5.12 You're Welcome--Waking Beauty Feb 6, 2004 3:11:53 GMT -5
Post by beccaelizabeth on Feb 6, 2004 3:11:53 GMT -5
we learn that Lindsey has been nobody’s agent but his own
We are told, as Lindsey talks to Eve, that he has been nobody's agent. Trouble is Eve works for the Senior Partners and is evil, therefore he would tell her evil motives to get her to do stuff.
I'm intrigued by the Enochian runes- angelic language.
But I do think Lindsey is playing his own game really.
People keep saying that but I still don't see it. Lindsey had his own power, got his own ass kicked, the crystal and the monster were a seperate deal.
I also really dont think Eve is (should be) all gone. Out of sight, out of mind, but out of the running? With what she knows? I doubt it.
I don't think Lindsey wanted the Doyle thing unveiled YET, but I do think he had a different plan than the big let the monster out one. Seeing as he could have done that at any time. Letting the monster out was a response to the intervention of TPTB, showing an interest in their champion again. He was trying to get the Senior Partners to think that Spike, not Angel, was the relevant Champion- if TPTB choose Angel, that screws that plan rather.
Cordy is presented as the voice of pissed off Cordy. She doesnt even claim the degree of omniscience she had post ascension, just slogs through books based on a vision like she did before. Her reactions were human, including a very human degree of annoyance. Not trying to say its true.
OTOH it could be use what you've got, evil methods for good ends, is what she actually believes, given that she persuades Angel to stay on.
I think the most significant part is Angel refused- remember we have seen him dark enough to torture before (after Connor went, capture the W&H guy). However pissed off and broody he has been getting under pressure at W&H, he hasn't gone so dark torture springs to mind, or seems acceptable.
Peripheral damage would wipe out the Senior Partners investment, but if they really want to get to Angel then why alert him to something being up? In the sure knowledge he'll go confront it rather than sending the guy who isnt affected by kryptonite (seeing as the bad thing was specifically targeted at him, it would hit his personal weaknesses). I'm not sure at all who sent that warning, and it is an interesting move.
Another fight reference in both the moves and the music (to my mind anyways) is the climatic fight in Blade between the souped up Frost and the recently back from the brink Blade. Plus, blood round his mouth. hmm, round both their mouths actually, but much more on Lindsey for once.
Also noticeable to be- I think whoever choreographed that sword fight uses a katana. They were using western swords with eastern moves, I think. I recognise a lot of the moves from Highlander, and they work different with a different shaped sword. The way he was holding the hilt and posing with it struck me as a very katana move. So why the *bleep* were they not both using katanas? So you could tell the difference when they swapped swords? I mean I wouldn't have given Lindsey a katana when there are perfectly good American civil war swords to use, but neither would I have given him a standard cross guard medieval european sword. So why did they? Aside from not thinking about it half as much as Highlander usually did.
Actually if them swapping weapons was important to notice theres a whole significance there- Cordy giving Angel a weapon, Lindsey takes it, Angel takes Lindsey's- who gets the power from whom and who it goes to. Then they both throw the swords away and rely on their personal strength. At which point Lindsey was by no means a match for Angel- got headbutted and ass kicked. I'm pretty sure the loss of crystal was not relevant, the loss of outside powers (sword, then tats) was what did it. Otherwise, if Lindsey were only human, Angel could have snapped his neck with any of those punches. Vamp strength can go through walls, yes? People, not so much the obstacle.