Rewatching Buffy – Episode 65

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 21 years ago.

Something Blue

  • We open on Willow, still lamenting Oz’s departure and their break-up. She’s in his room in the house where he lived with his band.
  • All his stuff is still there, so he’s gotta come back sometime, right?
  • Buffy and Riley have a nice exchange… but when she’s talking to Willow, she expresses that she feels like something’s missing.
  • Constant misery? Inherent danger? Potential heartbreak?
  • Real passion?
  • Mid-conversation, Buffy stakes a vampire that tries to surprise the girls. Buffy was not surprised.
  • Spike is still being held at Giles’ place. He’s holding back on giving out info on the Initiative because he figures they’ll kill him once he talks.
  • Willow stops by Oz’s place again. Not sure why she’s doing this to herself.
  • Because this time, his room is empty. His stuff is gone.
  • Now Willow is pretty much distraught.
  • She interrupts Buffy and Riley’s picnic date. Riley, spotting her misery invites her to sit. Little awkward…
  • Later, at The Bronze, Willow seems to be having a blast out on the dance floor.
  • Turns out, she’s slightly drunk.
  • She doesn’t like feeling this pain. Waiting for time to heal these wounds isn’t good enough for her.
  • So she does what any amateur witch would do. She turns to the magic.
  • She does some kind of spell that should give her whatever she wants. And it seems to work, judging by the pyrotechnics.
  • But when she tries to “will” that her heart be healed, she doesn’t feel better.
  • Giles drops by because he’s concerned about Willow. But it turns more into a lecture about responsibility in the face of her grief.
  • Willow definitely doesn’t take it well. She tells Giles that he doesn’t see anything and her eyes do a funny flashy thing.
  • Suddenly Giles’ vision is blurry.
  • Spike manages to break out and escapes Giles’ place.
  • Back at the dorm, Willow mentions that Amy (in rat form) was a perfectly normal girl… and she turns back into a perfectly normal girl… for all of a second.
  • Because then Willow says, “…then she’s a rat.” And Amy’s a rat again.
  • Buffy goes to find Spike. And Willow says she’ll probably find him in two seconds. And then she does!
  • Willow goes to Xander to complain some more. Sarcastically, she asks why Buffy doesn’t just marry Spike.
  • And then Spike proposes. And Buffy says yes.
  • What will Riley think?
  • What will Angel think?!
  • Willow continues her little rant by telling Xander he’s a demon magnet. That won’t help matters.
  • Buffy asks Giles to give her away. He’d be touched if he weren’t so disgusted.
  • Now Giles is completely blind. Spike is actually being helpful by looking into a spell that can reverse whatever has made Giles blind.
  • Buffy gets supplies from the magic shop and stops to look at wedding gowns.
  • Riley sees her looking at the dresses. So she breaks the news to him that she’s getting married.
  • To say it takes him by surprise is an understatement.
  • After Willow leaves Xander’s, he’s hanging out with Anya when they’re suddenly attacked by multiple demons. Because he’s a demon magnet.
  • Xander and Anya make their way to Giles and they figure out that Willow’s spell to make her will reality actually worked.
  • Willow makes her way back to her room by herself. Once inside, she’s attacked by a demon.
  • We’ve seen this demon before. His name is D’hoffryn. Back when Anya was a vengeance demon, he was pretty much her supervisor.
  • He’s offering Willow a job.
  • When D’hoffryn shows Willow how her spell has affected everything, she asks to be sent back. She turns down the offer to be a demon.
  • D’hoffryn is disappointed. But he seems to be okay with her decision.
  • Willow is sent back and breaks her spell. Everything goes back to normal.
  • Buffy and Spike are disgusted with themselves.
  • To clear the air with Riley, Buffy makes up something about the need to fake him out when he saw her looking at dresses.
  • Body count: Vampires – 1

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