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Post by beccaelizabeth on Jun 17, 2009 8:11:12 GMT -5
I like all the stuff at W&H, the tizzy they get into from not knowing a thing in advance, the amusing violent response... yeah, being amused by the violence is kind of disturbing... so last episode established the pregnancy exists, this one is all what it means to people. even the Holtz threads are about being a father. so we see the baby has significance to the parents, to their friends, to the prophecy, to demons and vampires and evil law firms. is a big deal baby. a very threatened big deal baby. arriving any episode now...
The Secret of a Balanced Life is Reverence and Mirth in Equal Proportion
My halo's still in the shop 'cause it got dented from the time I tried to use it as a chakram.
Ah, and now we have the fake-out. Holtz is fooled and he family pays the price. "How do you hope to save others when you can not save your own?" Ah, parallels much?
Awwwwww. Hands on the baby-bump, touching moment and then . . . whammo - remind us all what's really going on here. "Are you going to do it, or am I?"
So, I've never really got how Holtz is supposedly getting up to speed with modern life thru a televised montage. But I fanwank this to actually be part of a spell and tell myself that while the images play he's getting all sorts of info dumped into his head or something.
Ah, the fate thing again. But of course, it's really Sahjahn's fate.
Heee! A little work done. I love all the funny in these eps. ;D
Angel: I had a bad day. Darla: So, you threw me through those glass doors, slammed me against the wall, pushed me onto the bed and took what you wanted. Angel: It seemed like the thing to do. At the time.
Interesting how Darla is saying this to Angel when they're all alone. I mean, this is what happened, but not all that happened. And not all that was going on at that time. Does she think to provoke sympathy or guilt in him, like he's gonna not remember everything else? Is this how she really sees/remembers it?
OMG. How I love Every. Single. Moment. of this scene when the gang come in. ;D "We'll wait for it to be born, and then we'll chop its head off." "What if it doesn't have a head?" ;D A really big mallet. A net in case it skitters. ;D "There'll be no throwing of flames!" Evil love child.
More funny! Demon resources. ;D "I don't date guys from the mail room." "Me neither!" Oh, Cyril, you adorable weasel. "I respect you way too much to be attracted to you." ;D
You know, I almost wonder if this really was Gavin's "convoluted pathetic way of asking for" her help. Because, of course, Lilah of course is the one who immediately realizes the important element - the unidentified preggo Darla. And there's Cyril, learning all about it.
This line? "We should get a demony doctor in here. You know, someone who understands how her vampire girl parts work." Never gets old. ;D
"Man works hard - builds something, waters it, grows rich and powerful. Leaves his wife for a younger beauty. These are the reasons we take certain blood oaths." Oh, Linwood. How you soooooo deserve your ultimate fate.
Cyril! Quick, call the Tittles. Underlord of pain. **giggles**
Holtz, Holtz, Holtz. Makin' a deal with a demon. Never a good idea. "But clearly masculine. You get that, right?" Heeeeee!!!
Prophesies, prophesies, prophesies. Always with the prophesies, these guys. Sheesh!
So, can ultrasound machines see vamps? I guess yes, 'cuz we see Darla around the baby, yes, not just the baby. And really, why shouldn't they.
Rules and timetables and what not. Heh! Vengeful types.
Oh, all the pychics! I love the whole "correct me if I'm wrong, but the role of a psychic . . . is to be psychic" and the guy apologizing and then seeing that Linwood's "chance to save your job" is not true. "No, you're not. You're gonna have me killed." "Now, why couldn't you have had that kind of foresight when we needed it?" And then we see the plastic come down over his face. Just so nicely done, that scene!
Heeee! "If they've heard about this in Berlin, Singapore and Muncie can't be far behind." ;D
Aaaaaaaand Linwood signs his death warrent by flat-out telling Lilah he's gonna push her under the bus. Dude! How did you get this far at W&H without knowing you shouldn't tip off the person you're planning to betray! Especially if it's Lilah.
Lilah does seem to favor these mystical swami kind of pain-causers / killers, doesn't she?
Heeee! And the funny just keeps on comin'! "It's not like I'm suggesting it's an evil two-headed thing." "My little parasite." Cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers! (You can so tell that Gunn is a comic fan. )
Angel: Me. A father. To a son. You know what that means? Fred: We're surrounded by vampires? Angel: No, it's a human boy . . . Oh. We are surrounded by vampires.
Um. Holtz? Don't think you need to worry about the guys Sahjahn is hiring. Also? You bring all the ruthless bastard quotient needed without any help. "Very exclusive." Ha! And they've got work-out machines and flat screens!
Heh! I love that Darla's mystic killer guy is just mobbed and taken out. ;D
OMG! Dr. Fetvanovich!!! With the wacky shuffle-chicken feet thing and the "I look forward to dissecting both the mother and the child" and "put baby's cage next to mama's"!! **squeees in delight**
Heee! "Now, you did say you were just gonna kill the humans, right?" "Yes, just the humans. Then we will nourish you, slice you open, wear your entrails as a belt and consume your eyeballs before we worship the miracle child." "OK. I'm in." Fred and the "it's always the quiet ones".
I gotta admit, the commandos taking over the hotel? Always strikes me as funny. I mean, rapelling down, all in ninja-gear? When you knew that no one was home anyway? And later you get taken out by Holtz and his "dumb as a stump" demon guys? Heeeee! Bad commandos, no biscuit!
Ridin' with Angel and the gang. Stake at the ready. Angel knowing what everyone is thinking before they say it.
Heh! Pirate with a sword. Commandos go boom.
Yeah, Angel. Leave to where? "Somewhere safe"? This is not so much a plan as a "cross your fingers and hope for the best" kind of thing, isn't it?
They do a nice job in this 3 ep arc with showing how Darla is changing. They've got the time to be relatively subtle.
"What's the worst thing that could happen in another minute?" Oh, Fred! You never say that kinda thing out loud!!
I like all the stuff at W&H, the tizzy they get into from not knowing a thing in advance, the amusing violent response... yeah, being amused by the violence is kind of disturbing...
Well, it's fake violence, so I think you're safe there. Also? Funny!
so last episode established the pregnancy exists, this one is all what it means to people. even the Holtz threads are about being a father. so we see the baby has significance to the parents, to their friends, to the prophecy, to demons and vampires and evil law firms. is a big deal baby. a very threatened big deal baby. arriving any episode now...
Oh, nicely put! Next ep makes things real, makes things personal, shows us the trade-off, the sacrifice, the consequences of all these significances.