SANCTUARY “Hero II: Broken Arrow” Review

SANCTUARY "Hero II Broken Arrow"

SANCTUARY “Hero II: Broken Arrow” Season 3 Episode 5 – This week’s episode of Sanctuary found the “superhero” suit back. This time, however, instead of transforming an insurance adjuster, it inadvertently transforms Kate.

I think this episode could have been a lot more fun than it was. I have not seen the first Hero episode with the transformation of Walter, but there was so much material that the writers abandoned. There was not enough interaction with Kate as the bad ass in the suit. My favorite moments of the show involved Kate and the team, but they were all cut short. The face off with Big Foot would have been delicious had Kate not knocked him out almost immediately. The kiss between she and Henry felt forced. Shouldn’t a suit that gives you the ulitmate power and removes your inhibitors be a bit more fun? The only thing fun about this episode was Walter.

Having not seen the first part, Walter was a refreshing character. I quickly caught up to speed about the changes that Walter has gone through since he was removed from the suit. From insurance adjuster to screenwriter and, one in demand, is quite the change. Of course, that change comes with a price. Walter is not the same innocent nerdy guy he once was. Fame causes him to share the secret of the suit with a hot girl which ultimately leads to the ambush, hijack and torture of Kate. How telling is it when a suit recognizes that you are no longer yourself?

I liked that Walter went back to his true self and ultimately saved the day without the need for a suit. I liked how the suit recognized that he was back to his old self and went back to him. What I didn’t like was how at the end Kate said everyone was still mad at her. They had to have known that the things she did while in the suit were not her fault. Her brain had been fried basically. Would you hold someone’s behavior against them if they truly didn’t know what they were doing? And eventually Kate came to her senses and helped Walter after he saved her. I would say she redeemed all bad actions. Also, she didn’t kill anyone so there is that.

I did not really like the suit itself. It was supposed to be leather but didn’t look like it at all. The mask looked like foam. It also wasn’t truly form fitting. However, since this is not a superhero show, I think I can let that go.

What did you think of this episode of Sanctuary? Did you welcome the return of Walter? Did you like Kate more or less as a badass? I loved her evil smirk. Although this episode seemed to be a fun break from some of the darker themes, it didn’t seem like a real Sanctuary episode as compared to the others I have seen. Did anyone else feel that way? Share your thoughts about this episode in the comments below.

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