Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Buffy Season 2, Episode 8

It's the first of a 2-parter!  Yes, you all will have to wait till tomorrow to read the rest of it. 
So, this is the continuation of Spike's quest to find a way to make Druscilla well again (she is a very weak vampire, having nearly died and all).  He believes the cure is in a book he's stolen from Giles, which is in code. 
Meanwhile Buffy is agitated because they're going through the whole...profession...placement...quiz thingy.  Ya know, back in school when we took that quiz to see what kind of profession we would do well in?  Well, Buffy is sort of the Slayer and kind of already has a full-time job of saving the world.  She doesn't like to be tempted by what she feels she can't have. 
However, I must say that I never had to get paired with someone who was actually in the field--for which I am eternally grateful.  That would have been like career fairs in highschool *shudder*. 
Anyways, Spike sets...a trio of uber-assassins on the Slayer in hopes of killing her, or at the very least keeping her out of his business long enough to figure out how to cure Dru. 
Cue short ice-skating montage...the way this reads to me is that the actress is actually pretty decent on skates and Joss wanted to fit it in somehow.  Unfortunately it doesn't seem to get brought up again. 
Now we introduce Willie--a bartender who serves to the Underworld, literally.  He serves as one of those ratty go-tos for the rest of the series.
PRODUCT PLACEMENT!  Is this how Krispy Kremes got their foot up to become a major business?  I don't know, but I'd bet it helped. 
Oh noes, random African chick with weird-ass accent has locked Angel in a cage with eastern windows!  And now she's attacking Buffy!  Buffy demands to know who she is, and we get
"I am Kendra, the Vampire Slayer"  Dun dun dunnn!!
Yes that's right kiddies, now you can get two Slayers for the price of one!  Remember when Buffy died in season one?  For like 2 minutes?  Well apparently that was enough for another Slayer to get called.  Buffy doesn't lose her superpowers, but now someone else has them too.  What I'm curious about is this--does it mean that there will now always and forevermore be two Slayers, or since Buffy's Slayer-ness has already passed on when she dies officially this time there won't be another to take her place, meaning that status quo is restored?  I rather think its the latter.
Anyways, tune in tomorrow for our exciting conclusion!

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