Heroes – Season 4
At the end of season three we saw Nathan being killed by Sylar but thanks to Matt Parkman his memories get transferred into Sylar who doesn’t know any better than being Nathan from that point onwards. However, the “new” Nathan has a constant feeling that something’s wrong and Angela Petrelli fears that Sylar may be on his way back. Parkman, meanwhile, finds out that he hasn’t made Sylar’s essence disappear. With pushing Nathan’s memories into Sylar’s body, Sylar’s mind has slipped into Parkman’s and is now haunting him.
Hiro and Ando are trying to help people with their abilities but Hiro finds out his power is actually killing him. Before he dies, however, he wants to make right for all the mistakes he did in the past. Claire is trying to pick up life as a normal schoolgirl and enlists into college but things don’t quite go as she had expected. Meanwhile, a mysterious carnival lead by Samuel Sullivan sets up shop in town and this for sure isn’t going to lead to good things.
Sound and Vision:
Just like the previous seasons we get decent image and sound quality with vivid colors, good level of detail and only here and there some sporadic instances where grain pops up. The audio comes again with a Dolby Digital 5.1 track that is lively and uses the surround speakers and subwoofer when necessary. Good stuff for a TV show.
– Deconstructing Sylar
– Milo Speaks
– Sullivan Brothers Design Gallery
– Heroes Revolution
– Genetics of a Scene
– Audio Commentary
– Deleted Scenes
Heroes became a hit series with its first season but quickly saw people dropping off as the show progressed. While the third season was still quite enjoyable and clearly improved over the (short) second one, this fourth is quite the drag. The typical style is maintained but where previous seasons managed to keep you somewhat interested, here it’s like we’re watching a procession moving slowly to its end and not even Robert Knepper (Prison Break) joining the cast as the “evil” Samuel Sullivan can do anything to stop that.
Heroes comes to an end with a fourth season that drags on like it doesn’t know it’s past its due date and the plot twists that get rid of any loose ties happen in such a slow pace that it’s hard to not just press the “stop” button and take the disc out of your player to get it over with before you fall asleep.
Heroes has been good but the end could have been wrapped up in half the amount of episodes we get now and probably would have left us with a better feeling.