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26 February 2002 @ 03:24 am
bloody babies  

There were some charms to this episode; Tough!Wesley is always good to see, and Gunn and Fred continue to be charming. But the story arc continues to be an idiot-plot; that is, Wesley fails to do the obvious sensible thing: tell Angel. And/or Gunn. And Cordelia when she come back, and frankly it's worth hauling her back from vacation for.

Yes, it'll be an unpleasant conversation. Yes, Angel will be sad. However, it's a necessary one. And considering his other options are killing Angel or stealing the baby, don't you think a little conversation is the obvious answer? And it's simply not fair to Angel to not give him the information.

Apart from that... the Look How Happy Angel Is With The Baby anvils were as subtle as the drug metaphor anvils over on Buffy. Yawn. Holtz's fine actor continues to anchor the goofiness they are turning his arc into, with his little mission impossible team. And the Holtz-Justine stuff they seem to be implying... whatever.
Lauratavella on February 27th, 2002 07:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Bloody babies, Gunn et al
What annoys me about Holtz is not that he wants to kill Angel, it's that the plot demands that the can't kill Angel. So instead of putting a crossbow bolt in his chest in the rain, he's going to execute some huge stupid plan about making Angel suffer before he dies (not.)

If he had just nailed him when he had the chance, I'd be all 'you go, guy!'