Showtime: The Rant
Warning: Spoilerish to the amount of 10.
Note: I’m writing this right before I go to work. The time is 4:45am, and I JUST woke up. So if I sound mentally retarded in my ramblings, it’s either that I’m really tired or simply mentally retarded. Probably a little of both.
– Is it sick to feel a little sorry for Andrew? That whole scene with Dawn was one of those kind of embarrassing moments where you feel like shooting her, but then again, it’s not like Andrew doesn’t deserve the treatment he gets. He hasn’t proved much in the way of becoming good.
– The potentials are interesting to me, but if they keep whining for the next 11 episodes with lines like – “How are we gonna stop it? We don’t have any powers…yet.” I swear I’ll jump into the damned storyline and put ’em out of their misery myself. They’ve only been around 2 episodes and they’re already starting to annoy me in ways. Although I must say, I like the depth they’ve already established for Kennedy. It appears that she’ll be around for at least the rest of the season. Maybe that’s what they want me to believe? I have no clue.
– The telepathy bit. I’ve heard that some didn’t get it. See, the way it worked was that Buffy looked at Willow. Willow – being able to read minds – noticed Buffy was trying to say something to her, and turned on the switch. Then Willow turned on the switch to tell Xander to come into the kitchen. This all stems back to when Willow told Spike in “The Gift” to go save Dawn. After that, of course, was when she was navigating the scoobies in the graveyard in “Bargaining”.
– I’ve also heard that people didn’t think the voiceover was provided by SMG. I, for one, didn’t notice this. If it’s true, big deal. They probably ran out of time in post-production. Let’s not make a mountain out of a mole hill, people.
– So the Ubervamp is dead. I really have nothing to say here.
– The oracle wasn’t much help. This whole “mystical” bit will no doubt come into play, but other than that, I thought I was watching Angel with the portals, and weird things that go on inside of them.
– Anya and Giles. Those two are a great team. You may disagree, but Emma Caulfield has shined this season. I’m extremely sad to see her go (maybe with the other cast members, but for sure for her).
– You’ll be shocked by this next statement: Spike’s path to redemption is growing on me. I really, really wanted him to be rescued, and he was. I guess Mutant Enemy has done their job, because I really could’ve cared less when he was first kidnapped by The First.
– Final Verdict: This was not a great episode – but it was a good one. David Fury seems to be stuck with advancing or ending storylines. He’s done it in the past, and he continues to live up to his rep as someone who knows the characters without making it about the characters. They always need that sort of guy for these type of episodes. The season plot was advanced a little bit, but not giving away too much. The Ubervamp’s dead, and I really don’t care. Spike’s saved for now, and I really DO care. And “potential” is coming up, and it looks quite friggin’ interesting.
I’d say this season is living up to my expectations.
Rating: 3 STAKES