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TV Review: Heroes Reborn 1.8 “June 13th – Part Two”
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Heroes Reborn
Season 1 Episodes 8: “June 13th – Part Two”
Directed by Allan Arkush
Written by Raven Metzner
Created by Tim Kring
Starring Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Henry Zebrowski, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Francesca Eastwood, Masi Oka
NBC
Air Date: Thursday, November 5th, 2015, 8pm

Last week on Heroes Reborn, we went back to that fateful day, the entire series is based upon, June 13th, 2014, via Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oko) transport. Hiro brings Noah (Jack Coleman) to find out what happened to Claire. And he does. She died in childbirth, birthing twins. Hiro went to try to stop the bomb strapped to the Harris (Clé Bennett) clones. He popped back and forth through time trying to find a scenario that was not horrible if the bomb did not go off, and he couldn’t. So he had to let the bombs detonate. Angela Petrelli (Cristine Rose) was at the hospital and told Noah and Hiro of the babies role in saving mankind. Hiro took her and the babies to 1999, so they’d be ready to save the day in 2015. June 13th, 2014 also caught the Collins family, hopeful and happy. So sad.

Spoilers below.

Heroes Reborn 1.7 “June 13th – Part Two” recap/review: Wow! Just wow! This was the episode that the original Heroes needed. The second half of that fateful Odessa day tied everything we have been watching so far together, while also introducing us to the “butterflies.” It showed us how everything that was different stayed the same, and how things that seemed the same were actually different.

In 1999, Hiro and Angela took one twin each and went their separate ways. The boy, Nathan, sucked Hiro’s powers. Hiro, found the nurse, and they raised Tommy/Nathan. Angela raised Malina in some sort of paradise refuge. Future Noah found Hiro and fam with Molly’s help. We see how their stories began – Tommy sent Molly to India, Noah back to the future, and his mom, the penny man, and himself far away, while Hiro stayed to fight Harris. The penny man made Tommy forget his stepdad, so he wouldn’t rush back into danger.

Did I mention that Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) was back and on the bad guy side? Well, mostly. He professed to care only about the welfare of his family, but then helped future Noah escape.

We see the continuation of the beginning of the Collins story. Poor Dennis did die, and when the freezing EVO comes to apologize, Joanne (Judith Shekoni) goes crazy, viciously stabbing him.

Carlos (Ryan Guzman) and Farah (Nazneen Contractor) used to be in combat together and together together, but then Carlos was a coward and Farah was invisible. She let him take the credit for heroism because the alternative wasn’t possible, but so was their relationship. Her words spurred his future bravery.

Perhaps the moments I enjoyed the most, surprisingly, was Miko’s (Kiki Sukezane) origin story. Right after Otomo (Hiro Kanagawa) put Hiro in the fortress, he heard about Hiro’s part in the Odessa attack. He needed a back door to get him out, so he made Miko… in the likeness of his child who died.

The moral of the story?

Two Noahs are better than one.

Fantastic episode. This was the show Heroes strived to be.

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

Videos

Heroes Reborn – Hiro’s Last Stand (Episode Highlight)


After HRG returns to the future, Hiro must protect Tommy from Harris and his clones.

Heroes Reborn – Old Friend, New Enemy (Episode Highlight)


After being captured by Renautas, HRG tries to prevent Matt Parkman from finding Tommy and Malina.

Heroes Reborn – The Start of Something Bad (Episode Highlight)


Following Dennis’ death, Luke watches Joanne murder her first EVO.

Heroes Reborn – Inside the Eclipse Episode 8: June 13th, Part 2


Get the inside perspective about Episode 8 of Heroes Reborn, “June 13th – Part Two,” from the creators and cast, including Jack Coleman, Tim Kring, Greg Grunberg, Judi Shekoni, Robbie Kay and Henry Zebrowski.

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