Backstage, Buffy is still looking for Morgan, and she hears some creaking. She looks around a bit, pushing some clothes on a rack out of the way, but sees nothing. She continues to make her way towards the noise, and then she trips on something. She looks down to find Morgan's body sans brain. As she slowly backs away, she whispers to herself, "Demon's got himself a brain." She backs up through a beaded curtain, but hears another noise and looks up to see a wrought-iron chandelier falling towards her. Because the WB had a special effects budget of about ten bucks a week the first season, we have to cut to a commercial, and then when we've returned we see that the chandelier has pinned an artfully arranged and not-at-all crushed looking Buffy to the floor. Buffy comes back to consciousness slowly and we get a few shots from woozy-cam. She hears little wooden footsteps pattering and sees Sid running across the catwalk above. She tries to lift the chandelier off of herself, but it's too heavy. I find it hard to believe that the girl who can bend a shotgun barrel in half would struggle with a chandelier, and what the hell was a chandelier doing up there in the first place? I know that California public schools probably don't have a lot of money to spend on theatre lighting, but I doubt they've resorted to candlelight. Buffy calls out, "Whoever's out there, I'm gonna hurt you! Badly!" Pause. "If you'll just give me a minute." She struggles with the chandelier some more, and when she looks over her shoulder she sees Sid with his knife held high. In the nick of time she turns her head to avoid being stabbed. Buffy manages to get one arm free and strikes out with it, knocking Sid down. She's able now to shift the chandelier enough to get her other arm free and extricate herself the rest of the way. Sid attacks her from behind while she's freeing herself, but she knocks him across the floor and into a wall. She frees herself the rest of the way and pins Sid against a wall with a move that looks most ineffectual and limp-wristed. Sid says, "You win. Now you can take your heart and your brain and move on." But as much as Buffy could use a supplemental brain, she declines the offer and says that they would have made "great trophies" for Sid, except that he "lost and now [he'll] never be human." "Yeah, well, neither will you," retorts Sid. "What?" they say in unison, having both confused each other thoroughly.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode Report CardAce: D | 766 USERS: B-
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer