Buffy Discussion – “Dirty Girls” (NEW)

This is the first new episode in a while. It’s good, and I think it removes all doubt that they’re building to the series finale. (NOTE: Tonight’s Smallville review may not turn up until tomorrow morning. It’s a busy day for me.)

14 replies on “Buffy Discussion – “Dirty Girls” (NEW)”

  1. Ferox says:

    UPN 38 Boston
    For anyone else living in the greater Boston area (in this case it includes parts of New York to Maine), fear not. According to their site, Buffy will be on tonight at 11, rather than 9 due to the bloody Red Socks.

    • dirtrin says:

      Re: UPN 38 Boston
      There was a scene with Buffy and Faith where Buffy says, “You were always the slow one.” and Faith replies, “I get that now.” Any idea what that is referring to?

      At the beginning I couldn’t make the Captain transform into the evil Cleric. He seemed so out of place with that crazy accent. Half way through the show, I couldn’t help but be totally creeped out by him. While the Mayor will always be the best bad guy in the series, Caleb takes the cake for plain fricking scary.

  2. NSA says:

    Very Dark.
    Very dark indeed. Between the uber-creepy scene in the truck (misogynist religious psychos are truly the worst kind), the deaths of several Potentials, Xander losing an eye, and the general theme of defeat it was a rough one to watch. Nathan Fillion’s performance just kept getting wiggier with each passing moment, though I guess that so far he’s not the creepiest guest villain or anything. I have to say that SMG pulled her creepiest acting job as the First in this ep, there was just something about her facial expressions that radiated EVIL.

    There were some funny/up bits thank god, I liked “I’m the good Slayer?”, Xander’s naughty dream (if only for its utter lack of originality), the fact that Spike remembered EXACTLY what Buffy-Faith said to him in the Bronze, to say nothing of the mental image of Eliza Dushku dressed up as a schoolgirl. Um, gotta go.

    • Alexius says:

      Re: Very Dark.

      Um, gotta go.

      I Think That Translates To ‘I’ll be In My Bunk.’

      And To Prove I Only Think In Quotes: I’m Right There With Ya.

    • Kyla Morgan says:

      Uber-creepy!
      I’m glad I’m not religous. There’s got to be someone out their thats annoyed by that episode. I wish Faith didn’t smoke. I guess even she isn’t perfect. Did I just say that?
      Shudders!
      lol just kidding.
      All hail Kennedy!
      Did Xander really loose an eye? Ah poor thing. And he’s just so cute! That sucks.

      • pdavis says:

        Re: Uber-creepy!

        I wish Faith didn’t smoke.

        I thought the same thing. Makes the character look like trailer trash instead of just ‘bad’

        Did Xander really loose an eye? Ah poor thing. And he’s just so cute! That sucks.

        I hope not. You feel sorry enough for him already.

        • mbourgon says:

          Re: Uber-creepy!

          Did Xander really loose an eye? Ah poor thing. And he’s just so cute! That sucks.

          Now the question is, will he gain any benefits from it? I’m torn – since it’s the series finale, it wouldn’t be a bad thing for him to gain some sort of power, if there does wind up being a spin-off (looking more and more doubtful, imho).

          Reason I say this: since the Bringers are “Caleb’s Boys”, IMHO Caleb gouging their eyes out gives them some sort of “Second Sight”, since they can indeed see. Since Caleb took out one of Xander’s eyes, does he gain that benefit?

          But yeah – that sucked. Xand is the one I most associate myself with, and the fact that he’s the most “human” of the character made that scene even harder to watch. However, it’s kicking into high gear. Looking forward to the next 4. And I’m damn curious where all that power came from – the last person to cold-cock Buffy was Glory, and I can’t think of too many before that.

          And just for the record – the “third option” keeps coming up. “There’s gotta be another way”.

          And one last thought – is it just me, or is Nathan’s acting not quite _there_? I mean, he plays a good baddie, but just not over-the-top enough for A Big Bad.

          • Babbster says:

            Re: Uber-creepy!

            And one last thought – is it just me, or is Nathan’s acting not quite _there_? I mean, he plays a good baddie, but just not over-the-top enough for A Big Bad.

            The obvious answer, of course, is that he’s not “the big bad” but I thought he was doing a good job at what he seemed to be: A sick serial killer who somehow has come across some demonic power.

          • Gcdh says:

            Re: Uber-creepy!

            Oh come on! Of course hes not getting any benefits from it i mean we are at the finale of Buffy altogether somehow i doubt there gonna do a spin-off episode for Xander (I wonder how Anya reacts if she ever gets back) Gouging out Xanders eye as well as killing three potentials definitly marks down the preacher as one of the best villian debuts in Buffy history. Also anyone else think Buffy regrets not taking the extra power she was offered a couple of episodes back? And since im already talking about that episode what was up with that army of Uber-vamps they showed and then never got back to? (Betcha someome has to die in order to stop that army from coming to Earth from another dimension)

  3. UncleJam says:

    Crazy, evil Preacherman?
    Ho hum.

    Nathan Fillion is one of the most wooden, one-dimensional actors
    to ever grace the small screen. And not only that, but even saddled with
    the role of Generic TV Villian #42: the crazy, evil, misogynist Southern
    religious figure, he still manages to be completely boring and
    ridiculous.

    And what’s with the First playing “dress up” with Caleb? This is the
    bad-ass villain Buffy’s so worried about? I would find Glory’s weaselly
    little henchdudes to be much more believable bad guys.

    They should have kept Faith on Angel. She was wasted and
    boring here. And where the heck was Anya? I guess I really shouldn’t be
    surprised, what with the disappearing Slayerettes we’ve been stuck with
    all season.

    Xander’s eye thing just makes me queasy. They basically do nothing
    at all of substance with him all season and then gouge out an eye.
    Thanks for nothing, Mutant Enemy.

    Thank god there’s only four more eps left. At this point I’m just
    cruising on inertia. Okay, I’ll admit it, I’ve been coasting all season long.

    • Kyla Morgan says:

      Re: Crazy, evil Preacherman?
      The whole ‘dress up thing’ was kind of weird. I think that Caleb and th

      e first were acting more along the lines of creepy then scary bad guys. You know like when Angelus comes back now and then. He doesn’t just act as a big, scary bad. He usaully tells the truth or he manipulates it. What makes Angelus (and others like him) such a ‘believable bad guy’ is that he’s smart and cunning. Ruthless and destructive yes but he can be very clever. He plays with your mind. Not to mention hes a great fighter. I like Angelus now and then he can actually be pretty funny but I love Angel.
      It’s so true, Xander’s the closest thing/person we have to being truly human. The whole gourging of the eye thing was very unsettling if you know what I mean.
      It sound likes you aren’t really happy with this season. What do you think they should do to improve it?

      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Crazy, evil Preacherman?

        The whole ‘dress up thing’ was kind of weird.

        I think the First is playing along with Caleb’s interests as part of the manipulation of him. It also provides insight into who he is/was originally.

        My main disappointment is that the cordeliaspawn on Angel isn’t likely to be tied in with the First. I had been hoping that they were going to converge, rather than be two separate threats to the earth in the same year. (I think it would have been a great twist if Cordelia had given birth to a physical incarnation of the First).

        And as I’ve said elsewhere, I think annual “Big Bads” are overrated, formulaic, and unnecessary.

        • Kyla Morgan says:

          Re: Crazy, evil Preacherman?
          I tottlay agree. Maybe its not too late. They could still converge the ‘cordeliaspawn on Angel’ with the The first on B.T.V.S. That would be cool! But it seems kind of unlikely now. Then again wouldn’t that add to the excitment of the season/ show finale. wouldn’t it? Persoanlly I think it would be wiked if all the characters from both shows ended up togather for a battle or something along that line. That’s unlikely too isn’t it? Darn.”
          ‘So far so creepy’ I think thats my favourite thing Xander has every said other then hes cute yellow crayon speech.

    • GrimSean says:

      Re: Crazy, evil Preacherman?

      Xander’s eye thing just makes me queasy. They basically do nothing
      at all of substance with him all season and then gouge out an eye.

      I tuned in just at that point, and it was enought to keep me awake for the rest of the night (well… it could’ve been the final exam I had the next day, but I doubt it). It has to have been one of the most graphicly violent things that has ever been on Buffy (I’m trying to think of something else, but I’m not getting anything). I can’t wait to watch the episode in its entirety Saturday night.

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