This is the eleventh and most likely the last PITF Index for Season 2 of Heroes, the superhero TV show where punching people in the face didn’t actually happen this episode.

Face-punch count: 0. Lotta powers, though.

Not your usual PITF Index after the cut.

So you could punch Peter some, and Adam’s back to being stupid insane rather than just evil, and Bob’s a jerk, and for some reason Noah’s a stupid jerk all of a sudden, but when you get right down to it the episode was bad. And bad is depressing. And neither Susan or I want to analyze a bad depressing episode for face-punching potential.

So instead we’re going to forgo our usual PITF Index and do the big end of season PITF Index! I say end of season because the writer’s strike isn’t ending any time soon, so Heroes is not coming back in January. Instead, we can anticipate an endless stream of reality TV shows. If I was in charge of Ring of Honor, I would be pitching a weekly TV show to a network, cause they’re going to be desperate before you know it.

Which means this episode was the last we’ll see for, oh, a year or so. And it was bad. Now I’m depressed again.

What cheers people up? Gimmicks!

You yes you get to vote on the end of season PITF index. There are a lot of deserving candidates; too many, in fact, to fit in a Pollhost poll. So we took everyone we’d punched in the face, filtered out the people who’d only been in one episode — which boils down to Monica’s jerk boss and Noah’s jerk boss — and put ’em all up for vote. Pick your favorites, as many as you like. The top vote-getters will be enshrined. Ties will be broken by our almighty whim.

But before you vote, remember the rules…

Being evil does not mean you need to be punched in the face. Being punched in the face is a direct result of being snarky, useless, whiny, smarmy, petulant, emo, or Mohinder. People not appearing in the episode are not eligible for being punched in the face, except in extreme circumstances like we run out of people to punch. Dead people are immune, probably, unless they appear in flashback or something. Previous performance does influence current placement.

Crap. The poll HTML doesn’t work, so go here to take the poll. Do it!