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...I learned that from my father...

Fuck, tonight's Angel was good.

I was so surprised when Connor appeared! I was totally unspoiled, and although I kind of recognised his parents, I wasn't sure what episode they'd been in before. And then we heard the voice, and poor old Angel looked around... sniff. All the Angel-Connor stuff was really touching and sad, especially the very end.

And I loved the bit where Connor got his memory back and flipped over Sahjan. Then when he got up and was looking over at him, smiling kind of dangerously...that was very cool. I really like it when characters suddenly realise their power - like when Buffy stops being all girly at Halloween. In fact, I'm presuming the resemblance to that scene was intentional. Aww, why does the Buffyverse have to end? Why?!

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stephencass
May. 12th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)
In fairness, Mercedes McNab has now been in the onscreen Buffyverse longer than anyone except Angel himself

I hadn't fully realised this until now, but you're right -- I think she was even in The Bizarre Unaired Pilot With The Wrong Willow. That could actually make her onscreen presence even longer than Boreneaz: I don't think he was in the Unaired Pilot, but I could be wrong.

I doubt Connor will be back Before The End, but it was a great way to both resolve a huge dangly from Season Four and, significantly, set Connor up for future development. If Whedon's horizon only extended to to the end of this season, Angel would have prevented Connor from regaining his memory in an attempt to protect him, but, deprived of his fighting skills, Connor would have died, fueling Angel's angst. Remember how Season Seven Buffy burnt through a huge chunk of its established characters for maximum impact (e.g. Jonathon, Hally, Anya)? Whedon's being much smarter about the Angel end game than he was about the Buffy end game (with a glaring exception that we'll have to talk about in a few weeks :) ).

I predict a TV movie, wherein Connor gets over his thing for the older ladies and he and Dawn start Getting It On: a Dawn and Connor baby would be just the ultimate magnet for Mystical Whoosiewhatsits.
stellanova
May. 12th, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
I predict a TV movie, wherein Connor gets over his thing for the older ladies and he and Dawn start Getting It On: a Dawn and Connor baby would be just the ultimate magnet for Mystical Whoosiewhatsits.

Hee! Wouldn't it just? God, I'd love to see that.

with a glaring exception that we'll have to talk about in a few weeks

And, now you're making me nervous! I don't want this to all end craply..

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