“There’s Not a One Who Can Say This Ended Well”: The Buffy Re-Watch, “Once More with Feeling,” S6.E7

There are great Buffy episodes: “Prophecy Girl,” “Surprise/Innocence,” “Passions,” “Bad Girls/Consequences,” “Fool for Love,” “Conversations with Dead People,” “Lies My Parents Told Me” … And I’m just going to leave those there, knowing full well some will be apoplectic I’ve left out other gems. Then there’s the trifecta, the Holy Trinity: “Hush,” “The Body,” and … More “There’s Not a One Who Can Say This Ended Well”: The Buffy Re-Watch, “Once More with Feeling,” S6.E7

“Shiver Me Timbers”: The Buffy Re-Watch, “All the Way,” S6.E6

Some shows are known for their holiday episodes. I rank Valentine’s Day near the bottom of my favorite holidays, but I am always eager to watch Phil and Claire Dunphy don their alter egos, Clive Bixby and Julianna, and get into hilarious hijinks. Buffy didn’t regularly feature episodes revolving around any annual celebration. Working from … More “Shiver Me Timbers”: The Buffy Re-Watch, “All the Way,” S6.E6

“That’s a Flawed Design”: Buffy Re-Watch, “Life Serial,” S6.E5

I’ve cited Elizabeth Rambo’s essay previously, though perhaps I haven’t made explicit that ever since I read it, it has colored the way I experience the entire season. Playing off the line from Tara in “Entropy,” (“Things fall apart, they fall so hard … You can’t ever put them back the way they were”), Rambo … More “That’s a Flawed Design”: Buffy Re-Watch, “Life Serial,” S6.E5

“She Saved My Life a Bunch of Times. Plus, She’s Hot.”: “Flooded,” S6.E4

I had originally planned on spending most of the 4th writing my thoughts on this episode. Then the spirit of the holiday overtook me and I found myself creating ear-splitting explosions and–my recent struggles with going full-blown pescatarian be damned–eating the chargrilled flesh of dead animals. I also think I might have been procrastinating a … More “She Saved My Life a Bunch of Times. Plus, She’s Hot.”: “Flooded,” S6.E4