April 4 2007

Buffy Season 8, Issue 2


Characters Seen:
Willow (last page)

Giles is back, training a crapload of Slayers

Giles: “You’re all fighting alone. Getting in each other’s way, not protecting each other’s flanks… failing to use your single most valuable asset…”

Buffy: “…each other. One Slayer fighting alone is formidable. Two is formidabler or… three? Mega-fomidable. And after mega, it goes to mondo, then super, hyper, beacoup d”, crazy, stupid it gets EXPONENTIALLY prefixy.”

Some stuff with Dawn being a giant still and Xander suggesting she did it for attention. She disagrees.

Andrew in Italy with more Slayers, telling them why Lando Calrissian’s outfit was a bad idea in Empire Strikes Back. Turns out the question was “Why don’t we carry guns?”

Amy is working for the military to kill Buffy… General guy has some mystic mark on his chest.

Amy gets into the Scottish castle, tries to stab Buffy, whom she has trapped in a nightmare spell, knife can’t break her skin, she has mystic shields cast by her team’s witches. Inside the nightmare she asks Xander to bed with her. Unclear if that’s dream only, or evidence of they’ve been together.

Also In the nightmare, a man in a trenchcoat hold out his hand to Buffy and says he has much to show her.

Kilt-wearing Scottish zombies attack (god I love Joss), animated by Amy. Nothing seems to be stopping them. Amy says they are doomed without Buffy.

Final page shows Willow hovering in mid-air saying she’d like to test that theory.

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  • I must say Joss seems to be running out of ideas. The end page strongly resembles the final scene in “Two to Go” in season 6 where this exchange takes place:

    Willow: And there’s no one in the world who has the power to stop me now.
    Giles: I’d like to test that theory.

    I’m also disappointed that Joss didn’t resist the impulse to pair Buffy and Xander, if only in a dream. Joss is all about female power except that Buffy can’t seem to go without a roll in the hay for too long. So much for women who can stand on their own two feet. :-p

    Thanks very much for the synopsis though. Despite my disappointment in this story segment, I’d like to continue following along and appreciate the time you’re taking to write this up.

  • Well, Joss has done “mirrored” scenes before, so it didn’t bother me TOO badly.

    Buffy/Xander… I have really mixed feelings on it. I think I want to see it play out more before I pass final judgment, but I am thrilled if he goes there.

    No problem writing it up, I have a couple people I am doing this for, so just figured I would share the love with all:)

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