We’re getting close to broadcast as I’m posting this, only some three hours away for the east coast, if I count correctly, so I won’t bother with the spoilerbox. You have been warned.
A good episode, with some nice moments, but some huh? too. I liked the banter 'tween Liam and William, when they were sitting on the couch. “What do they call that hair color? Oh yeah - radio active…”
At one point I thought I was seeing a budding Spinnifred, but who knows. I do think Spike needs a geeky girl. Spillow never came to be and though I’m not a shipper, I notice some faint sparks with him and Fred.
Fans of Spike will be happy to find this to be a Spike centred ep. However, I do think that this mini arc should be over now. The answers aren’t really there, but they don’t seem so important now, that he’s not slipping into hell anymore.
Wes got a little more to do, and the scene in the white room with Gunn was OK. Lorne only had one scene (IIRC). I hope we get an ep centred around him soon. I miss the Lorne of Caritas but think that Lorne interacting with celebrities in the office could be fun. And an afterthought from last week. He offered ‘Cosmos’ to everyone, but his favorite poison is Sea Breeze.
Lots of Fred, which was kinda nice, but her playing the scared little girl should be done now. She’s shown that she has backbone so could we please get a more assertive Fred?
The thing I didn’t like was how Angel acted with the reaper. He’s starting to get vengeful. Enjoying kicking him after he was down, and then locking him up with some glee. Of course, Angel’s been taking out bad guys for four seasons now, but he’s never …revelled in it before. He’s enjoying it too much. I don’t know if it’s inconsistency or a set up for things to come, but I don’t like it.
And there are some points deducted for graphic gore.