Continuing my viewing and reviewing of Angel season 3 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6...
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A3-14: Couplet (written by Minear and Bell, airdate 2/18/02)
Both Angel and Wes find themselves odd men out when Cordelia focuses her attentions on Groo and Fred gets closer to Gunn. Some great character stuff in this one - like Cordy wanting Groo so much and how she gives him a makeover to look exactly like Angel (clearly Freud would have something to say about that!), Angel constantly down-grading Groo (his height) and being protective of his weapons and clothes, Gunn and Fred being such a cute couple - so much so they fail to miss the man they were sent to observe, and of course that nasty tree-life-sucking thing (ick!). Love how Angel got to take his frustrations out on Groo and at the same time save the day by making himself the bait. The last bit with what Wes uncovered from the prophecies is concerning: the father will kill the son. Yipes!
B6-14: Older and Faraway (written by Drew Z. Greenberg, airdate 2/12/02)
Buffy's birthday once again turns out chaotic, this time thanks to Dawn's tired of being left alone all the time. Love how Spike showed up with Clem, and the guy Xander and Anya wanted to hook Buffy up was clearly a "red shirt" (even dressed the part). Good to see Willow and Tara getting some needed reconciliation of sorts - loved how Tara stood up to Anya when things got really hairy. Of course, the best part was how Anya figured it all out and got Halfrek to appear (and how Halfrek called Spike "William" - clearly she knew him from his pre-vampire days). All in all, a decent episode - as Dawn's kleptomania gets addressed as well.
I'm not sure... I just reached that part in Angel and it is kind of bugging me. They just keep making Wes turn evil in one way or another that's completely not his fault. First Billy and then the evil ballet spirits... he just can't catch a break. Not very happy with Season 3 so far anyways; hopefully it will improve as I progress.
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