Episode 9 of Heroes Reborn returns to the present, and it looks to be a “Bloody Sundae” as the episode title indicates. Check out Josh’s recap below, as well as our thoughts on the episode!
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Episode Recap of Heroes Reborn, Season 1 Episode 9: Sundae, Bloody Sundae
Carlos and James
We’re back in the present on this episode of Heroes Reborn. It opens with Carlos being driven into the place where Evos are held, and it looks like he hasn’t been double crossed by James.
Once at the facility, James turns Carlos over as an Evo, but leaves him un-handcuffed to break out later. James tells the receptionist he wants to collect his money and leave, but apparently they are now double checking Evos. Plus, they also check out the people turning in Evos, to make sure Evos aren’t turning in Evos. This gets James nervous. When he is about to be tested, he puts up a fight, but he is taken down with some drugs.
Carlos is taken to wherever he is going to be held, but eventually knocks his guard out. He wanders the halls, looking for his nephew. He finds that the Evos seem to be controlled somehow, as they aren’t held prisoner, and they don’t try to run. Carlos locates Jose, but we see what is going on–some sort of images are put into the Evos’ heads, and Jose thinks Carlos is a bad guy. He also finds the priest, but he is also under the effects. Carlos makes a run for it, but he is taken by security.
Inside, we see Matt Parkman, who it turns out is the director of the facility, having a chat with James. Parkman gets into James’ head to dish out a self imposed punishment. This punishment is going into a room with plastic sheeting everywhere, grabbing a pistol, and blowing his own brains out.
We see the area being cleaned through the eyes of Carlos, and Parkman then shows up to have a talk with Carlos. Parkman scoffs at Carlos’ plan. Parkman gets into Carlos’ head, and looks for the “one thing that defines” him. He finds out it is when he was in the military. Carlos then marches towards the same room James did, and sees an assault rifle on the table where James’ pistol was. Inside the room, Carlos goes into flashbacks, seeing the moment where he was recognized for his bravery in a firefight, but was actually scared, and saved by Farrah–who then decided to hide her powers, letting Carlos take the honor of the rescue.
Tommy and Emily
We then see Emily and Tommy getting closer, but Tommy visits his mother in the hospital. He seems to have calmed down a little now. Emily goes to work, and Casper sees that Tommy has teleported to the hospital. Casper then heads into the Ice Cream shop.
Tommy’s mom apologizes for keeping his past a secret. She decides to tell Tommy about his past, and that Hiro is his father, and they have the same powers. Tommy doesn’t believe it, and thinks he can’t time travel. Noah shows up though, and tells him he most certainly can. Noah tells Tommy that he and Malina have to get to Odessa. Tommy seems to be taking it in stride after learning everything.
Casper, meanwhile, has come into the ice cream shop, and looks to possibly be taking Emily’s memories, but he seems like he doesn’t want to do it. But then Joanne walks in, and Emily goes to greet her. Joanne pulls her gun, telling Emily to join her. Casper sees what is going on, and tries to use his power to get to Joanne. It nearly works, but Emily and Casper give away that something is going on. She tells the two to sit together.
Back with Tommy, Quentin tries to get on his good side, but Tommy gets a call from Joanne, so Tommy teleports back to the ice cream shop. Quentin is left alone.
At the ice cream shop, Casper tries to calm Joanne down and offer her a penny. Unfortunately, Tommy shows up and she gets amped back up again. Tommy tries to talk her down, and Casper gets some pennies ready…Casper tosses pennies towards Joanne, but Joanne simply takes a shot at Casper and he dies.
We then see Taylor, with a new hair color, who is looking to meet up with someone she has met online. But along the way, she is abducted and taken in a van.
As for Erica, she is at home, and her scientist buddy, Richard, is freaking out because they don’t have the teleporter. But Erica is confident they will find him. To show Erica’s cold-bloodedness, we see her assassinate a deer with a hunting rifle. Harris shows up, and tells Erica that Taylor was spotted in Los Angeles. Harris says he has men looking for her.
Taylor is brought to Erica, and demands her to tell her where the files were sent. Taylor says she would rather die. We then see the environment and person change, with it all being an illusion. The Haitian then shows up, and it looks like there is a group that is fighting against Erica. The Haitian is asking for help rescuing Micah.
Taylor reviews the facts that the Haitian has, and thinks she might have a location for Micah.
Malina and Luke
Malina and Luke are at a diner, and Malina seems to want to convince Luke that he was destined to help her. Luke seems to clam up though. They continue looking for Tommy. As they drive, they bond some, seeming to be becoming friends.
Luke then sees Joanne in the ice cream shop, and heads inside to see what he can do. He displays his powers in his hands to Joanne, while Joanne takes aim at him. He tries to talk sense into her, but Joanne seems unstable. Malina, meanwhile, sneaks in the back door, witnessing what is going on. Joanne threatens to kill Emily, so that Luke kills her, and as she says, “everyone wins.” Tommy then screams a (cheesy) “nooooo!” and freezes time. Tommy makes some adjustments in the frozen time to ensure no one dies, and winds up teleporting Emily and himself out. Joanne flees as Luke and Malina recover. Outside, Luke hears the police coming, so he grabs Malina and they take off. Meanwhile, Harris has picked up Joanne.
Tommy goes back to the hospital with Emily, and Tommy wants to go back. But Tommy’s power is not working–because Quentin has brought his sister in, inhibiting all Evo powers. Noah realizes that Quentin is the “butterfly,” turning to the “dark side.” Noah gives up his weapon so that Quentin doesn’t shoot Tommy. Phoebe and Quentin take Tommy, and Noah tells Tommy he will save him.
At the ice cream shop, Noah shows up to the crime scene. He finds Malina there, and tells her she is safe. Meanwhile, Tommy is taken to Erica, who tries to get on Tommy’s good side, it seems. Erica promises to show him how to save the world.
Josh’s Thoughts: Heroes Reborn, Season 1 Episode 9: Sundae, Bloody Sundae
There were some really interesting camera angles and movements this episode. Especially during the scenes in the ice cream shop. There was one really interesting panning shot when Casper notices Joanne. But I really didn’t understand how Casper and Emily blew the chance for Joanne to grab the penny. Did Emily not want to erase Joanne’s memories? Things get a little stranger for me after that. Why would Casper just toss pennies at her? It seemed odd. In the aftermath of what happened, I kind of hoped that Tommy would go back in time to save Casper, but so far that hasn’t happened. Malina seems to know more about Luke now, and I wonder how that will go. She doesn’t know everything, but probably enough to have second thoughts about him.
I am still really bummed that Parkman is now a bad guy. It is really getting to me, as he seemed like someone who would never go bad. Another person that I hate being bad is Quentin. I want to see him be a good guy! It was frustrating seeing him bad.
But what was intriguing to me is that Katana Girl is now over 5000 years in the future. Why? What is so far in the future that matters to the present? The world looks barren, so the it doesn’t look saved yet, but I am not sure what will be accomplished going so far ahead. I hope there is a good story behind it. It looks like next episode will be focusing on this time period, so hopefully it is entertaining.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 9 of Heroes Reborn: Sundae, Bloody Sundae
This episode, Noah figured out what we already knew from the end of the last episode: that Quentin is a bad guy. He quickly identifies Quentin as “the butterfly.” But is Quentin, in fact, the only “butterfly”? I guess from what we’ve seen, it seems like everything matches up to how things left off. But how do we know for sure? Is the Haitian still being alive another butterfly effect? Or was he alive all along? Not that I’m complaining. I sure was complaining after he was supposedly killed off so quickly in the very first episode, so I’m glad at this change of events. I’m also wondering if the show has some other “butterflies” in store for us.
It was nice to see Matt Parkman again, as I was unsure if his previous appearance in the previous episode would be all that we saw of him. However, it looks like he’s a bad guy though, unfortunately. Also, I thought it was a little weird how the show tried to make this whole big “reveal” scene that he was the director. You get your first hint when they mention that the director gets inside your mind. That doesn’t necessarily mean Parkman, as other Evos could have that power. Then you hear his voice over the PA system, which I recognized right away. Then they keep showing him from the chest down, and you can recognize his body type as well. Maybe if we hadn’t seen him in the previous episode it would have come as more of a surprise.
In any case, Heroes Reborn is keeping me intrigued, especially with the two cliffhangers we got at the end of this episode. First, with Tommy being in Erica’s clutches. Hopefully he doesn’t get brainwashed like Phoebe did. Then, seeing Katana Girl in the distant future. Is this the time period where Erica and Renautas had been teleporting supplies to in the future? I’m looking forward to finding out!
Scenes from Heroes Reborn, Season 1 Episode 10: 10:53 to Odessa
Here are scenes from the next episode of Heroes Reborn, titled 10:53 to Odessa