Tuesday, August 4, 2009

DVD review - Buffy season 7 episodes 5 and 6

Continuing my viewing/reviewing of Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 7 (final season)....


B7-5: Selfless (written by Drew Goddard, airdate 10/22/02)

As Anya goes too far back into the role of vengeance demon, we finally get her origin. Man, she's the oldest character yet (starting in 880 in Sweden). Good to see Olaf again and how he was turned into a troll. Also nice to see the 1905 flashback - was Anya the cause of the Russian Revolution during the same period Angel, Darla, Dru and Spike were there? If so, way cool! Some really tough discussion with Buffy, Willow and Xander - and Xander not willing to accept that Buffy has to do what Buffy has to do. And, we get to hear Emma sing again. Yeah. Loved that. In the end, Anya prepares for the ultimate sacrifice but D'Hoffryn pulls a switcheroo on her. Now she's left to wonder just who she really is. Nice angst there.

B7-6: Him (written by Drew Z. Greenberg, airdate 11/5/02)

The odd couple is back again - Spike bunking over at Xander's. Sweet. Okay, you know something is definitely wrong when you hear "the Theme from 'A Summers Place'". Loved the return of Buffy's old cheerleading uniform from season 1, but Dawn was so wrong to do what she did. And her going all "skanky" at the Bronze - not cool either. Oh, and Buffy getting all caught up in the spell of R.J. too (or should I say the jacket...). Of course, not even Willow - the team lesbian isn't immune. Loved how each four planned to show their love (okay, not so much Dawn as that wasn't funny - but the other three definitely were). Finally, it is up to the guys to resolve the problem (after Xander tried on the jacket and realized it wouldn't fit). A fun little filler episode.

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