In between two two-parters we get a couple of MOTW episodes, Ted
and Bad Eggs
. By comparison with what goes before and after they are very minor and often overlooked, or actively disliked. There’s a distinct lack of Spike and Dru, too. Still, here we are, back after our break, and any loins which needed girding are sufficiently girt.
One point needs to be made before you click on the cut, however. This is an episode about domestic abuse
, both emotional and physical. If there is any way in which discussion of this might be a trigger for you, think very carefully about whether you really want to engage here on this episode.( So, let us go to meet Ted.Collapse )
So, do you like this? Are you impressed by John Ritter’s performance? Is his robotic nature a cop-out, evading the very serious issue of Buffy believing she has killed a man? Is it too neatly wrapped up? Are Jenny and Giles too much of a side-issue in this episode and do you think their reconciliation is a bit pat?
As always, screencaps from Pretty as a Picture.
Comments extremely welcome!