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Episode Poll: 5.07 Fool for Love

will51
Fool for Love! I'm so excited!

William! If some of these look familiar, it's because I've kinda done polls for this episode in the past. I'm a fan of recycling...but there's new people and maybe your opinion's changed! Also, new questions! Have at it! Seriously, I had to stop myself. I was coming up with far too many questions. It's not fair to the other episodes.

Let's do this!






1. After Buffy is stabbed by a vampire, Riley offers to patrol. Buffy insists that he take the Scoobies along with him. Reasonable?

Yes. Buffy just got almost-killed by a regular vamp. Strength in numbers is smart.
121(81.8%)
No. Riley can handle himself.
13(8.8%)
I have another answer.
5(3.4%)
Not sure.
9(6.1%)

2. So...Cecily?

Unreasonably rude to William.
86(58.1%)
Eh, William was probably being a creepy stalker guy. He deserved the smackdown.
24(16.2%)
I have another answer.
18(12.2%)
Not sure.
20(13.5%)

3. Did William actually go back and drive railroad spikes through those party-goers' heads after he was turned?

Well, yeah. That's how he got his name, right?
100(67.6%)
Nah. That was part of the joke about how he got his name
33(22.3%)
I have another answer
5(3.4%)
Not sure
10(6.8%)

4. So did Drusilla actually use her super-seer sense to realize how fantastic Spike would be when she turned William?

Yep. Hence the whole talking about his greatness and effulgence and such
89(59.7%)
Nah, Darla showed that she would have done that to the first person she saw. She wanted a playmate.
36(24.2%)
I have another answer
10(6.7%)
Not sure
14(9.4%)

5. Do all Slayers have a death wish?

Yes
56(38.4%)
No
40(27.4%)
I have another answer
17(11.6%)
Not sure
33(22.6%)

6. Does Buffy have a death wish?

Yes
17(11.4%)
Sometimes
109(73.2%)
No
15(10.1%)
Not sure
8(5.4%)

7. Does Buffy want to dance?

Yes, of course!
30(20.7%)
Maybe a little, though she wouldn't admit it
99(68.3%)
No way.
7(4.8%)
Not sure
9(6.2%)

8. Buffy shoved Spike to the ground, threw money at him, then gave him the ultimate put down.

Wow. That's mean.
55(37.4%)
Nah, Spike was being a jerk. She had reason.
62(42.2%)
I have another answer.
18(12.2%)
Not sure.
12(8.2%)

9. The Chinese Slayer or the Subway Slayer?

Chinese Slayer
38(26.2%)
Subway Slayer (Nikki Wood)
107(73.8%)

10. If Buffy hadn't been crying - and assuming his chip wouldn't disable him - would Spike have shot and killed Buffy?

Yes
16(10.8%)
No
86(58.1%)
Not sure.
46(31.1%)

11. Did Spike tell Buffy the truth about his past as a bloody awful poet and his rejection by Cecily?

Yes
23(15.4%)
No
112(75.2%)
Not sure
14(9.4%)

12. Which flashback did you like best?

William getting turned by Drusilla
24(16.3%)
William - Spike - learning about the Slayer from Angelus
16(10.9%)
Spike killing his first Slayer
18(12.2%)
Spike killing his second Slayer
76(51.7%)
Drusilla getting caught cheating on Spike
13(8.8%)

13. Pretend you're a movie reviewer and give this episode a star rating:

***** (Five stars)
119(82.6%)
**** (Four stars)
23(16.0%)
*** (Three stars)
2(1.4%)
** (Two stars)
0(0.0%)
* (One star)
0(0.0%)


Comments

boot_the_grime
Feb. 7th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
2. Cecily - at the time I'd say she was too rude with the "you're beneath me" comment - there are many better and less snotty ways to reject a guy - but now I have another answer. Cecily was always Halfrek, which I'm sure they didn't plan but that has to be the case due to later canonical facts. It becomes more understandable why she would want William to get the hell away from her and let her do her job. (Especially if she was indeed supposed to curse someone at the party, which isn't confirmed canon but was a storyline of an old comic.) Though she probably did mean the "beneath me" comment - the funny thing is that this revelation changes its meaning - she probably considered him beneath her simply because he was human. Judging by her behavior in Older and Far Away (recognizing him after all that time, flirty gesture), it doesn't seem that she was put off by him personally that much.

11 - No, he certainly didn't tell her what really happened. His whole story was about boasting how "bad" he always was, not what a dork he was as a human.
gabrielleabelle
Feb. 8th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
2. I always forget about the Halfrek connection. I guess cause I'm not too fond of that bit of retcon, so I just ignore it. Selective canon YAY! :)

11. Yep. *nods*
tranquil_ity
Feb. 11th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
2. Agreed - I too ignore this silly piece of retcon. I second your selective canon YAY!
mikeda
Feb. 8th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
later canonical facts

Which ones? As far as I can recall it hasn't been clearly confirmed in canon that there's any connection between Halfrek and Cecily other than similarity in appearance.
boot_the_grime
Feb. 8th, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
She recognized Spike in Older and Far Away and called him "William?" (followed by adjusting her hair) though he didn't admit if he recognized her. It's clear that at this point the writers had decided to capitalize on the fact that they cast the same actress and make Cecily and Halfrek the same person (even though it was probably an afterthought and it wasn't planned at the time of Fool For Love).

I don't know if they had decided if she was already Halfrek in 1880 and just posing as Cecily or it was a pure accident because someone didn't think about the dates, but later in a conversation with Anya she mentions being in Russia during the Crimean war (as a demon), and that was some 25 years before William was turned.

Edited at 2012-02-08 02:16 pm (UTC)
mikeda
Feb. 8th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
I didn't see that as confirmation of Cecily=Halfrek, just the writer having a bit of fun with the audience by putting in an ambiguous little hint.
boot_the_grime
Feb. 8th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
So you have a better explanation why Halfrek knew Spike by his human name? And her looking like Cecily was just a strange coincidence despite the show drawing attention to the fact?
mikeda
Feb. 9th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
Don't see any particular reason why she wouldn't have known his human name. And yes, looking like Cecily would have to be a coincidence if she isn't actually Cecily.

(I did say it was a hint, it just isn't a conclusive one.)

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