Heroes

Season 4 Episode 2

Jump, Push, Fall

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 2009 on NBC
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Jump, Push, Fall
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Claire discovers her roommate has been killed. HRG asks Peter to help him and ends up in a difficult situation. Hiro tries to undo his wrongdoing from the past and Matt finally decides to use his powers again.

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  • More of the same

    5.5
    Come on.

    Heroes cast said they were feeling this would be able to compensate the steady decline of the last 2 seasons?!



    The plot is almost always the same.

    The caracters don't evolve from season to season.



    They are developped in one season and then by the end pouf... ready at ground zero again to be fair for the next round of villains.



    Tired of little cheerleader Claire that always seems so important and is only a filler in the plot



    Tired of this Angela, Nathan history trying to keep things the same.



    They had a really good history to begin with. The result? They screwed it big time.

    Lots of loopholes, lots of errors. Continuous unexplained things ( like Hiro's power that causes him health problems or activates like it wants)



    Bye bye Heroes.moreless
  • A wonderful start to Season 4.

    10
    When I saw Hiro and Ando hiring their services as heroes, I thought that was very cool. When Ando got scratched by the cat and fell my thinking was "yes, that is typical Ando. Also something that would probably happen to me." I am curious as to what will happen to Hiro. To break the news to his friend he is dying that must have been very painful. To see Hiro go back in the past and alter something that would affect Ando and Hiro's sister in the future. That was sweet. What gives with a girl staying mad for fourteen years for spilling a drink on her favorite dress? Get over it!!



    The new characters, I really like them. What do they want with Hiro, only time will tell. And the deal with the compass. Many new questions have surfaced.



    Sylar is not apart of Matt. I wonder if he will slowly take him over? And will Nathan remain the way he is, or will Sylar return?



    I wonder what happened to Clair's roommate? And her new friend. I feel Clair will be on the run again. All-in-all the show has proven itself time and time again. New ideas. New characters and many new plot twists. No wonder why we loyal fans keep coming back for more and more.moreless
  • Hiro travels back in time accidentilly and meets up with Samuel. Claire and Gretchen try to solve the mysterious suicide, Matt's visions of Sylar get out of control and Tracy with Noah join forces to uncover the mysterious murderer of Danko.moreless

    9.0
    The second chapter is definitely a progression to the first.

    Hiro's time travel and his meeting with Samuel is amazingly done, even though it is only for such a small thing like getting together his sister with Ando. I am hoping they won't mess this one up, though.

    Matt's story is perfect and I think Zachary Quinto and Greg Grunberg should have done more scenes together in the past. Their chemistry is amazing. Again, I don't know how they could make this work in future episodes but I am hoping for the best.

    Peter's story seems Ok compared to the stories he had in the past. Tracy's story becomes better in this episode although I am feeling a little bit reluctant on the whole HRG-Tracy deal (I saw some sparks there; hope that if they turn this into a romance they do it nicely).

    Claire's story I feel the most relunctant of. We saw this whole revealing your power to your closest friend in season 1 and it worked quite nicely. Madeline Zima is amazing as Claire's college friend. Hoping for the best.

    Finally, Robert Knepper's portrayal of the villain is quite extraordinary. He's really good but I am having doubts if he's a villain after all. Hope he is 'cause this show needs a good villain.

    Highlights: Tracy's fight with Edgar and Matt's scenes with Sylar in both the police department addiction room and the interrogation room.

    I am keeping my doubts as I have seen Heroes premieres and they were good but it didn't go as planned for the rest of the season. Here's hoping.

    Enjoy!moreless
  • This episode was great i loved, I feel Claire has grown up she sound more mature rather than wining all the time. Peter is doing great he has calmed and Angela is worry I am sure that is going to be a ugly sylarmoreless

    10
    This episode was great i loved, I feel Claire has grown up she sound more mature rather than wining all the time. Peter is doing great he has calmed and Angela is worry I am sure that is going to be a ugly sylar when he return, Matt he is making me mad, Tracy she great I love her… over all I like the way Heroes has returned. Looks good it will deff keep me as a regular viwe, too bad next week we only getting one hour jee jee yeah i am greedy like that sorry guys. but what can i say i love the show.moreless
  • Ok, so maybe I'm not done with Heroes. I swore I'd watch the opening to see if it was worth continuing to watch. The short answer is yes.

    9.0
    I can't give Heroes a full 10 a couple of things bugged me, which will be discussed later but overall I was very pleased with this episode. It reminds me of the first season and why I began watching this show in the first place. We have a new opponent. I won't say villain because they don't strike me as villains, though some acts were villainous. Danko is dead, can't say I'm surprised or disappointed. However, I like the new Carnies and am interested in what they do. The leader, Samuel in a way reminds me of Magneto which makes me wonder if the carnival is Genocia. We get interesting threads, HRG and Tracy come together and it looks like she may actually become more relevant as time goes on. It was also good to see The Haitian again, hope to see more of him. I like how Peter uses his powers to help and the reasoning behind taking the speed ability. Still having trouble with the Sylar/Nathan thing but it was well played here. Parkman now has a piece of Sylar in his head and is having hallucination alla Baltar and Six. About the only thing I have to ding them for was Clair's storyline. Yeah I though the new roommate was annoying. I went to college and met several people, like her. Still, I didn't see it necessary to have her killed off. Whether murder or suicide, just seem a bit forced. Then Clair jumps and the other girl sees what happens. Yeah, interesting plot point. However, there has been talk about a lesbian kiss with Claire. No offense but if it's between those 2, that's not a ratings winner.



    Finally, I must give props to Hiro and time travel! I was sick and tired of the stupid plot device they had been using. Him going back in time, even accidentally was a MUCH needed plot fix. The meeting of Samuel, his talk and the 'pushing' of Hiro into changing the past was very well done! For this I must give high praise. Time travel is part of this world to say "we're just not going to do it" is ludicrous, disingenuous, and ultimately insults the watcher. This helped fixed that, major kudos! Hope to see more of it.



    Still the jury is out. They've had great openings in the past only to leave us a slow agonizing demise and ultimately unsatisfying finally. Still, this was enough to get me to watch 1 more week and that may be enough for now.moreless
Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Samuel Sullivan

Recurring Role

Saemi Nakamura

Saemi Nakamura

Kimiko Nakamura

Recurring Role

Madeline Zima

Madeline Zima

Gretchen Berg

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Gretchen describes the jump, push, fall theory, stating if Annie was pushed she would have landed further away then if she fell or jumped. When Claire falls out of the window in an attempt to reenact Annie's death, she lands right on top of the chalk mark and says "I guess she did kill herself." However, when we see later in "Hysterical Blindness" that Rebecca did in fact push Annie out the window, then Claire should not have landed exactly where Annie did.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode that does not show the chapter number and title on screen. This is because the season premiere was "Orientation" and "Jump, Push, Fall" shown back-to-back as the first chapter of Volume 5.

    • A chalk outline was used to mark where a student fell to her death. In reality, chalk outlines are never used by police. They would contaminate the integrity of the crime scene. Detailed photographs are taken instead.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Peter: Can I get you something to drink?
      Noah: Love what you've done with the place.
      Peter: Thank you. So I have water or mustard.
      Noah: Water is good.

    • Noah: It's not healthy to live alone, Peter. No connections to anybody. It's a dead end. Trust me, I'm Exhibit A. For years, I put my job ahead of my family, and now my kids are off at school and I'm eating cereal for dinner and a strange man is answering my wife's phone.

    • Claire: Where did you get those, the homicide bookstore?
      Gretchen: Is there such a place?

    • Gretchen: Don't you want to prove your roommate was defenestrated?
      Claire: Of course. And yes, I know what "defenestrated" means.
      Gretchen: Well, don't get mad at me for using it in a sentence.

    • Gretchen: Maybe we could swipe a cadaver from the medical school. What? It's a victimless crime.

    • Sylar: Hi. My name is Sylar. It's been about six weeks or so since I've seen my body, and I want it back.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: November 4, 2009 on 7TWO
      UK: January 9, 2010 on BBC2
      Latin America: January 19, 2010 on Universal Channel
      Germany: September 1, 2010 on RTL II
      Czech Republic: December 3, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: January 26, 2011 on Sub

    • Music: An Honest Mistake (The Bravery - Claire and Gretchen are talking in the cafeteria)

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