When I realized that last night’s episode would feature Telecop, Doublement and Mohinder Snoresh, I was prepared to be bored (these being hands down the most tedious characters in the group). But Mohinder crossing paths with Sylar lent a certain interest to the proceedings, and I was hoping that the Eeevil part of Doublement would either kill Telecop or compel him to behave with a reasonable degree of intelligence in order to survive. Amazingly, I almost got my wish; Telecop used his ability as if it were an asset for once. He reverted to type by doing something unbright at the end of his plot-segment, but even that made a certain amount of sense in context.
I wonder, too, if some of the writers aren’t “of the devil’s party” (as Blake said of Milton). Masi Oka as Hiro lights up the screen whenever he appears, but he’s been sidetracked for a number of episodes. The Amazing Indestructible Cheerleader is under the thumb of the Sinister Man with Horn-Rimmed Glasses, Peter Petrelli’s superpower will probably end up to be gale-force whining, etc. etc. It’s only the Eeevil characters who are allowed to act decisively, intelligently, effectively.
This is a potential problem but (talk about gale-force whining!) I thought last night’s episode was above average.