how death is the only thing we all have in common, I'd break down crying on the spot. Maybe "life lessons" aren't what you want from a young male nurse you've just met, you know? Even one as hot as Peter.

All in all, a satisfying episode. But I imagine the fandom is reeling from the loss of Nathan. Peter will be fine, I hope. I was expecting that to be him, landing in the field at the end. Maybe he will emerge, Jack Bauer-like, from the ocean, reborn, in a sense.

ETA: Well, shoot. Everyone is telling me I misinterpreted the finale and I am a whole lot less happy to hear that. :-/

Yes! Tessa! :) They definitely tried to ratchet up the suspense and for a while there it looked like Andy would go for Bevin since half his family was all "she's obviously crazy about you, pick her!" But it was also just as obvious how crazy he was about Tessa and had been since the helicopter ride, I think. You just couldn't mistake his body language around Tessa and how he always said, "Tessa, will you PLEASE accept this rose," but just said, "Will you accept this rose?" to the other women. He was just waiting for her to declare her love for him, and once she did, it was all over. I admit I got choked up when she finally admitted she loved him and of course her collage spoke volumes. I did feel sorry for Bevin but despite their connection and attraction, I think that they were not well suited at all! If she could see how he was with Tessa, instead of with her, she would have spotted the difference too. It was very tacky of him to say he loved her (I guess in past seasons, the Bachelor/Bachelorette usually refuses to say things like "I love you," even if they are said *to* them because they have to keep everyone guessing. By telling Bevin he loved her, Andy really did mislead her. I think he did love her, just not as much as Tessa.)

Anyway, a very happy ending and if he hadn't picked Tessa, I think he would have always regretted it. It seemed pretty obvious to everyone watching which one he preferred and no amount of creative editing would have changed that. It's a shame that Bevin's having been married before was such a big issue because honestly, that's not that rare! And of course trust reality TV to turn that into a "shocking secret." I don't think she was a "whore," as she was called on the TWOP boards, but she was definitely aggressive. I didn't like her much myself, because she seemed a lot more calculating and a lot more superficial than Tessa. Tessa seemed genuinely moved by the Pearl Harbor Memorial and I think Bevin was more "Hey, Andy! Great to see you again." So it does pain me somewhat to have backed the more conservative girl but I just liked her more. As did Andy! Bevin reminded me of Edie Britt, actually!



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May. 22nd, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Nathan isn't dead. I'm not sure exactly how that is possible, but he isn't dead. He can't be. Neither is Matt or Sylar or apparently D.L.

Tessa won? I forgot to download the episode last week and there doesn't seem to be a torrent up so I'm probably not going to watch it, but I'm glad they ended up together, she seemed like a sweet girl.
Lol, Bevin was called a whore because she had been married? Haha
May. 22nd, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Well, if no one actually died, that's just lame! I am really, really tired of fake TV deaths at this point! Nathan making a sacrifice should mean something, right? And Sylar being taken down, dammit, I was hoping that was the last we ever saw of him. Hiro was an idiot not to cut his head off when he had the chance.

And yes, Tessa won! Bevin was being called a whore not for the previous marriage, but how she was always so aggressive with Andy, saying she wanted him to "examine her," etc. And they were always making out. Tessa was much more reserved and we only ever saw them kiss a few times. I don't think Bevin was a whore, myself, but she was definitely a lot more sexually aggressive than Tessa. And with the tattoos and all, I guess some people considered her a little trashy.
May. 22nd, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Sylar crawled into the sewers and I think the actor's been talking about S2 in past interviews so I'm guessing his contract extends into next year but I'm not sure. I really like him but I think it would've been appropriate if he died by the end of this season.
I just love Nathan too much to want him to be dead. Think he might be though, it would make for some damn good angsting from Peter's side (and the other heroes who just stood and watched) and as you said, it would mean something.
May. 22nd, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the possibility did occur to me that Sylar wasn't dead but I was just hoping it wasn't so. :-(

And I like Nathan too but I guess Lost has just worn me out with the "will they kill Charlie off or not" plot. Sometimes you just want to mourn someone and be done with it and not be endlessly manipulated. So that's not really about Heroes. And they did kill off Isaac and Simone and Ted and Linderman. (Now THERE was a good villain. And I enjoy Angela. She makes a very good villain too. I just find Sylar annoying. :-/)
May. 22nd, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
May. 22nd, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
Lol, I'm kind of at the point now where if someone seem to die, I don't believe it until there is some good solid proof. And in the case of SPN, not even then :P

I don't think that Sylar will have as prominent a part next year, am expecting to be introduced to the guy Molly's afraid of in the beginning of the season and I think he will be the one they're going to focus on in S2.
May. 22nd, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Actually, Peter had already absorbed Nathan's power back in the pilot. Flying was the second thing he could do. But I think when Ted's power is overwhelming him, he can't utilize all his other powers. Like, he has Hiro's power but he couldn't teleport somewhere else either. Poor Peter. That's why Nathan had to come fly him away.

I wonder if Hiro and Sylar will be affected by Peter's radioactivity. All along Claire was the only one who could kill Peter because she was the only one who could get close enough without being affected, but both Hiro and Sylar were like, right next to Peter at some point. :\

Oh, and Sylar isn't dead, he climbed off down into the sewer at the end of the episode. Yay! for me, because I love him. I'm hoping he comes back and ends up somehow helping against whatever this new archvillain is. Although, I think if Peter survives the explosion he will have all of Sylar's powers now too because he absorbed them when they were fighting, so that could be interesting...

May. 22nd, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
My dream is a Peter and Sylar team up against the new bad guy..I've written about that one a TON and I had a feeling when I saw the preview when Molly said that--it would come true next season..so *keeps fingers crossed*

Peter already has his powers from when they fought in Texas..and then he got the rest from when they fought at Mohinder's what ever else he needed he got again last night..and Nikki/Jessica ones as well..she was close to him too.
May. 22nd, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
So he's been flying this whole time ...? I don't know, I don't watch it closely. Because I figured the only way it made sense is if he couldn't fly and that's why he needed Nathan to save him. Otherwise, Nathan's sacrifice would be pointless! And if he can only use one power at a time, does Nathan know that? :-/ I thought the whole point of Nathan's showing up was because he knew Peter couldn't fly on his own. I'm confused!

Sylar not dead? :-( I don't see why they'd need him around if they have a bigger, badder villain set for S2. I've never liked the Sylar storyline or the character so I was really hoping that was the last we saw of him. Sometimes you just really want a TV death to take, you know? I'm really, really tired of fake TV deaths at this point in my TV watching career!
May. 22nd, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
He can, he just doesn't use it that much, he used it to save Claude when they came after him. He can use all his powers at once, he just needs more practice..but future Peter can totally and completely kick ass.

I think that Nathan showed up because he does love Peter (in the brotherly way) and after what Claire said to him, he had to..but Nathan shall live..as far as I know he is coming back next season..but it was the gesture that shows all of them that he does care not only for him but for the city as well.

Sylar's not dead, nope, they just were saying he's going to get a new contract and be listed as a regular instead of a special guest star..sorry about the fake death..but I think that he either has the power to regenerate or he's immortal..sort of like Hiro's father.

It will be interesting to see his reaction to the bigger badder one..I think he'll team up with Peter and the others if that one is a threat..and I'd love to see my fic request come to life..they all work together but there still is that tension between them.
May. 22nd, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Ahh, okay. I don't think I'm as interested in watching S2 in that case. :-/
May. 22nd, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so confused about Sylar's death - I thought that was him dead and gone, but other people in the fandom are saying he isn't, because of the scene with the cockroach and the blood smear. I also vaguely remember reading that the actor's been confirmed for the next 'chapter', so... -dies of confusion-

I'm so going to die waiting to find out what happens.
May. 22nd, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Dammit! I don't think I want to watch S2 if there's more Sylar. Most irritating villain on TV, if you ask me.

May. 22nd, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
I don't mind him that much. I don't find him as intimidating as they seem to want me to, but he's alright. Sometimes. I'm more interested in the new villain that Molly mentioned. Hopefully he'll be better.
May. 22nd, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he's kind of a junior-level type villain. And sometimes the more you see of a villain, the less intimidating they become, like the Others this season on Lost. They were a lot scarier when we saw less of them.
May. 22nd, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
I still don't know why Peter just didn't fly away like he could have, seeing as he does have Nathan's power already, luckily they both aren't dead. Forgot to add: it's all Ted's powers, they are sort of blocking the other ones he has..that's why, until he gets it under control, he's sort of like everyone else.

And neither is Sylar..all of them are coming back next season..but how will Sylar be is anyone's guess..will he be more like Gabriel or did he really feel like he was the one that killed "old" Sylar off.
May. 22nd, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
But did they establish that Nathan knew that Peter could only use one power at a time?! I really don't think they did, so that makes no sense to me. I thought Nathan showed up because he knew Peter couldn't really fly without him. But then again, I'm not as into the show so I guess maybe I just wasn't paying attention.

And darn it. I really hoped that was the last of Sylar. :-/ Especially with a new villain coming in (you were right!) I don't see why they'd need him around anymore!
May. 22nd, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, I agree that Nathan is deader than a dodo. Peter's probably still alive, though - he'll wash up ashore somewhere, his healing factor having enabled him (barely) to survive the explosion and subsequent plummet into the ocean (or whatever). Or to glide down instead of falling and splattering into pieces on impact or something.

D.L. needs to become an interesting character; Matt probably needs to die. Ando may well just be forgotten. And I definitely think Sylar is dead too - if the writers are smart, they'll realize that he's not good for more than one season of villainy.
May. 23rd, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
I read that the Peter emerging from the ocean scenario is what was scripted but not shown. But then again, it was Kristin @ E Online and she's entirely untrustworthy!

D.L. has run his course and I really think Sylar has too. And I'd prefer Nikki if she hooked up with Peter! I was glad Ando was spared too and that Nathan (apparently) sacrificed himself. I'm so very disappointed to hear that Sylar will be back. I was tired of him almost immediately. :-/

And ha! At your icon!
May. 22nd, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
I still think Nathan is probably dead. It breaks my heart to think of it, but I don't see how the finale could have happened the way it did without it becoming cheap if he didn't die. Or making no real sense, frankly.
Plus, what will Peter emo about if his brother's not dead?? Oh, wait. It's Peter. He'll find something :P

Reading through the comments, though, I think I'm starting to feel some of that hope sprining eternal for Sylar, since it sounds like his "ending" was more ambigious (my tv screen was being all weird near the end, so I couldn't see the picture very well originally) and that maybe he's already signed on for season 2.
I do agree with you that he's pretty much used up all his potential as the villian, though. He's really just not all that scary anymore, plus it sounds like there's going to be a new big bad. So I'm thinking this means Sylar will get brought back to help fight off the new baddie, as an anti-hero or an act of redemption or something. Which, IMHO, is AWESOME.
May. 23rd, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
It seems a good bet that Nathan is dead but who knows? Even if we see corpses, it doesn't mean much, does it? *is bitter and jaded from too many fake TV deaths*

I'm just not at all fond of the guy who plays Sylar, I guess, so even if Sylar changes, it wouldn't help! I remember him when he was this jerky computer guy on 24!
May. 23rd, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
I totally felt for Bevin, you could just see her crumble. But yeah, she's no Tessa! I can't believe I got so invested so quickly. Up until your fic, it had honestly just been background noise...so tell me your planing an epilogue to your fic in the form of those Bachelor: The Girls Tell All specials!
May. 23rd, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
I was surprised how much I felt bad for Bevin too. She wasn't a bad person, just a bad fit for Andy. As someone on the TWOP boards put it, they might have had a great fling, but given their different backgrounds and values, I don't think it would have worked in the long run.

And ha, you know, I've never actually watched any of those "Girls Tell All" specials so I'd be at a loss!
May. 23rd, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
I would be really pissed if Nathan was dead. Heroes has really flat and one-note characters, and characters like Nathan, Mr. Bennet, and Mr. Linderman are far more interesting. Because they are complex.

And the casting of Peter was a bad choice. He's too small and emo to be a hero character. He has no alpha-male qualities or a dominant presence. So he doesnt fit the achetype. Funnily enough, i always saw him as Robin. Nathans Batman, the dark hero, and Peters the goodie goodie. LOL.

But I'm noticing that Peter isnt turning out to be the main character. Maybe they are changing it a bit. Because obviously he was set up that way. But i do enjoy Nathan and peters dynamic.

That whole Nathan coming to save Peter was just that. 'Save the cheeleader' was for the fact that Claire would melt Nathans 'icy heart', lol. Peter had already told him he was scared and needed Nathan. So Nathan came to save Peter out of love, not because of abilities. It was supposed to be a character thing. Which i liked. That huge question, wasnt about a plot twist, but a character revelation.

I always knew Nathan would turn out to be the anti-hero. Prolly why hes always been my favorite.
May. 24th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
'Save the cheeleader' was for the fact that Claire would melt Nathans 'icy heart' ... So Nathan came to save Peter out of love, not because of abilities. It was supposed to be a character thing.

Aha, I hadn't thought of it like that! I was totally focusing on their abilities and why Claire didn't need to be there at all, but that makes sense. *nods*

I guess Nathan's sacrifice would mean more if he were really dead but I do like him a lot as a character. The others seem quite young or inexperienced and he's one of the few older, conflicted characters and it would be a shame to lose him. Plus, I've always liked Adrian Pasdar. Ever see him in "Near Dark?" One of my favorite modern-day vampire flicks.
May. 24th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
Worst Heroes Ever!

Well not the worst but damn not so great, didn't everyone see that coming? I don't think Nathan and Sylar are dead. lmao I hope Peter gets his scar, I think I'm the only in the fandom who like the mass disfiguring scar, maybe its because my MV love is uncodnitonal and ahs been going on since I was like 12
May. 27th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
You should've seen me yelling at the tv: Cut off his HEAD!
Dude if I learned nothing else from Highlander it is that you cut off your enemies head.
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