Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Miss Edith needs her tea

Mostly Filler, Installment 18
2:6 Halloween
demons were chillin'
until Ethan Rayne showed up
wait! who is ripper?
Funniest Moment:
Oz: So what do I tell him?
Cordy: Nothing. Geez, get with the program.
Typical Cordelia nonsense, and she's somehow even funnier in a cat costume.
Favorite Character: Xander
He tries to stick up for Buffy, which is charming and ironic. He says, "sump'n damn manly" and "cowardice has an unlimited shelf life." I love him as a soldier - so adorable.
Best Dressed: Buffy
Sometimes plaid works, sometimes it doesn't. I love this plaid. It's soft and elegant. She's classy without being momly.
Worst Dressed: Xander
It's not too bad, really. I'm just not excited about yellow pants on anyone.
Musings, in no particular order
  • The violence in this show (not just this episode) used to be a bit much for me, but now I find the fight scenes interesting and see them more as creative choreography. Hmmm.
  • Principal Snyder is made of hilarious. "...tossing eggs, keying cars, bobbing for apples..." Um, bobbing for apples?
  • Why was Ethan there in the first place? The draw of the hell mouth? To see Giles? He heard the slayer was there? And also, why would he name his shop after himself? I guess that does fit with his character, since he is terribly egocentric and seems to think he's immune to getting caught. Still, it made him awfully easy to find.
  • Spike=hot
  • Dru=deliciously crazy
  • This is one of my favorite episodes ever. I love the plot idea. And of course, I love Halloween in general.
  • About Latin. It feels good in your mouth and I like to listen to it. It makes me want to write a choral mass, which is something I've always wanted to do. One of these days.
  • Lots of wonderful quotables in this episode, not the least of which, "eyeballs to entrails, my sweet," and "the ghost of what exactly?"
  • When Ethan says, "Hello, Ripper," it sends a thrill down my spine. It's like you can feel a whole new story opening up in the Buffyverse and you can't wait to hear more.
  • When everyone changes into what they're dressed as, what happens to all the ballerinas and ladybugs and whatnot? Shouldn't they all be floating around, too? Are there usually that many kids dressed as demons at Halloween? Well, maybe in Sunnydale there are.


Halloween Icons (shareable)


Halloween Drabble
Harmony got her costume at Ethan's, too
It was glorious. She was Miss America, the real thing, accept no substitutions. She had the sash, the clothes, the prestige, and most importantly, the memories. She could remember the look on Miss Rhode Island’s face when she was called as runner up. She could remember the warm tears of joy as the tiara was placed on her head. She could remember the past months – charity events, ribbon-cuttings, meetings with important people, and commercial shoots. Everything was crystal-clear, and her dreams had come true.

But now as she trudged home, her tiara was plastic again, and she was just Harmony.

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