Let me preface this by saying I've been very cranky since this afternoon and that perhaps my mood has affected my views on this episode. But, I have to say, after all the hype I was left with a feeling of 'That's it?'
For a moment I thought this might be really good. When bitchy cheerleader was having the top of her head sliced off the moral of the story became 'Don't take credit for other people's accomplishments'. With all the focus on saving Claire, it didn't dawn on me there might be a case of mistaken identity.
Then the ep turned into 'X-Men 4'. As soon as Peter, Mr. I Can Absorb Powers, had prolonged, close-contact with Claire I knew his death would be momentary. (And I hope Matt gets brought into clear him, because I really don't want to see Peter sit in a jail as the wrongly accused man for weeks on end.) This was followed by Eden pulling a Professor Xavier and getting into Syler's mind to manipulate him. Maybe we'll next discover that
Nikki, Nathan, and Hiro had token cameo appearances. They either need to trim the cast or not worry about including everyone every week.
And all I can say about the preview is please, please tell me they are not going where I think they are going with Nikki/Jessica.
End of Rant.