I was going to say that this is where this scene starts dragging, but then I remembered my happy resolve. Love this scene! Buffy says she doesn't see "fat grandchildren in the offing with Spike," and I'm going to resist making any jokes about the six-percent body fat that Spike and Buffy have, combined, most likely not leading to any grandchildren, let alone "fat" ones. The rest of this scene is drowned out by what sounds like the Concorde flying repeatedly right over Buffy and Angel's heads, but Sep tells me it must have been a local audio problem because she didn't have it where she lives. Thank goodness for closed captioning, eh? Buffy has figured out a thing or two about herself recently. She used to think she was deficient because her relationships didn't work out, but she's finally opened her eyes and realized that, in that aspect, she's a perfectly normal twenty-two-year-old. A young person, with no reason to settle down and many, many experiences to still enjoy. Well, actually I'm paraphrasing. There's a whole strange baking analogy wherein Buffy says, "I'm cookie dough. I'm not done baking." Sep and I bickered a little over what kind of cookie Buffy will become. I believe Sep won by declaring, "Buffy is a SNICKERDOODLE!" Can't argue with that. Buffy muses that one day she might be "cookies" and "done" and find a guy to eat her. Uh, "enjoy warm, delicious cookie [Buffy]." On the one hand, I was very, very happy to see the message that not every relationship is the stopping point, especially when you're young. That relationships aren't failures or wastes of time simply because they end. That it's good to explore who you are and have a variety of experiences before settling down. I don't even mind the dough analogy, silly as it is. I'll just quibble that I don't think we're ever "done" becoming our adult selves. I get what Buffy's saying, though, and it's fantastically nice to see her make a genuine realization about herself and get the chance to articulate it to someone. Why were we so deprived of real character moments like this for Buffy all season? I'm laughing, though, thinking this is her Kelly Taylor moment, as she is quite clearly saying, "I chose me!" Snerk. Angel offers up that he, um, likes cookies and wonders if Buffy might be sharing in the future. She can't tell him -- she doesn't think that far ahead. He gives her the Pretty Princess Pendant and walks away. As he goes, Buffy calls after him that if she's ever going to show up at his door with a plate of warm snickerdoodles, it will "be a long time coming, years, if ever." Over his shoulder, Angel replies, "I ain't getting any older." I have the Season One cast photos that say differently, Boreanaz.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode Report CardAce: B- | 2365 USERS: B-
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer