You have to give Tim Kring credit. In an article in Entertainment Weekly, he lists five mistakes they made in the beginning of Heroes season 2, and gives explanations for why he thought they were mistakes. You can follow the story link to see what he said about each of these, but here’s what I think:
- THE PACE IS TOO SLOW – Not only was it too slow, it just dropped us into the story well after the events of season 1. I understand that was to introduce the character Adam in context, but there probably was a better way to do it.
- THE WORLD-SAVING STAKES SHOULD HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED SOONER Is every season going to have “world-saving stakes”? OK, technically, it was just to save a bomb from going off last season, but the deserted street thing was done last season… we want something new.
- THE ROOKIES DIDN’T GREET THEMSELVES PROPERLY Specifically, he feels that Maya and Alejandro weren’t introduced properly. I disagree. They might have felt “disconnected” from the storyline as Kring says, but I don’t really think they are. Sylar was out in a remote area, is making his way back, and runs into these two people with powers. I thought it worked.
- HIRO WAS IN JAPAN WAY TOO LONG Boy, and how. I was beginning to think that Hiro was going to take over for Kensei and live out his life there, or maybe even bring back Yaeko with him. This, I think more than anything, made the beginning of the season seem like it dragged on.
- YOUNG LOVE STINKS – Agree on the Claire/West “love connection”, but disagree about Hiro/Yaeko. I think the Hiro/Yaeko thing worked, but West just seemed like a stalker.