30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 22: Episode I Like That Everyone Else Hates

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating! For the first time in … years maybe? I’m actually with my family, so I’m gonna do this nice and quick. 

“Bad Eggs” isn’t a great episode, honestly, but dammit if I don’t love everything about it. You’ve got Xander and Cordy being themselves, Buffy’s prophetic dreams, Joyce’s understandable yet overcompensating parenting decisions, parasites, cowboy vampires, Buffy’s Slayer duties clashing with her actual life, and giant underground monsters with black blood, as seen splashed across Buffy’s entire body above. It’s one of those episodes where stuff happens without many consequences that affect the main narrative, but honestly, that’s fine with me. Sometimes you just want a good ol’ goofy Monster of the Week serial instead of a long, drawn out storyline. 

Plus, Buffy’s hair and makeup is 100% fab.  

Aside: To be honest, SMG’s hair in Season Two was probably my favorite. Her long, perfectly styled hair in later seasons was a bit of an “ugh” thing for me. Buffy was so much more relatable when she didn’t look like she spent hundreds of dollars at a salon despite working at Doublemeat Palace or as a part-time high school counselor. 

Favorite Quotes: 

Xander Harris: You gotta take care of the egg. It’s a baby. You gotta keep it safe and teach it Christian values. 

Willow Rosenberg: My egg’s Jewish. 

Xander Harris: Then teach it that dreidel song.

“I can’t do this. I can’t take care of things. I killed my Giga Pet. Literally. I sat on it, and it broke.” – Buffy Summers

Rupert Giles: I suppose there is a sort of Machiavellian ingenuity to your transgression.

Xander Harris: I resent that … or possibly thank you. 

“Good. Well, I don’t mean good because I hit you, but I didn’t wanna be left out.” – Cordelia Chase, after confirming that she, too, hit Xander when she was possessed by the Bezoar

Art Credit: Buffy WikiThe TV CriticHeadhunter’s Horror HouseBuffy Wiki

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