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Buffy Thoughts: "Get It Done"

Spike Stuff

Woo hoo! He's wearing the coat! He's smoking cigarettes! He's kicking some ass and making smart-ass remarks while loving it! He's Spike again! How many of us have been complaining that we missed the snark this season? The snark is back! Long live the snark!

Spuffy Stuff

Woo hoo! Buffy told it straight, smacked him around, and said, "Enough with the Wimpy Weeping William Show!" She sent Spike to regain a lost part of himself: his demon-y goodness. She likes the bad-ass as much as we all do. I mean, who wouldn't prefer a snarky souled Spike to a weepy souled Spike?

What I liked the best about this bit, though, is that Spike has now regained something that his evil rival doesn't have: demon-ness. Buffy wanted it. Buffy needs it. Spike's got it. Wood doesn't. Now that Spike's a bad-ass again, he could take my-mommy-was-a-Slayer-and-now-I'm-a-Principal Wood any day of the week.

Principal Wood Stuff

I'm convinced he's evil. Yeah, we've seen that The First was attempting to manipulate him in the form of his mother, and he seemed to be resisting it except for the ultra-tasty temptation of Spike-the-mommy-killer. I'm convinced there's more to it than just that. I mean, hey, he's been sitting on the bidet of evil!

I don't trust Wood any further than I could throw him ... and he's pretty big, and I have no upper body strength. Plus, he's a fictional character, so I couldn't throw him anyway. So that tells you how much I trust him.

Other Stuff

Okay, so The Three Wise Men offered Buffy some frankincense and myrrh and told her that her power stems from demon stuff. She said something along the lines of "Ew! No thanks!" At least now we have some indication (if The Three Wise Men are to be believed) of the long-suspected demon-y source of the Slayer power. That's cool.

And at least one of the minis got killed this week. Maybe we can hope for a higher kill ratio next episode. Because excuse me if I think they look less than useless, out there doing their little tai chi exercises. Unless Buffy can use the girlies as weapons, like when she threw Andrew into the Bringers.

Thus spake Kimberly.



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Feb. 19th, 2003 03:03 am (UTC)
Stuff that made us chuckle:
Random thoughts-of-the-moment:

My brother and I have a standing BtVS date every week, where I cook dinner and he comes over to my apartment. We're always sniping each other during commercial breaks with touches of typical sarcastic sibling-directed humor, but BtVS is sacred and we are silent. :) Except for twice last night:

During the opening credits, when it flashes on a scene of Punk-Spike in the subway: "Look! It's Spike killing Wood's mom! This is almost like a family home video!"

And when Chloe hung herself, I just couldn't help but remark: "And now tFE is free to work for the Disney Channel, on 'Lizzie MacGuire'" And when Amanda the Potential made the remark about Chloe and Winnie the Pooh: "That's because she works for >Disney!<" (The actress who played Chloe has a steady job as a regular castmember on a Disney teen-sitcom, 'Lizzie MacGuire'.

I dunno, *shrugs* hey, it was funny to >us<. :)
Feb. 19th, 2003 11:12 am (UTC)
Re. Wood is evil:

I don't trust the guy either. If he isn't evil he is at the very least quite uncaring and self-absorbed. As harmonyfb has also noticed, how come he *kept* the slayer emergency kit?? That is quite an important thing to keep for so many years! Rather an awful thing to do if you think about it - it might have saved some slayers' lives...

Feb. 19th, 2003 11:20 am (UTC)
I also wondered how in the world a *four year old* manged to *keep* a big ol' thing like that bag a secret from the Watcher who raised him. And if the Watcher had known about that box (how else would the Slayer have received it?), then he would have known it was important to pass on, and not let little-orphan-boy keep it for sentimental reasons.

Thus, I don't completely trust Wood's story about the bag and its origins. 'Cause it just doesn't make sense.

I have *lots* of problems with him. And he has this "handsome but creepy" thing going on that just rings alarm bells for me. When Buffy was telling him *all* their secrets -- just because he's handsome and he says his mom was a Slayer -- I kept yelling at the tv, "What are you doing?"
Feb. 19th, 2003 11:44 am (UTC)
And if he somehow managed to hide the kit - it's understandable that a kid would hold on to it for sentimental reasons but the adult Wood should have realised a bit earlier that this isn't some kind of nostalgic keepsake but something potentially important that he had no right to keep.

Re. Buffy trusting Wood for no apparent reason:
Well, Buffy is not the most perceptive of people at times ;). I haven't seen the episode yet but I have read the wildfeed and it *does* strike me as quite strange (and a bit worrying) that she is so happy to show him around and tell him everything. She cannot even be sure that he really *is* the son of a slayer - for all she knows he could be making it all up! (... although I don't think it will go that route but just saying... )
Feb. 19th, 2003 12:54 pm (UTC)
I just have difficulty believing that a four-year-old kid would have *any* large belongings that weren't known by his caregiver.

And even if he did, I completely agree with you that keeping it, once he was old enough to understand right and wrong and responsibility a bit more, is extremely selfish. He acknowledged that it rightfully belonged to Buffy ... which means on some level he must also understand that it rightfully belonged to every other Slayer over the past 25 years, as well. But he, personally, didn't stand to *gain* anything by giving it up before now.

And I have to admit that his first meetings with Buffy seem a little more stalkerish to me, now. He's as much a stalker as Spike ever was ... he's just *better* at it ... because he's a better liar. I don't find that especially comforting.

As for Buffy's judgment, AMEN. All she knows about this guy is that his office is on top of the Hellmouth, he's unsettlingly charming, he says his mom was a Slayer, he has some small talent for violence, and he's been lying to her for months (about who he is, about why he's there, about why he hired her, about the fact that he knows who she is, etc.).

If his mother *was* a Slayer, that doesn't necessarily mean he's a good guy. It's not like being a *Slayer* even necessarily means you're on the side of "Good" (as Faith proved).
Feb. 20th, 2003 09:12 am (UTC)
some more Buffy speculation...
A very late reply - it was getting a bit late yesterday! ;)

If his mother *was* a Slayer, that doesn't necessarily mean he's a good guy. It's not like being a *Slayer* even necessarily means you're on the side of "Good" (as Faith proved).
EXACTLY! And what *does* she know about him except from a whole bunch of things that are really not in his favour!

I wonder if she will shoot herself in the foot with this. I remember there being quite a lot of talk about 'intuition' or 'instinct' between her and Giles. Her 'instinct' told her that Wood was suspicious (carrying showels, employing her as a counsellor despite her obvious lack of skill in dealing with other people - honestly, she must be the worlds' worst guidance counsellor!) but when he told her of his mother she just suppressed all suspicion she might have had against him and attributed all the strange stuff he's been doing to his secrecy regarding his past. Which leaves the question of why the *hell* he would try to hide his past from her anyway. After all it wasn't a question of 'can I trust her'. What could have prevented him from telling her about his mother when he first saw her? What reasons could he have for holding back with the 'truth' (what ever it might be) and instead watching her, stalking her (yes, I completely agree with you)? It seems pretty obviously dodgy but then, I guess it is pretty much in character that this does not seem to occur to I-believe-what-I-want-to-believe Buffy... ;)

Just can't help thinking that the 'instinct' issue will come back to bite her in the ass...
Feb. 20th, 2003 10:11 am (UTC)
Re: some more Buffy speculation...
Looking forward to seeing where this goes! And hoping that it *does*, indeed, go somewhere. :)
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