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Episode Poll: 5.13 Blood Ties

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So I'm taking the GRE next Monday. I'm CRAMMING. As such, I may be a mere ghostly presence in the LJ world for the next week. (Though there may be more Wordy fic soon...)

Still, have a poll!

Midpoint of S5, anyone? You know you wanna poll for Blood Ties...






Poll #1832620
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 109

1. Buffy finally tells the others that Dawn's the Key. They're annoyed that she took so long. Do you think she was in the right to keep that info under wraps?

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Yes. After all, the Scoobies started acting weirdly around Dawn once they know.
58 (54.7%)
She had been at first, but she took too long to tell them.
28 (26.4%)
No. She should have told them as soon as she found out.
2 (1.9%)
I have another answer.
7 (6.6%)
Not sure.
11 (10.4%)

2. The Knights of Byzantium make another appearance in this episode. Some people have issues with these guys. What say you?

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Stupid concept.
18 (17.0%)
Interesting concept. Poorly executed.
63 (59.4%)
Good concept. Good execution. I have no issues.
15 (14.2%)
I have another answer.
2 (1.9%)
Not sure.
8 (7.5%)

3. Which Scooby do you think does the worst job of "acting normal" around Dawn?

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Willow. "Well, I don't think Buffy would like the, uh, black arts bumpin' auras with the littlest Summers."
10 (9.7%)
Tara. "This should give us a heads-up so we can hide ... the, um, key."
8 (7.8%)
Anya. "You make a very pretty little girl!"
68 (66.0%)
Xander. "How's my sweet fancy Dawn doing?"
17 (16.5%)

4. Is Glory prettier than Buffy? Dawn says yes.

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Yeah. Glory's prettier than Buffy.
8 (7.5%)
They're equally pretty.
20 (18.9%)
Nope. Buffy's prettier than Glory.
70 (66.0%)
I have another answer
5 (4.7%)
Not sure
3 (2.8%)

5. Dawn finds out she's the Key in this episode. Should Buffy have told her earlier?

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Yes
49 (46.2%)
No
30 (28.3%)
I have another answer
5 (4.7%)
Not sure
22 (20.8%)

6. Spike complains about not being in "the bloody loop" with regards to Dawn as the Key. Should he have been told?

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Yes.
22 (20.8%)
No
51 (48.1%)
I have another answer
6 (5.7%)
Not sure
27 (25.5%)

7. Glory threatens to brain-suck Dawn before Buffy interrupts. Would she have been able to?

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Yes. Then Dawn would still be usable as the Key.
28 (26.7%)
Yeah, but then she couldn't use Dawn as the Key
12 (11.4%)
No.
24 (22.9%)
I have another answer.
6 (5.7%)
Not sure
35 (33.3%)

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

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***** (Five stars)
6 (5.8%)
**** (Four stars)
59 (57.3%)
*** (Three stars)
35 (34.0%)
** (Two stars)
2 (1.9%)
* (One star)
1 (1.0%)


Comments

local_max
Apr. 10th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
2. My big guess is that his parents don't know for the same reason that no other humans know until Weight of the World -- mojo keeps people from realizing. Though, maybe Ben doesn't have parents; we never hear him have a last name. I almost wonder if part of the spell that keeps Glory and Ben divided works as a shimmer to keep Ben from being outed, and he only gets fired in Tough Love when the magic is getting closer to wearing off? He does mention that he used to keep Glory submerged with drugs.
gabrielleabelle
Apr. 11th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
Hmmm...well, we see his hospital nametag in WoTW when Spike's going through Glory's place. He appears to have a last name of some sort there, though maybe he forged it.

I almost wonder if part of the spell that keeps Glory and Ben divided works as a shimmer to keep Ben from being outed, and he only gets fired in Tough Love when the magic is getting closer to wearing off? He does mention that he used to keep Glory submerged with drugs.

Oh, good ideas!

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