Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5×05, “No Place Like Home”

For centuries it had no form at all. My brethren, its only keepers. Then the abomination found us. We had to hide the Key, gave it form, molded it flesh… made it human and sent it to you. Read More Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5×05, “No Place Like Home”

Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5.2, “Real Me”

“Nobody knows who I am. Not the real me. It’s like, nobody cares enough to find out. I mean, does anyone ever ask *me* what I want to do with my life? Or what my opinion is on stuff? Or what restaurant to order in from?”
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Live Blog! Buffy the Vampire Slayer — Graduation Day Parts 1 and 2

Congratulations to the class of 1999. You all proved more or less adequate. This is a time of celebration, so sit still and be quiet. Read More Live Blog! Buffy the Vampire Slayer — Graduation Day Parts 1 and 2

Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 3.10, “Amends”

You’re weak. Everybody is. Everybody fails. Maybe this evil did bring you back, but if it did, it’s because it needs you. And that means that you can hurt it. Angel, you have the power to do real good, to make amends. But if you die now, then all that you ever were was a monster.

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Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 3.09, “The Wish”

You know what I’ve been asking myself a lot this last week? Why me? Why do *I* get impaled? Why do I get bitten by snakes? Why do I fall for incredible losers? And, you know, I think I’ve finally figured it out. What my problem is. It’s Buffy Summers.

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Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slay 3.08 “Lovers Walk”

You’re not friends. You’ll never be friends. You’ll be in love till it kills you both. You’ll fight, and you’ll shag, and you’ll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you’ll never be friends. Love isn’t brains, children, it’s blood…blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it. Read More Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slay 3.08 “Lovers Walk”

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 3.3, “Faith, Hope, and Trick”

Sunnydale. Town’s got quaint, and the people: he called me “sir,” don’t you just miss that? I mean, admittedly, it’s not a haven for the brothers. You know, strictly the Caucasian persuasion here in the Dale. But you know you just gotta stand up and salute that death rate. I ran a statistical analysis and, Hello Darkness. Makes D.C. look like Mayberry. And ain’t nobody sayin’ boo about it. We could fit right in here. Have us some fun. Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 3.3, “Faith, Hope, and Trick”

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Where Are They Now?

I want you to get a message to Angel for me. Tell him I’m done waiting. I’m taking the fight to him. You got that? Need me to write it down for ya?

Normally, this would be the space I’d be using to insert a pithy quote from this week’s episode and then wax poetic (or something like poetic) about the adventures of Buffy and her stalwart gang.  Instead, in honor of reaching the end of season 2 ““ the two-parter “Becoming” (parts 1 and 2) ““ we’ve decided to host a liveblog rewatch of the episodes. “Becoming”(s) is a highlight in a show full of fantastic storytelling and long time fans know how important these 90 minutes are to the overall arc. Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Where Are They Now?