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dodger_winslow
dodger_winslow
I'd Sell My Soul for a Blunt Instrument ...
Tue, May. 16th, 2006 11:55 pm
SPN Meta: Sammy's Choice ... Triumph or Failure?

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dodger_winslow
dodger_winslow
I'd Sell My Soul for a Blunt Instrument ...
Wed, May. 17th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)

I don't think Joss believes in happy endings unless that is what the story calls for. And I tend to agree with him in that. For my money, while it would have made me much "happier" to have a nice, bright, happy ending for Angel (or at least one that coul manage a dark shade of grey rather than true coal black), I would have lost respect for what he was trying to say with the whole series if he'd gone there.

The right choice was to stick by what he'd claimed all along: There is not redemption for Angel, only the struggle. To have relented on that stance just because he was ending the series would be, IMO, to say that it was never really true anyway. That you were always going to get desert, I just told you that you weren't so you'd think about what a bad boy you were, Angel. You know what I mean?


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astri13
astri13
astri13
Wed, May. 17th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)

I realize that`s just a personal preference but I HATE, absolutely hate open or cliffhanger endings.

And the end of Angel was one for me, because sure, in all likelyhood they`re dead, but if he`d cut the Buffy-Finale off at a certain point, it would have been the exact same situation and they survived (granted on total plot contrivances and deus ex machina but still *g*).

And it made me hate the Buffy ending even more because all the people I hated survived there while the Angel crew I cared much more for got the shitty end of the stick. TV-shows are so unfair. *wails* *g*


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dodger_winslow
dodger_winslow
I'd Sell My Soul for a Blunt Instrument ...
Wed, May. 17th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)

I,personally, preferred Angel's open ended finale to Buffy's stupid (and anti-climactic) one.

TV shows are unfair ... LOL! Yes, they are. The bastards. :D


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