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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7, Episode 15: Get it Done

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Written and Directed by Douglas Petrie

I’ve said it before, but the title of this episode is thoroughly apt. You can literally feel the boredom of those involved permeating throughout. I don’t care what anyone says about her demeanour being appropriate given her character’s situation - Sarah Michelle Gellar is sleepwalking through her role, the lighting is so flat it practically looks like someone’s home movie (granted, a home movie shot on 35mm, but still), and the writing is so uninspired that people literally just stand about talking about how terrible it’s going to be when the First starts its master plan, despite the fact that we’ve seen fuck-all except something that can take the form of dead people and bore people to death with its speeches.

Oh, and because Anthony Head wasn’t around for this episode (again, Giles’s absence is unexplained), Dawn can conveniently speak ancient Sumerian. Although, given the way Giles was behaving towards Chao-An in the previous episode, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’d conveniently forgotten ancient Sumerian too. By the way, why is Kennedy now training the Potentials? Isn’t that Giles’s job, or Buffy’s?

Overall rating: 3/10.

Next time: Storyteller.

 
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2006 at 2:56 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Buffy the Vampire Slayer | DVD | Reviews | TV

 
Comments

1.

Courage, Michael, courage! Only seven episodes left!

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, October 8, 2006 3:29 PM

2.

Your moral support is greatly appreciated. Luckily, I’ve just taken a welcome breather over on Angel, which is considerably less mopey and glum than Buffy’s seventh season. (I never thought I’d be saying that!)

Posted by: Whiggles, October 8, 2006 7:34 PM

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