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A Very Christmassy Take on Amends

Discussion in 'Season 3' started by Carrie Hopewell, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Carrie Hopewell

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    Sineya
    I watched Amends today and remembered a really nice Youtube video I had seen before. It offers an interesting take on the episode and, in particular, on Angel's character while focusing on the Christmas aspect of the episode as well as on the subject of depression. It's kinda sad, but well thought-out and edited. If you haven't already, you should see it:

     
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    I watched this video a while ago and thought it was, of course, sad, but also really interesting – so thanks for re-introducing this to me! I don't often see much discussion/focus on Angel's character from Buffy (or at least separate from his relationship with Buffy), so things like this are always of interest to me. Also, "Amends" is such a great episode!
     
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    You're welcome! :) Amends is pretty much my favorite Buffy episode. Becoming used to be number 1 (it's number 2 now) but Angel's anguish and desperation is very relatable and moving to me. I love the intensity of Buffy and Angel's scene. It's so well written! Plus, that sex scene, the "Angel's on top?" joke and Buffy and Angel walking hand in hand are perfect moments.
    It's difficult to discuss Angel on Buffy without mentioning Buffy. It's not because he's defined by her, but because in order to explain Angel's S1/S2/S3 progression and why BtVS Angel's so different from 50s Angel or filthy alley Angel, it's fundamental to look at Buffy and their relationship. But I can discuss Angel on Buffy without discussing Bangel (as a ship I mean). I'm always down for discussing Angel. I do it all the time, mostly in my head. I get distracted thinking about him in Ats S4. I understand the character pretty well up until Angel S2, so I'm always more interested in discussing Angel from S2 onward.