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Soul Purpose

January 25th, 2004 (12:19 am)

Got round to watching the latest Angel episode, "Soul Purpose". Now that's an episode.



So, Lindsey is basically re-creating "City Of" but with himself as Doyle, and Spike as Angel. The sheer amount of time and energy that he's putting into this is somewhat worrying, given that I have no idea what he's up to. Setting up the apartment, the vampire attacks, getting Angel infected with the parasite, and getting the timing so right. There's a big plan/idea at work here, and I really want to know. On the other hand, Spike's reaction to Lindsey and the plan is highly amusing, especially "You're barking up the wrong vampire." Not forgetting the little rant at his first rescuee. And then there was Wesley and Gunn as Bad Cop and Worse Cop come to visit the new hero in town. Fascinating - placing them now in that situation so deliberately similar to 4 years back really emphasises how much has changed and how far they've come.

Angel, on the other hand, is having his buttons pressed one by one by one. The dream sequences are quite revealing in a way, showing just how much he has noticed around him in the recesses of his subconscious, Gunn's puma growl and Eve's earrings being big signs of that. And choosing Wesley as the one to stake him? Don't think he's over the Connor incident yet.

Lindsey has runes on him. Relic has runes on it. Angel wants Harmony to bring him anything to do with runes. Interesting. I shall ruminate on this.

Buffy. Angel. Spike. All in a bed at the same time. And people say we fic writers are slightly bizarre. So not a healthy subject for discussion with Angel at the best of times. Interestingly, all of Buffy's lines sounded like they came from "The Prom", which is one way to work around not getting SMG this season.

Wesley seems to have dumped the unshaven look for a much smoother approach. Not sure how much of that is due to going back and visiting his parents, or whether Alexis's new wife prefers him that way on the honeymoon. :)

Objects removed from Angel : Liver, kidney, heart that was a dried up walnut after all *snerk*, the pearl necklace, a license plate (and wasn't that a Jaws quote?) and a goldfish as Angel's soul.

And hey, Lorne got more than 2 scenes this week! Wasn't expecting that...

For those of you in a pwp mood, Angel can be said to have given Fred a pearl necklace. *snerk* My mind has been so in the gutter for the last few days....



All told, a very solid and entertaining episode. And is that a very special guest star I see next week?

Comments

Posted by: houses (houses7177)
Posted at: January 25th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
Lorne Yowza [houses]

Heh, you know, my brain must be in the gutter too, cause that's exactly what I thought. The rune angle is interesting, and I'm fascinated by Lindsey's little historical recreation. And Eve is seriously creeping me out. Much better than last week though.

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: January 26th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)

At least Eve doesn't quite seem to be "Lilah Lite" any more. She still isn't nearly as good at projecting ruthlessness, but it's getting there.

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