Archives for posts with tag: The Master

The last thing I needed was to find out I must have the Absalom trading card.

The first show of s2 accomplishes two goals. First, the episode uses the summer gap to temporarily divorce Buffy from Sunnydale and from us, making the change in her – from victorious, celebratory Slayer to callous, cruel Slayer – believable and understandable. Second, despite the three months off, the story manages to pick up right where we ended: in the library with Giles, Miss Carpenter, Cordelia, and Willow standing over the freshly staked skeleton of The Master. Read the rest of this entry »

Luke fixing to bite BuffyLuke is back! And now he’s more important than ever, serving as The Master’s “vessel.”

With lines like, “My body is your instrument” and “Luke is the vessel. Every soul he takes will feed me!” I feel almost dizzy with sexual Read the rest of this entry »

Vampire supreme Luke and Buffy.

Vampire supreme Luke and Buffy.

I re-re-watched this one following some strict stipulations set by Mr. Lousy. I’d actually seen it last winter, but true to form, my memory failed me and I actually needed to go back to zero, or one, as the case may be.

(Zero would be the unaired pilot, which I have seen and may watch again – if I am so moved or required to do.)

This time I watched (and listened) more for mechanics – how Whedon introduces his characters and marks Read the rest of this entry »


A lot of traveling happened in October including barely making it out of New York Sunday, October 28  – right before Sandy.

102 – Please Vote for Me – Very Chinese, universal
103 – Ratatouille – Captures kitchen vibe
104 – Rise of the Planet of the Apes – freaky real CG
105 – Mansome – men are hairy
106 – The Master – no character arc
107 – A Town Called Panic – Charming little toys