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Episode Poll: 5.14 Crush

It's awkward writing this part when doing scheduled posts. Like now, I'm writing this one week ahead of time. By the time this posts, I'll be finished with the GRE - the big looming THING in my future. I have no clue if I'll be jubilant or dismayed.

But I guess Crush is something to look forward to, cause guys, I love this episode.

Poll #1834292
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 123

1. Spike adopts a more casual look in this episode: khaki pants and button-downs with a brown leather jacket. Do you dig it over his usual look?

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Yes. Definitely an improvement.
10 (8.2%)
No way. Classic!Spike is the best.
80 (65.6%)
I like/dislike them both equally.
24 (19.7%)
I have another answer.
5 (4.1%)
Not sure.
3 (2.5%)

2. Spike proclaims to Buffy that he can be good, like Angel. What say you?

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Yeah. Angel had a soul. Spike has a chip. Same diff.
2 (1.7%)
No. He's like a serial killer in prison.
13 (10.7%)
He can be good - like Angel - but not just because of the chip.
84 (69.4%)
I have another answer.
17 (14.0%)
Not sure.
5 (4.1%)

3. By the end of the episode, which woman do you think has the largest grievance with Spike?

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Drusilla - Betrayed and offered up to be dusted for Buffy
30 (24.4%)
Harmony - The actual girlfriend who got completely dumped and ignored (but not before having to role-play as Buffy)
51 (41.5%)
Buffy - Being chained up and threatened
20 (16.3%)
I have another answer
9 (7.3%)
Not sure
13 (10.6%)

4. Buffy claims that you can't love without a soul. What say you?

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She's right.
6 (5.0%)
No way.
90 (75.6%)
I have another answer
12 (10.1%)
Not sure
11 (9.2%)

5. Spike threatened to kill Drusilla for Buffy. Would he have gone through with it if Buffy had responded with more interest?

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49 (40.8%)
34 (28.3%)
I have another answer
2 (1.7%)
Not sure
35 (29.2%)

6. He also threatens to untie Drusilla and let her kill Buffy if Buffy doesn't give him "a crumb". Would he have done this if Harmony hadn't interrupted?

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7 (5.8%)
94 (77.7%)
I have another answer
2 (1.7%)
Not sure
18 (14.9%)

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

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***** (Five stars)
46 (40.0%)
**** (Four stars)
51 (44.3%)
*** (Three stars)
17 (14.8%)
** (Two stars)
0 (0.0%)
* (One star)
1 (0.9%)


Apr. 17th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
2. He can do good. Whether that's the same as being good is a matter of definition. Personally, I tend to think that chaining people up and giving them an ultimatum to fall in love or die falls slightly to the left of "saintly." Which isn't to say it's not a great episode, but Spike still has a lot of journey ahead.

4. What, like love can't be a selfish emotion?

7. 4+, but I should probably have put a 5. Brilliant episode, really. "Do you like the Ramones?" Too bad it's Dru's last non-flashback appearance. I miss her. :(

And no question on the poor vamps who run off the second they see Spike and Buffy?

Edited at 2012-04-17 02:58 pm (UTC)
Apr. 17th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
2. Most definitely. Whatever it means to "be" or "do" good, Spike isn't doing it at this point.

4. Haha! So true.

And no question on the poor vamps who run off the second they see Spike and Buffy?

There should have been, shouldn't there?
Apr. 18th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
#4 - What, people can hurt the ones they love? Say it ain't so Joss!
Apr. 20th, 2012 07:35 am (UTC)
About Dru. Have you watched all the seasons and/or Angel? But I'm with you - I am one of those who really like Dru. Or am fascinated, I guess.
Apr. 20th, 2012 07:49 am (UTC)
Absolutely, and she's great in Angel (that last scene in "The Trial"... wow). But it would have been nice to see what happened to her after "Crush" - we get a lot more backstory on her, but not a word of where she goes from here. Then again, maybe that's for the best.

Dru is a fantastic character. A really messed-up one, but I'm actually sort of glad she was allowed to remain that way. It'd be dull if all the major vampires got souls... That's just not her story.
Apr. 20th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
I agree with you 100 %. I would have liked to know much more about Darla, Dru, Angel(us) and Spike and watched them interact a lot more than they did. Still, it leaves us free to imagine and fantasize and that's always a very creative smart move from any writer/producer.


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