Category Archives: Buffy Season 5

God didn’t make me see again so that I could just watch*

Dollhouse – “True Believer” (Tim Minear) This was my favourite episode so far although it was full of flaws. I may have relaxed a bit and accepted it for what it is. The lack of a sexual element in relation … Continue reading

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I have places to be!

The Gift (Joss Whedon) “The Gift” could have been the downbeat conclusion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Should it have been? We wouldn’t have had “Once More, With Feeling” but then we wouldn’t have missed what we didn’t have. The … Continue reading

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The world is spinning

Weight of the World (Douglas Petrie) Spike warns the Scoobies that “You waste time with kid gloves. I’m willing to wager, when all is said and done, Buffy likes it rough.” Are these lines written with intent? Or do obsessives … Continue reading

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Horsies!

Spiral (Steven S. DeKnight) “Horsies!” cries Tara as she looks out of the window of the Winnebago. She may have actually seen a shark and a ramp. I use the word may because BtVS does recover from this but it … Continue reading

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Oh, it’s so pure! Such pure green energy!

Tough Love (Rebecca Rand Kirshner) Tara and Willow need to have a fight so that Glory can suck Tara’s brain to force the season finale and, of course, bring out pissed off magical Willow. So they have Willow behave badly … Continue reading

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What are you, kidding? She’s nuts!

Intervention (Jane Espenson) In order for this episode to work you just have to accept that Willow and Xander are the worst friends ever. They can’t tell that Buffy is a robot? That’s sad but having said that, it still … Continue reading

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But we don’t mess with life and death

Forever (Marti Noxon) Willow’s behaviour is outrageous but in character. Someone is in pain and she wants to fix it for them. Or at least help. What she doesn’t consider is the consequences. The divide between Willow and Tara is … Continue reading

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It hurts

The Body (Joss Whedon) Maybe the best 40 odd minutes of TV ever. There are certainly consistently good serials like I, Claudius and Edge of Darkness but surely no long running series comes close to producing anything like this remarkable … Continue reading

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Just…trying a little spicy talk

I Was Made to Love You (Jane Espenson) This is such a good episode. It makes you care about the demise of a robot and that is some feat. It also has some of the best dialogue, interactions and smart … Continue reading

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Also, you can tell it’s not going to have a happy ending when the main guy’s all bumpy

Crush (David Fury) Buffy and Dru are tied up, Harmony lurks around, Spike talks a lot, Buffy slams the door in his face. Well, that’s it, isn’t it? Spike talks a lot about himself and if you care then this … Continue reading

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