Josh recaps the fourth episode of Heroes Reborn, titled The Needs of the Many, where Noah and Quentin try to get to Molly Walker at Renautus by using Taylor! Following the recap, both Josh and Violet share their thoughts about the episode!
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Episode Recap of Heroes Reborn, Season 1 Episode 4: The Needs of the Many
On last week’s episode of Heroes Reborn we have a lot of things going on. Let’s get into each storyline and review what happened.
We saw Tommy last getting into a car accident, along with his mother, and the car was pretty badly hit, and overturned. When this episode starts, Tommy has woken up, and uses his ability to teleport himself out of the car. He then checks on his mom, who appears to be alive, but not doing well. Tommy decides to teleport his mom to hospital, before he passes out himself.
Later, we see that Tommy has made it to the hospital, and he himself is fine, but his mom might not be. Emily and Brad have shown up to give condolences, and the doctor informs Tommy that his mother needs a blood transfusion due to internal injuries. The problem is she is O negative, an uncommon blood type, and since people don’t want to be discovered as Evos, donations have been very limited. Tommy decides to have his blood tested to see if he is a match. Emily tries to warn him this was a bad idea, but he does it anyway. He ends up visiting his mother while waiting for the test results, and apologizing to her for having it tested, but tells his mother he couldn’t live without her, as she is his only family left.
Unfortunately, Tommy’s test comes back as not a match, so Tommy comes up with the next best idea—steal the blood from another hospital. He and Emily teleport to South Bend, and snag some O negative. While doing so, Tommy talks about how he has felt a calling to do something extraordinary. But Tommy arrives back at the hospital with his mom, and the Doctor informs Tommy that she will administer the blood, but Tommy needs to run as his blood went through a government database, and he is in danger of being caught. Tommy heads out to run away, but it is too late. A menacing group of men tell Tommy that if Tommy wants his mother to live, he better give himself up.
Luke and Joanne
We first see these two knocking on the door of another Evo, and Joanne immediately head-shotting the guy, then celebrating and gloating about how awesome the kill shot was. Luke in the meantime is not so enthusiastic about the killing.
Throughout their storyline this episode, Luke asks Joanne what happened with their life, and when they return to their motel, tries to convince her to take a break from this murdering. He is also having headache issues, he says, and Joanne realizes that he is burning up. Joanne heads out alone for a bit, and we see Luke coming to grips with his new powers.
When Joanne returns, the two hit the road again, and Luke ominously tells Joanne that he still loves her. But then he reveals what has happened to him—by igniting a piece of paper on fire in the car. Joanne, who is driving, immediately pulls over and aims her pistol at Luke’s head. She can’t seem to pull the trigger, but gets out of the car and begins walking away. Luke gets out of the car and watches as she departs.
Carlos and Jose
We first start this storyline with Jose working on his father’s car, using his ability to reach some bolts in the engine by simply reaching though the tight spots, since he is able to move through solid objects. Carlos walks in, and he and Jose discuss that this car was supposed to be fixed. An idea hits Carlos at this time, and he talks some, saying that the car needs a lot of Kevlar and a lot of bulletproof glass. I guess he plans on continuing to be a hero.
Later in the episode, Carlos talks to the priest, and it looks like Carlos has not only had plans for upgrading the car, but also the suit that Oscar was wearing. He has added some machinery to provide added strength when fighting, since he does not have any sort of powers. We also see that Carlos has done some significant improvements to the car, and got it running. Carlos says he is going to take the car out for a spin, and Jose asks to come along. Carlos tells Jose to stay behind to watch the shop. After Carlos drives away, Jose takes notice to the secret, underground room that the mask and outfit is stored in. At this moment the priest drives up, and Jose tells the priest what he discovered, and that he wishes he could have shown Oscar his power. The priest asks him what that is, and Jose shows him by putting his arm through a car window. This unfortunately is a bad move, as the Evo hunter we saw last episode happened to walk up right at this moment. The priest tells Jose to run for it, and tries to turn into his mist power, but the man is able to taze the priest before he fully mist-fies.
Ren and Miko
So Ren and Miko are making their plans to get to Renautas, and are in a taxi heading to the airport. The taxi driver overhears their plans to go to America, and makes fun of them because they don’t even have a ticket yet. Ren apparently is a famous enough gamer apparently that he will not have a problem getting the funds. They also discuss Miko’s father, who seemed to have the same ability as her, and Ren realizes that must have what made his games feel so realistic.
Ren also comes up with another plan, to act as a sort of disguise for the two of them when they show up at Renautas—and that is inviting all of the fans of Katana Girl to a gathering outside of Renautas. I guess they are there to provide a distraction so that Miko can get inside to get her sword.
They eventually get to America, and as expected, dozens of fans, cosplaying as Katana Girl have shown up. Now, Miko just has to find her sword…
Noah and Quentin
Noah and Quentin have also been hanging around Renautas. They are looking for a way in, and see Taylor outside. Quentin is able to lure her away from the building, so that Noah can ambush her. Rather than using force, Noah and Quentin try to talk some sense into her. She doesn’t want to buy what they are selling, but Noah tells her just to ask her mother some questions. Noah lets her go, and Taylor does exactly that.
Apparently the answers Erica gives aren’t satisfactory, especially the answer that Erica provides regarding Taylor’s Evo boyfriend, Francis. Taylor meets back up with Noah and Quentin, who helps the two sneak into Renautas. Once inside Renautas, the three are ambushed by three of Harris’ clones. Noah is able to take the three down though, and the clones turn to dust. This freaks out Quentin quite a bit, but they move on with their search for Molly.
They find the room where all of the detained Evos are being held. They look through and find Molly. They wake her up, and Molly isn’t happy to see Noah. She manages to grab his pistol, and then holds it to her head. She doesn’t want herself to be used the way she is, and eventually blows her own brains out despite Noah’s attempt to talk her down. Molly even tells Noah she saw Claire die, and says it was to save something, but isn’t very clear on what, leaving Noah left wondering still.
Another thing that came up during their journey, is that Noah seems to have realized that Erica and Renautas are digitizing powers, sort of like Sylar, which Noah mentions specifically.
After the three have made their escape, we flash over to Erica and Harris in Renautas, and it looks like the EPIC device still tracks Evos within a 100 yard radius, but no longer can track worldwide. Harris makes reference to an Evo with promise near the Arctic, but Erica seems to want to leave that to the Shadow. The Shadow apparently is a girl with some sort of dark powers, we see huddled in a room, with really creepy eyes.
Farah and Malina
Farah is the invisible woman we have seen in the snowy Arctic the pat episode, but she has now made herself visible, and we first see her praying. With Malina, they discuss Malina’s mission to save the world, and their necessity to move south to do so. While talking, we see Malina use her power to bring a monarch butterfly back to life. Then we see her use it to bring hundreds to life, and they flutter away.
Later in the episode, they have moved father south. She uses her abilities once again to bring a tree to life. But the bad news is, a man has seen her do so. The man tries to radio for help, but Farah has taken him out before he can finish his transmission. At this point Farah tells Malina, “Training is over.”
During the episode, we see the hazy green lights move through the world, and we aren’t really told what it is specifically, but it seems to have to do with Malina’s powers. No one seems particularly concerned about it, but they all seem to take notice. It goes away after what seems to be a few minutes.
Josh’s Thoughts: Heroes Reborn, Season 1 Episode 4: The Needs of the Many
I thought this episode of Heroes Reborn was a step up from the previous episodes. I liked the story of Tommy dealing with his injured mother, and the choice to reveal his powers or attempt to save her. It was very tough watching to se what he would do when he realized his mother needed blood, then even tougher to watch him steal it. I was wondering what the doctor would do when he returned with mystery bags of blood, but she seemed to be pretty sympathetic. Unfortunately for Tommy, he has been caught, and it looks like he will have to surrender to keep his mother alive.
As for Luke and Joanne, I am little more curious about what is going on with this storyline now. Now that Luke’s powers are out in the open, and I wonder what he does, and wonder when we will see Joanne and him together again. I wonder if she let him go just this once, or if she eventually will reconcile with him. But Luke’s next move is a mystery. I can’t imagine his bitter hatred of Evos will just fade away. It is one thing to not kill them anymore; it is another to become a part of them.
As for Noah and Quentin, it is sad for Noah to be speaking to someone who knows what happened to your daughter, but they refuse to answer and decide to take their own life. But it looks like Noah has something that he used to know, and now must rediscover in order to save the world. So far all things point to Erica and Renautas causing some sort of cataclysmic event, so I am curious how and why that will happen. I thought it was a bit odd that Quentin didn’t want to look around the Evo “lock up” area for his sister, but I guess they were under pressure to get out of there once Molly killed herself.
As for Carlos, he seems to be turning into a bit of a Batman-esce character. He is a powerless hero in a world of people with powers, and seems to be using ingenuity and machinery in order to compensate. It looks like he already has his next mission though, saving the priest and Joe from Paul, the evil Evo, hunting down other Evos.
Moving to Ren and Miko, their story was a bit lackluster, but hopefully now that they are at Renautas, things will pick up.
And finally Malina and Farah—So far it looks like Malina has the ability to give life to what doesn’t have it anymore, which is an interesting power. I wonder how this will come into play. Will she have to save someone’s life that is important? Will she be healing the planet itself? Why does she have to head south? Most importantly, it looks like this “Shadow” character might be Malina’s opposite, so I am curious to know if they will end up meeting each other.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 4 of Heroes Reborn: The Needs of the Many
I’m still not all that enthralled with Heroes Reborn yet, but I guess it is getting slightly more interesting. We got a much more in depth look at Malina and her powers this episode than we have in past episodes. It seems like the show is leading up to some big event, that Malina will need to be involved in, and probably other characters as well, namely Tommy, who it seems like Casper is protecting for this exact purpose. But what is it all leading up to? What does it have to do with these lights we keep seeing?
So now everything is out in the open between Luke and Joanne. I wasn’t sure what her reaction would be, but lucky for Luke, she opted not to kill him. That’s kind of messed up that she hates Evos so much that she would leave her own husband just because he turned out to be one. But I guess she’s consistent in not making exceptions, at least as far as her prejudice goes, that is. So, are they just going to go on their separate ways now? Will they meet up again? Will Joanne continue her Evo hunt alone? Will she join Renautus? What about Luke, where’s he going to go?
I think at this point I’m getting more and more anxious to see old characters. It was sad that Molly killed herself this episode, and we hadn’t seen either Matt Parkman or Mohinder yet. If you’ll remember, she was particularly close to these two men when she was a little girl, as Matt had rescued her, and then she lived with Matt and Mohinder in New York for awhile. I had been looking forward to a reunion between the three of them, but alas, I guess it was not meant to be. Instead, we’ll see a distraught version of the two men once they hear the news of Molly’s death, which will only fuel the fire more for them to want to take down Renautus.
Tommy’s stuck in a pretty bad dilemma. I hope he’s able to save himself and his mother, though I’m not sure how he can until his mother has received the blood transfusion and started to heal. Maybe Casper will step in and help out somehow. I guess we shall soon see! Also, I hope we don’t spend the entire season trying to figure out what this big event is that Malina is heading in to help out with. That would be annoying. I hope we get some sort of explanation soon.
Scenes from Heroes Reborn, Season 1 Episode 5: The Lion’s Den
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