Why This Week's 'Bionic Woman' Doesn't Matter but Next Week's Does

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Bionic Woman
Bionic Woman Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

LOS ANGELES (TVWeek.com) -- NBC's "Bionic Woman" pilot has never quite been good enough. Parts have been re-shot. A part has been re-cast. An executive producer has been hired and fired. The pilot is, in other words, like Jamie Sommers -- an assembly of pieces by a team that keeps trying to build something that's better and stronger. The second episode and beyond is a whole 'nother story. This is the potential fresh start to a still-promising series where the writers and producers either improved on their pilot awkwardness or didn't. Remember, last season "Heroes" didn't really hit its stride for several episodes.

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