I’ll put it all in spoilerbox since I’m a little more than a day early. Let’s see how many of you spoiler junkies can stay away.
Wow. And another wow on top of that. Best episode so far this season. Paired with a really good episode for Angel, things are looking good in the Buffyverse right now.
You’ll notice something diferent at the very beginning, during the teaser. There’s text stating the here and now of the episode, i.e. November 22 2002, 8.01 pm. It even puts the name of the episode in text. There is a reason for it.
It follows the timeframe of one hour. The whole episode is about what’s happening to the scoobies during this hour.
There are five storylines and the ME team keeps it moving flawlessly. The lines are:
Dawn homa alone, raising hell and getting it. She gets hurt pretty bad, but also kicks major ass.
Willow in conversation with the girl who died earlier this season, who knew she was going to die.
The Geek Trio (yes Adam is there - or is he?) coming back to Sunnydale. The objuect, according to Jonathan is to save Sunnydale. The other two have other plans. Some pretty cool and scary stuff.
Spike out picking up a girl.
Buffy in an hour long conversation fight with a fresh vampire. Turns out he was in high school with her and then became a psychology major. So she gets a little therapy from the vamp/shrink. We get to know some really interesting thing about her. Why she’s been acting the way she has. Why she started boinking Spike.
The writers tie all this together in a beautiful way and now the stage is set for this seasons Big Bad. It’s no surprise that it’s The Evil That Lurks in The Basement.
There is a serious mindfuck going on with at least one of our heros.
There is not a sign of Xander in this episode.
Even though these are major spoilers, I won’t spoil all the details. I’ll be back to talk more about this when it’s been on the air.
Let’s just say that I think most of you Buffy fans are in for a treat, this Tuesday.
God, I almost cried when Jonathon died. And I was even spoiled! He’s been with us from the very beginning. He was shot at by Spike’s assasin! He was Cordy’s little slave (remember the cappuchino and muffin?) He tried to kill himself with a high-powered rifle! But most of all, he gave Buffy the Class Protector award. sniffle He was Xander who never found his Willow.
It’s certainly fun writing them. And I can’t help but wanting to be the first every week to post the Buffy spoilers
Should you highlight, you won’t be all that spoiled, I think…
Only 7,5 hrs left now, right?
I’m eagerly awaiting you guys. There’s a lot to talk about in this episode. Prolly when I wake up tomorrow (around midnight US time), there’ll be some more posts… I’m very interested in what all you other Buffy fans think.
I’m going to the UPN 50 building, and I’m going to burn it down. Then I will go to the lovely Joe Louis Arena, and I will burn it down too. Several key members of the Red Wings hockey organization may be harmed, but I will not mind, because there is a hockey game on the television instead of Buffy.
Please excuse me while I search KaZaa for the wildfeed and simmer in a righteous, ineffective, endearing, girly rage. Attempts to placate me with Godivas and season 2 dvd’s will be (barely) tolerated.