Author: chrisg Date: Feb 12, 2007 22:52
> A reminder: Please avoid spoilers for later episodes in these review
> Season Five, Episode 8: "Destiny"
> (or "Okay, can we move on to the fight scene, please?")
I was hoping for "Des-ti-ny! Des-ti-ny! No escaping that for me!"
Destiny completes a shift that has been going on throughout season 5. In
the past Darla was the central figure in Angel's pre-soul vampire life,
and Drusilla was the central figure in Spike's; but now the emphasis has
been moved to Spike's role in Angel's unlife, and vice versa. I'm just
noting this change, not criticizing it. In fact it was a pretty good
idea, once the decision to bring Spike onto AtS had been made. But it
most certainly is a change, not a simple continuation of the two vampires'
stories as they had been presented in previous seasons.
> stretches, particularly early on. Spike gets a package from an
> unknown benefactor, and his time as a ghost is abruptly over, just
> like that. Huh.