I’ve Been Repeatedly Assured This Is Good (Buffy Season 2 Liveblog):
1. When She Was Bad-colin
2. Some Assembly Required-colin
3. School Hard-colin
4. Inca Mummy Girl-Eegah
5. Reptile Boy-colin
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- One, the vampiric equivalent of Veterans day is Saturday and vampire cookouts can get rowdy, so Buffy is on call on Saturday.
- Two, Buffy, Willow and Xander will be at the Bronze that night.
- Three, Willow has a Scooby-Dum shirt, which is one of the more interesting things this episode.
- And four, Sheila bail on Buffy and does drugs. Buffy covers for Sheila because…I honestly have no idea way Buffy covers for Sheila. I can’t even joke that the plot said so, because this has no impact on the plot one way or the other.
- There are three groups: Giles, Jenny and Xander in the library; Willow and Cor in a closet; and Buffy, Joyce, Snyder and all the rest in a classroom.
- The vampires have cut the power and phones.
- There is a hitherto unmentioned secret exit in the library which Xander uses to get Angel.
- Buffy somehow convinces everyone to stay in the classroom while she goes though the sub-ceiling.
- Except for one guy who gets killed.
- Snyder thinks it’s a gang on PCP.
- After staking a few vampires everyone escapes
- Everyone but Willow and Cor, whom everyone else just sorta forget about.
- Among the stakes vampires is Sheila, who Buffy doesn’t question the presence of .
- Angel, with the not entirely willing help of Xander, tries to trick Spike into thinking Angel is on his side
- Key word being “tries”.
- Angel is Spikes sire.
- The climatic showdown has Spike face of against Buffy, while Angel handles the rest of the vampires
- Angel’s fight ends with the minions fleeing
- Despite staring with an ax for Buffy and long metal pole for Spike they decide to fight hand-to-hand.
- No reason is ever given for this really, they just do.
- Spike is only marginally better then Buffy in a fight.
- And that’s because he eventually uses a block of wood to hit Buffy
- Joyce hits Spike on the head with the ax.
- She uses the side, not the blade, by the way
- I bring this up because if Buffy told Joyce about vampires much earlier, Joyce could have done something more lethal to Spike.
- No, I’m not going to stop bringing up Buffy not telling Joyce about being the slayer
- Because the writers keep using it as a plot point and angst generator, and its really stupid, that's why.
- For some reason, Spike decides that a middle aged women with an ax is to much for him, and flees
- Believe it or not, Sunnydale actually has a police department.
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edited 23rd Oct '10 10:34:54 PM by Haven
edited 23rd Oct '10 10:46:50 PM by Eegah
edited 30th Oct '10 11:37:35 AM by Eegah
- For a supposed intelligent nerd, Willow doesn’t seem all that smart. When talking with Rodney she says that there are 103 natural elements. There are 94 *. While I know this is rather nitpicky, the inaccuracy bugs me, especially because there is no reason for it to be there. Its something that can easily be found out (by, say, asking a chemistry teacher), or the scene can be written so that it never comes up (by, say, having Willow not state a number, or by leaving out the word natural).
- Based on how long it takes for Buffy to realize that something is amiss with Ompata leads me to believe that Buffy’s “intuitive logic leap” power is on the fritz. A shame really, its her most useful power.
- With Oz, the writers have managed the questionably impressive feat of creating an important character that has even less screen time and plot relevance that Cor.
- In this episode, Giles explicitly says that Buffy has to maintain a secret identity, but doesn‘t actually say why, nor is he much good at helping her do so later. (Insert the rest of the secret identity rant I’ve been making since season 1 episode 5)
- You’d think that, with all trouble the writers had padding out this episode, they would have spent some time on:
- How exactly Ompata was able to come back to life, or why it was tied to the shield.
- Where the bodyguard was until Sunnydale. He couldn’t have just materialized out of thin air when the shield was broken, right? Or why did he flee from Ompata the first time if his goal was to kill her. Or why he attacked the gang in the first place.
- So how could Ompata steal life energy with a kiss, why is a kiss the only way, and why does she need to do so consistently.
edited 3rd Nov '10 7:17:42 AM by ManwiththePlan