"Heroes" Creator Admits Gaffe
One of the questions fans of NBC's "Heroes," who were disappointed with the season finale on Monday night, kept asking was - why did Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) simply not fly himself out of the Kirby Plaza as he was about to detonate in the concluding moments of the episode? "Heroes" creator Tim Kring offers the explanation and I don't really care for it.
In an interview to TV Guide, Kring says after a brief pause: "You know, theoretically you're not supposed to be thinking about that."
He goes on to say that radioactive Peter's other powers were "incapacitated" at that pivotal moment, and "somewhere in there is the explanation" for having Nathan grab his bro and do the "flying man!" thing.
"But the real explanation is that we wanted Nathan to show up and [save the day]!"
"Yes, I will admit that there’s a very tiny window of logic there," Kring concludes with a laugh. "But what can I say? It's requires the proverbial suspension of disbelief."
Why on Earth would you say that? Some may appreciate the creator's honesty, but I am afraid many more will further question the drama's credibility.
Personally, I was under the impression that unlike the other heroes who have had to come to terms with a single power, Peter Petrelli struggled all season long with acquisition of a number of powers and most of the time did not manage to use more than one at a time, let alone master any of them.
Consumed with fear and painful realization that after everything, he IS the bomb that causes the apocalypse, he is paralyzed and unable to make a move.
Oh, well. I suppose he did say that. In a way. Or not. Whatever.
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