Heroes
A Clear And Present Danger

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...and we don't have to wait long to see that she's right, as Sylar enters a watch shop in Baltimore as The Inkspots' "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" plays on a turntable within. Sylar picks up a watch, and moments later, someone cocks a shotgun and points it in his direction. It's the owner, a man in his mid-sixties, who threatens to shoot Sylar and calls him a thief. You're more right than you know, Pops. Sylar, for his part, merely looks at the man blithely and says his name: "Martin Gray." He goes on that Martin lived in Queens twenty-seven years ago, and one night he went out for a pack of cigarettes and never came back. "Or so the story goes. Kind of cliché, don't you think?" As Homer Simpson once said, seems like the classy thing to do would be not to draw attention to it. Sylar informs Martin that he's his son. "And I have some questions for you." At least Martin gets the commercial break to try to figure out which answers won't get his head sliced open.

Matt's doing something or other when Daphne superzips in, and his disapproving glare and sigh is more reminiscent of a disgusted father than a relatively new boyfriend, which is so not a place I needed to go here. Anyway, Daphne is working as a delivery girl, and while she promised she wouldn't use her super-speed for the job, she points out how long it takes to get across midtown on a bike, and I have to say I feel her there. Matt snits that Daphne suffering her way through abysmal traffic is "the idea," so I was wrong in that there was no spousal vibe here, because he's coming off like Darrin Stephens when he whined at "Sam" not to use her powers. And that's an apt comparison, because I'd love to have an Endora type around to make Matt's life as annoying as he often makes mine. When Daphne suggests they go to the zoo, Matt sniffs that some people have to put in a full day's work, and after some dismissive exposition from Daphne about how Matt's a bodyguard (might want to get down to your fighting weight, dude) Matt continues being self-righteous, which Daphne rightly describes as "boring," and just as Matt's talk of a normal life is threatening to put me into a permanent vegetative state, he sees NeoIsaac again. Daphne tells Matt normal is okay and gives him a kiss, but he still looks freaked out. If he's been seeing NeoIsaac all this time, I can better understand why he's being all squirrely, but it would be nice if he did so with many fewer words.

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