Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future For You, Part II
Y'know, I love Giles and all, and I especially appreciate that he's a presence in this series, but I'm not really digging how cookie-cutter he seems, particularly in these last two issues. Is it just me or does he drink tea and clean his spectacles way too (stereotypically) often?
I guess the same could be said regarding Faith. She's talking like high-school Faith, not the one who, if I remember correctly, seemed more grown-up in the seventh season. Look, I live in Massachusetts, and I know the term "wicked" is used a wicked lot, but hearing (sorry - reading) her say it just seems overdone. And yes, I do know that Eliza Dushku is originally from the state.
Sorry to keep harping on the negative here, but another thing that could have been better (or just maybe not included) was the Dawn/Willow scene. First of all, I still don't like Dawn -- never cared for her character at all. So fricken' whiney (heh, I should talk). Secondly, it's distracting that Willow is suddenly flying and floating around like a genie all the time. I guess when Joss said they could do a lot more with a comic book than they can on a TV show, maybe he meant they'd do more of this. I can't imagine how expensive it'd be to make that scene look good on TV.
What I did like about this issue was Faith's inner thoughts and how she's still trying to make up for her past, more or less. Does she feel close at all to Buffy, or will her new "friend" make her take a turn toward how she felt with the Mayor seasons ago?
And then there's that funky mark again. Any clues as to what that could mean?
This issue didn't live up as well as I'd hoped from the first issue of this, er, episode. But I still have faith (no pun intended) that it will keep me interested.
Quote of the issue:
"Girl makes my wand tingle, and not in the good way."
|Yeah, a wicked lot||28 (21.4%)|
|Not a wicked lot||103 (78.6%)|