10.19 Freaky Giles Day
With the & rsquo; with Willow, Giles becomes adult, but the demons that threaten the group feel weakness. Meanwhile, Buffy and Dawn spend some time with their father, Hank Summers.
U.S. release: 23 September 2015 / Title : Freaky Giles Day
FR Released: Unknown / Title : Freaky Giles Day (Unofficial)
Dessinateur : Rebekah Isaacs
Coloriste : Dan Jackson
Couvertures alternative : Steve Morris
Did you ?
The Feaky Giles Day title is a reference to the film Freak Friday avec Jamie Lee Curtis et Lindsay Lohan. In this film, The mother and daughter exchanged (unintentionally) body for a day. In the comics, Giles returns to adult for a day.
Review de Slayer Revival
The episode is separated into several phases : The first shows a Giles again adult who takes full advantage of his physical condition and does what he wants (Hello Olivia). The second shows that Giles is completely overwhelmed, perceiving that the Scooby Gang is doing very well without him. And the third phase is the acceptance, he understands that his friends no longer need him as an observer and he decides to reverse the spell to become a child again and make his life, again.
We pass by several sense we also phase on this story. First one is happy to see that Giles finds his adult body, but is beginning to be sorry for him when all his friends show him that it is outdated. Buffy, for example, no no punches when she told him they do not need an observer, but someone to help them in their lives “normal”. Alex on his side realizes that Giles is of no help when a demon attacks them, and when Giles gives advice to Willow for job, it explains that the world changed. Giles found that really a punishment and you almost wish that child again become.
A few words about Hank Summers : I'm glad he did not return in the life of Buffy as a flower, fully forgiven etc.. On the contrary, Christos Gage did a great job at the scenario to show us that this character has not changed and it is as it has been in the series, that is : ungrateful father. I was glad that Dawn take defense of Buffy. But I think it was necessary in this episode to show the parallel between Hank and Giles. One who has failed as a father figure, and one that tries to be always there for Buffy and Dawn.
The end scene plays its role perfectly conclusion for this episode. She is beautiful and sad at the same time and shows that Buffy still needs Giles but their relationship has evolved. It's a bittersweet end as we call them because it ends well, but we know that Giles will become a child again, paternal relationship that Buffy will interview him again to go. Finally account, this episode shows us nothing more than the characters grow, enter adulthood ... Conversely, Giles, him, again his childhood.