The end of the world is imminent, and everyone heads to Odessa to stop it
Welcome back to Heroes Reborn after a frankly unnecessary midseason break! In tonight’s episode, heroism continued to be reborn as our characters prepared for the end of the world. With three episodes left, we’ve finally reached that point in between the calm before the storm and the actual storm where’s it’s like mini-storming and you’re just waiting for it to go full storm. #FACTS: I’m hoping for the end of the world because I’m ready for these heroes to go into action!
Let’s kick this recap off with Malina and Luke, who, after fleeing that scene on the highway, have made their way to a Kmart-like store to pick up some supplies. By supplies, I mean a gun because, for Luke, some habits are hard to break and because his sun-dependent powers are unreliable at night. Luke even offers to buy Malina one because it’s super easy to do that in Missouri, and Heroes Reborn never misses a moment to reveal its political leanings.
Malina isn’t convinced Noah is dead, so she’s just confused as to why Noah would leave her at such a crucial point. Nonetheless, she’s determined to forge on ahead. So, the plan is to find Tommy and then head to Odessa, Tex.
Unbeknownst to this new dynamic duo, Quentin, Phoebe, and two Harris clones are hot on their trail after finding a YouTube video of Malina stopping that tornado with her powers. As we saw last week, Quentin is becoming a bit unsure about his devotion to Team Erica, and this continues in tonight’s episode when he expresses his qualms about killing Malina, something Darth Phoebe has no problem doing. (#FACTS: Phoebe can’t even with her brother.)
Team Erica decides to stake out a road leading out of Missouri in the hope of intercepting Malina and Luke, which works. With their route blocked by Team Erica’s SUV and Team Erica advancing toward their car on foot, Luke decides the best plan is for them to get out of the car and run into the adjacent corn maze instead of stepping on the accelerator and running the bad guys over. It’s a stupid plan that somehow doesn’t end up with either of them dying.
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Thanks to Phoebe, Malina and Luke are powerless. Trying to live up to the show’s title, Luke finds his inner hero and tells Malina to run ahead while he holds off the bad guys. His reasoning? “You can’t block a Glock.” Yes, that was a line that was actually said tonight, and it made me love this show so much more. But, Malina decides to ignore Luke’s heroic effort and doubles back to help him, which leads to her being captured by Quentin, Phoebe, and Harris.
Don’t worry, Luke shows up, knocks out Phoebe, shoots a Harris clone, and talks Quentin into lowering his gun and spilling the beans about everything, despite Phoebe ordering him to keep his mouth shut. Does she know her brother? He never stops talking. Luke comes close to killing Phoebe when he realizes she was responsible for June 13, but Malina talks him down and reminds him he doesn’t need anymore regrets — which brings us back to Do, a.k.a. Noah’s whole regret spiel in the premiere.
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