Behind Buffy Season 9: "Welcome to the Team: There's No Team."
Scott Allie discusses the continuing "Welcome to the Team" arc of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9," touching on themes of grief and desperation in a Zompire's world, bucking fate and the build to the Season finale.
Full article here.
Nice callback to "The Zeppo," one of my all-time favorite episodes.
I wonder if the Angel Season 6 comics (Not the After The Fall stories) and the others like the Angel miniseries with Fred (I refuse to call her....her other name) and Spike are still canon. Didn't Buffy just join up with the Angel characters? Any news on if it's canon or not anymore?
Thanks for the interview.
A few comments:
- Severin's refrigerator girlfriend is not a sympathetic backstory for me.
- Xander is BEYOND the Zeppo. How many times are we going to have that lesson?
- Nice snark regarding fan reaction to Billy. I like Billy, I didn't like his inexplicable incorporation onto the Team
- I'm looking forward to the BtVS series for the first time in over a year. I'm really worried about Dawn...and hey, it's Tuesday.
Dear Mr. Allie I have only one question for you: when Buffy will finally drop idiot ball that she carry around with her from beginning of the season? When she will become a hero again, and stop being dumbass in distress? I'm sick and tired of seeing Buffy being constantly rescued by other characters. I also have enough of her idiocy - she fought Severin, guy who almost killed her before, who draws powers from supernatural beings but can be hurt with a gun, and instead of using a gun on him, Buffy go against him with her superpowers. Facepalm. Xander is not a Zeppo now, Buffy is. And let me guess: in final arc Buffy will not save the day, Xander or Billy will do it, right? If this is true I can stop reading right now... You know, Buffy is protagonist of this book but for 18 months she was completely useless, and I don't think that it's gonna change. This book is called "Buffy: The vampire Slayer", not "Buffy: dumbass in distress".
And I'm sorry or but I don't give a rats about Billy wannabe Slayer or about cop guy or about generic domon warrior dude or about Anawed Slayer, or whatever her name is. What I want to see is Scoobies working together, and Buffy being awesome, funny and kick ass heroine who saves the day - just like she was in TV show.
And I know that you will give this Billy guy superpowers in most contrived way possible but I'm sorry he is just not good character. He is boring, stereotypical and completely Gary Stu. From being bullied, and being unable to hit speedbag properly to saving Buffy and killing nest of zompires almost single-handedly? And of course you want to make him a Slayer... I rolling my eyes.