It's quite fun to go back and read this and see just how off the mark I was [Peter/Hiro].
And now, a brief open letter to the costumers of "Heroes".
First off, let me tell you that I love what you've done with the cast over the season. I'm kind of a costuming whore, so it's good to see you're trying to use it to its proper advantage as a way to tune us into the characters as well as help showcase when the characters are changing. Take Claire as an example; for the first part of the season, she was all cheerleader and pedal pushers, hair in a cute ponytail, and lots of pink and denim. Nothing wrong with any of it, all of it fairly appropriate for a sixteen-year-old girl [bit too much cleavage on occasion, but that's a personal thing]. But once she was in the thick of it, once we saw her grow into herself, you grew up her wardrobe as well. She was in pants and crisp shirts, looking like a woman who knows her shit as opposed to a teenager who's confused and unsure. Excellent job showing the change of dynamic between where she'd been and where she ended the season.
And points for Sylar and Peter as well. It took me until the finale before I realized just how closely you were tying their wardrobes. Nice, subtle reminder that they're two sides of the same coin. I especially like how Sylar looked eerily similar to Future!Peter during their big meeting in the finale. I'm sure that was exactly your point, and I got it.
Bonus points for Mohinder, whose wardrobe hasn't really altered at all, nor should it, as he's supposed to be the steady constant amongst the hoarde of them, and by keeping his wardrobe steady, you're keeping the feeling of Mohinder steady. Same for Nathan. And Mr. Bennet, whose change needed to happen on his face and in his mind rather than in his wardrobe.
But, you masters of costume, I do have a bone to pick with you: You're making Greg Grunberg look fat. This isn't cool. He's not fat. He's broad. There's a vast difference between the two. I get that he's supposed to be the real everyman of the piece; the guy trying to make good because he believes in good. That's fantastic. But the t-shirts and flannels? C'mon. You're doing the man a disservice. During the whole of the season, the only time you flattered him was in that lovely suit he wore right before Jessica threw him out a window. It showed a man with broad shoulders and a barrel chest, not some guy who could be hiding a keg under his shirt. Yeah, I know, broad guys are kind of hard to dress. I'm engaged to one. In the wrong suit he looks like an insurance sales man. In the wrong shirt, he looks, much like poor Greg, like an overweight guy trying to hide his gut. Except, thanks to that suit, you proved that what gut Greg might have is minimal. So, for the love of all that's holy in television, could you cut Greg a break and let him tuck in his shirt once in a while. Trust me, there are plenty of women that will swoon over the barrel-chested big guy with the broad shoulders and sweet face. There is no need to fuglify him because you seem to think differently.
Me( And one bit of spoilery contemplation for next season )