164 comments on the “Discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x08 The Things We Bury” thread on Whedonesque, and ONLY A SINGLE REFERENCE TO TWIN PEAKS. And even that one was only a statement of this being Kyle MacLachlan’s best role since Cooper.
Seriously??? The crazy eyes, the father-daughter thing, the mysterious mystical location, “Twenty-Five Years Earlier”, these connections are so numerous that Jed, Mo, and Jeff have to be doing this on purpose!
Whedonesque users, I am very disappointed in you. Tsk tsk.
#1: Richard Wilkins III (The Mayor) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Here he is, my pick for the #1 villain created by Joss Whedon. What makes Mayor Wilkins so special? In my opinion, he is the embodiment of a Whedon character. He presents himself as a caring (albeit quirky) politician who is obsessed with hygiene and ‘family values’, but at the same time, his ultimate goal is to turn into a giant snake demon and devour the citizens of Sunnydale. Talk about a walking oxymoron. Oh, and he was also the mayor of Sunnydale for a hundred years without anyone noticing. He has some of the best one-liners, including: “That’s one spunky little girl you’ve raised. I’m gonna eat her” and “There’s nothing uncool about healthy teeth and bones.” I find him the most entertaining of all the 'Big Bads’ on Buffy. Therefore, choosing him as #1 is definitely a personal choice, and I know not everyone will feel the same way. However, I think nearly everyone will agree that he deserves a spot on this list.
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As the second season of Joss Whedon’s somewhat less-than-stellar Dollhouse drew to a close, the writers decided to show us that they still had a few surprises up their sleeves. Perhaps the most shocking (and nearly unbelievable) one was the reveal of the mastermind behind the Rossum Corporation. Wait for it (spoiler alert)… Boyd Langton.
Say it ain’t so Boyd! We trusted you for literally tens of episodes! Even though this was an interesting and bold reveal on Whedon’s part, it created more questions than answers. Many fans questioned how far in advance the reveal had been planned, and Whedon himself hinted that it hadn’t been planned out from the start (partly because the writers didn’t think Dollhouse was going to get a second season). Regardless of whether fans liked or disliked Boyd’s big reveal, it did cause a lot of controversy and generated a lot of discussion about the otherwise kinda dull show.