“Well… Well, why do you think she went to that party? Because you gave her the brush-off! And you, you never let her do anything except work and patrol! And I know she’s the Chosen One, but you’re killing her with the pressure! I mean, she’s sixteen going on forty! And you! I mean, you’re gonna live forever! You don’t have time for a cup of coffee?! Okay, I don’t feel better now, and we’ve gotta help Buffy.”
Things have been quiet on the old Hellmouth. Maybe something is brewing in the aftermath of the Anointed One’s death, maybe there’s an apocalypse coming, maybe there’s some witches or something in the wings, but all of that is a definite maybe. Buffy couldn’t care less. Downtime is not a common thing in her world. She’s not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. However, while the Scoobies chill out to a selection of Bollywood’s greatest hits, across town a girl comes crashing through a plate glass window and jumps off a balcony. It’s classic horror movie ““ a scared girl running from an unseen horror, tripping and falling, and ending up in a graveyard. This is Buffy’s cinematic inspiration.
Unlike Buffy, she doesn’t get away. The girl, Callie, runs into a group of hooded men in the graveyard who drag her back to their lair ““ which happens to be a frathouse.
TMAS, Willow and Buffy are breaking down the current status of the Buffy-Angel relationship. Aside from some very detailed dreams, there is no status for the Buffy-Angel relationship. We’re still in the will-they-or-won’t-they stage, something I remember being quite involved with during the show’s initial run. Willow seems just as invested in their star-crossed romance, suggesting that they have potential — but maybe only after sundown.
Giles could care less. In fact, what he desperately cares about is Buffy’s downtime. That is, that she has some:
Just because the paranormal has been more normal and less”¦ para lately, that is no excuse for tardiness or letting your guard down.
Poor Buffy. She still wants to be a normal girl and the Slayer. Why can’t she moon over Angel and kill vampires (hint: because it makes dating one awkward!)? The two of them fight over the same things all the time ““ he wants her to be a proper Slayer and she wants to be a proper teenager. Neither of them have truly mastered compromise. Continue reading