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So, What Was With DB's Hair??


I like Illyria, I really do, but I wanted to applaud when Angel told her to quit the speechifying. Enough already. You're a God, we're worthless, we get it. Though, anyone else think it would be interesting to discover that Illyria was one of the two Gods that gave Glory the boot? Punishing her by trapping her in a human?

Illyria rescued Gunn. Excuse me while I pat myself on the back for a moment. :)

Alexis was the standout in this episode. I don't think I have ever been more concerned for or more scared of Wes than now. Poor boy is barely holding on to his sanity. The scene in his office with Gunn was particularly chilling (especially his quasi apology to Gunn for stabbing him and the fact he's totally unaffected by his actions). I'm trying to determine if his confession to Angel - he's not in love with Ilyria, but right now he needs her - is a good thing or a bad thing. I definitely agree it's weird.

Lorne with the walkie talkie (for a supposed mover and shaker you'd think he know it's a Nextel) was a hoot. Not to mention, he had the best line of the ep..."Tell you what, I still like him better than Eve." I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying ME was expressing the audiances feelings there. ;)

Well, I still don't think Spike was necessary to this episode, but I did recognize him as the Spike I know and love. Spike's intelligence has been overlooked for some time now. He may be impetuous, short tempered, and snarky, but he's also quite smart. I loved seeing that tonight. He wasn't just fighting Illyria he really was trying to understand her.

And the computer! Spike using the computer! I had flashbacks to 'The Initiative'. :) It was also incredibly cool that he was using it while assisting Wes. They were dealing with the problem without running to Angel for help ("We're motivated go-getters" :). I really wish they had explored the Spike/Wes dynamic more this season.

I see that a lot of people were shocked and disturbed seeing Spike dusted. It didn't phase me at all. Maybe because I knew he'd be back in a few minutes. Maybe because ME wouldn't go from giving him a hero's death to a throw away one. Either way, it had no effect on me.

On the other hand, Angel pushing Spike away in order to save his unlife? Loved it! :)

As for Angel, I know (by the overly dramatic music) we are supposed to be shocked! by Angel's decision to let the woman give up her child to the demons. Whatever. Either a) he has a plan up his sleeve or b) he has a plan up his sleeve but he has to (possibly) sacrifice her child's life for the greater good. I suppose I could be wrong. Nahhh.

I discovered today, I have been remiss. I really need to keep better track of these things. So, belatedly.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! roquelaure

Sorry I missed your happy day. I hope it was a marvelous one. :)
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like Illyria, I really do, but I wanted to applaud when Angel told her to quit the speechifying. Enough already. You're a God, we're worthless, we get it.
Hee. Exactly. As I told Fer, by the end she was beginning to remind me of the First, and that's just never a good sign!

Though, anyone else think it would be interesting to discover that Illyria was one of the two Gods that gave Glory the boot? Punishing her by trapping her in a human?
Ooh, nice idea!

I really wish they had explored the Spike/Wes dynamic more this season.
You and me both. I've enjoyed the Spike/Angel bonding greatly, and the little snippets of Spike/Gunn friendship warmed my heart, but I'm surprised that Wes didn't take so much as an academic interest in my boy. Hello, vampire who chose his soul? Shouldn't his curious and analytical little watcher mind be fascinated by that? Or does everyone in the Buffyverse follow the fundy conviction that it was all a big accident and joke on poor Spike?
if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do
I can't really see them ending the final season on Angel becoming an office hamster. I can see them ending it all grey and murky, cos the ambiguities trip is the whole point of Angel isn't it? I can see Angel sacrificing this child, it's not exactly a cut and dried choice. Remember Connor's reaction to the suicidal father in season four? Maybe this is something similar, maybe not.
Re: if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do
I can see them ending it all grey and murky

Oh, most definitely - for many reasons. Angel has never been a show to tie up loose ends. I think we will have more resolution than we have had in the past, but I don't envision Angel's atonement and brooding ;) coming to a screeching halt. In fact, all their lives are so messed up right now, I don't know how they could achieve closure in just a few weeks. Even if the show had gone on another year, I'm not sure it could have happened.

You're a God, we're worthless, we get it. Though, anyone else think it would be interesting to discover that Illyria was one of the two Gods that gave Glory the boot?

Whenever Illyria starts one of her "I'm fabulous and humans suck" rants, she reminds me of Glory, though Amy Acker is certainly a better actress than Clare Kramer.

I really wish they had explored the Spike/Wes dynamic more this season.

Me too! That had the potential to be an interesting relationship.

I see that a lot of people were shocked and disturbed seeing Spike dusted. It didn't phase me at all. Maybe because I knew he'd be back in a few minutes. Maybe because ME wouldn't go from giving him a hero's death to a throw away one. Either way, it had no effect on me.

I felt the same way. No feelings of shock at all, just certainty that time would be reversed and he would be brought back.
she reminds me of Glory, though Amy Acker is certainly a better actress than Clare Kramer.

Agree. I think Glory could have been a far more fascinating character had a better actress been cast. Imagine had someone else been cast as Spike? He would have most certainly died after ten eps as originally planned. As much as I love Joss' shows, casting has been really hit and miss.