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So - after watching the whole of S7, I am left with several questions:

- why is the First Evil such a wuss?

Throughout the series, I'm under the impression that the FE wants to get rid of the whole Slayer line. It picks off Potentials, blows up the Council, sends the Bringers and the Turok-Han to do just that, and manifests itself as trusted dead people to screw with the minds of the Scoobies. It's never very consistent in its attacks, never seems to press its advantage in any meaningful way, but at least it does succeed in making a nuisance of itself most of the time, and wearing the Slayer out. Then in End of Days it tells Caleb to let Buffy go without opposing, delaying, fighting her, so that she can go to Faith and the Potentials' assistance? Why did it throw in the towel like that?

- what was the point of that whole Eye of Botox-y thingie?

And couldn't the props dept. have come up with something a little less here's-one-I-made-earlier/sticky-back-plastic-y?

- in terms of Anya's character development, what did Hallie's death mean to her?

Apparently, not a lot.

- as the Key, Dawn's been around for ages, so maybe it's not so surprising that she reads cuneiform/knows Sumerian - but when did she learn to drive?

(I'm assuming she took the wheel after tasering Xander when he drove her out of SunnyD)

- why is Wood still a part of the inner circle after LMPTM, with a vote in how things are handled?

Actually, what made him a part of it in the first place? Rogue demon hunter come to help? Fine - but don't get in the main protagonists' way!

- Giles's about-face, which for me came out of the blue and was never resolved

...and while we're at it, what about all the other betrayals, the Potentials, Willow, Xander, and Dawn - they kick Buffy out, and the next day they're all pallsy again, and acting like a team?

- for 22 episodes, Willow's all "Oh, I can't do magic!" - then all of a sudden, she's got the confidence to try some major mojo?

- how annoying is Kennedy?

- what, exactly, was Caleb's purpose? what was his backstory? how did he come into contact with the FE?

But putting all that (and countless other issues) aside - as far as the Spike/Buffy relationship goes in S7...I do believe it's love.

And just because we're all doing this (and I'm still trying to get the hang of this linking thing): who's a pretty boy then?



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Sep. 16th, 2003 02:59 pm (UTC)
- why is the First Evil such a wuss?

Because, in the panic to salvage a slayerschool/faith spin-off/return of Buffy/spike spin-off/ dawn spin-off/transfer to Angel/ next-salary-cheque, Joss et al lost the ability to write coherent and flowing arcs. JMHO.

Actually, in response to the majority of your queries... I refer the honorable lady to my previous reply.

But Spike was wonderful once they figured out what to do with him.

And you believe it's love??!!!!

Sep. 17th, 2003 02:09 am (UTC)

::rushes over to help:: Cass, you alright? Speak to me, love! ::fans Cass's face:: Someone call an ambulance!!!::fans then slaps Cass's face frantically::Where's that ambulance??!

and you believe it's love??!!!

Well erm...yeah, I think so. Oh, I don't mean the twue wuv 4evah/poncey/soulmatey/prophecy/destiny/big thingamajiggie kinda love - but it just dawned on me as I was watching them have that conversation by teh back door, the one that started with her accusing him of being a dork and then led to him admitting that he was terrified of the things he was feeling, that really, underneath it all they were so comfortable with one another; like they'd finally overcome all the crap and mistrust of S6 and decided it didn't matter any more, and they were starting to build a new relationship...And yeah, it was love, of a kind, I think, that let them...Still more on his part, maybe, than on hers, but definitely something they could have built on if they'd had more time...Ah well, guess we'll never know how it could have ended...Funny, that I find myself converted to Spuffy-dom at the very last minute, eh? Just one of those things, I suppose!
Sep. 17th, 2003 04:07 am (UTC)
Oh, that kind of love! *picks herself up of the floor*

I'll buy that kind of love. It was a beautiful relationship in the building, and if only Joss had got his head from up his arse a bit sooner and wasn't such a total coward, we may have seen great and glorious things. I do think, when Buffy told Spike she loved him, she believed she did (and if I ever get the random jottings together for the rest of 'Friends' you may see what I mean). She had just been too long in the emotional wilderness to know it wasn't love as Spike knew love. But I think for her it was powerful and deep enough, given her intrinsic (but improving) shallowness, for her to believe it was the sort of love she thought it was. And if they had had time...

Still Spuffy at heart - even although SSDNDH
Sep. 17th, 2003 04:26 am (UTC)
Amen, sister!
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