After "Passion" set S2 down the road toward it's inevitable end game, "I Only Have Eyes for You" finds a way to explore the themes surrounding Buffy and Angel's doomed union through the unique lens of a surprisingly emotional monster-of-the-week episode.
When it comes to a budget TV show that's over 20 years old, modern viewers could certainly be forgiven for thinking the scare factor doesn't really hold up. Heck, in a lot of cases they're right, but "Killed By Death" is not one of them.
Buffyversed is a week by week, episode by episode, re-exploration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Look for it every Friday on Goomba Stomp. Up until now,...
If the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer shows us anything, it's a renewed sense of confidence in itself. Like its characters, Buffy is a hell of a lot more sure of itself in its second year. particularly as the season goes on. While "Halloween" showed that this show was more than willing to get silly for an episode, "Bewitched, Bewildered and Bothered" doubles down on that to glorious effect.
When Buffy first assembled her squad of Scoobies, they were mostly there for moral support. They would help where they could but were ultimately not up to the task of dealing with most of the supernatural creatures that the slayer goes up against.
Well gang, we're here. We've made it at last! Lemme tell ya, there were some touch and go moments for me to get my unbelieving significant other to this point ("Bad Eggs" and "What's My Line, Pt. 1" are two relatively recent examples) but we finally made it over the hump.
After a couple of weeks that have been mostly used to stall us from the conclusion of "What's My Line, Pt. 2", a conclusion that saw Dru and Spike rising from the wreckage of a burned out church, "Surprise" is the game-changer we've all been waiting for.
Okay, yikes. Can we just step out of the writer's bubble for a minute and be honest with each other? I hope we can, because "Bad Eggs" is downright terrible in just about every conceivable way.
Isn't it a bit remarkable that we're only 23 episodes into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and we've already had not one but two honest to goodness robots?
Luckily, this week, only the strong have survived, making the second part of "What's My Line" a significant pay-off from its middling, disjointed first act.