I might change my mind about this episode. Right now I’m a bit confused. Part of it was magnificent. Part was… Dreck.
Spike’s smoking again. And he’s put on his leather coat. And Buffy fessed up - she likes him bad to the bone.
Funniest line - “It’s my bone, so drop it.”
Andrew - one small scene, but he steals it yet again.
The whole otherwordly experience.
Bad ass wicca Willow.
I used to like Kennedy, but she’s just too much in this episode. Why did they give her the role of drill sergeant? Why is she so whiney around Will?
Buffy yet again trying to give an inspirational speach.
Anya. Sorry - but her act was not good this time around.
Is that what’s on the other side of the Hellmouth (refering to final shot)?
So Buffy gets a bag full o’ goodies from Principal Wood. It used to belong to his mother and was supposed to be passed down to the next slayer, and eventually to Buffy, but he kept it, as a memorabilia (at age four? And the watcher who brought him up didn’t pass it along? And the watcher’s council didn’t know about it? Or if they did, they didn’t track it down? Yeah, whatever.) It contains a thingie to send a person (presumably slayer) back to the creators of the first slayer.
And what’s that about the last guard of the Hellmouth? Was there one before?
Maybe in the fullness of time - all these things will make sense. Right now they don’t. If I leave logic out of it, it was enjoyable. If logic enters the equation… Maybe the fullness of time will ensue next week.
the bad parts really pulled the score down for what could have been a very good episode.