Heroes 3.15 “Trust and Blood” – recap

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Heroes episode 3.15  Trust and Blood
Airdate: February 9, 2009

Heroes-ep3.15-blood-and-trust-02 The heroes survive the plane crash and everyone is scrambling for their lives as the military go after them. The second episode takes its cue from the premiere – the action is quickened and the tension builds up as the players on each side get in the game of hunter and prey. Nathan Petrelli takes center stage as his plans of “containment” get out of control. He’s not trying to save his skin, not just yet, but things are definitely getting very problematic for the Senator. How far will Nathan go to feed his own delusional ambitions?

Meantime, brother Peter is taking charge. He has learned his lessons and he is now ready to fight. Peter’s transformation is a long time coming. We love that he is golden-hearted and all, but it’s time for him to use his head and make decisions.

In a separate storyline, Sylar is pursuing his own cat and mouse as he looks for his father. Sylar is a nice distraction but I also wander how he’ll get out of finding his father. Understandably, someone with abilities would be asking questions about his identity and where he comes from, but we’re talking about Sylar. He doesn’t hesitate to kill to satisfy his hunger for power, and yet now he’s on a quest to find his father. I’m sure the writers have thought of a way to relate him to the rest of the stories.

So on to the recap of Heroes episode 3.15 “Trust and Blood” –

Heroes-ep3.15-blood-and-trust-03 Right after the cargo plane crashed in the mountains of Arkansas, everyone is scrambling to get away from the wreckage with soldiers at their heels. A powerless Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) frantically runs into Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) when Parkman gets into a trance and heads off into the woods. Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) and Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) are running away from the crash when HRG (Jack Coleman) stops them at gunpoint. Surprised at the atrocity of HRG’s intentions, Claire pleads with her father to let Peter go and he finally does. All of a sudden, air to ground missiles blast the wreckage. Daphne finds Ando in Japan and brings him to the crash site in hopes of finding Matt or Hiro alive.

Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar) is now in a bind as things go out of control. The Hunter (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) believes the fugitives have become a threat to national security and he is prepared to take them down whatever the cost. Peter runs into a distraught Tracy Strauss (Ali Larter) and convinces her to go with him. Mohinder, Hiro and Parkman find a trailer and change clothes. Matt draws the future again and sees Daphne being shot, and Hiro and Mohinder are somehow in India.

Heroes-ep3.15-blood-and-trust-06 Matt and the boys go back to the crash site to find Daphne when she appears with Claire and Ando. The brief reunion was interrupted when soldiers opened fire and shoot Claire and Daphne as the rest escape.

The Hunter gets Claire and wasn’t going to hesitate pulling the trigger when Nathan and HRG intervened. So HRG is still looking out for Claire and her family, after all, and promise his daughter that he will find out what he can about helping the other post-humans.

Tracy makes a bargain with Nathan to bring Peter in and she gets to go free. But Nathan betrays her and soldiers arrive ready to kill her. Peter holds Nathan at gun-point and HRG is told to shoot Peter. But HRG lies that he doesn’t have a clear shot and Peter flies away.

The next day, Parkman, Mohinder, Peter, Hiro and Ando meet at a secluded place. They are now fugitives. Now that their lives are over as they see it, the five men make plans to bring the fight to those hunting them, and they will be ready when that day comes.

In far away Costa Verde, Claire is back at home and thinking about everything that happened. She gets a text message from Rebel that there is hope and they will fight back. Who is Rebel? Graphic Novel # 124 (Libertad) hints at his identity and what he can do in helping people with abilities.

At the end of the day, Nathan goes home to mommy Angela and asks for reassurance and absolution.  She’s not about to give it to him anymore. Inside a facility called Building 26, Nathan talks to Tracy and tells her that this had to be done because good people can’t control their powers.

In a separate event at Newark New Jersey, Sylar (Zachary Quinto) goes into the taxidermist’s neighbor bringing the agent that tried to take him down. Since the agent wouldn’t talk, Sylar thought he can make him talk by torturing the occupants of the house. A rebellious boy named Luke (Dan Byrd) and his mom go inside their house at the wrong time and Sylar begins the torture.

Sylar is obviously having fun being in power when Luke displays an ability! The boy acts like a microwave and can melt plastic, boil waters, wreck pacemakers. Sylar somehow feels a connection with the boy. Perhaps he can see himself in Luke when he was younger. The need to want to be special and a drive for depravity is very attractive to Sylar. In the end, Luke tags along with Sylar as the boy promises to bring Sylar to his father’s doorstep.

To be continued next week with Heroes episode 3.16 “Building 26”.


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