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My Two Spoilery Cents On...


After spending some 6 weeks making myself sick over the mutilation of Spike, with the removal of his hands... I have to say that the episode was much better than it appeared on paper. Yes, still got all queasy and teary over the de-arming (so much more than just his hands **shivers**), but it wasn't as gratuitous as I had feared.

I believe this to be a pivotal point in our boys' relationship. For the first time, their sniping was less based in deep-seated hatred, and they merely seemed annoyed with each other. Angel seemed somewhat protective of Spike... in trying to warn him that Dana was dangerous to both of them as VamPyres **snickers**. Plus... this little fangirl went ape when Angel was the one to rescue Spike from Dana. Best, best, best moments of the show were the final ones, in W&H's infirmary. Very subdued... open and honest communication. Angel discussing his own atrocities... and not berating Spike for his. Familial understanding. Innocent victims... once upon a time. Beautifully written, achingly portrayed. And no, I don't believe it's all gonna be blood and peaches for Spike and Angel from now on... but... something has definitely changed for the better.

Andrew, Andrew, Andrew... what can I say that hasn't been said before? Nada, but... here I go anyway. Loved the Spike grope-fest when he first caught his eye... hugging and stroking his cheek, and telling Spike he was beautiful. "My Frodo." **sighs** Very cute. Love his dynamic with Spike... someone who knows him, and listens to him, and looks up to him... amazing how connected Spike suddenly seems. Can't be meaningful and multi-layered in a vacuum. The walk on the docks, the friendly snark (wedgie you to death - HEE!), blood tasting like pennies... stronger being nickels. It felt like home. Enjoyed Spike asking for Buffy, and Andrew's intuiting that she has no clue that Spike is back. Hope Spike actually makes good on his word and tells her, himself. Guess I still miss Buffy/Sunnyhell. Nice to have a small piece of it on Angel, in Andrew.

Loved the standoff between Angel and Andrew... with his backup singers Slayers. Not sure how much of his "Buffy doesn't trust you" speech is real, or bluster. Don't care, either.

In addition, I do envision the following in my widdle head upon his return to Europe.

Buffy: Andrew, what's wrong? You seem awfully avoidy.

Andrew: Nothing... must be jet lag.

Buffy: C'mon, you little weasel. You lie about as convincingly as Spike.

Andrew: (squirming) Buffy... what would you do if someone asked you not to tell
something secret... but...it was a good secret... and he was hurting... and...

Buffy: Andrew! Spill it already... who are you talking about?

Andrew: Well... remember how Spike went all dusty and combusty in the Hellmouth?

Buffy: **sniffs** And your point is?

Andrew: He's looking better now.


What? It can happen. My Spuffy heart says so.

5 stakes out of 5! Loved it to pieces. First time all season.

Hope the ramblings of the insane make some kind of sense. **grins**

Comments

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sangpassionne
Jan. 29th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
Andrew: He's looking better now.

::snigger::

Can't wait to see this. Three more weeks ::sob::
spikes_heart
Jan. 29th, 2004 09:14 pm (UTC)
Re:
My very firstest comment! So... with a lot of armtwisting and handholding (and I so did NOT go punning there, honest!), check this out...

Andrew, the VamPyre Squealer
willshenilshe
Jan. 29th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC)
*happy sigh*... <3 I love your dialogue. It's so perfectly them. Methinks you have hidden talents in your already abundant treasures. :-D
misanthrope7842
Jan. 29th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
Andrew: He's looking better now.

snerk. That's just perfect.

spikes_heart
Jan. 29th, 2004 09:12 pm (UTC)
Re:
I have become enboldened... check this out...

Andrew, the VamPyre Squealer
tgray
Jan. 29th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
I knew there was a writer hiding in there....
spikes_heart
Jan. 29th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
Re:
AAUUGGHHH! You saw this, you saw this! And you're not laughing. **thuds**
spikes_heart
Jan. 29th, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC)
Re:
Actually grew the metaphoric pair... and here it is... hopefully, you're still online and will read it.

Andrew, the VamPyre Squealer
kallysten
Jan. 29th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
hehe
Spuffy lives!

(and what would it take to convince you to try your hand at writing, i wonder...)
spikes_heart
Jan. 29th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
Re:
Major arm twisting... and here it is, first thing out of me!

Andrew, the VamPyre Squealer
xionin
Jan. 29th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
would that your little scene could come to pass.
::sigh::

it was a great ep, wasn't it?
spikes_heart
Jan. 29th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
Re:
Okay - got up the nerve to actually do this... please, be gentle. It's my first.

Andrew, the VamPyre Squealer
essene
Jan. 29th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
That dialogue? That is the start of something beautiful my friend. Don't tell me you don't know the rest, 'cause you SOOOOOO do!

And it must be written. So sayeth I.
spikes_heart
Jan. 29th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re:
Okay - as per your request... and be kind... a real first effort here.

Andrew, the VamPyre Squealer
hecatehatesthat
Jan. 29th, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC)
I love it! Andrew might be able to keep his mouth shut on conference call, but if he sees Buffy in person, he's gonna spill. Even if she doesn't pick up on his extra-squirminess, or does and writes it off as Andrew being his weird self, he'd start in on the babbling about having a secret and it'd all be over.

And how does Buffy react? Come on, write it, write it!
spikes_heart
Jan. 29th, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC)
Re:
You did ask for this... remember that, and please... be kind. It's a first.

</b>Andrew, the VamPyre Squealer</b>
oneechan19
Jan. 30th, 2004 09:24 am (UTC)
Buffy: Andrew, what's wrong? You seem awfully avoidy.
...
Andrew: He's looking better now.


You should so write a fanfic based off that! Or maybe... could I? I'll give you credit of course. It sounds so tempting...
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