So, who wants to see the Watchers Council reform?
Cast and Crew
as Charles Gunn
Acker as Fred
Written by Drew Goddard.
Directed by Jefferson Kibbee.
Lineage originally aired on Wednesday,
November 12, 2003.
The gang’s research into attack cyborgs is interrupted by a
Spike had some great moments (“Shh! No talking.”) but
pleased to see more work with Wesley’s father. He’s
always been on
the other side of the phone before, but this looks like a
bring him into a more prominent position.
It takes more than a glammar to fool people who’ve been
The original aspects include Spike’s
conversation with Eve,
the inclusion of a team of good guys fighting against Angel
company, and Wesley’s relationship with his father and
regression toward the Wesley we saw in
Buffy‘s third season.
I give it 5 out of 6.
The effects were the spark and combat effects
we’ve seen a
lot in the series, along with the oddities from the wand.
limited and used often, but well done nonetheless. I give it
4 out of
The story was well written, including a couple
of twists I
wasn’t expecting. I give it 5 out of 6.
The acting from Alexis Denisof was excellent.
I think Wesley
has had more change and development than any other
television, and Denisof has been responsible for how well
worked. I give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response this produced was
Spike’s humour (“Percy here used to be known as head
discomfort, Fred’s self-reproachment, Mr.
Wyndham-Pryce’s attitude and
Wesley’s ultimate resolution of his personal problems all
extremely well. I give it 6 out of 6.
The production was very well done. The
one-shots in the
elevator scene were at odd angles, but that may have
restriction of shooting in that space. I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, an episode well deserving of its place
in Sweeps. I
give it 5 out of 6.
In total, Lineage receives 35 out of 42.