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Heroes Reborn - Season 1

Heroes Reborn, Reflected

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A year from now, this will all feel like a dream.

A dream Angela Petrelli didn’t think was important enough to share.

It will seem as if Heroes: Reborn, the 13-episode continuation of a show that saw its best days a decade ago, had never happened.

Weeks before Robert Greenblatt more or less announced the second death of Heroes, we should have known it was over.

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Heroes Reborn - Season 1

Heroes Reborn #1.9 Review: “Sundae, Bloody Sundae”

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When the universe gives you something, it (or a writing staff) won’t hesitate to pull the rug out from beneath you in another aspect of your life.

The time travel shenanigans of the “June 13th” saga set in motion events that ensured The Haitian, a friendly and familiar face on Heroes would more or less be brought back to life.

In his place, the universe took away Casper, someone we barely knew and I desperately want to find out more about.

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Heroes Reborn #1.8 Review: “June 13th, Part Two”

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Remember the classic episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called “Cause and Effect?”

In it the Enterprise and her crew are caught in an endless causality loop, where it repeats the same day over and over. The day always ends with the ship being destroyed in an accident with the U.S.S. Bozeman, which had come from decades in the past via a time portal.

Long story short, the crew eventually realizes what was happening and finds a way to break out of the loop.

(It’s such a good episode.)

For the story in Heroes Reborn, “June 13th, Part 2” was the closing of such a loop.

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Heroes Reborn #1.4 “The Needs of the Many” Review

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We finally have our first “Holy—” moment of Heroes Reborn.

No, I’m not talking about Quentin’s literal “Holy—“ cut-to-black moment in the basement of Renatus. Though that was a nice call back to both Noah and Claire Bennet’s respective waking up in the hospital moments from the original series.

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Heroes Reborn #1.3 Review: “Under the Mask”

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Things are happening quickly on Heroes Reborn.

So quickly in fact that three sets of characters, departing at undetermined times from New York City, Tokyo, Japan and Odessa, Texas – a town at the western edge of the state – all arrive in the fictional town of Midian, Col., at the exact same time.

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Eight Years Gone: Remembering Heroes Before They’re Reborn

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I can count the most visceral reactions I’ve had reading news courtesy of the Internet.

There’s been three.

The first came sometime in 2011, when I was a sophomore in college. One night I was sitting in my bed in my dorm at Arkansas State University, browsing Twitter. At some point my brain registered the key phrases, “Michael Rosenbaum,” “Smallville” and “series finale” in some order and I somehow didn’t black out.

No, instead I leapt from my bed and danced in the middle of the floor.

The second came more than a year later, on Oct. 30, 2012.

I was sitting in a photo lab in the journalism department at ASU, actively avoiding whatever lesson was being taught that day. This may or may not have involved me photoshopping myself in to the twin sun set scene from “Star Wars: Episode IV.”

I have no idea if this put me in the right mind set to read the news that CNBC broke at 3:53 PM, once again via Twittter:

In the span of a few minutes I went through all five stages of grief and back again. I repeat the process once a week to remind myself I’m alive.

The third and most recent reaction worthy news is the reason I’m writing this and you’re reading.

The date: February 22, 2014.

Location: The Indianapolis Star newsroom, with me once again on Twitter.

This happened:

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