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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes

"Surprise"

Original Air Date: January 19, 1998
Review by: Chrystal

Episode Review

Okay what else can I say, but Angel shirtless + Angel kisses = great Angel episode. I thought Angel and Buffy were extremely sweet and touching together. I do wish they had actually talked about sex more openly than the hints than were dropped. However, I thought their intense love for each other played well throughout the episode. I don't know about you, but when he gave her the ring I was really moved. I also loved the way Angel struggled to tell her that he loved her. By the end of episode, I really thought like Buffy, that their making love was inevitable. There were simply too much emotions between them for them to resist. Yet, I was surprised that the scene was so brief considering the promo.

At this point, I am designating Jenny "Janna" Calender, Angel enemy no.1. After he saved her life she is still willing to come between Angel and Buffy, what a jerk she has turned out to be. Yet I am confident that she will redeem herself in tonight's episode, at least I hope so for Giles sake.

I did have a couple problems with the episode, (1) I really thought that the story dragged a bit and (2) I thought the whole thing about Angel leaving Sunnydale was dumb. I mean we all knew he wasn't going any where so what was the point?

I really think that Angel and Buffy's relationship is in real trouble whatever happens tonight. If was their lovemaking that caused the change in Angel then this does not bode well for their future. We'll just have to wait and see what Joss does. I suspect that Angel's evil persona Angelus will not last for more than tonight's show, but who knows? Joss is a man of twist and turns so I guess will just have to cross our fingers and wait.


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Well folks, I was wrong about Angelus only lasting for one episode, Canadian Buffy fans who saw both parts have hinted that Angelus is going to be here for awhile.
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