First ep of season 2, here we go! This is the one where Buffy comes back from her summer in L.A. and she's like a total biotch, yo! Dealing with that post-death angst..at least it doesn't last a whole season...OH! Sarah Michelle Gellar looks instantly older. She's hiding her pain for the first time. Secretive Buffy has arrived. Damn! That season 1 cutesy innocence is over.
Giles' interest in Ms. Calendar is revealed.
Terrible music in the training montage! Ew.
What school has a lounge area with couches? Buffy's crocheted pillowcases make me laugh. Ok, Angel was in her room watching her sleep...again, how creepy is that? Yuck, Buffy's wearing mom pants and an ill-fitting tank top. Only in 1997 could Cibo Matto just happen to be playing in a fictional town called Sunnydale. Color me jealous!
Sexy bitch dance with Xander. Not fair! I wanna dance with Xander like that! He looks totally taken advantage of, like he feels like a whore.
C: Buffy! You're really campaigning for bitch of the year, aren't you?
B: As defending champion, you nervous?
C: I can hold my own. You know, we've never really been close, which is nice, 'cause I don't really like you that much, but you have on occasion saved the world and stuff, so I'm gonna do you a favor.
B: ...and this great favor is?
C: I'm gonna give you some advice. Get over it! Whatever's causing the Joan Collins 'tude, deal with it. Embrace the pain, spank your inner moppet, whatever, but get over it. Pretty soon you're not even gonna have the loser friends you've got now.
And of course, Buffy's negligence of her friends and INSISTING she can do things alone has immediate consequences. Willow, Giles, Cordelia, and Ms. Calendar have been kidnapped by the Anointed One and friends and need to be bled in order to resurrect the Master.
Cordelia killed her first vampire!
And now she smashes the Master's bones into dust. Work out those issues, Buffy!!
Oh no, Cordelia has camel toe!
All is forgiven and everyone's happy at the end of 43 minutes...
Xander: We Bronzin' it tonight?
Willow: It's Wednesday, kinda beat...
X: Well, we could grind our enemies into talcum powder, but gosh, we did that last night. (cute Xander smile) Bad piano resolution music!