Friday, February 24, 2006

Watching the penultimate episode of Buffy Season Six

I always thought it was so sad that Jonathan had to die in Season Seven. Of the Trio, he was the only one who showed any sense of right and wrong; yet he ends up getting sacrificed to open the Hellmouth, while his killer Andrew goes on to become a watcher-in-training.

Yeah I know, lots of great characters die on the show and he's just one of them. But I felt really sorry for him - maybe because it's easy to relate to someone who was a geeky "nobody" in high school.


Nigel Patel said...

I think Joss kind of liked to kill the innocent now and then. I'm thinking of Tara and Joyce Summers.
I was struck by Wesley's death. Here's a guy who's done some really questionable things , unless kidnapping, stabbing and shooting people are okay, and he gets to die with some dignity and tenderness. And like Jonathan, it still seemed unfair to me.

Juliabohemian said...

I have never seen a single episode. But, I thought the movie was great.

boudica of suburbia said...

hehehehehehehe.... *remembers the movie*... that was bloody awful


Violet said...

nigel: yeah, I agree that it's totally in keeping with the Whedon way. It does help though!

juliabohemian: oh, the tv series was superior by far! But if you start watching it you may get hooked and spend the next few months catching up...

boudica: the movie wasn't bad, but the series was on a whole other plane. I remember when the movie first came out and I didn't bother to see it because it sounded so much like a one-joke movie.