This close to broadcast - I won’t bother with the black box.
Didn’t we speculate last week about things that do indeed get revealed in the very last shot this week?
A truly amazing episode. It had me completely, in more ways than one -
- Visually stunning (for TV). The whole episode is so dark and playing on contrasts, I was amazed. From the very first shot till the last.
- Had me fooled. Twice. Although Cordy’s eyes going white… hmmm.
- As Angelus said - putting back the soul, using black magic… Hmmm.
I was a little afraid that it was gonna be talk, talk talk, this week too. So I was wrong. And I’m happy about it.
A sidenote, relating to both shows. It seems more and more clear that the writers at ME enjoy writing for tha bad guys in a whole other way. Evil!Spike - Cool. Souled!Spike - boring. Angelus - cool, Angel - boring. Morphy!Buffy - twisted cool and evil. Slayer!Buffy - humdrum.
So now we know who the big bad is. It’s turning out to be fun.
Really just my own speculation, not spoiled from other source. If this is not the real Cordy, but some evil taking her form, it’ll be a nifty way to explain Charisma’s pregnancy. Also - her reason for taking Connor to bed is totally clear now. She really wanted to mindfuck them all. Twisted and Great, GREAT Evil.