With the Skrugg invasion force defeated and destroyed last episode, we fast-forward three months into the future for HEROMAN's tenth instalment as life slowly returns to normal and Center City finds itself at the heart of efforts to reconstruct its ruined areas.
Meanwhile, back at the White House, research begins into the Skrugg spheres left stationary around the planet while the President's more pressing concern seems to be the strange "ghost" which is believed to have defeated the Skrugg and still seems to be at large, secretly aiding the construction effort in the dead of night. Despite its obvious helpfulness, the government someone believes that this powerful being could turn against them at some point, and thus sets out to investigate.
Still, all of this is secondary to Lina's post-Skrugg story, as she finds herself rather down in the dumps after her brother leaves her to go into hiding, unable to live amongst humans in his new half-Skrugg form. Still, what better way to get over someone than to get under someone Lina decides, and thus much of the episode follows her thwarted attempts to ask Joey out on a date... let's just hope their first date involves shopping for clothes, that girl really needs something other than cheerleader outfits to wear! One kidnapping later, Heroman is called into action to save Joey's soon-to-be girlfriend - A successful operation which also leads the government's secret agents closer to discovering their "ghost".
Let's face it, HEROMAN without alien invasions and the related insanity which comes with it just isn't going to cut it now we've become so accustomed to it - Stopping kidnappers (who kidnaps someone while they're on the phone anyway?!) by picking up a car is hardly the stuff of legend when you've single-handedly crushed an alien race, even if you do get a date with a cute but clothing-challenged girl out of it. Perhaps things will improve over the coming episodes (although I'm now wondering how long this series is planning to be), but I simply can't see even Heroman taking on the US government or military is going to offer the same thrills and spills that have made the series what it is. Needless to say, my hopes for the remainder of HEROMAN are modest at best right now.