Relationship Issues

Before I edited the Synopsis part there was no mention of the battery/spousal abuse aspects; I was actually alarmed that the first appearance of the monster was just connected to "steroid rage" .. I mean, sure, it's a point that has some merits - but the entire show revolves around the incredible level of jealousy Pete rises to, trying to control every moment of Debbie's life - wanting to ensure she bonds with no other male. The whole dynamic of this relationship is an insightful display of the bizarre nature of them. From the way Pete rationalizes his abusive behaviour to the way Debbie forgives him and even protects him (verbally as well as physically). The bit about lying to explain bruises is probably the only part of such relationships that an outsider will get to see, so one should look out for them - Buffy's response is probably the best in-a-nutshell solution. Don't get hit! Just look at the raison d'etre of this series - the blonde girl that walks into the alley with the vampire in it and doesn't get killed - and then watch out for that trailer park-slayer awakening in the last episode of Season Seven ... I think this is a very important episode for all these reasons; individually but also meshed in with the basic paradigms of the entire franchise. (Flowtron 16:21, June 21, 2012 (UTC))


Any chance Faith refers to the TV show "Manimal" when she says "Every guy from Manimal down to "Mr. I Loved the English Patient" has a beast in him."? There's a good chance I guess since she would go from one reference to the other so I'm putting it in. If it seems wrong someone can erase it, I guess. Beast of Averoigne (talk) 20:53, April 18, 2014 (UTC)

It seems to be a solid reference, so I don't think it would hurt to put it in. FTWinchester (talk) 10:59, April 19, 2014 (UTC)

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