Season 2, Episode 20 - “Go Fish”
Original airdate: May 5, 1998
Project 310 re-watch date: Jan. 22, 2009
I wish I could say something positive about this episode, but I can’t, therefore you’re about to get the shortest Project 310 recap so far.
First off, this episode kills the momentum from I Only Have Eyes for You. Imagine going from that great Buffy/Angel tension right into “Becoming”. That’d be awesome.
Secondly, this episode has one of the dumbest premises ever -- steroids laced with fish DNA are turning the Sunnydale swim team into monsters.
Third, Cordelia’s pseudo-emotional speech when she thinks Xander’s been turned into a fish monster (Xander joined the swim team to do some undercover work) is completely out of character and delivered poorly.
Fourth, you’ve got 3 great villains (Spike, Angel, Dru). You don’t even show 2 of them, and you reduce Angel to a vampiric steroids test. How stupid is that?
The good news: it’s only one episode (and it’s still better than “The Pack”, but only marginally). The better news: 2-part “Becoming” episode coming on Friday!
Buffy: So something ripped him open and ate out his insides?Willow: Like an Oreo cookie. Well, except for, you know... without the chocolatey cookie goodness