Yeah I loved the Darla arc. But It felt like Darla's story and Drusilla being written out had to do with the actresses being busy. Like I felt the Pylia arc maybe wasn't planned and they were suppose to do more with Darla. It just felt off. We had a huge arc for the first half, and them they just brought Darla back for 2 episodes in the second to close it out. I always wondered if Angelus was suppose to return, and they pushed that to season 4 instead.Season 2 and 3 don't stick in my mind as much as the other three seasons (for better or worse). I love Darla and there's some great writing, so I still like season 2 as much as I did.
Yeah I don't care for the rest of the season post-Epiphany. With season 2 and 3. Epiphany and Forgiving could of made great season enders. I could of accepted season 2 ending this way. Only you either have to have Fred never introduced or moved to season 3. Same with ending season 3 with Forgiving, you basically can rewrite season 4 completely.Still love it.
I don't like Disharmony and the Pylea arc (including Belonging). Epiphany is the last episode I love. That's the thing with this season. There is so much mind blowing greatness that I just don't give a shit anymore about episodes 17-22. They don't exist to me.
Judgment, AYNOHYEB, Guise Will Be Guise, Darla, Reunion, Reprise, Epiphany are brilliant episodes. Like, off the charts brilliant in the case of AYNOHYEB and Reprise/Epiphany. Dear Boy, The Trial, Redefinition, Blood Money, Happy Anniversary, The Thin Dead Line are mostly great episodes. Of the Darla arc, I only dislike First Impressions and Untouched (mainly Untouched),
The first time I saw the Darla arc, I couldn't stop watching it. I was completely enthralled. I didn't know what was happening with Angel and it was all so exciting. My thoughts were: "This is the best thing I've ever seen in T.V." and that's still true, except that I see the flaws in episodes like The Trial (the soapyness of it) and in Darla (the way she was written I mean). Obviously, some of the magic is gone, but still...
I can think about this season for hours. Angel's arc and his relationship with Darla (and the way it contrasts with Buffy and Angel in Buffy season 2) is just so damn brilliant and interesting. It was a stroke of genius, mainly Tim Minear's genius.
See I'm the opposite. I love Lorne, and I loved him being introduced at the beginning of season 2.S2 is bittersweet to me, because it introduced Lorne and that is a character I truly hate. If Lorne had stayed over the rainbow then I could have loved the season.
Angel going dark, Angel and Darla hooking up and conceiving in the process.What part do you hate exactly?
oh I thought you meant you loved the Darla arc and Angel going dark was part of that. So I was confused. You probably meant you love the Darla/Drusilla pairing stuff instead? I just didn't get that you were talking about just the 2 of them together.Angel going dark, Angel and Darla hooking up and conceiving in the process.
I felt like Angel going dark played a very big part in the season and I didn't like it, especially the part where he has sex with Darla.
The episode where Wes pretends to be Angel has nice though.