A Day (or so) in the Life of Harmony Kendall
Fanfic based around episode 5.1 "Conviction"
For the ats_endofdays challenge
AUTHOR: Chicken (Carole); LJ: chicken_cem
RATING: PG at most
CHARACTER(S): Mostly Harmony
CHALLENGE: "End of Days" ats_endofdays ( http://www.livejournal.com/community/
SUMMARY: Harmony adjusts to life at Wolfram and Hart
SPOILERS: Vague, up to and including AtS episode 5.1
DISTRIBUTION: Please contact me for permission.
DISCLAIMER: The characters used in this story are not my own but are borrowed from creator, Joss Whedon, and his TV series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel". No proceeds are being made from this story; it is only for fun.
I keep thinking, maybe this is why only Angel was turned into one. If they had turned Spike as well, they wouldn't be allowed to air the episode at all for all the puppet sex. ;-)
Seriously, though, the MPAA is just daft. Even "A Dirty Shame" didn't really need an NC-17.
What a great episode. I imagine future episodes will really examine the important issues forced to the fore here. It really all comes down to Doyle's words, to remembering what it will really take for Angel and Co. to be heroes again, to understand that one cannot fight evil from within. The gang cannot hope to avoid moral bankruptcy while dwelling in the belly of the beast.
Our rat(e)s are low, but our standards are high. When the chips are down, and you're at the end of your rope, you need someone that you can count on. And that's what you'll find here. Someone who will go all the way, who'll protect you no matter what. So don't lose hope. Come on over to our offices and you'll see that there's still heroes in this world.
Glenn Quinn's accent and emotion do the words more justice than just printing them on a page.
On a different note, I really never understood some people's fascination with the gayness that is Angel/Lindsey, but finally now I do understand it. Dear heavens, how could I have missed it?
BTW, I didn't like Friday's Wonderfalls as much as the first two eps, but it was still a strong one, still funny and engaging.
I also just read that Fox went out of its way to tell the Wonderfalls crew "no lesbian kissing on-screen". What the BLEEP!?! Stupid homophobic network.
I'm not using a cut tag here because "Damage" aired quite a long time ago. Sorry, tannymonster and maryavatar and all who are not in the U.S. -- just squint yer eyes. :-!
Andrew in Season Seven said "You're barking up the wrong asparagus net".
Let's just apply that to Spike in this episode: part of his undoing was jumping to conclusions, barking up the wrong asparagus net, and getting caught.
But it all made for a very interesting scene with Angel at the end, which I really liked.
Question: do some stores really sell guns in the open like that? Whoa. Never seen that here on the east coast (although, vague memory of seeing such a thing at a Walmart in Colorado, they do love their stupid guns there).
Dana was such an interesting character, and it makes you think there must be other slayers like her, or with different but equally nasty situations that make their new powers take on rather un-anticipated twists.
Spike and Angel emerging from separate elevators at the same time -- what a great shot set-up by the cinematographer there.
Andrew, of course. "He's alive, Mr. Frodo, he's alive!" and "Price, I see Mr. Giles may have been wrong about you" and of course "82% more manly ...", splat, scream. And so much Spike/Andrew slashiness as to be nearly overwhelming. And the little brown lunch bag and ridiculous suit. Oh, wait, and the taste of blood. He just HAD to lick that coin. Heh heh.
Of course the best thing of all was seeing Andrew (and by extension Giles and Buffy) stand up to the W&H gang/Angel. The Fang Gang has really been barking up the wrong asparagus net all season, and Spike's horrible loss gave us a scary, Titanic-iceberg glimpse of just how much one can lose when going down a murky moral slippery slope.
First off, I agree with all of you that the WB is moronic because of their Angel-cancellation ways. Argh.
Second, Andrew being my favorite character, you know what my favorite ep. was lately, no need to become a drooling Andrew fan just now.
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