four gifs - buffy + fire (anonymous)
BTVS All Hallows Eve Episodes: 4x04 Fear Itself
What you got in the basket little girl?
|—||Angelus (via withoutpassionwedbetrulydead)|
Aside from appreciating Alyson’s acting abilities, can we please appreciate the difference in her demeanor, confidence, and joy between the first gif and the fifth? You can see the moment in the fourth gift where she loses the joy in her taunting (due to allowing herself to think about Tara) and the moment in the fifth and sixth when she recognizes that she allowed herself to be vulnerable.
The way it’s written sets up the transition perfectly but it would have been nothing if Alyson hadn’t NAILED the acting in that moment, but boy did she deliver. You can see in her eyes WHY she’s no longer talking about someone else (“Willow”) but herself (“I was wonderful.”) Just, perfect.