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Giles' randy smile

Happy fortieth to BtVS! How fitting to ring in the big 4-O with the series’ fortieth episode tailored around the comedic edge and range of Anthony Stewart Head. This is my favorite Giles-centric show so far, easily surpassing a somewhat disappointing The Dark Age, which failed Read the rest of this entry »

Buffy sees a new Giles with Ethan

Buffy looks close to reconcile a new Giles with the one she knows. The new Giles is actually rooted in the old Giles, one known best to welcome return Ethan Rayne.

Ethan Rayne returns and we get the backstory on Ripper. I should revel in this because I really like Ethan Rayne and absolutely love Buffy‘s backstories, but I’m fairly lukewarm on this one; while the episode delivers on Rayne, it stumbles on Ripper.

I welcome a Giles-centric story, but one that draws me in with a stronger script than this. For once, all the Read the rest of this entry »

Cordy crimps.

Cordy crimps.

The Anointed One arrives amidst medium fanfare and an entertaining red herring, Cordelia fucking crimps her hair for a night of boychasing at The Bronze, Anthony Head shows his gift for light comedy with a British bent, and Buffy whines in a tolerable manner that the showrunners should have remembered when Whedon later introduced Dawn.


Okay, the Anointed One really went nowhere in terms of the overall story, but his introduction was in fact rather inventive. Joss Whedon co-wrote this one with Rob Des Read the rest of this entry »