By all means, write dialect, but never use spelling to indicate it.
Angel’s psyche has always been a strange place. However, I refuse to believe that for any reason other than laziness on the part of the writers and the need for a dramatic shot with which to close the episode would he let the psycho blonde who’s SPENT THE EPISODE TRYING TO COMATIZE HIM get on the elevator and exit the building. (Thank you, Sancho, for putting that frustration into words for me.)
The Not!Buffy thing really didn’t work for me at all. People, if you can’t get the actress back, you need to accept and move on—or use Spike’s old Buffy doll, which would at least have been funny. On the other hand, Spike’s take on helping hapless women in dark alleys, Spike becoming a real boy while Angel resigns himself to pushing the mail cart, “… and you were there, and you, and you…”, Angel’s soul as Buffy’s dead goldfish… these moments were almost worth sitting through this entire stultifying season.
Michael sent me this, which points out that not only have Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck broken up, but that in Jersey Girl, “Lopez plays Affleck’s wife, but she dies 12 minutes into the movie.”
Further proof, did we need it, that God loves us and wants us to be happy.