Violet recaps the sixth episode of Heroes Reborn, titled Game Over, where Miko goes on a mission to save the Master of Time and Space! Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts about the episode.
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Episode Recap of Heroes Reborn, Season 1 Episode 6: Game Over
It seems that Noah, Taylor, and Quentin managed to nab Harris Prime, and Noah tries to get him to tell them where Hiro Nakamura is, by repeatedly holding him underwater in Erica’s pool. Harris tells them that Taylor’s boyfriend Francis is being moved to a southern Renautas facility in less than an hour, and that Quentin’s sister, Phoebe, is on her way back to Canada. Harris says he’ll take them to Erica. Taylor takes off to save Francis, but before doing so, gives Noah a device to put in Harris’s nose that will keep him in check.
Ren and Miko
Ren sits at his laptop at a cafe and communicates with Miko, who is in Evernow. Miko comes across a Samurai that she thinks is her father, but he says he is merely her father’s creation, that will help guide her to the Eternal Fortress, which is the only prison that can hold the Master of Time and Space. Suddenly, the fortress disappears, and the Samurai tells her she must continue the journey alone. She returns to the cafe and talks to Ren about her mission. They figure out that if they can find the real-world Eternal Fortress, they can find the one in Evernow. Miko draws a symbol that she saw on the fortress, which Ren figures out is the Renautas Research Division symbol. They see Erica in the picture with the symbol, and figure that she is the woman who took the sword. He gets an address: 88 Hill Valley Road, Midian, Colorado (nice Back the Future reference for the day after Back to the Future day!).
Renautas Research Division
While Miko is in Evernow, Erica and Richard are able to watch and listen in. Richard insists that Miko is not Hachiro Otomo’s daughter. Erica is worried that Miko will figure out that the sword is the key. Richard assures her that his team has added a guard as a precaution, and also cloaks the fortress so that she can’t find it.
Meanwhile, Noah, Quentin, and Harris arrive, and Harris gets them past security.
Ren and Miko arrive nearby as well. It is heavily guarded, so Miko enters the game so she get can past the guards. She says she’ll find a way to get Ren in. In Evernow, a tall guard blocks the entrance to the fortress, so Miko returns to Ren and tells him. Ren says it must be the Kaiju Bandit, and that no one has ever defeated him. Ren takes out his laptop, Miko returns to the game, and they attack the Bandit together. Miko is able to stab the Kaiju Bandit in the neck and kill him. However, Ren’s laptop battery runs out, leaving Miko alone in the game. Ren climbs the fence and sneaks onto Renautas grounds, then hides inside of a crate.
As Harris leads Noah and Quentin down the hall, Miko appears, sees Harris, and runs toward him with the sword. However, he is able to run away, and she starts to go after Noah and Quentin, but Noah calmly talks to her and tells him her sword belongs to his friend. She tells them about the mission her father gave her to find the Master of Time and Space. Noah tells her that’s his friend, Hiro Nakamura, and they came here to free him, so that makes them allies. She says she’ll clear a path in Evernow, and goes back into the game. Noah and Quentin head down to the basement. Noah gives Quentin a gun.
They reach the basement, where workers panic and seems to teleport away, using the device we saw at the end of last episode. Noah questions Richard about the machine, which Richard only tells him they use to transport things, but won’t say where. Noah shoots Richard in the foot. Richard immediately tells him where: the future. Noah realizes they’ve harnessed Hiro’s powers the same way they did with Molly. Richard explains that they built the time machine to start over, that Erica is building a better world for a select few. Meanwhile, we see that Ren is hiding in the crate that was going to be transported next.
Noah demands to be taken to Hiro. Richard explains that they had to trap Hiro somewhere without time or space: Evernow. Richard says no one can get him out of it. Just then, Ren stumbles out of the crate and says that Katana Girl can. They then watch Katana Girl as she walks into the fortress on Evernow.
Another character shows up to face her that looks just like her, except with a white face, lighter hair, and wearing black clothing. Miko’s doppelganger tell her that she’s just a character pulled from Evernow, and that she’s not real, but Miko doesn’t believe her. They swordfight, and it seems like the doppelganger gets the upper hand. Meanwhile, Richard tells the others that the real Miko Otomo died in a car crash, and that the girl they see in the game was created by Miko’s father, the game designer, and is an aberration. He reveals that the only way for Miko to save Hiro is to sacrifice herself. Miko’s doppelganger informs her of this as well.
Miko returns to the real world. Just then, 3 Harrises enter the room — with Quentin’s sister, Phoebe. It turns out that she is the girl that had attacked Malina. Noah and the others hide in the other room behind bulletproof doors. Miko tries to go back into the game, but she is unable to. Quentin realizes that his sister’s powers are preventing her from doing so. Noah, Ren, and Miko run into another room to distract the Harrises so that Quentin can talk to Phoebe. They easily kill the Harris clones.
Quentin tries to talk to Phoebe and get her to stop, but she doesn’t listen, so he runs at her and tackles her. This momentarily stops her from using her powers, giving Miko a chance to go back into the game. But before she goes back into Evernow, Ren tells her that he loves her. She says, “I know.” Noah tells Ren to get to a safe place.
Phoebe tells Quentin that Erica gave her a purpose, and that if Miko frees the time traveler, then they’re all dead. Phoebe extends her shadow power from her hands into Quentin’s mouth, but Noah knocks her out. However, it’s too late for Quentin, who is bleeding from the mouth, and dies. Noah comforts him as he dies. Then he turns around to see Harrises and security guards pointing guns at him.
Miko fights her doppelganger, and chops her head off. Then she uses the sword as the key to open the doors behind with the Master of Time and Space is being held.
Noah tries to tell Harris that Erica is going to betray him in the end, but Harris fires his gun at Noah anyway. Fortunately for Noah, time freezes as the bullet is being shot, and Noah is able to push the bullet out of the way. Then Hiro Nakamura materializes, and Noah greets him.
Noah convinces Hiro that by imprisoning him, that Erica bent time for her own benefit, which is a wrong that must be corrected. Hiro agrees to take Noah back to June 13, but makes him promise not to step on any butterflies. Hiro teleports himself and Noah to the Odessa Summit.
Taylor goes back to Renautas to look for Francis, but it seems the Evos have already been moved. She goes to her mom’s office and views some security footage, then copies it onto a flash drive.
At a motel room, Taylor records a video disparaging Erica and Renautas. We also see that Taylor has taken a pregnancy test – which shows up as positive.
Later, Erica returns to her office and watches Taylor’s video, which has apparently gone viral. In the video, she reveals that Erica and Renautas have taken the Evos. Harris calls Erica and tells her that Hiro Nakamura has been released, which angers her.
Carlos tries to get Dearing to tell him where his nephew is, but he’s not cooperating. However, Carlos shows him a bag of cash that he took from Dearing’s place. Dearing gives in and tells Carlos about Sunstone Manor, a place where Evos are being kept. Dearing has been making $10,000 a head for bringing Evos there.
As they drive to Sunstone, Dearing tells Carlos that the only way in is through a checkpoint, where they swab for powers. When they get there, Dearing gives Carlos a capsule to drink that won’t give him powers, but will show as a false positive. However, after Carlos drinks it, he begins coughing, and starts to collapse in pain, bleeding from the nose.
Luke and Malina
Luke calls Joanne and leaves her a voicemail telling her that he sold the practice and burned down the house. Then he tosses the phone into the water. A yacht salesman approaches Luke, and Luke hands him the model sailboat, saying he wants that, but only bigger.
Meanwhile, Malina jumps off of the logging truck and approaches a harbor. She sees a vending machine, looks around to make sure no one sees her, then begins to use her powers to try to shake a snack loose. However, Luke walks up just then, so she stops. Then he tries to use his power on the soda machine, and walks off without saying anything.
Luke sits on a sailboat, and zips up a backpack with bricks inside. Then with the backpack strapped to him, he jumps into the water. Malina sees this happen, and uses her powers to save him and bring him back to shore. Later, they talk about why he wanted to kill himself. He says he lost his reason to live. Malina has opened the envelope Farah gave her, and shows Luke the picture of a person she is supposed to find — it’s Tommy. Luke recognizes Tommy, and tells her that he’s in Carbondale, Illinois. Malina believes it’s a sign, and tells Luke why she needs to find Tommy: because together they’re going to save the world.
Tommy teleports back to Emily’s bedroom upset about his mom. Then he teleports himself and Emily to Paris. As they stand in line to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, they realize there are soldiers scanning for Evos. However, Tommy doesn’t seem to think it’s a problem, and puts his wrist in the scanner, which turns red. Tommy starts to get upset, so the soldiers call in back up, but Tommy teleports himself and Emily away to a boat. He confesses to Emily that he’s supposed to save the world, but that he’s not the hero they want him to be.
Emily brings Tommy ashore and shows him some comic books that are being sold on the side of the river. She tells Tommy that he needs to embrace his destiny. She finds a French version of Issue #31 of 9th Wonders, which excites Tommy, because he’s been looking for it. He tells Emily that there are rumors that the artist was an Evo, and that the drawings actually came true. Emily tells him it’s a sign, and that encourages him that he will be good enough to face his destiny. Tommy says he’s ready to go back now.
Back in Emily’s bedroom, Emily carefully removes the Evo tracker from Tommy’s wrist. Then he teleports the tracker to Antarctica. Tommy thanks her for the day. Emily kisses him.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 6 of Heroes Reborn: Game Over
Things are starting to come together even more on this episode. Luke and Malina meet up – didn’t see that one coming. Now he’s going to help her find Tommy, so they can save the world together. Carlos and Dearing are going to enter a house that holds a bunch of Evos. Well, unless Dearing drives off and leaves Carlos laying there. Then Carlos may have to come up with a way to get inside on his own. In any case, I get the feeling we might see an old friend or two in there.
Other than that, everyone else’s stories seemed to converge together. We now know what that device is that Erica and Richard were using last episode – it’s a time machine, transporting things, and people, to the future. The future after most of the Earth’s population gets killed by the coronal mass ejections (remember, these are different than solar flares!). How far into the future? We don’t know. But apparently it’s a new society built by Erica that is made up of an elite few. I wonder if we’ll ever actually get to see this possible future before Malina and Tommy and whoever else save the world. I hope so, because that would be interesting.
Oh, and we got the big reveal that the Evo that counteracted Malina’s powers was Quentin’s sister, Phoebe! I watched the prequel web series, but totally didn’t recognize her. I suppose I should have guessed by her shadowy-ness. But wow, she killed her own brother. That was pretty sad. It looked like she didn’t really do anything to him, as she hadn’t gotten ahold of him very long, but I guess it was long enough. I was hoping for a better resolution between those two. Then there was the other big reveal that Miko isn’t real, she’s just a creation by Hichiri Otomo. This was hinted at very early on, when Harris was questioning her in Japan, and Harris specifically asked her if she was just one of her father’s creations. Though if that’s true, then that means she wasn’t really human, and therefore wasn’t really an Evo, and thus Phoebe wouldn’t have been able to dampen her powers, right? In any case, Ren professed his love for Miko, regardless of all this, and in true Star Wars fashion, she replied, “I know.” So for those keeping score, that’s both a Back to the Future (88 Hill Valley Road being the address for Renautas Research Division) and a Star Wars reference in one episode. Oh, and World of Warcraft with another Leeroy Jenkins battle cry. Nice job, Heroes Reborn.
But anyway, yay, Hiro is back! It looks like for the next two episodes, we’re going to go back in time to June 13th and see what happened at the Odessa Summit. We’ll get to see what happened to Luke’s son. Although, things might change this time around, even though Noah promised Hiro that he wouldn’t step on any butterflies. I’m ready to see what went down that day, as it has been shrouded in mystery from the beginning.
Josh’s Thoughts: Heroes Reborn, Season 1 Episode 6: Game Over
There was some really awesome stuff this episode, and some really sad. I was sad that we saw Quentin go. While it was a bit silly this ordinary guy would be tagging along with Noah, and often his lines seemed a bit cheesy, I felt he provided a fun perspective for the show. It is too bad it looks like this might be the end of it. I wonder what happens to his sister though, as their story seemed pretty interesting when watching the web series which was a prequel to the show. It would be sad if they both end up kind of done.
But this leads into the really cool part, Hiro is finally back! He was one of the best parts about the original show, so I am glad to see him return finally. It seemed like the show was going to bring him in sooner, so I had been waiting forever to see him come in it feels like. I am curious to know what we will see next episode though, as it seems we are going back to the time when Claire died. I don’t think we will actually see the character alive again, but I am wondering what they will do with her.
As for Carlos, I wonder how this will all play out. Dearing seems to have drugged Carlos, but I have a feeling he might actually end up helping him still. I am not sure for what purpose yet though–I don’t think Dearing feels remorse for what he has done. He might do it for allies though. He is in a bad spot where both sides kind of want to take him down. Maybe he thinks he can befriend one of the sides? Then again, maybe Dearing tries to use Carlos as some sort of bargaining chip. I am not sure how that would work yet though…
Moving over to Luke and Malina, this was an interesting way to bring Luke into the “good guy” role. Hopefully this plays out well. Obviously Malina will eventually find out how Luke has been in the past, and I wonder what her reaction will be. This will probably come in the form of Joanne ratting Luke out when they confront each other I am guessing.
Finally Tommy. I was getting a little worried about him. He seemed to be going off the deep end with his need for revenge. Hopefully he can keep it reeled in, and actually do what he is meant to do–save the world. Eventually I am guessing all of these stories will converge more, and it will be like an Avengers deal where their powers will have to be used as a group effort to save the world.
So far the show seems to be getting better. I look forward to tonight where we go back to the past and see what actually set these events in motion.
Scenes from Heroes Reborn, Season 1 Episode 7: June 13th – Part One
Here are scenes from the next episode of Heroes Reborn, titled June 13th – Part One: