Asta 2

Can Someone Spoiled Still Be Spoiled?

Apparently, yes. See, I'm spoiled for tomorrow nights episode. I admit it. But, I read the spoilers weeks ago and desiring to partake in chat tomorrow I thought I'd refresh my memory of what happens. So, I find a new summary and....

Taken from LJ user Perseohonemoon's journal - Full Synopsis Here.

Joss has added a new (jaw dropping) scene at the end. One that will force everyone to re-evaluate what they thought they knew and where this all was going. BE WARNED, it's big news....



It's shot in such a way as to let you know that there's a big reveal at the end. All one take, very careful framing. Eve arrives at her apartment, the interior of which is covered in mystical runes. She's speaking to someone we don't see, saying that everything went according to plan. They bought her "Senior Partners" explanation, Sirk disappeared right on cue, etc etc. At one point, the sound on the tape cut off (whether by accident or design, I don't know), so she says "You'll be happy to know [looooooooooong silence] didn't kill each other after all." As she's talking, she's undressing. As the scene ends, she crawls into bed, completely naked, next to an also naked, rune-tattooed LINDSAY MAC-FREAKING-DONALD.

OK, I wish I didn't know this. I mean, I'm thrilled but I would have liked the surprise. I didn't expect to find anything knew about the episode the day before it airs!

Now, I knew Christian Kane was coming back - making an appearance in episode 10 as 'Shawn' (now I have to reevaluate the whole dream situation in that episode). But to find all this out?! Lindsey and Eve are behind it! I was starting to suspect she may not be as closely associated with W&H as she has been leading Angel to believe, but this I didn't expect. Course, the question still remains, are they trying to take down Angel, W&H, or both? And why did they want/need Angel back? The mind boggles.
I'm quite excited about this. The Angel/Lindsay dynamic was one of the most exciting things about AtS in the past.

Lindsay could be back either to seek revenge on W&H or on Angel - but then, they're pretty much the same thing now, aren't they?

I wonder if Lindsay has anything to do with the mysterious mail packages?

I have no idea. But I hope he sings. ;)
Lindsay could be back either to seek revenge on W&H or on Angel - but then, they're pretty much the same thing now, aren't they?

Very true! I'm thinking about Lindsey's last words to Angel now, warning Angel not to play W&H's game. And isn't that what he is doing?

But, what if Lindsey is actually there to aid Angel? Lindsey was the most morally conflicted member of the W&H staff and I never envisioned him going evil. Maybe he's there to help Angel (And wouldn't that piss Angel off? ;) while also getting his revenge on W&H. :)

I wonder if Lindsay has anything to do with the mysterious mail packages?

I wonder too. And from this scene it isn't clear who's running the show - Eve or Lindsey? Or either? Saying they bought the story about the senior partners leads me to believe that maybe they are working for someone else. Could Cordy provide a clue, assuming she still has those visions?

I have no idea. But I hope he sings. ;)

Me Too! Me Too! I have a sudden urge to listen to my Kane CD again. ;)

Om a related note, I was all set to reply to some points you raised in your e-mail when I read about all this. Course, it changes all my brilliant thoughts now.
The mind boggles indeed! If I hadn't known about episode 10, I would have been more disappointed in myself that I peeked :) But ep 10 now makes more sense, it doesn't come out of the blue. I am just so damned thrilled that Joss could get Christian for this season! This is what the season needs, old faces that are particular to the show, not Sunnydale guest shots. It makes sense. I have no idea what is going on, but I'd take a wild guess that Lindsay wants to bring everyone down. He never said he was redeemed, just that he was not going to take W&H's crap anymore. Hee, now I'm excited!
Holy freakin' moly!!!

Just like Joss. We're so busy wondering if it's the Senior partners or The Powers and he slips in Lindsey!

this is very exciting!
I am just so damned thrilled that Joss could get Christian for this season!

I was thrilled to find out he was coming back for one episode since I know CK has a fairly busy schedule. But, this scene, more than his appearance in Ep 10, leads me to believe he'll be reoccuring for the season. If he and Eve are the 'Big Bads', or at least working for them, their story isn't going to be resolved anytime soon. :)
If he and Eve are the 'Big Bads', or at least working for them, their story isn't going to be resolved anytime soon. :)

Which means plenty of Lindsay goodness, YAY!!!
I'm sorta wishing I didn't know it either, but now that I do know, I'm squeeing like the Lindsay fangirl that I am. :-)

And you're right about reevaluating episode 10. Maybe what happens to Spike isn't part of Angel's dream at all... sigh. This season is just getting more and more interesting :-)
One of my hopes for this season was an appearance by CK. Now I'm thinking we'll be fortunate enough to have several because it seems like we are *finally* getting to the heart of the story arc for the season and he's a major player in it.

I also have been wishing for Lilah's return. It would be incredible if they could get Stephanie back. Not only could the Wes/Lilah relationship be addressed but to see Lilah who is still bound to W&H go up against Lindsay again? :-)

I think I'll have to go back and look at the spoiler for Ep 10 again and see if I can suss any of this out. :)
Re: More Squee!!
First off, deep cleansing breathes Miranda.

Second, I said *if* Lilah comes back. I haven't seen anything to indicate she is. But, I have noticed that she's given a couple interviews regarding the show lately and is scheduled to do a Con next year I believe. Obviously she hasn't severed her ties to the show so I'm hopeful that if her schedule permits maybe she'll be coming back. If I find out anything for sure, you'll be the first to know. :)