It is official: Noah Bennet is the most badass character in this entire series. Period. Bar none. He's officially surpassed Sylar and Adam and Dark!Peter.
- HRG's flawless scheming.
- HRG putting the fear of God into Mohinder after kicking the utter shit out of him. Though kudos to Mohinder for getting a good punch in, but really Nerdy Scientist vs. Elite Agency Veteran? Pfft.
- HRG putting the fear of God into Elle after ruthlessly taunting her that she's a f--k up at life and making her electrocute herself.
- HRG putting the fear of God into Elle and Bob when he had them at gunpoint.
- HRG CONQUERING DEATH!
Well, fanboy bias aside, I genuinely got the impression that Kring and co. were well aware of the fact that killing off HRG would be like killing Claire or Peter or Hiro. In many, many ways, he's arguably the most essential character of the series in terms of the plot. Whereas Sylar and Peter and Claire are essential to the overlying arch, HRG is that and the fact that he's considered "the glue" that connects all the stories.
while looking around, I've seen there are mixed feelings about Noah being revived in this episode,...
while it was pretty damn obvious he was gonna die and then reanimated using Claire's blood, the revelation of his resurrection was not supposed to appeared at the end of this episode, but in the next, or in the latest episode ("Powerless") of this mid-season. One of the executives/producers of the episode decided to include his revival in the last minute....
all of that aside.... yes, HRG is by far my favourite character in the show (he has surpassed Hiro in my preferences. and while he is an important part of the show, he was supposed to die and remained dead for at least an episode, that was the plan all along, it wasn't something change at the last minute
Next episode might give us that...
"When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die." -BANE