Matt getting the "painting the future" ability is a bit confusing as well. I don't know why it was important for him to get this power. I thought the Spirit Walker dude gave Matt the power to map out his own destiny, but he's now painting stuff about Hiro as well? I don't get it. He needs to just stick with the mind controll stuff. I did get a kick out him looking up at the camera and giving it the "What's up?" nod with that grin on his face. Classic.
With all the talk about Peter and Hiro becoming "too powerful" why doesn't anyone say this of Sylar? Hiro was powerful, but only if he wasn't too distracted. And Peter was powerful, but had no common sense. Sylar is powerful, has common sense and is a schemer. He needs to be toned down a bit, even if the only powers he seems to be using at present are telekinesis and lie-detector (why hasn't he used that "knowing an object's history by touching it" power yet?).
I was a little confused with Puppetman returning, too, but it was kind of awesome and intense. I thought he was killed by Sylar because Sylar seems to have his power, but Sylar no longer NEEDS to cut people open to get their powers anymore.
Note: not quoting you to pick on you, just trying to add to the discussion.
The Heroes series tends to rely on prophecies to get the story going. First season it's the explosion, then its the world being destroyed. I think the show's writers are too dependent on this technique and they know it so they've depowered Hiro and reset Peter, effectively eliminating time travel from the show. But still reliant on the whole prophecy deal, they gave Matt precognition - quite unbelievably I might add.
And the "what's up" nod for the win, seriously. I so laughed out loud when I saw it. Hunter got owned
Peter and Hiro were "too powerful" because they tended to work with the other Heroes, while Sylar is now a lone wolf after Pinehearst broke up. Sylar doesn't tend to like working with others - for long anyways. He needs his ability collection to make up for being a solo character. And because he kicks major butt. But that's beside the point.
Confused as hell with Eric Doyle (puppetman) returning as well. My assumption was that Sylar hands-free telekinetically snapped Eric's neck or something. I don't see how Sylar could have brought down Eric without killing him in that situation. It might be one of those things we just have to accept, like Matt suddenly being able to paint the future.
Dunno about your last paragraph. Sylar is proficient enough with his telekinesis to use it exactly like Eric's puppeteering. Puppeteering is probably one of the few abilities that Sylar would consider useless.
i wonder if sylar's flashbacks last week was him using the ability to know an objects past.
While entirely possible, I think it's much more likely the flashbacks were Sylar remembering some repressed memories.