Arbitrar Of Quality wrote:
> A reminder: To these threads, Buffy seems like a good leader. Her
> hair is shiny.
> BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
> Season Seven, Episode 9: "Never Leave Me"
> Writer: Drew Goddard
> Director: David Solomon
> of human props. The cast gels here, working as a team and keeping
> their worries subdued but unmistakable - I especially like the Buffy/
> Willow "how're you doing in there?" exchange,
Not for the first time, it seems Anya's been getting on Willow's nerves.
> Rational Xander, and
> Xander/Anya as interrogation team. My deepest love, of course, has to
> be reserved for Willow and Andrew trying to out-evil each other.
Willow wins. Even Andrew is smart enough to know he's roasted geek if
he *really* pisses her off (and he *did* hit a nerve for a second.)
> Has there ever been more of an Act Four episode? Building to the
> arena sequence is the point of everything that's done. (Well, there's
> also the visit to the Eye, which is both enjoyable and important. But
> I'm reluctant to mention it for fear that it will re-start the tedious
> disagreements about which Buffy resurrection was the problem
Aw, come on, where's your spirit of adventure? Like that argument
*really* needs much of a catalyst.
> the fact that it's blindingly obvious to me.)
> It's weird remembering how late in the series it is that BTVS starts
> laying down the rules and explanations about how the Slayer line
> works. Before that, I really didn't think much about the ancient
> forces behind Buffy ending up as One Girl In All The World, because it
> didn't seem very important. Even the capitalizable term "Potential"
> hadn't firmly taken root yet at this point in the series.
Which is actually kind of strange; seeing that both Kendra and Faith had
to have been in the Watchers Council's hands before being called (Kendra
even says that she was trained from childhood, and Faith shows up only
five months after Kendra's death, trained, her Watcher dead, and fallen
afoul of a big honkin' bad-ass vampire,) the idea of the Potentials must
have been percolating around in Joss's noggin for some time. And yet,
it was never actually mentioned. Hm. Maybe it really *wasn't*
important, until it was.
> It's also
> weird remembering when Kennedy of the winged house didn't stand out so
> much, or annoy me at all. Even the overdone flirting doesn't really
> bother me pre-TKIM.
Yeah, don't be dissin' Kennedy, now, hear?
"Occasionally, I'm callous and strange." - Willow Rosenberg, "Buffy the