You gotta love ‘Dopplegangland’.
That whole episode is just one huge foreshadowing trip where most of it only ever makes total sense after you’ve seen the rest of the show. So it’s a great one to go back on and rewatch over and over again to see what you pick up. Probably my second favourite episode of the whole show. Mostly because it’s one of the very few Willow-centric episodes. But also because Vampire Willow is a controlling and domineering bad ass and Alyson Hannigan plays evil really fucking well. So there’s lots to love about this episode in particular compared to when both Vampire Willow and Anya is introduced in ‘The Wish’.
The written artistic geniusness of it alone makes it a TOP 5 episode for me along with ‘Restless’, ‘Family’, ‘Wild At Heart’ and ‘Becoming Part I’.
From “kinda gay” to Dark Willow to Sandy...
You pick up something new every time you watch it. And that’s the kind of TV I love to watch. Something that requires more from you psychologically. The audience are always willing participants in the creation of what they watch...
They just don’t recognize it at the time. And that’s precisely the point.
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