We're inside a large office, and see Lilah and Angel's silhouettes through frosted glass as they approach. Lilah asks, "Did I mention we have a juice bar?" They enter the room; Angel asks if he's supposed to be amazed by a nice office. My brother points out that if it were a really nice office, it would have better soundproofing. Lilah points out a private elevator to the garage, where Angel's twelve new cars await. Oh, good. Because... Hey, when I say "Oh, good," y'all get that I mean, "Jesus fucking Christ, this is so goddamned stupid that I want to kill someone!" right? I wouldn't want my sarcasm to be veiled or anything. God. I hate this. I'd have rather watched an hour of the actors and writers saying, "Hi, we've decided to piss away everything that made the last two seasons good, and turn this into, well, we don't know, really, but it looks like some kind of crazy-ass comic-book superhero show! Birds of Prey was a big hit, right?" If this had happened at the end of the first or second season, it wouldn't have surprised me, but now? I just keep thinking that they could do something genuinely good here, and they're choosing not to. If this is what it takes to get the show renewed, I could go with the whole "menacing corporation makes them an offer they can't refuse, forcing them to radically change their ways" as an intentional dig at the way they have to make the show appeal to the network. But they aren't playing it that way; it's all "Here are goodies. Enjoy!" Maybe they'll play it up later, like, Lilah will drag Spike in and explain, "You'll need his help to overcome the alphamegamian demogra -- I mean, 'demons.'" Ah, now I lost my place with all the ranting.
Episode Report CardStrega: C- | 580 USERS: C+
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