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Tuesday 30 March 2004, by Webmaster
From milesfrom730: Why isn’t Sarah Michelle Gellar coming back?
Make sure you read the TV Guide Online article if you haven’t. (Registration required, sorry.) Joss weighs in there. I’m told by a source, however, that it was somewhat of a "pissing match" between Whedon and Gellar. She apparently wanted the big guns, the finale (something I think we all wanted as well), and he wanted to keep her in the second-to-last episode so as to keep the spotlight on Angel. She no likey, so she no worky. We will get an update on Buffy...We’ll see her from afar, in a crowd in episode 20, and find out what she’s been up to. That said, I have this gnawing gut feeling that this could be the mother of all spoiler counteroffensives, and Sarah will return.
From txvoodoo: Some of us are glad SMG isn’t coming back. The show doesn’t need her—it stands on its own!
Well, how very adult of you. (Sticks out tongue with fingers in ears.)
From xeneri: Is there any word on whether other Buffy castmembers might appear in the Angel finale?
They had tried for Alyson Hannigan and Michelle Trachtenberg, but it doesn’t look likely because Alyson is working on a play in London, and Michelle is working on an ice-skating film which requires a lot of training, not to mention doing several episodes of Six Feet Under.
From chloe1292: I have to ask, is there any news on whether or not all of our Angel efforts are making a diff?
Oh, how I wish I had some good news for you! I personally haven’t heard of any progress with the higher-ups at WB, UPN or Fox. But I continue to be amazed at how massive this campaign has become. Just this morning, I saw the big "Save Angel" billboard truck drive by E! Online, and it brought a little tear to my eye. From milesfrom730: Won’t you tell us some news on Angel? We see more into Lorne’s past in the 17th ep—that he acquired a drinking habit after learning that the girl he loved was going to die. (Am I the only one who thought Lorne sang for the other team?)
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