Monday, June 29, 2009

DVD review - Angel season 3 / Buffy season 6 episode 8

Continuing my viewing and reviewing of Angel season 3 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6...

*** SPOILERS ***

A3-8: Quickening (written by Jeffrey Bell, airdate 11/12/01)

Baby, baby, who is going to get the baby? Will it be the telekinetic ninja that Lilah sends? Nope. He became vamp food. Will it the cult of vampires looking at Darla's baby as the miracle child? Not with Angel and the gang standing in the way. Will it be the commandos that Wolfram and Hart sent to the hotel to lie in wait? Nope - Holtz and his minions turn them into ground-round. Will it be Holtz himself? I think he only cares about getting to Angelus and Darla themselves - though killing their child would be a nice form of vengeance for what they did to his in 1764. Will the baby boy be delivered in the backseat of Angel's convertible? Tune in next episode of "As the Womb Turns"... ;)

B6-8: Tabula Rasa (written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner, airdate 11/13/01)

Okay, if the Trio wasn't campy enough, now we get a loan shark demon who actually looks like a shark? Cheesy, guys, really cheesy. The bigger problem is Willow's over dependence on magic. After the gang is all concerned about their pulling Buffy away from Heaven, Willow offers to do another spell. Tara is again upset, especially since the woman she loves has already messed with her head once. Willow swears she can go a month without doing magic - Tara figures she should start with a week and go from there. Of course, Willow can't even go a day or so. She is using magic for simple things like getting dressed. And then she decides to use the forget spell again on Tara and on Buffy too, to help ease their pain. But, things go awry once more and everybody in the gang forgets who they are. Hijinx ensue. The funniest has to be Spike, in disguise to hide from the loan shark's thugs, thinking his name is "Randy" and son to Giles. Next funniest is Giles and Anya, believing they are engaged, and bickering like a disfunctional couple. In the end, Xander breaks the crystal by accident and returns all their memories. But the damage is done. Giles is still going back to England so Buffy can stand on her own two feet, and Tara is leaving Willow. Sad.

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