April 18th, 2016

Buffy_Angel

Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments -- Buffy

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Hey all!

Welcome to our ongoing series of Best Of & Worst Of Character Moments in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Our focus in this post is the S3 episode "Revelations", in which Buffy gets some seriously deserved flack for not telling anyone about Angel's mysterious return... especially Giles.

Yeah. I'm completely on the side of Rupert when it comes to this episode.


Our main players who will receive kudos and demerits are: Rupert Giles, Willow, Xander, Cordelia, Angel, Buffy and Faith.



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steve austin

Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping, part I of III

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The Six Million Dollar Man
The Solid Gold Kidnapping

Writer: Larry Alexander, Alan Caillou
DIR: Russ Mayberry

Blurb (IMDB contributer - Il Tesoro -- thank you): A criminal organization known as OSO specializes in kidnapping high ranking U.S. representatives. Although Steve Austin has already thwarted one of their kidnappings, he is unable to stop them from grabbing William Henry Cameron right from under OSI's nose. OSO demands one million dollars in gold and Oscar Goldman takes the opportunity to try and lure them out into the open. Meanwhile, Steve accompanies Dr. Erica Bergner, who is testing a new method of brain transferal in order to find out where Cameron is being kept.


Scene 01: We start with the score being played over snippets of Steve’s civilian test piloting/Air Force test piloting [Steve’s background undergoes several shifts before they finally figure him out, which will finally make his career as a undercover agent rather ludicrous when other episodes have him widely recognized and celebrated for walking on the moon! And no, the mid-season‘s cheezy mustache doesn‘t explain it away].

Over scenes of the test vehicle beginning its wobbling, Oscar Goldman is again in direct contact with Steve [and sounding a little too familiar with him, considering they don’t know each other yet, as far as we’re aware… but then again, we’ve already seen that Oliver Spencer has been excised from existence by some unnoticed cosmic-shattering, timeline erasing event].

[Also, our dialog from the last time we saw this accident has all changed, too.]

Steve has his fateful meeting with the tarmac.
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TBC.

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steve austin

Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping - part II of III

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Scene 30: Steve rejoins Oscar, where Goldman reminds Steve he was against the Mexico operation as being too dangerous to their most expensive agent, and to the Ambassador’s life, but he’s glad he was proven wrong. Steve clarifies that Oscar wants him to break Mr. Cameron out of wherever he’s being held when they find him and all within a 48 hour deadline.

Goldman says a Marine strike would be too dangerous and this is the type of one-man operation that they need his skills for [very much echoing Oliver Spencer’s reasoning for having Steve built, prior to his excision]. Steve points out that he needs a place to actually start before he can agent his way to their missing diplomat.


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TBC.


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steve austin

Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping - part III of III

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Scene 57: Upstairs, he finds Erica still asleep. As he gets out of his wet clothing, she dreams more images of Roger’s mentor/killer, the Chairman, The Contessa, and the gun firing the lethal bullets into him. She awakens screaming.

Even after awaking, Erica is distraught. She tells Steve that it feels like Peck [a name that has just come up from Roger’s memories to her] was shooting her, that she can physically feel the bullets tearing through her body.

Steve tries to comfort her, but she admits that Steve may’ve been right about taking her experiments too far. She’s now very afraid that Roger’s last moments will keep coming back to her for the rest of her life. Steve tries to tell her that she risked everything to save Mr. Cameron, but Dr. Bergner admits to Steve that she did it for herself. She just wanted to know if she could, and this was her chance to skip years of drudgery through the slow, methodic scientific method, just as Rudy suggested to Oscar earlier.

Steve pushes her to tell him all about Peck, despite her emotional fragility.
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