Buffy the Vampire Slayer
What's My Line?, Part II

Episode Report Card
Couch Baron: B+ | 3 USERS: B
Bad Daddies And Bondage Fun

Dru sings the "run and catch" song as she opens a box and retrieves a small pitcher of what is soon revealed to be holy water. She tells us a few factoids about her mother, and kneels beside Angel, who's now shirtless, with each arm lashed to one of the bedposts. You know, he really did look pretty good back then. When did he go all pasty and puffy? Are he and Xander on the same diet? As Dru continues to disseminate information about her mother about which I care approximately as much as the scheduled release date of Corey Feldman's next album, she pours some holy water on Angel's chest, and he gasps in pain. All you people reading this at work can take solace in the fact that no matter how many unctuous middle managers you've had to deal with today, Angel is having a worse day than you are. Dru's enjoying herself at first, but when Angel starts to tell her he'd undo his crimes against her family if he could, her tone turns emotional and vicious, and she eventually dumps the entire pitcher on his chest, eliciting a scream. As much crap as I give her for her accent, and the character in general, Juliet Landau did a very nice job with that scene, possibly because it involved direction other than "swan about crazily until everyone watching wants to slap you into the middle of next week."

Library. A very quick shot (that they don't linger on; thank you very much for the subtlety) of the small half-moon window behind Giles shows us that it's getting dark. He sits down on the stairs next to Willow, looks at her computer, and notes that there are forty-three churches in Sunnydale, which he says seems excessive. Willow: "It's the extra-evil vibe from the Hellmouth. Makes people pray harder." Giles tells her to see if any of them are closed or abandoned, then checks in with Cordy and Xander, who aren't having any luck researching the assassins they met. In the office, Kendra notes that Cordy and Xander also know that Buffy's the Slayer, and asks if anyone ever explained the concept of a secret identity to her. Yeah -- the same person that explained it to Helena on Birds Of Prey. Kendra picks up a crossbow, and Buffy tells her to be careful with it. Kendra condescendingly says that she's an expert in all weapons. She then fires a bolt into a lamp. Giles calls in to ask if everything's all right. Buffy: "Yeah, it's okay! Kendra killed the bad lamp." Hee. Score one for the Buffster. Kendra, taking a more conciliatory tone, says that the trigger mechanism is different from what she's used to (well, I certainly hope so, unless she's got something against genies as well as vampires) and that perhaps Buffy could show her how to use it when their current campaign is over. Buffy: "When this is over I'm thinking pineapple pizza and teen video movie fest. Possibly something from the Ringwald oeuvre." Hee. Sixteen Candles was certainly one of the best movies ever. Long Duk Dong and John Cusack's second-ever movie appearance? What more could one want? Er, perhaps I should get back to embarrassing other people.

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