Oh what interesting lives the Sullivan Bro. carnies lead! Never a dull moment there. The only thing dull was goody-Claire-who-can't-be-killed who was still moaning about the same Daddy issues from Season 1.
I am talking about the 2-hour "Heroes" opener this week of course! Lots of motives revealed and heavy-breathing sexual overtures - thanks to lots of shirtless Sylar! (I luuurve youuuuu writers!! *muah!*)
I liked that they did not over-kill the emo-ness of Nathan Petrelli's passing away. It was portrayed with sombre dignity enveloped by that undeniable understatement of grief. I have to give kudos to Milo for not playing it too dramatically. His eyes semi-red and almost always brimming with tears; that quietness when he said "I have a love-hate relationship with roof tops" with a half-sad-smile - was just ace.
Back to the carnies - have you ever felt you are little too strange to belong in most places? That's me in a nutshell in all my xx number of years. (No! I'm not telling you how ancient I actually am! Unless suitably bribed :p) I can identify with Lydia's, Edgar's and Doyle's sentiments a great deal.
Due to my off-key morbid eccentricity, from the time I realized that I thought more differently than most others, I've become quite used to enjoying my own solitude and entertaining myself with my own imagination. Do note, that one should not mistake this for loneliness. I have never felt lonely, and am surrounded by a loving accepting family and interesting friends. But I do have to say, that it *does* feel good to be amongst those who understand your geek references from the get-go. Or to be with good friends (*waves to _mriel, eserei27, albionscastle* and a few more others I won't mention because the list would get long!!) whom you do not have to continuously explain your inner motivations/ preferences or innate arcerbic retorts.
So protecting where you feel you belong.. I get that. And I believe Sylar is looking for somewhere to belong too. Which leads to his lack of thirst for blood these days. Especially since more than a hint of Nathan still remains in him .. somewhere!