Hello there, cellmates. After last week’s traumatic episode, we’re overdue for something light, don’t you think? All the inmates chasing after a magical emu, perhaps.
So maybe Debbie isn’t dead. She just ODd a little, and it’ll probably teach her a good lesson about the dangers of drugs and boys with gel in their hair.
Like many of you, the first time I saw Debbie fall down on that bed, I thought she might still survive. I thought the same thing at the end of the Buffy episode “I Was Made to Love You,” which directly precedes “The Body” and ends with a shot of Joyce, pale and lifeless. I bring up that painful memory because it’s the highest praise I can offer in comparison as a portrayal of grief. I’d say this one comes in second, only because it is sorely lacking in the “Tara and Willow kissing” department.