This is an episode for resolving many un-resolved things. What happened to Spike’s chip? What about Giles and the decapitation? Can Ashanti act? What’s up with Andrew and The First and his sexual orientation*? What about Anya’s feelings for Xander? What’s Principal Wood really up to?
Fear not - the answers are in this little black box:
The chip was removed? Giles went all Ripper on the Bringer and decapitated him (it?) instead. Since I don’t follow the hip-hop scene, to me, Ashanti was just another goodlooking chick doing an OK job at acting. The First tries to make Andrew his agent of evil. And I caught a hint of Andrew being gay. Anya’s still not clear about the whole Xander thing. Principal Wood is more than just a principal, but I won’t give away just what, right here. And the Buffster still has a thing for Spike.
Oh. And it was really fun to see Jonathan again. The show really lost something when they killed him off.
Ep. written by Jane Espenson, which might be one reason so many loose ends are resolved. A standard ep in the Buffyverse. I wasn’t too excited, and even stopped watching to catch the latest C.S.I. But since I was just a pause button away from continuing, it was no biggie.
*Andrew’s, that is. I doubt TFE has a sexual orientation.