This time the advertising did leave some things unsaid.
Cast and Crew
as Charles Gunn
Acker as Fred
Written by Ben
and David Fury,
Directed by James
Just Rewards originally aired on Wednesday,
October 8, 2003.
Spike is back and bound to Wolfram and Hart, for reasons
Spike’s confession. Now we know why he choses to stay
and Hart instead of some random other place in L.A.
Nobody realizes the problems with sending a ghost and a
The show is striking out in new and original
the most part. Spike is getting abused even more than he
was back in
mid-season four, and Angel is back to being point man on
rather than sending out Wesley and Gunn. I give it 4 out of
The effects were minimal this week. Most of
quality and Spike-related, but we had some mediocre stuff
necromancer’s source of income. I give it 4 out of 6.
The story had that moment of collective
stupidity I mentioned
above, but otherwise was a nice way to reintroduce Spike
and his role
with the Angel Investigations crew. I give it 4 out of 6.
The acting from David Boreanaz seems that
much worse when
he’s standing next to James Marsters. Marsters did a
great job on
Buffy and on Angel, and he’s liable to steal the limelight
the mediocre Boreanaz when we see them side by side
like that. I give
it 4 out of 6.
The emotional response this produced wasn’t
very strong until
the very end. While Spike is always amusing, it took a
I’d believe that he’d chose to stay as close to the group as
It would have been nice to get some private hint of that
the rest of the episode didn’t feel as forced. I give it 4 out
The production is by Mutant Enemy. James A.
how to direct for television, and the rest of the production
long since figured out how to put together the sets, the
lighting, and so forth. I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it’s really little more than an hour of
changing shows.” The good news is, Spike is a changed
man, so it
should be more than the retread his first guest shot on the
was. I give it 4 out of 6.
In total, Just Rewards receives 29 out of 42.
The review of next week’s episode, titled
likely be a few days late. (I have exams on Thursday and