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TV Review: Heroes Reborn 1.3 “Under The Mask”
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Heroes Reborn
Season 1 Episodes 3: “Under The Mask”
Directed by Greg Beeman
Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey
Created by Tim Kring
Starring Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kiki Sukezane, Judith Shekoni, Danika Yarosh, Francesca Eastwood
NBC
Air Date: Thursday, October 1st, 2014, 10pm

Heroes Reborn debuted last week after much anticipation. A year after a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, the Evolved Humans (EVOs) are chased down and persecuted. The others take pains to hide their power. Tommy (Robbie Kay) can make people (and objects) disappear, Miko (Kiki Sukezane) can step inside a video game and fight like a ninja, and Carlos (Ryan Guzman) doesn’t really have power, but becomes the hero El Vengador after his brother died, leaving the costume empty. Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) had his mind erased concerning Odessa, but Dark Matters’ Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski) stirs enough curiosity to merit investigation. He happily finds The Haitian (Jimmy-Jean Louis), and it is a kill or be killed situation. What???? Luke and Joanne Collins (Zachary Levi and Judith Shekoni) try to kidnap Tommy, but he sends them to his scary place – a cell under Primatech. Molly Walker (Francesca Eastwood) gets conned and kidnapped.

Heroes Reborn 1.3 “Under The Mask” review: Miko goes to the tower she thinks has the father-containing game, and takes on a bunch of guards. The scary brute that takes orders from the Renautas CEO, gets ready like “Dexter.” Her little friend Ren provides enough of a distraction, that she can chop off the brute’s hand. Don’t worry. he apparently has regenerating limbs power.

Luke doesn’t want to do this vengeance thing anymore. Plus, he is getting hot under the collar and Joanne might want a divorce soon. He’s an EVO! His power looks quite sucky though. And hot.

Noah hijacks a securtity guard in a hospital he was recognized in, to see what happened on June 13th, 2014. In the video he sees time jumps and himself grieving over the body of a blonde girl. Claire really must be dead. The mystery surrounding him is the most interesting part of this series. Quentin as his sidekick provides a bit of comic relief.

Tommy goes to a party and his mom is being extra protective. All of a sudden he is popular, but it is not impressing his crush. She just likes him for who he is. The weird guy is still following him around. But the bigger mystery is the exchange between his mom and that guy. Also, I knew the crash was going to happen.

Carlos is saved by the smoky priest, but gets his ass kicked later by the strong man that killed his brother.

So what is EPIC? Definitely check out the commercial below, but basically its GPS for EVOs, fueled my Molly Walker torture, and not so they can locate them to give them cupcakes.

I am pro-EVO, but I kind of understand why the world wants them kept under wraps. They can be weapons, if the person with the power is evil. The world has been Sylar-burned before, so they know what they are capable of. Wherever there are heroes, there are villains.

I am enjoying the multiple storylines, so integral to a Heroes series. They are interesting and twisty – how I like my shows. However, if they aren’t tied up well by the end of the season, Heroes Reborn will have some frustrated fans, myself included.

Heroes Reborn airs Thursday nights at 8pm ET on NBC.

Videos

Heroes Reborn – EPIC Unveiled (Episode Highlight)


Erica Kravid, Renautas CEO, unveils EPIC, a technology to find and exploit EVOs everywhere.

Heroes Reborn – Inside the Eclipse Episode 3: Under the Mask


Get the inside story about Episode 3 of Heroes Reborn, “Under the Mask,” from the creators and cast, including Tim Kring, Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay and Jack Coleman.

Heroes Reborn – HRG’s Heartbreak (Episode Highlight)


HRG forces a security guard to help unravel the mystery of how and why Claire died.

Heroes Reborn – Child on the Run (Episode Highlight)


Malina, an evolved child with powers over the environment, is on the run from Renautas with Farah, her protector.

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