Making Beautiful Music Together
The van is now out of control and headed straight for Penny. Of course. Captain Hammer, who isn't aware or doesn't care about his own strength, pushes her (quite forcefully) out of the way. She flys through the air and into a pile of garbage bags. Quite obsessed with the trash on this show. He reaches out to stop the van with his hands, just as Dr. Horrible finally finds the brake switch on his remote. Now who looks like the hero?
Dr. Horrible comes out of hiding and starts yelling at Captain Hammer about how he almost killed Penny. Captain Hammer for his part grabs Dr. Horrible in a stranglehold and tells him that it is curtains for him. "Lacy gently wafting curtains," if you want to get specific.
Penny pops up out of the trash heap and starts singing the praises of the hammer man. The way she sees it, he stopped the van and saved her from being splattered. He gets all jocky and says not to worry about it. Then there is a refrain of "A Man's Got to Do." Ooh, harmony. Now Dr. Horrible joins in. "Did you notice that he threw you in the garbage?" Penny and Capt. Hammer start making goo-goo eyes at each other. Dr. Horrible disgustedly walks off, clutching the suitcase of Wonderflonium, summing up his feelings with one simple phrase: "Balls."
Until next time, when our hero/villain... it is so hard to keep track, returns with more singing and more dancing (we hope) and more attempts to win a spot in the League and win the heart of perky little Penny. Though, to be honest, Bait sounds like the hotter girl in town.
Zoom in on Dr. Horrible looking utterly depressed, and sitting silently staring. He's apparently still reeling from the fact that his dream girl Penny was sucked in by the over-the-top antics of Captain Hammer.
And cue singing while wandering a dark street. "Any dolt with half a brain, can see that human kind has gone insane, to the point where I don't know if I'll upset the status quo, if I pour poison in the water main." Oh, Dr. Horrible. Billy sees Penny and the Captain sharing a joke over dinner (he's sort of a stalker, but he is supposed to be a villain so I'll let it pass). The evil inside of him is on the rise as he shrinks into the darkness. He hits some awesome notes. I knew that amazing Neil Patrick Harris could sing (I've seen him on Broadway a couple of times) but I'm glad they are taking advantage of his pipes.