Frederick & Hans Gruenshtahler:
Debut -- Homecoming (Season 3)
Died Same Episode
We first glimpse "The Silent Twins" -- big bonus points for you if you get the reference of the silent twins, heh -- when they're in their van outside of Sunnydale High. They're like, way wired, have that surveillance thing going on. They hone in on Buffy and begin to transport her image elsewhere. It's all very sinister.
The next big clue as to who they are comes from none other than Allan Finch. He looks pretty nervous as he meets with The Mayor to fill him in. The Gruenshtahlers are German (duh), and their offenses -- gee, a small word for what they've done -- include: capital murder, terrorism, and the bombing of Flight 1402. I guess they don't have a problem with being questioned, since they're mute.
Anyhoo, the twins are taking part in Mr. Trick's SlayerFest 98. They seem to be working under the Wheelchair Guy (see below). When they learn about the gang's plans to go to the homecoming dance in a limo, they pretty much use the info. to their advantage. This means, if my eyes didn't deceive me, that it's actually one of the twins who pretends to be the limo driver; he picks up Buffy and Cordy -- believing that Cordy is actually Faith and drops them in Millers Woods.
The silent-but-deadly guys track Buffy and Cordy, and they're equipped with some heavy-duty artillery. According to Jungle Bob, they're packing AR-15s, a grenade launcher, and they're wired into some computer tracking system.
Anyhoo, they finally track the gals down at the school, and after Buffy realizes that the corsages she and Cordy are wearing contain the tracking device, she decides to have the twins be each other's undoing. The twins are told the coordinates of the chicks, but what they don't know is that Buffy's going to pelt one of them with a wet toilet paper ball containing the tracking chip. So when they get the coordinates of their "prey," one of them goes into a classroom, the other's in the hallway on the other side of the wall. What ensues is a good old-fashioned, new-fangled shootout.
I don't care, I have to say they were pretty sorry as villains. I mean, sheesh. No personality.
Debut -- Homecoming (Season 3)
Last Seen -- Same Episode
Wheelchair Guy's the brains behind The Gruenshtahler Twins . I mean, he'd pretty much have to be, right? Anyhoo, he tells Mr. Trick that Kulak and that Daniel Boone guy are things of the past...at least in terms of their hunting, maiming, and killing.
Wheelie is responsible for telling the Twins the location of Buffy and Cordy...I guess you could say he's jacked in. Basically, when he gives the twins the latest coordinates for the gals, he doesn't realize that one of them has been hit with the tracking device himself. So the twins blow each other to bits -- wonder who found that mess in the morning? -- and Wheelie believes he's won the SlayerFest 98 competition. Too bad he's wrong.
Don't know how or if he found out that his little silent henchmen bought it, and for all we know he could still be in Sunnydale. Maybe he should just play a nice game of GlobalThermoNuclear War, eh?
Shows I Could See Wheelchair Guy On:
- Any Star Trek show/spinoff
- La Femme Nikita
- The X Files
I've never seen most of the Star Trek spinoffs or La Femme Nikita, myself. Saw Millennium once, and Felicity a few times. In case you were wondering, I do catch the X Files pretty regularly, but you probably already knew that.