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Episode Poll: 5.14 Crush

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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.






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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Yes
49(40.8%)
No
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?

Yes
7(5.8%)
No
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:

***** (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%)


Comments

gillo
Apr. 17th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
1. Spike in beige? A thousand times no!

2. He can do good and he can want to be good; I'm not sure he can always understand what "good" actually means without that moral compass. Tara spells it out for us: it can't end like that, 'cause all of Quasimodo's actions were selfishly motivated. He had no moral compass, no understanding of right. Everything he did, he did out of love for a woman who would never be able to love him back. Also, you can tell it's not gonna have a happy ending when the main guy's all bumpy. I'm not sure I agree with her that doing something good for unreciprocated love makes it intrinsically selfish, but she feels so.

3. Hmm. Two vampires - betrayal is pretty much part of their life isn't it? Dru has sex with Angelus in front of William, and has sent him away from her when he called her out on the Chaos Demon. Harmony is clueless, but it's hardly the first time he has double-crossed her - she knows he doesn't love her. (syphilis!) Buffy is probably angriest, partly because she now realises she should have seen it coming, but also because he renders her helpless, which is the ultimate betrayal of a Slayer. So, possibly Buffy by a narrow margin. Spike really doesn't "get" women, does he?

4. Nope - even Dru points out that she's wrong.

5. I think he would have dusted Dru for Buffy, but possibly never have forgiven himself afterwards.

6. No - he is obsessed by Buffy and wouldn't actively help kill her. Possibly he would have unleashed Dru then stepped in just as she was about to sink her fangs into Buffy, dusting her in a flamboyant gesture. And then be outraged and astonished that Buffy didn't fall into his arms for saving her.

7. I adore this episode - there are so many funny bits, but we are reminded that Spike is still a vampire and dangerous, and the dark is very dark.

You didn't mention his hesitation about feeding off the victim in the Bronze.
gabrielleabelle
Apr. 17th, 2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
1. Indeed. I prefer classic!Spike.

2. I'm not sure I agree with her that doing something good for unreciprocated love makes it intrinsically selfish, but she feels so.

Word.

You didn't mention his hesitation about feeding off the victim in the Bronze.

I wanted to, but I couldn't think of a relevant question! :/

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