Cordy does some patter to establish that she had a vision; she shows Wesley a sketch of a spiny demon and says it was a "mood-killer." Wesley tells Cordy that she should have called them, and Cordy pshaws that she wouldn't call her friends in the middle of the night just because she couldn't have sex, and this is the fourth "joke" in a row based on the idea that the characters are idiots who can't follow a conversation. If this show is doomed to become a sitcom, couldn't it at least become a sitcom that's actually funny? Oh wait, this is the WB, so by their standards this is funny. Cordy finally figures out what Wesley meant, and assures him that the Spiny Monster won't turn up until later in the day. Wesley, for reasons I don't want to know, asks "Why can't you have sex?" Cordy says, "I could lose my visionity." And then the soundtrack tweedles in a modern interpretation of the rimshot. Wesley smirks, "If you want to play it that way..." and Cordy over-enunciates, "Vision-ity," and I dig out the first-aid kit to see if there's anything in there that'll help me. I've got safety scissors, but even if I jam them into my eyes I'm still going to hear the dialogue. Damn. Cordy reminds anyone that in Pylea, the visions were supposed to pass to Groo if they, ahem, com-shuked, so maybe the same thing is true on Earth. Angel readily agrees that Cordy should play it safe, while Wesley thinks that Cordy's demonitude might protect her visionity against any com-shucking. God help me, that sentence made sense to me. Angel interrupts and again urges caution, because he's jealous and we know, the world knows, everyone but Cordy knows, and more importantly, nobody cares. No matter how much the soundtrack trills and toots, this isn't funny. Cordy agrees with Angel, but stares dreamily out at Groo and makes animal noises. She asks if Angel and Wesley agree that Groo is bangable, and I don't know what kind of response she was expecting but all she gets is awkward glances. Cordy says, "There must be something we could do to relieve the tension." To spare me from having to offer some suggestions, Angel says, "Jogging could be a thing." Heh. Hey, see, that was funny. Was that so hard? Just give the characters amusing dialogue, instead of making them act like morons. But so much for that idea, as Wesley says, "Perhaps there's some form of paranormal prophylactic." Angel interrupts Wesley, Cordy keeps pondering the problem and makes a final unfunny remark, and the soundtrack goes into ecstatic spasms at the hilarity.
Episode Report CardStrega: C- | 836 USERS: B
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