Okay, we seem to be at the actual end of season 4 with this one. Where do you go after that last two-parter? I guess I’m about to find out with “Restless,” s04e22 of this first-time walkthrough of Buffy.
- Aw, a nice movie sleepover with the whole crew. Denouement, everybody!
- Wait, is this a dream or is it actually happening? Nevermind: clearly a dream. Willow, your subconscious is weird as hell.
- I’ve never seen nor read it, but I’m fairly certain this is not an accurate production of Death of a Salesman. It is, however, completely fucking amazing.
- Okay, Xander, your dream manifestation of Joyce is … I don’t know what to say about that.
- Is anybody else getting a weird Terminator 2 vibe from this playground?
- Oh my holy shit of fuck, Armin Shimerman doing Principal Snyder as Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now is everything.
- You know, it now occurs to me that we really have no idea what Xander’s home life is like, do we? I don’t recall ever actually seeing his parents.
- Giles’s dream is weird, too. Everybody’s dream is weird as fuuuuuuuuck
- Although I do like Anya’s terrible standup. “Quiet, you’ll miss the humorous conclusion.”
- And again they find an excuse to get Giles singing. Note: this is not a complaint. Let the man spread his wings!
- Buffy’s dream is the weirdest by far. Everybody — everybody! — is speaking in this strange, just-off-enough version of their everyday self that it makes me want to watch this episode again immediately.
- Oh shit, the first Slayer! Damn, this is actually kind of a potent concept. I certainly hadn’t thought of this before; the lineage of Slayers throughout history, all the way back to the very first one, who of course must’ve been African, what with the human species having originated there. Does that mean … vampires originated there, too? Can’t have vampires without humans, can you?
- All right, what is with the cheese guy? Is that ever gonna be explained?
- And yeah, what’s is the source of the Slayer’s power? Up until now that isn’t really something I’ve had cause to wonder about, but now … huh. Huh!
- Okay, if this is gonna be the end of season 4 — weird, figurative, portentous — I guess I’m alright with it.
The possibility cannot be mathematically excluded that GoFundMe is leaving the “Support Darren Wilson” campaign up while expunging the racist comments as a tacit way of saying someone else could post a campaign to collect money to put out a contract on the miserable fucker’s life and they’d look the other way too, as long as nobody said anything racist in the comments.
I’m just talkin’ here.