On Eliza Dushku playing Buffy
To battle my growing depression (or to wallow in it; take your pick) I’ve started a Buffy rewatch. I’m currently watching season 4, episode 16–the second part of the Buffy and Faith switheroo episode–and I’m blown away at Eliza Dushku’s ability to capture Sarah Michelle Gellar’s mannerisms as Buffy.
Sarah did pretty well with Faith in certain scenes. The bathroom one with Buffy making faces in the mirror was pretty funny, and a few of those definitely looked like Faith, but the scene where Faith shows up at Giles’ house, begging him to believe she is Buffy is uncanny. It kind of gives me goosebumps.