The Prom (Marti Noxon)
Sentimental or moving? Well, only one episode of BtVS made me cry and it wasn’t this or Seeing Red.
Anya: “You know, you can laugh, but I have witnessed a millennium of treachery and oppression from the males of the species and I have nothing but contempt for the whole libidinous lot of them.” “Then why you talking to me?” “I don't have a date for the prom.”
What exactly is Wesley doing wandering around Sunnydale High? And, why would he be chaperoning a high school dance?
“It’s Buffy’s world, we just live in it” I do appreciate that sentiment but I care much more about Willow and her relationships and Xander and his than I do about Buffy’s. Maybe it’s the drawn out masochistic nature of them.
“Look! Right there, zoom in on that.” “It's a videotape.” “So? They do it on television all the time.” “Not with a regular VCR they don't.” It’s a bit much making fun of this aspect of tv when BtVS’s computer skills leave a lot to be desired.
Xander buying Cordelia’s dress is a really nice touch. I will be happy to know differently but does he ever mention her again?
Buffy’s lonely fight with the hellhounds with almost no witnesses seems to be a sad moment but the students of SHS are not quite as blind as we thought.