45 min., 1997
Written by Joss Whedon
Directed by Joss Whedon
My rating: ★
My God do I really hate Drusilla!
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The beginning of the episode has a little boy waiting on a playground for his mom, when Drusilla shows up and talks about a song her mom sang to her and then says that she is going to kill him. Then Angel shows up and tells the kid to run home, which he does. Angel turns to Drusilla and they have a little back and forth which Buffy oversees. We then jump to school where Buffy’s old friend Ford has just transferred. After we learn a little more about their past relationship we also learn that Giles and Jenny are getting closer. Angel doesn’t trust Ford, so he goes to Willow and asks for some help but tells her not to say anything to Buffy. We next meet a bunch of goths that think vampires are just swell and this is where Ford is staying, which is kinda strange especially since he already knows that Buffy is the slayer.
I’m just gonna start by saying that this show has the worst “main” villains I’ve ever had the displeasure of watching. First we had the Master who was just pathetic, then comes the Anointed One who literally did nothing, and now come Spike and Drusilla. Okay, Spike is a pretty good villain but Drusilla is (so far) almost as bad as the Master. She does absolutely nothing except spout out stupid dialogue and she just stands there like a fucking moron. She might as well be wearing a sign that reads “I am the most useless villain ever, and if you are the hero I will always stand there and let you take me hostage so you can foil the bad guys’ plans.” Yes it would be a long sign but it would be telling the truth. Insane or not, she is just really a lame villain. Here’s hoping she gets better.
This is an episode where we learn a little bit about Angel and Drusilla (grrrr). As it turns out, Angel was the one that turned Drusilla, but before that he drove her insane. Why? Because he was obsessed with her…sure…whatever.
There is nothing truly great about the episode, but it’s a little interesting if you are a fan of Angel. Other than that it’s just blah.Have You Read...?