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Punch In The Face Index: S2E7

This is the seventh PITF Index for Season 2 of Heroes, the superhero TV show where punching people in the face is what it’s all about.

Face-punch count: 2. No quips. Badass episode.

PITF Index after the cut.

But first a quick recap of 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.

This week, our list looks like this.

1. Kensei, who is taking a grudge a little bit too far. Yeah, we didn’t punch him last week, but killing people and conquering Japan is in no way an appropriate response to a regrettable breakup.
2. Fine, I’ll call flyboy by his name, since he’s been texting and all. West. West West West. Dude, you’re getting a creepy stalker punch!
3. Maury, who snivels. It’s OK to be evil but enough with the sniveling. Also, your nightmare is a prime example of bad interior decorating.
4. Mohinder, who wouldn’t know what to do with himself if he wasn’t on the list. For a while it looked like he was getting off scot-free, but obviously that wasn’t acceptable to him, so he decided to trust the most manipulative person in his life. Nice save.
5. … crap. Our writers just went on strike.

This was indeed an episode light on people who needed punching. Not coincidentally, it was the best one in a while. Looking back on it, we might have punched the swordsmith’s daughter in the face last episode for being awfully fickle with her affections — it’s not like all the time with Kensei was a lie or imaginary or anything — but that ship has sailed, and we’re left without a fifth punchee and with nothing but obvious topical jokes.

Next episode will go up soon! Since we have ice cream and are about to watch it.

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