Rewatching Buffy – Episode 41

buffy-titleWelcome to Rewatching Buffy, the part of the blog where I rewatch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love this show 20 years ago.


  • At the Bronze, Xander and Willow are still acting weird around each other. And their significant others. It’s awfully suspicious.
  • Buffy and Faith patrol together. They dust two vampires while Giles watches. Then their slaying is critiqued by a suspicious British lady.
  • Mrs. Gwendolyn Post introduces herself as Faith’s new Watcher.
  • Mrs. Post also critiques Giles’ collection of books and says that she’s there to report back to the Watcher’s Council on how things are going in Sunnydale.
  • She also states that a demon, Lagos, is on its way to Sunnydale in search for the Glove of Mynhegon. Apparently this is some kind of powerful weapon.
  • Buffy asks if they can kill Mrs. Post. Probably foreshadowing.
  • Buffy does Tai Chi with Angel. So that’s what they’re calling it these days…
  • Uh oh… they almost kiss…
  • Willow and Xander keep finding themselves alone. And kissing.
  • Stop trying to make Xander and Willow a thing!
  • Giles discovers where the magic glove is found, so Xander is gonna go check out the crypt and report back to Buffy.
  • Faith and Buffy patrol, but they split up. Faith comes across Lagos searching for the glove. Gets her butt handed to her.
  • Meanwhile, Xander spies Angel taking the glove from the crypt where it was housed.
  • He follows. Then, at the mansion, he spies Angel and Buffy making out.
  • Uh oh… things do not look good for our heroine.
  • On a more serious note, Angel shows Buffy the glove and warns her not to touch it.
  • Once you put it on it can never be removed.
  • Xander informs everyone of Angel’s return. They gang up on her, intervention style.
  • They’re all angry/upset/disappointed. Giles in particular.
  • By hiding Angel, he feels that Buffy has no respect for him or his position as her Watcher.
  • Mrs. Post spills the beans to Faith that Buffy and her friends are having secret meetings.
  • Sort of sounds like she’s trying to drive a wedge between Slayers.
  • Xander spills the beans to Faith that Angel is back from hell and has the glove.
  • Giles lets Mrs. Post know where the glove is, and that (even though he’s not happy about the Angel situation)  it’s safe there.
  • He’s also figured out a way to destroy the glove.
  • Apparently this doesn’t make Mrs. Post happy. Because she knocks him out.
  • Man, Giles must be dealing with some serious brain damage. Dude gets knocked out, like, every other episode.
  • Giles has had more concussions than your average NFL season.
  • Too soon?
  • Buffy and Willow are out waiting for Lagos. Willow almost spills the beans about her and Xander, but Lagos attacks.
  • Buffy beheads the demon.
  • Faith and Xander find Giles unconscious. Faith assumes it’s Angel. Xander is pretty sure this isn’t Angel’s style. Or Angelus for that matter.
  • Angel is performing the living flame ritual to try and destroy the glove.
  • Buffy gets to the library in time to see Giles carted off by the paramedics.
  • Xander lets her know that Faith is on her way to take out Angel.
  • Mrs. Post shows up at the mansion to “help” destroy the glove.
  • She tries to knock out Angel. They fight.
  • Faith walks in and sees Angel and Mrs. Post going at it.
  • Bad circumstances, but she goes after Angel. Buffy stops her.
  • Buffy versus Faith. Round one.
  • Mrs. Post puts the glove on. So she is evil.
  • She pretty much attacks everyone.
  • Angel saves Willow, proving himself.
  • Buffy cuts off Mrs. Post’s arm, separating her from the glove, which causes her to be incinerated.
  • Faith is gonna have some pretty serious trust issues.
  • Turns out Mrs. Post was kicked out of the Watchers Council for misuse of dark artifacts.
  • Body Count: Vampires – 2; Demons – 1; Humans – 1

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