Rewatching Buffy – Episode 133

Welcome 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 so many years ago.

Showtime

  • A girl arrives in Sunnydale by bus and, for some reason, is the only person who needs to visit the sketchy bus station.
  • A bus station that’s closed.
  • Waiting for her in the parking lot are a few of the First’s harbingers.
  • But Buffy’s there, too.
  • She manages to kill the three of them, then introduces herself to Rona, the new potential in town.
  • Rona says she was told to come to Sunnydale because she’d be safe there.
  • Buffy emphasizes that she’s not so much “safe” as she is “safer” with Buffy around.
  • At the house, Willow takes the floor while Kennedy aggressively tries to get her to join her in the bed.
  • We learn more about Kennedy’s background.
  • I was right last week… she’s a spoiled brat.
  • Downstairs, four potentials are up talking… and it’s keeping Xander and Andrew awake.
  • Xander’s on the couch… Andrew’s still tied to a chair.
  • Buffy arrives home with Rona.
  • And there’s a lot of talk…
  • They’re all looking to Buffy, but she doesn’t have answers yet.
  • Giles suggests going to Beljoxa’s Eye… an oracle that exists in a dark dimension.
  • Anya doesn’t want to explore that route, but Buffy insists that, if this is a possibility, it needs to be explored.
  • Spike is still chained to a wall, but he manages to break free and take down two harbingers.
  • As he tries to escape, he runs into Buffy…
  • But it was all a dream.
  • The First, as Buffy, continues to taunt him.
  • Anya convinces an old demon contact of hers to open the gateway to Beljoxa’s Eye.
  • Actually, he doesn’t want anything to do with Anya, but Giles uses their connection to the Slayer to threaten him if he doesn’t open the gateway.
  • Giles and Anya step through and meet the Eye.
  • It’s kinda creepy.
  • Willow gets a call from Giles’ coven friends in England… they have news.
  • Apparently, another potential made it to Sunnydale a couple days ago, but the harbingers killed her Watcher so no one knew until a seer saw she was staying at a hotel in town.
  • In the basement, some of the potentials are training… others are natural pessimists.
  • Buffy and Xander check out the hotel, but no one’s answering.
  • Xander peeks through the window and tells Buffy to kick down the door.
  • They find the girl dead… been that way for days.
  • They turn her over to discover it’s Eve, one of the potential Slayers who is currently hanging out at the house.
  • No wonder Eve has been the one leading the pessimism charge among the new girls.
  • Andrew is free to roam around now, and insists that he can be helpful as he annoys Dawn.
  • Buffy rushes in looking for the potentials.
  • She finds them in the basement and demands the First get away from them.
  • Before the First/Eve vanishes, she tells Buffy that she’ll be sending a visitor to the house after sundown.
  • Three guesses who…
  • Beljoxa’s Eye informs Giles and Anya that it (The First Evil) cannot be stopped.
  • The Eye cannot see the future and doesn’t know if the First will succeed in wiping out the line of Slayers.
  • It can only see the truth of the here and now.
  • Giles asked why the First hasn’t tried this before, and it is only seizing an opportunity that has come up recently.
  • The change was brought about by the Slayer.
  • Back at the house, everyone is arguing about what to do.
  • Buffy suggests a barrier spell, thinking that the Ubervamp doesn’t need an invite to get in the house.
  • While the potentials argue among themselves, Buffy, Willow, and Xander silently excuse themselves.
  • Harbingers surround the house after sundown, making sure no one leaves.
  • Buffy hands out weapons, just in case.
  • Rona’s been here for one episode and I’m already tired of her complaining all the freakin’ time.
  • Okay, now it’s showtime… here comes the Ubervamp.
  • The Ubervamp is able to break through the door, but Willow’s barrier spell keeps it out of the living room.
  • This gives everyone enough time to run out the back, where they take out three Harbingers before running out of town.
  • Giles and Anya return to our dimension and discuss what the Eye meant…
  • Buffy’s death didn’t bring about this change in the Slayer line, her resurrection did.
  • The Ubervamp is close behind the Scoobies and the Potentials.
  • Buffy orders Willow and Xander to take everyone to a safe location while she fights and leads the Ubervamp away.
  • But that plan doesn’t work… since the Ubervamp loses interest in Buffy and goes a different way.
  • Xander leads everyone to a construction site and Willow tells everyone to spread out and take positions… whatever that means.
  • Seriously, if Rona doesn’t shut up…
  • But before they can actually spread out, Ubervamp arrives.
  • Suddenly, the lights come on and Buffy is standing aboe them.
  • This was the plan.
  • Buffy welcomes the Ubervamp to Thunderdome.
  • She’s ready to show the Potentials why the Slayer is what monsters have nightmares about.
  • Earlier, when Buffy, Willow, and Xander went to the kitchen, they were telepathically hatching their plan.
  • The fight is fairly epic, though it doesn’t seem that Buffy is fairing much better than she did last week.
  • In the end, Buffy beheads the Ubervamp with a piece of barbed wire.
  • She looks at her small army and tells them that, if they all do their parts, they’ll be the ones left standing.
  • Anytime someone can wrap up a speech with, “Here endeth the lesson,” I’m impressed.
  • It’s like a mic drop.
  • The First/Eve watches… and she is not pleased.
  • Buffy approaches Spike… and he thinks it’s the First again.
  • But then she cuts him loose.
  • Body count: Harbingers – 3; Potential Slayers – 1; Ubervamps – 1

One thought on “Rewatching Buffy – Episode 133

  1. For whatever reason, I have very little stored memory about this season of Buffy. I know I watched it, and there are flashes of things I remember while reading your synopses. But, most of it? Poof! Gone.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s