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10 November 2013 @ 12:15 am
not my problem ...  
"We've prevented the Master from freeing himself and opening the Mouth of Hell. That's not to say he's going to stop trying." Um, why is Giles concerned that the Master might escape? He's had sixty years to try and it hasn't worked yet. His best bet occurs once a century and they just stopped it. Why isn't anyone saying that the Master can be someone else's problem?
 
 
 
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velvetwhipvelvetwhip on November 10th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
Hmm...


Gabrielle
Dragon's Phoenixdragonyphoenix on November 10th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
just saying ...
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on November 10th, 2013 08:46 am (UTC)
TV show wise: it's a cheesy line to sell us the idea that the Master will be a weekly feature.

Head canon wise: Some fabulous Watcher-ness on Giles' part means he alone has a sense of foreboding that this guy is going to be trouble. Hence, that's why Giles is so concerned about the prophecy of the Annoying One. He Just Knows Shit Will Go Down.
Dragon's Phoenixdragonyphoenix on November 10th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, I totally got the cheesy line bit, I meant from the characters's PoV. I love that Giles just knows this is going to be a problem. Fabulous Watcher-ness. ;-) Excellent explanation.
Devo79devo79 on November 10th, 2013 08:46 am (UTC)
Giles is smart enough to know that it might not be his fault or problem but it is his responsibility.
Dragon's Phoenixdragonyphoenix on November 10th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
This is awesome answer. Responsibility. That fits perfectly with Giles' character. Thanks.
Devo79devo79 on November 10th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
That is the motto I live by:

It might not be my fault but it is my responsibility.
Dragon's Phoenixdragonyphoenix on November 10th, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
That's an excellent motto.
Beer Goodbeer_good_foamy on November 10th, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC)
Because prophecies can go wrong both ways - if you can stop something that was prophesied from happening, then something that's impossible according to prophecies is still very much possible?

Plus, of course, he's right. The Master does rise again at the end of the season, and it's very much Giles' and Buffy's problem.
Dragon's Phoenixdragonyphoenix on November 10th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
Does Giles know at the beginning of the show that prophecies can go wrong? I'm under the impression, although that may be from fanfic, that it's something he learned from Buffy. On the other hand, I believe if you go back to the Greek myths then prophecies are very misleading, which makes it something Giles would definitely know.

Sure but if they'd ignored the Master problem at the end then he'd still be down there. He says that it's Buffy's blood that frees him. Of course he'd just be working on some other way out.

Thanks, interesting answer.
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