By rights I should have loved this week’s Heroes just as much as episode 1. It might have been a little slower, but it was still pretty darn action-packed. Mama Petrelli was ace, Bruce “Babylon 5/Scarecrow & Mrs King” Boxleitner guest-starred, and there was a lot of interesting, cool stuff going on.
And while I’m not too delighted about some of the roads the story is going down, I did like the episode, I really did, but, unfortunately, a particularly horrible image from this week’s shenanigans is now burned in my brain and it’s put me right off.
No, I don’t mean the horrible bit when new-flame-thrower guy immolated some hapless no-name, and someone – who’s usually heroic first and logical later, mind – stood back and did nothing about it. (Shame on you!)
And no, I don’t mean the other horrible bit where someone else’s skin started flaking off (no names, no spoilers) in nicely gruesome if highly derivative fashion.
No, no, I mean the really horrible bit where the two most annoying characters in the history of television stripped off and………well, you know the rest, or you can guess it. Did we have to see that? Did we?