Warning: If you’ve not seen the “How to Stop an Exploding Man” episode of “Heroes” you may want to turn back. This article will reveal full SPOILERS for the resolution of the episode and the season-long story arc.
Since last Monday’s season finale of “Heroes” fans have been wondering one thing — why did Nathan have to show up to grab Peter and fly away before Peter could explode?
It was previously established that Peter has absorbed Nathan’s flying power and could fly on his own. So why not just fly away when the exploding power started to go awry?
Series creator Tim Kring was asked this question by TV Guide On-Line blogger, Matt Webb Mitovich.
“You know, theoretically you’re not supposed to be thinking about that,” he said.
When assured that viewers are, Kring confirms that — as many have theorized — 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 continues with a laugh. “But what can I say? It’s requires the proverbial suspension of disbelief.”
So, does the explanation hold up for you? Or was it too big a glaring plothole to overlook?