Redemption

I think we all know by now that I am a huge fan of Joss Whedon, Buffy and Angel are two of my favorite shows, ever. I have been thinking a lot about the premise of Angel lately. Redemption, can we really redeem ourselves for our past actions. And what actions would cause a person to seek redemption. And yes, I know that if you are a Christian then redemption is through Jesus. However, that is not what I am talking about today.
I recognize that Angel was seeking redemption for murder and mayhem he had caused as a vampire without a soul, it does beg the question, is he responsible for his actions when he was a true demon? Well not so much a “true” demon, as we all know vampires are bastardized versions of demons. Man am I a nerd. Anyway, back to my point, Angel had a lot to make up for.
I know a few soulless humans; I wish I knew a gypsy witch to reensoul them. Where is Jenny Calendar when you need her, oh, yes, Angel killed her. One of the best killing scenes ever, he was so callous, he didn’t even feed off of her. It was a moment of shocking perfection. According to the Shanshu prophecy when Angel had fully redeemed himself in the eyes of The Powers That Be he would become fully human. In the end, Angel’s full redemption came when he gave up that option to save the world.
I have a very full weekend ahead of me; I have a scheduling conflict on Saturday. I am hoping I can do both, but I don’t think I will be able to, I am afraid I will have to disappoint a friend of mine. The upside, Tessa will be with me Saturday night! Woohoo! Tonight, Elizabeth is coming over; we will be watching the season finale of Bones and Grey’s Anatomy. Don’t tell her, but I have a suspicion that we will also be having Taco Bueno!

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