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Get Out The Fork.

I finished my database this afternoon. There are some flaws beyond my control but it's still infinitely better than anything I've done in the class all semester so that's something.

Smallville was fairly good last night. It was almost like Clark had to face a fellow Kryptonian but doesn't encroach on any continuity issues. Nice. I was especially interested in that fact Jor-El used Jonathan's body to heal Clark. I can't wait to find out what's going on with the two of them. I love the Native American analogy to Clark and Lex's future relationship. An interesting touch. I do have a question though: when Holdsclaw set fire to the truck with heat vision, any idiot could tell he was going to do it and Clark had time to stop it. Now, I know doing so would enforce the professor's belief Clark is the deity Naman and it was just a truck but still...

Angel was infinitely better than last week. Angel and Spike are hilarious together. The only thing that would have made it better would have been more Andrew. (Originally that was reportedly going to be Dawn...) Oh and more Darla and Druscilla; clothing optional. ("Will you hold me under the water?") When you're as old as Angel and Spike, you have many enemies that periodically show up after 50 or 100 years. It didn't sound to me the Immortal ever leaves Rome or Europe at any rate so he waited for the Slayer to come to him. If he is indeed immortal, he has time to wait. We may never know or at least not until the TV movies what his motives truly are. Illyria's motives for accessing Fred's memories, or what's left of them, to trick the Burkels were very kind disguised as selfishness which implies to me that Fred is still in there somewhere. Again, we will have wait until a movie to find out for sure.

Lady Vader had a question about Connor. I pretty much answered this question when I reviewed the episode he returned in a couple weeks ago but, to be clear, here goes an explanation. When Angel agreed to take over Wolfram and Hart's LA office, he had two conditions: care for Cordelia and to give Connor the life he deserved that Angel could never give him. Reality was altered with only Angel, and maybe the comatose Cordelia, remembering Connor's existence. Connor meanwhile thought he was a normal boy with a normal family until he we was hit by a car and was able to walk away from it. Meanwhile, Illyria tells Wesley that Fred's memories were altered. He finds the device that housed the real reality and broke it thinking that it would bring Fred back. It didn't but now everyone, or at least Wesley, Illyria, Lorne and Gunn, know what really happened last season. There is some debate if Connor knows but it seems to me and others that he does. He simply chose to go back to his better life. No one knows what his "parents" think or know.

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