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Tonight's Angel


Eh.

There. Wasn't that worth clicking the link?

No, really. What TBQ said.

Okay, I do have thoughts of my own. Angel watching Connor fight -- I liked that -- but Cordy's dialogue could not have been any lamer if... actually, I can't come up with a scenario in which Cordy's dialogue could've been lamer. "Same dark good looks..." Oh, what*ever*! Since when the frick is Connor {visually} dark, anyway? He's a dirty blond.

I liked the Prisoner of Vegas plotline in general, even if it makes me go "So why didn't Lorne have this guy sing for him before he accepted the job?" Missed Lorne so, glad to have him back, even if the reason for him going away in the first place seems rather pointlessly contrived now. Fred as Lornette was cute. Gunn jumping on Lorne didn't seem so annoying to me -- it's at least consistent with the change in his character given his feeling of being betrayed by Wes (no matter how ridiculously out of character *that* feeling might have been) -- and then by Connor. Angel's namedropping had me yelling about his "Are You Now..." backstory too -- it didn't even occur to me that he might be joking, stringing them along, being dork!Angel, until I read TBQ's review. I'm still not sure what to make of it other than that it wasn't clear enough to be funny, and it was embarrassing enough to make me cringe.

So, was it *real* Cordy, at the end? I was spoiled for her last line, (and some upcoming plot) but I'm not entirely sure this isn't a red herring, and poor Lame!Dialogue!Cordy isn't still stuck up there somewhere.

carta

2002-10-20 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

. Fred as Lornette was cute.

God help me, I was actually admiring her legs before they panned all the way up. How is it that she can have those tiny little arms and boobs, and yet have nice shapely legs? There's some kind of physics there... or magic...

girlfromsouth

2002-10-20 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Word to all that. I'm still *very* confused on the whole Angel hangs with the Rat Pack/Elvis thing...I mean, do these guys watch their own show? At the very least, it screws with continuity for "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been"....and at the most, it screws with not only that, but stuff from Buffy itself. If it was a joke, it was so painfully unfunny I can't believe no one cut it. Really. I. didn't. get. it. at. all. Maybe it was supposed to be a joke and DB just really conveyed that wrong? Who knows. Ugh. Frustration.


nakedwesley

2002-10-20 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Eh, pretty much somes up my thoughts on the episode too. I see your point about Gunn. If he's going to be a jerk consistently, there's no point in arguing that he's out of character. His character simply sucks, that's all.

I didn't find Fred's babbling endearing, although she did look kinda cute in the outfit. And Angel's name dropping drove me up a wall. I guess if he was trying to, I dunno, impress them, then at least it wouldn't mess with canon. It would just be stupid and a joke that didn't work.

Wes has so got Lilah wrapped around his little finger. The phone sex was interesting, although I found it really twisted that he would begin it with an employee in the room with him. Then again, look where Lilah was. *snerk* I wanna know what he's having built. (although I have been somewhat spoiled on this subject).