Didja wonder where the killer in Buffy was this episode? I did, briefly. And just this minute, I realized that I know just where it was. The soldier boys said it. "All decisions regarding Hostile 17 are in your hands</>. The killer in Buffy is in her hands. And to get all season 4ish about it, she's manus, the hands. And it's her hands, her touch, that can save him or cut him loose. Woohoo! I love it when a thread of logic closes itself for me :-)
Wank or not, I shall sleep peacefully now.