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Date Posted: 19:08:12 07/22/02 Mon
Author: Jennifer
Subject: Re: Spoilers: Two to Go/Grave (i.e., season six finale) Speculation for season seven
In reply to: Coquette 's message, "Spoilers: Two to Go/Grave (i.e., season six finale) Speculation for season seven" on 22:22:13 07/21/02 Sun

>aka, Dawn: Does anyone give a damn?


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> Looks like we're being primed for Dawn to start
>taking a more Slayerish role in the next season, kind
>of a season-one Buffy mach II...but I hear no noise
>about this. I see no pre-emptive fic, I feel no
>trembling on the rails.

I've been thinking the same thing for a little while, about 3-4 months before the finale. I hope they do try something like this.

The major complaints many people have about Dawn, I believe, is that she's bratty, whiny, all those adjectives that describe a fifteen year old girl. Which is, I believe what Joss set out to do. I didn't care much for Dawn until Buffy's birthday in season 5 (can't remember the name). You know, the scene, "Is this blood"? After that, she became a more sympathetic character in my eyes. The only problem, though, is that they didn't further that plot line this season. Or, you could argue that they did, but it was overshadowed by so many other, darker plots going on at the same time.
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>Granted, I haven't been listening very hard, but is
>the general consensus that we just don't care? I, for
>one, may or may not care depending on how it's
>handled, but I'm kind of interested by how completely
>this arc has been overshadowed by the other stories.

I believe that that would be a great direction for them to go in. Especially since Sarah won't be there after next year, and apparantly everybody else (except Anya) has already signed on for a season eight.

Michelle seems to be a good actor, what little scope they've given her thus far, and I think that this would be a good direction to take.

Jennifer

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[> Eh, I liked her better on "The Adventures of Pete and Pete" -- Majin Gojira, 06:24:17 07/23/02 Tue

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