Thursday, September 12, 2019

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8

"Hellmouth Prelude" moves away from the recent storyline involving Willow and Xander and instead offers a little of Buffy's not-so-glorious Halloween Dance experience (although she does end up trading a few barbs with a tall stranger) and offering a glimpse at a night out for Giles and Jenny which turns dark quickly thanks to Joyce Summers' awful taste in art (in a nice holdover from the television series).

Joyce having stocked a little trinket vital to Drusilla's plans to open the Hellmouth doesn't turn out well for anyone at the art opening, not even Spike whose better half stabs him with the dagger heating up the Hellmouth (which is never something the locals in Sunnydale want to happen).

Jenny quickly giving up the dagger may help save some initial bloodshed but likely won't help her relationship with the Watcher (or the rest of the world which she may have doomed). And what's up with Dru stabbing Spike? What does that mean for him, and for Sunnydale? Worth a look.

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