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Posted on October 31, 2013
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Listener’s Buffy/Angel Rewatch (A2.14)

Angel 2.14: The Thin Dead Line

  • Looks like Angel got his tips frosted again.
  • Cordy’s shirt looks like she belongs at a fast food restaurant.
  • Perhaps we should let the girl answer the question?
  • I just noticed that the top bar of Gmail and the top bar of Gdrive are the same pixel height.
  • Oh, look, it’s Anne again.
  • Anne is only 22 or 23. These kids aren’t that much younger than her.
  • I may have mentioned this, but one of the cool things about the Angel credits is that the backgrounds behind the character intros are related directly to the characters’ specialties/interests.
  • Okay, so this one has Kate, Anne, and Merl. Cool.
  • Dude, Kenny is totally right. I’m from Florida, and my relatives think anything under 70 is freezing. (I don’t have that problem; I love the cold.)
  • "What were you doing?" Nice, Anne, blame the victim.
  • Nice to see Anne has clothes that aren’t belly shirts. I will say that she is costumed accurately for someone with very little money who runs a shelter.
  • It’s interesting that Anne knows Gunn. Small world.
  • Loop closed.
  • Oh, I see, we have a one-belly-shirt-per-scene-per-female-character quota, and it’s on Cordy right now.
  • And somehow Anne has a van.
  • "Define ‘tripping’ for me."
  • Every time Gunn calls Anne “Annie”, I’m reminded of this story I read some time ago about a guy who blackmails a girl into sleeping with him, and calls her Annie until she “earns” her name back (which is Ann). (I never said it was a NICE story.)
  • You don’t think Anne can hear the living room from off in her office?
  • It’s the truth because the white chick said it. Riiiiiight.
  • Okay, Angel, this is dumb. You should be at least going along with this guy until you figure out what’s going on.
  • Seriously? Angel kicks hard enough to knock someone’s head off? That may be even less believable than the eyeball in the back of the head.
  • "Greetings."
  • This actor who said “deluxe apartment in the sky” must not have seen The Jeffersons because if he had he would’ve said “DEE-luxe”.
  • I realize Gunn has a LOT of neighborhood cred, but by this point I think the guys from the neighborhood wouldn’t be coming to his aid anymore.
  • Who puts balloons on a grave?

  • Elisabeth Rohm wasn’t even thirty when her episodes aired. I always thought she was at least that old.
  • I realize that what Jackson is doing is accurate, but was it necessary for it to be done in this particular episode?

  • That “somebody have an apocalypse” line feels forced.
  • Well, I hope Rondell got THAT on tape.
  • I wonder if it was just casting choices, or if it was trope subversion, that the white paramedic got killed by the zombies and the black one survived.
  • And now it’s raining?
  • Why is the security door INSIDE the decorative door?
  • It’s hard to see because the camera doesn’t really key on him, but the dude in the background with the mohawk looks like he’s wearing a really terrible hairpiece.
  • That stuff on the bookshelves would totally have fallen down as they were moved.
  • The items to the right of the captain’s private room entry look more like bondage gear than police gear.
  • And yet we never went back to Jackson in any future episodes. Seems like a wasted opportunity to me.
  • For someone who’s over 200 years old, Angel is awfully awkward sometimes. Not right this second, but sometimes.

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