44 min., 1998
Written by Marti Noxon
Directed by Michael Lange
My rating: ★★
It’s a monkey!!!!!! Oh, it’s gone. Back to the rest of the episode.
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The episode begins with Buffy having a dream where she ends up at The Bronze and sees Willow talking to a MONKEY! Then she sees Angel get staked by Drusilla and she wakes up. It’s almost Buffy’s birthday and Willow and friends are planning a party for her, but they learn that the bad guys are trying to revive a demon called The Judge. A big bad guy that can’t be killed by a weapon forged (whatever the fuck that means). We also find out that Jenny is actually a gypsy and that she is trying to separate Angel from Buffy. Whatever.
It’s another standard episode with a bad guy being introduced and you know that they will be taken out in a very simple and cheap way. I mean the judge sounds pretty cool, but I’m not expecting much. But that aside, it was an okay episode. We get to learn a little about Jenny and her past, which is nice. Oz and Willow are finally starting up a relationship, which is cute. Buffy and Angel finally get it on which is kinda odd. Some fun parts and some pretty bad parts, but overall pretty…okay.
So my question this time is
If The Judge can’t be killed by something forged, does that mean by man or beast? Either way couldn’t you just pick up a sharp stick and stab it? Pick up a rock and crush its skull? How about just punching and kicking it?Have You Read...?