In defense of Bad Eggs ||>
|This is a little known fact,
but the season 2 episode Bad Eggs is the reason why
I have a site. See, I really liked this episode when
I first saw it. It was really cute and I enjoyed the non angsty
smoochies of Buffy and Angel. Then, in college, I ran into
the now-defunct site Domain of the Slain (my favorite site).
The webmaster, Alan, completely trashed this episode in his
episode reviews because it was not "romantic" enough.
I completely disagree, and since I'm like Cordelia, I don't
think, I know, I had to say something. So, this site was born.
a bit of camp.
Now I feel as if my site has come to some sort of fruition as
I defend what I consider to be the best of the "bad Buffy
episodes." (As if a bad Buffy episode existed, right?) So
here it goes
- Don't you sometimes get sick of all the angst between Buffy
and Angel? How sad they are, they can't be together. Star crossed
lovers, how romantic, and yet tragic. So they whine and cry
and sometimes kick each other's ass. The horror! Don't you ever
wish you could see them do something inane, like play a game
of Go Fish? And accuse each other of cheating? You know, nice
and normal things that couples do? Well, this episode is the
only one where they really do that. They just... make
out. Not because the world is going to end, but just because
they are a couple in love. Now, isn't that cute?
- Most episodes use witty, verbal banter to get their jokes
across. Here they try something different, and use physical
humor throughout the episode. Yes, this type of humor gets old
fast, but since this medium isn't overused on BtVS, it was refreshing.
Seeing the Gorch brothers fighting the Bezoar and then attacking
Buffy at the first opportunity had me really laughing.
- This is the last bastion of happiness, trust and true happiness
for many of the characters. Xander finally had a girl who wasn't
a demon, Willow was on the verge of being with Oz and neither
Buffy nor Angel knew about the happiness clause of the Curse.
Willow hadn't been betrayed by Xander and Cordy, Giles hadn't
been betrayed by Jenny and there was a general feeling of closeness
before it gets shattered for a long time. At this point, everyone
was having fun and pain was minimal.
- And last, vampires were not only in the episode, but played
a significant part. Haven't seen that in awhile.
So when you see this episode again, please keep this in
mind. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.