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[#204 on my Buffy/Angel ranking
of all 254 episodes from both series]

In which the gang races to stop a pair of novice mad scientists from using Cordelia’s head as the lid for a Bride of Frankenstein project.

Buffy faces down another pair of geek threats along the lines of Fritz and Dave from s1’s I, Robot… You, Jane. This time, instead of tech nerds, we’re up against geeks from the yearbook and the science fair: the evil, nebbishy Eric (Fritz’s counterpart) and the remorseful, faintly bashful Chris (analogous to Dave).

Chris and Eric hatch a plot to create their own Bride of Frankenstein.

Nice Chris and nefarious Eric hatch a plot to create their own Bride of Frankenstein.

This is also our second episode in the series to address the phenomenon of cutting up teenagers for body parts, following s1’s The Puppet Show. Rather than a demon using them to achieve human form, however, this plan Read the rest of this entry »

Fritz in I Love You Robot

Fritz, like Warren, has a rotten heart. Dare to look into his techno-fascist eyes and try to deny it.

Dave in I Love You Robot

Dave, like Jonathan, has a good heart, but his weaknesses and susceptibility to bad influence doom him.

Fritz and Dave! This tech-geek duo foreshadows The Trio from season six: Warren, Jonathan, and Andrew. These five outcasts provide a peek at another faction of high school: smart but socially inept boys whose underlying, untapped core may be rotten and hateful (Fritz and Warren), somewhat neutral and quite pliable (Andrew), or weakly benevolent and remorseful (Dave and Jonathan). As if Buffy doesn’t have enough on her plate with a hunky bad-boy vampire, she also has to contend with his near opposite: pasty-faced computer nerds. Unfortunately, Read the rest of this entry »