Funny how the least brilliant episodes can contain the most amazing gems - just look at 'She' and Angel's dance...
But right now I want to talk about 'I Fall to Pieces'. Because it has a moment as fabulous as Spike's duster scene in GID (*points to icon*):Doyle: ... He likes playing the hero, - walking off into the dark with his long coat flowing behind him in a mysterious and attractive way.”
Cordy: “Is this a private moment? Because I can leave you alone.”
Doyle: “No, no, I’m not saying *I’m* attracted. I’m just saying he’s projecting a certain kind of image and asking for money isn’t part of it. He’s sensitive about that.”
And then, when Angel goes out a little later, there is the most incredible, slow-motion 'Angel+flowing coat' moment ever! (To which Doyle's response is: “Maybe I’m a little attracted.”
) ETA: 'Best ever' except for the very first one (when he walks down the alley) *obviously*, but that's different.
Anyway - why isn't this Angel/coat moment immortalised in countless icons? Why have I never seen it in a vid? Have I just been blind, or hung out in the wrong places? Recs
But on to the stories. First up is shapinglight
's contribution to seasonal_spuffy
, a most fabulous and inventive story, with characters that are perfectly spot-on (and it's funny too!):Heroes in Hell
(long, 7 chapters, but absolutely worth every second!)
Secondly I'm going to rec something that I never thought I would: A Buffy/Angel story! Written by moscow_watcher
, it explores the most fascinating concept: What if Buffy had worn the amulet? And also deals beautifully with the fact that the two of them really don't know each other that well anymore.A Ghost Story
(one-shot and lovely!)
(Do I have to hand in my Spuffy membership card?)