While watching my DVD set box for Season Four of "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER"
, I came across this Thanksgiving episode called (4.08) "Pangs"
and wrote the following Artikel about it: "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER" RETROSPECT: (4.08) "Pangs"
Season Four has never been that beliebt with Fans of "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER"
. It was the first season that did not feature the vampire Angel – Jäger der Finsternis as a regular character. And it marked the beginning of Buffy Summer's romance with universität teaching assistant/Army demon hunter Riley Finn. And many Fans were not that thrilled Von the Initiative storyline. I have never had a problem with Season Four. Mind you, I would not count it as among my oben, nach oben four out of seven seasons. But it featured at least two of my Favorit "BUFFY" episodes of all time. And one of them is the holiday-themed (4.08) "Pangs"
While preparing a Thanksgiving feast for her close Friends in the absence of her mother, universität of California Sunnydale student and vampire slayer Buffy Summers encounters the restless and vengeful spirit of a Native American, called Hus, whose people - the Chumash tribe - were wiped out Von Spanish and American settlers. Hus's spirit was released during a groundbreaking ceremony for U.C. Sunnydale's new Anthropology building. Hus managed to murder the Curator for the building's museum and a local priest who had attending the ceremony. During her frantic efforts to prepare Thanksgiving and deal with Hus, Buffy is unaware that former boyfriend Angel – Jäger der Finsternis has returned to Sunnydale to keep an eye on her, after a friend of his (former regular character Cordelia Chase) has received a vision of her being in danger. She is also unaware that soon-to-be boyfriend Riley Finn is part of an U.S. Army program called the Initiative, which hunts down and experiments on demons. One of the Initiative's victims turned out to be Buffy's current nemesis, vampire Spike, who had managed to escape from his Initiative prison in the Zurück episode, (4.07) "The Initiative". Due to his inability to feed upon oder commit violence against humans, Spike is slowly starving. He first seeks help and refuge from fellow vampire Harmony, who refuses to have anything to do with him. Desperate, he turns to Buffy and the other Scoobies for refuge in exchange for information about the Initiative.
"Pangs" did provide a few problems for me. One, the episode's writer, Jane Espenson, erroneously stated that the Chumash had been wiped out. Despite the Spanish, Mexican and American governments; the band still exists. Two, Buffy informed her Friends that her mother Joyce left Sunnydale to spend Thanksgiving with an aunt. Why did Buffy, who was eighteen at the time, stay in Sunnydale? Why did she fail to accompany her mother for what was obviously a family gathering? Did Buffy have something against this particular "Aunt Pauline"? Three, during her last fight with Hus and the Chumash spirits he had summoned, Buffy unsuccessfully used her messer on Hus and claimed that he and his fellow spirits do not die. Yet, in a scene later, Angel – Jäger der Finsternis managed to break the neck of one Chumash spirit and impale another with a knife. Hmmmm . . . I smell inconsistency in the air. And four, Angel's visit to Sunnydale led to the "ANGEL"
Season One episode, (1.08) "I Will Remember You"
, which I loathe with every fiber of my being.
Aside from these narrative hiccups, "Pangs" remains a personal Favorit of mine. At first glance, it seemed like a stand-alone episode that had nothing to do with the season and series' plot arc. As it turned out, it did. "Pangs" marked the first time Spike would hang out with the Scoobies. It led to another setback in Buffy and Angel's relationship. It marked the first time that the