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Bailing Angel Out In "Not fade Away"

Discussion in 'Season 5' started by white avenger, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. white avenger

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    Assuming that Joss had wanted someone to swoop in at the last moment and bail out Angel and his crew in the alley in the final scene, who would you have preferred it to be? (And note, this is not a question of whether or not it SHOULD have been done, but an assumption that it Actually WAS going to happen"

    My personal preference would have been for the cavalry to have been led by Faith, not Buffy, since, at the time, as far as we knew, Buffy had had no communication with Angel, and had no idea that Spike was back. Faith and Angel were friends, and Giles would have had no real reason to block communication between them, as he might, and probably did, with Buffy. Given that fact alone, Faith would have been more likely to have an idea what was going on in LA, and been more inclined to help out.

    Another alternative, of course, would have been Connor and whatever benevolent demons that he and Lorne could have gathered up from around the area.
     
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    Athene Scooby

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    I'd have liked Faith and some of the new slayers to have come to save Angel and his crew, however it should be mentioned that they were sent by Giles and Buffy. That way we cut out all the shipping drama that would ensue with Spike, Angel and Buffy in the same place and we can get straight to the cuteness of Angel and Faith:)
     
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    Faith! She really represented the best thing about AtS's mission and I'd like to imagine a season 6 where she stays in L.A. after saving them all and realizing she might as well stay there if bailing them all out of impossible situations is now part of her slayer duties.

    And Angel/Faith is the best thing that came out of AtS for me so why not end on that note?
     
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    RomanticSoul Scooby

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    Faith absent any other slayers. If they can't be bothered to protect human life from one of their own and rather let others risk their neck, I wouldn't want them anywhere near a demon army. Gwen would also be nice because I bet electric-girl would come in handy.
     
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    Ironically, it was revealed in the "After The Fall" arc that there really were a team of Slayers (4, I think) assigned to LA, who got swept into hell along with the rest of the city (My guess would be that they were left there to keep an eye on Angel & Spike after Dana was picked up) Too bad they couldn't have shown up for the final smack down.
     
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    AnthonyCordova Apocalypse Engine

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    Sineya
    I like the Faith idea. Possibly Willow too with her magics in full effect.
     
  7. flow

    flow Will you just hold me ?

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    I would have loved a come-together of all our heroes from BtVS and AtS.

    Faith leads the US-based slayers. She has been training them for almost a year in Cleveland. Robin is fighting at her side (they don`t have to be together anymore, but they are still friends and he is still a demon fighter). Buffy flies over with the UK-based slayers. Willow teleportes from the coven with a couple of witches. Dawn, Andrew and Giles have accompanied Buffy and attend to the injured and wounded. Oz brings some of his werewolf friends (the get along great with Nina, who hasn`t used that ticket and is also there). And frome some helicopters Riley and Sam and his special-op guys jump into the battle. Connor comes along as well, of course. And Lorne regrets his words to Angel and comes running into the alley, just when the party begins. Xanders couldn`t get a plane from Africa in time but he joins the party via skype.

    Have I forgotten anyone ?

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    The kitchen sink and a team of navvies to widen the alley? :)
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 21, 2017 ---
    @Priceless LOL! I had to google to see if it had racial connotations! Apparently - it's short for "navigators" (which is a bit of a disappointment). They're probably called "Road Maintenance, Renewal and Restoration Technicians" now. I prefer the poetic effect of the original. I'm gonna claim their coming is foreshadowed in that print in Spike's "closet" in Xander's flat! :)
     
    Priceless: Do navvies still exist lol
    flow: Did I get carried away ? Lol
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    WillowFromBuffy "My bowling shoe fetish is not the issue here."

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    I hate the Faith idea. This would be a big moment, so it would have to be a Buffy moment.
     
    dcai0830: But Faith and Angel are BFFs too :)
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    Well, you could always make it a crossover, and have Joe Dawson (who's also a Watcher, but on the "Highlander" series) show up with Duncan and Conner Macleod, Methos, and Amanda. Four Immortal swordsmen and a grizzled, heavily armed Viet Nam vet could do some serious damage.
     
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    flow Will you just hold me ?

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    Now I am only waiting for someone to suggest I have Ernie and Bert come over from Sesamestreet.....:D

    flow
     
    white avenger: Are they any good in a fight? Bring 'em on, the more the merrier.
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    Nah, Buffy has so many big moments that the big moments aren't even big anymore.
     
  13. WillowFromBuffy

    WillowFromBuffy "My bowling shoe fetish is not the issue here."

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    First Cordelia's ghost comes to tell Angel to get his act together. Then Faith answer the call to help Angel out with his suicide plan. Finally, Buffy comes in and saves them all. Buffy and Angel kiss under the full moon. Fade to black. Fin...
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    Bert has a tendency to show up in the weirdest places.
     
  14. MarieVampSlayer

    MarieVampSlayer I’m the thing that monsters have nightmares about!

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    Haha that would be perfect! Why not Sam, Dean and Cass from Supernatural? They basically live in the same world and can always be ressurected if things go bad ;)
     
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    dcai0830 You spent three weeks moaning in a basement!

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    I personally think it would be strange for Buffy not to join the Slayers in a bail out fight NFA. If Faith showed up with an army of slayers it wouldn't be without Buffy noticing and I don't think that she'd be like "Cool say hi to Spike and Angel for me. Really hope they don't die."

    If this is an apocalypse Buffy wants in. If it's an apocalypse that Angel AND Spike are fighting in, Buffy would doubly want in.

    I would have loved to see Buffy and Faith both leading an army of Slayers to help in the battle and then Willow going all supreme sorcerer on their asses as well.
     
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    Tucker's Brother Andrew and four or five sporty girls. Oh, did you think you were going to get characters you cared about?
     
  17. MarlieTheSlayer

    MarlieTheSlayer Bangel shipper

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    Black Thorn
    I'm actually glad that Buffy didn't show up in the finale. It would have been too much of an distraction and ats is, just as btvs, not only about the character in the title. I wish she appeared in one of the S5 episodes though. I need my Bangel fix.
     
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    dcai0830 You spent three weeks moaning in a basement!

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    Yeah I agree with this as well. I think conceptually and storywise I want Buffy and the slayer team showing up and everyone working together but if we are talking about AtS and the SHOW it was important that the characters of that show have a chance to shine and Buffy being there takes away from that. That is why although SMG was available for the final episode Joss decided against it, there were talks of her being in the second to last episode but scheduling did not allow.
     
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    GoSpuffy Vampire Lover, I mean Slayer

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    Obvs it should be phoebe, Page and Piper who cross over. They were in town scoping out a location for a new P3 club and stepped in to help out. And Angel and phoebe would totally hookup.
     
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    dcai0830 You spent three weeks moaning in a basement!

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    I would pay good money to see that!
     
    GoSpuffy: Wouldn't we all? Lol
    EarthLogic: Ugh! No way! Phoebe became more annoying as the show progressed.