Man, I so don’t want to wait for April to see more of
this.

Cast and Crew

David
Boreanaz
as
Angel

Alexis
Denisof
as
Wesley Wyndham-Pryce

J.
August Richards

as Charles Gunn

Amy
Acker
as Fred
Burkle

Andy
Hallett
as
Lorne

James
Marsters
as
Spike

Written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight

Past TV reviews can be found here.

Original Airdate

Shells originally aired on Wendesday, March
3, 2004.

Synopsis

What’s left of Fred tries to fulfill its plans to
rule the world,
while the crew tries to deal with the loss.

High Point

“Were you even listening?”

Low Point

Wes’ lack of immediate reaction to his surprise
visitor.

The Review

They took a concept that looked familiar and ran to
new places with
it. The unoriginal feel of last week is
almost gone; the
similarities to past events is acknowledged, and the
story is driven
elsewhere almost immediately. The character
interaction was
excellent, and the resolution of this story was
totally unexpected
when the episode started. I give it 5 out of 6.

The effects were very well done, again. My
only complaint is
that the slow motion bits looked more like low frame
rates than honest
slow motion. I give it 4 out of 6.

The story was well written, and well
structured. These guys
don’t hold back. When this was made, they didn’t
even know this would
be the last season; I can’t wait to see where they
take this now.
This just kept driving through, moving things
forward. The character
work was great all around. I give it 5 out of 6.

The acting this week was packed in very
well. Everyone had
some time with strong emotions, and they all pulled
it off. This is
one aspect that this episode had to do perfectly, and
they pulled it
off. I give it 6 out of 6.

The emotional response was excellent. The
acting tied in
well with the script, and kept me involved the entire
time. I give it
6 out of 6.

The production was very well done,
particularly with the
camera work slowly revealing the pieces of the
Hyperion, bringing fans
of various focus into things at various times. I
give it 6 out of 6.

Overall, it’s a fantastic way to end sweeps,
and leave us
begging for more. I give it 6 out of 6.

In total, Shells receives 38 out of 42.