Monday, July 6, 2009

DVD review - Angel season 3 / Buffy season 6 episode 13

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

*** SPOILERS ***

A3-13: Waiting in the Wings (written by Joss Whedon, airdate 2/4/02)

Leave it to Joss to come in and pen an episode that puts the group dynamics in a new direction. Wesley and Gunn are both smitten by Fred, but only one is in her eye in a romantic way. Poor Wesley - though something tells me that this is going to lead to a bigger rift with him and the others. Meanwhile, both Fred and Lorne recognize that Angel and Cordy are right for each other - it just takes the spirited possesion of them to make them bring forth that heat. Naturally, Angel is ready to let his true feelings show to Cordy, only for her to be distracted - by the return of Groo (not the Wanderer - the hunk she fell for back in Pylea). I enjoyed the acting debut of Summer Glau, who would follow Joss over to Firefly later in the year. Oh, and the deleted scene with Amy and Alexis doing the ballet was wonderful.

B6-13: Dead Things (written by Steven S. DeKnight, airdate 2/5/02)

The Trio still continues to give geeks/nerds a bad name. Their latest plot to make women sex slaves is pathetic, and Warren drops to the ultimate level of skeeve by trying to take over his ex-Katrina and then being so callous when he accidentally kills her. I am glad Jonathan at least is still having second thoughts about the whole thing. And to have them try to get Buffy to think she killed her - twisted. Spike continues to show Buffy how much he loves her - not just for the sex but more - when he willingly tries to help her out of this "accident" she believes she caused. Buffy, of course, is heartbroken when Tara concludes that Willow's spell to bring her back was fine - that she pretty much was the exact same Buffy as she was before. Buffy can't accept it - because now she has no excuse for why she's doing with Spike what she's doing.

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