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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!






Poll #1817396
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 150

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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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

7. Does Buffy want to dance?

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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?

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

12. Which flashback did you like best?

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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:

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***** (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

samsom
Feb. 8th, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: Deep breath
If Buffy unintentionally hit on Beneath Me, that's got to be the biggest coincidence known to the human race. I sort of find it hard to believe that she pulled that out of thin air. Maybe in another episode, but not this one.

On the other hand, I have a hard time seeing Spike sharing that bit of humiliation with Buffy.

And she's always known his name was William. William the Bloody... :)

*thinks*

Oh Lord. I thought William the Bloody started in FFL. *headdesk x 1 million*

eowyn_315
Feb. 8th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Re: Deep breath
If Buffy unintentionally hit on Beneath Me, that's got to be the biggest coincidence known to the human race.

Well, if Buffy were a real live person, yeah. But since she's a character with writers who like thematic consistency and callbacks like that, I think it's one of those times when probability is sacrificed for poetic license. :) I can't imagine Spike sharing that with Buffy, either.
samsom
Feb. 8th, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
Re: Deep breath
I totally understand, but I guess for me, if it was unintentional, this is the point where my ability to be in the story gets a little strained. :)

And where I start going "oh come on."
gabrielleabelle
Feb. 8th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Re: Deep breath
Damn LJ! Don't eat my comments!

If Buffy unintentionally hit on Beneath Me, that's got to be the biggest coincidence known to the human race. I sort of find it hard to believe that she pulled that out of thin air. Maybe in another episode, but not this one.

It's a work of fiction, so coincidence isn't necessary.

If you compare the two scenes - Buffy saying Spike's "beneath [her]" and Cecily saying William's "beneath [her]" - they're filmed and shot from exactly the same angle on the two women. It's a dramatic parallel, which works on the Doylian level but doesn't necessarily imply intent on the Watsonian level (in fact, it works better if it isn't intentional). That's part of the nature of the story.
samsom
Feb. 8th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
Re: Deep breath
I can see that, but for me, I guess it works better if it was intentional, because my ability to be in the story, to get moved by it, gets a little strained otherwise.

Which, I know, a show about vampires and my credulity gets tested by a deliberately written parallel. IDEK.

rebcake
Feb. 8th, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Re: Deep breath
I'm thinking we should have a regularly scheduled "Credulity Test" for all shows! It'll be fun!

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