Heroes is back! And thankfully we are now in the second season, which means no more tedious character introductions and explanations of the world's workings. Except for all the tedious introductions of new characters, that is.
The new season begins four months after the conclusion of last season, with an episode aptly titled "Four Months Later". Some new characters introduced:
Apparently there was not enough teen angst last season, so the show introduces us to West, a boy that Claire meets at her new school.
West is creepy and likes to judge people.
Mirroring current events, the show has also started taking on illegal immigrants.
Maya and Alejandro, a brother and sister pair, are making their way to America. I wonder what a pair of deadly mutants would do for the immigration debate?
Next we have a new face for "The Company", which is apparently still around despite last season's setbacks.
I didn't catch this guy's name, but I'm going to nickname him Midas.
Finally, my personal favorite, new cast member Takezo Kensei, who is... a gaijin?!?
Japanese pride hits a new low.
So, I have to confess that after letting things stew for a few months, I wasn't sure I was going to be excited about Heroes again, but this season opener really pulled me back in. Anyone else feel the same way?