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Buffy -_Season Seven

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  • 17-01-2003 1:30pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭


    Did anyone see Buffy on Sky last night. What did ya think? Whos the weird morphing bad guy with Spike?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,046 ✭✭✭Dustaz


    bugger, forgot it was on. Is there repeats on anywhere?

    Synopsis anyone?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭daveirl


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭deezoid


    LESSONS
    Director: David Solomon
    Writer: Joss Whedon
    Istanbul: a girl runs through the night, chased by two robed, unknown assailants. She puts up a good fight, but they overtake her. One of the men raises a glinting knife above her, and stabs.
    Meanwhile, in Sunnydale, Buffy is teaching Dawn the tricks of the slaying trade. Dawn fumbles and nearly gets chomped, but her sister backs her up. They lament the return of something they both dread: Sunnydale High School, rebuilt on its original site. Right over the Hellmouth.
    Halfway around the world, Giles has brought Willow to England to help her recover. She's being schooled in a coven to control her power, and is learning how everything in the universe is connected. She struggles in her understanding and yearns to be the Willow she once was, but Giles reassures her by saying, "We all are who we are, no matter how much we may appear to have changed."
    The next morning at the Summers house, Dawn gets ready for the first day of school, and a well-dressed Xander arrives with the architectural plan for the new building. He assures Buffy there are no nasties lurking, and he would know, since he's involved in the construction at the site. Buffy accompanies Dawn to school and they meet the new principal, Robin Wood. Dawn takes off for class, and Buffy wanders around her old stomping ground.
    In the bathroom, Buffy spies a small, curious-looking charm. Thinking nothing of it, Buffy looks up in the mirror. Surprise! There's a dead girl behind her who doesn't look happy. Another dead guy leaps out at Buffy shouting, "Get out, get out, get out!" There's definitely something fishy going on. The Slayer busts into Dawn's classroom just as the girl is awkwardly introducing herself to the class, then embarrasses her even further by declaring she's in danger. When Buff's unable to back up her claim, she slinks out of the classroom.
    At a café, Anya and her demon pal Halfrek drink coffee and insult the lovestruck couple singing in the corner. Halfrek tries to be kind to Anya, but she makes it known that gossip among the demon community says Anya's gone soft, ever since Xander. But more importantly, there's also talk that there's something brewing lately. Something bad.
    Back at the school, Buffy finds Xander and fills him in on the ghosties in the bathroom, while across campus, Dawn is attacked by a pencil-wielding dead guy. After excusing herself to the bathroom (bad choice), Dawn hears crying in one of the stalls and discovers a frightened girl. Suddenly, familiar ghosts appear, and the two are dragged through the floor, leaving a rather large hole in the brand new tile.
    Dawn awakens with her new friend in the basement of the school, and they find another lost student who was just looking for a place to smoke. But Dawn is armed with a gift Buffy gave her that morning: a cell phone. When Buffy locates the zombies, a fight ensues, and it becomes clear they're spirits of the dead killed on school grounds angry that the Slayer failed to protect them. Buffy gets past them and throws open a door expecting to see Dawn, only to discover a disheveled and scarred Spike, who speaks in riddles. He manages to tell Buffy that the dead guys are manifestations from a spell and a talisman for the spell has to be destroyed.
    After another call from Dawn, Buffy phones Xander to fill him in on the talisman deal. Buffy locates Dawn and fends off the zombies, while Xander storms the hole-y bathroom to locate and destroy the charm. When he does, the dead guys disappear, but it remains unclear who cast the spell.
    Out of the school basement, Buffy comforts Dawn and her new friends as the principal looks on. After seeing the connection she made with the kids, he offers Buffy a part-time position mentoring troubled students. She jumps at the chance.
    Spike's still below, and he's confronted with a being unlike any other in Sunnydale. Well, sort of. First it appears to be Warren. Then it morphs into Glory, then Adam, the Mayor, Drusilla, the Master. All dead, but maybe not so much. As the Master talks of the wild ride coming to Sunnydale, he adds, "It's not about right. It's not about wrong." The being morphs into a final image -- Buffy -- and concludes, "It's about power."


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭El Marco


    I tried to watch it but I had waaaaay[\b] better things to do. I never seen the the whole attraction to the program. The story is rubbish, the special effects bad and I can't stand to listen to their ramblings for more than 5 seconds. imo :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,500 ✭✭✭Mercury_Tilt


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,608 ✭✭✭✭sceptre


    Repeated tomorrow (Saturday) on Skyone @ 17:00


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,046 ✭✭✭Dustaz


    Originally posted by Mercury_Tilt
    Good Man Deezoid. I missed that last few mins. Went to take a pee during the last break and forgot what I had been doing. Stood in the kitchen thinking... hmmmm Im sure i wasnt in here.

    Welcome to the DustyZone merc :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,924 ✭✭✭✭BuffyBot


    Originally posted by deezoid
    Did anyone see Buffy on Sky last night. What did ya think? Whos the weird morphing bad guy with Spike?

    I thought it was a good season starter, with lots of clues as to whats going to happen, and the big bad of the season, plus the groundwork for a post SMG show if she does leave at the end of the series.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 28,128 ✭✭✭✭Mossy Monk


    good stuff. and i will start watching Angel next week too


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 104 ✭✭GiMiC


    I've already seen the first 7 or 8 episodes of the 7th season of Buffy, and I have to say I found it really boring. Seems like they're just going through the motions with regard to stories. It might pick up later on, as I've heard of some of the things Spike will be getting up to, but I'm not holding my breath. Angel on the other hand is great. I've seen the same number of episodes and although it's a bit slow for a while, there's some major things happening about 4 or 5 episodes in. Joss must be putting all his efforts into that show.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 81 ✭✭lemondrop


    Yep i saw it, thought it was pretty good but i missed the first half so thanx for posting the synopsis. Its great to see Spike back...... Im also going to be watching Angel its always a hit!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,103 ✭✭✭CodeMonkey


    Originally posted by GiMiC
    I've already seen the first 7 or 8 episodes of the 7th season of Buffy, and I have to say I found it really boring. Seems like they're just going through the motions with regard to stories. It might pick up later on, as I've heard of some of the things Spike will be getting up to, but I'm not holding my breath. Angel on the other hand is great. I've seen the same number of episodes and although it's a bit slow for a while, there's some major things happening about 4 or 5 episodes in. Joss must be putting all his efforts into that show.
    Have to disagree with you. I thought the season's been really good and I've yet to read about anyone sharing your dislike for it from American movie/tv forums like the one in Coming Attractions. Joss, as far as I know, has very little to do with Angel as he is more involved with Buffy this season and also on his new sci-fi show called Firefly (it's canceled now). Angel was never his thing anyway. Interesting things are happening in Buffy but I think maybe you just don't like the show anymore. I'm sure the other people here will make up their minds about the new season themselves.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭deezoid



    Episode 2

    BENEATH YOU
    Director: Nick Marck
    Writer: Douglas Petrie
    Frankfurt: a young punkish girl sprints frantically through the city, chased by two robed baddies whose gleaming daggers look familiar. They catch her, killing her instantly. They depart, but the girl opens deadened, vacant eyes and says, "From beneath you, it devours." At that moment, Buffy awakens from a nightmare about the dead girl, and echoes her final words. She knows there are other girls out there like her, dying, doomed.
    The next morning on their way to Sunnydale High, Xander, Buffy and Dawn discuss Buffy's new gig. When the Slayer asks her new employer how she got the job without college credentials, he responds that the students need someone they can relate to, and she is it. She sets off in an unsuccessful search for Spike, who earlier that morning had been ranting and raving in the school basement, terrified of something he couldn't see.
    Willow prepares to leave England, and while she's afraid of screwing up again, she's more frightened that her friends will reject her. Giles does his best to convince her it's time, and she goes on her way.
    That night, a young woman, Nancy, walks her dog, only to have it unceremoniously sucked into the ground by a big and growly worm. Screaming, Nancy takes off running and literally bumps into Xander, who brings her to Buffy's. They make a plan to go after the thing, and Spike appears in the doorway, prepared to lend a hand. It's strange--he looks totally normal, well dressed, good hair, the works. He lets it slip that Buffy has already seen him back in town, and Xander and Dawn are livid.
    Buffy knows she needs Spike's help, so she hesitantly accepts, and sends Xander to take Nancy home. Buff and Spike check out the hole where the dog got munched, and Buffy is clearly spooked, remembering Spike's attempted rape. She can't forgive him, but senses something different about him. He doesn't fill her in on the whole soul thing, but does say that whatever ate the dog is long gone.
    After Xander walks Nancy home, the two start making eyes at each other when that pesky worm returns and rips open the floor to attack. They make a break for it, running high enough up some stairs so the worm can't get to them. Nancy starts to crack, complaining that things can't get much worse, especially after her recent breakup with an abusive boyfriend, Ronnie.
    Xander has a thought, and asks if Nancy has done any wishing lately about the guy. Turns out she did, and Anya's to blame for turning Ronnie into a worm. The gang (plus Nancy) confronts the demon at the Bronze, but she is unapologetic for having turned him not just into a teeny tiny worm, but a giant Sluggoth Demon.
    When Anya looks at Spike, she sees something new: a soul. To keep her from revealing his secret, Spike hauls off and punches Anya more than once, and both their demon faces are revealed. Buffy breaks in and pummels Spike in return as he taunts her for taking out her repressed anger on him. Before she can do any real damage to the Vamp, Xander realizes Nancy is gone, and Buffy takes off after her.
    On the street, Nancy is going home when the worm comes tearing after her, and Buffy (with Spike following) literally swings to her rescue. Spike prepares to spear the worm, but there's only one problem: at the moment he stabs the thing, Anya reverses the spell and the worm turns back into a very human Ronnie. Since his chip is still in place, Spike cries out in pain after harming the human. He loses it, practically switching personalities as Buffy calls for an ambulance to tend to Ronnie's injury. Spike warns of the Big Bad coming, repeating, "From beneath you, it devours." He takes off, and Buffy trails him wondering what's up.
    She finds him at a church and, through his ravings, deduces he's gotten his soul back, all for her. Now Spike is dealing with the guilt from his past, compounded by voices in his head, and the voice of the demon that's coming. He wants to rest and slumps against a cross. Buffy watches as the smoke rises from his burning skin.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,500 ✭✭✭Mercury_Tilt


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭plastic membrane


    Buffy was good, but the season premier of Angel last Thursday was really good. That Wesley's a badass..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,500 ✭✭✭Mercury_Tilt


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭daveirl


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,046 ✭✭✭Dustaz


    Christ dee, youve been on boards a wet week and youve got a fanboy already :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭deezoid


    Episode 3
    SAME TIME, SAME PLACE
    Director: James A. Contner
    Writer: Jane Espenson
    Buffy, Xander and Dawn wait at the airport for Willow to return from England. Buffy is a little nervous about what to say, but Xander isn't concerned, even after Buffy mentions that Willow left her training early. They continue to wait until everyone has left the plane, but Willow doesn't show up.
    Literally.
    Seems that Willow did leave the plane, hoping for a reunion with her pals, but she walked right by them--they were invisible to her. And vice versa.
    That night, a boy tags a wall with spray paint, until his work is cut short by a long-nailed, shadowy figure that jumps out at him with an unearthly scream. Apparently, he should have found a more constructive use for his artistic talent.
    Willow goes home to an empty house. She reacquaints herself with the room she shared with Tara, briefly reliving the moment she lost her. There's no one around to comfort her, so she lies on the couch, despondent. During those same moments, Buffy, Xander and Dawn get home to an equally empty house. They commune on the couch, not realizing they're sharing space with Willow, who's there, but not.
    The next day, a solitary Willow heads over to the dilapidated Magic Box. Anya is still cleaning the debris out of the store, and she's not exactly thrilled to see the woman who destroyed it in the first place. Ultimately sympathetic, Anya sends Will in the direction of the new high school, since Buffy's got "some kind of job helping junior deviants." Willow doesn't find them on school grounds, but she does find something particularly gross: a dead body.
    Of course, Xander and Buffy are there, checking out the very same body of the dead spray-painting boy. One detail spooks them: the body is flayed. Their first thought: Willow's back.
    At the school, Willow finds Spike talking nonsense in the basement (surprise!). He's no help to her after she explains about the murdered boy, but it turns out he's actually having two conversations: one with Willow, and one with Buffy and Xander. Buffy incorrectly infers from Spike's confused chatter that Willow is involved in the boy's death.
    Willow goes back to Anya, who reluctantly agrees to help with a locator spell to find demons in the area. After the spell indicates a powerful demon in the woods, Anya confides that wreaking vengeance all over the place isn't as fun as it once was. Willow relates completely, and the two come to an understanding.
    At the Summers house, the gang researches demons that flay skin. Though Buffy still suspects Willow, Dawn finds a demon called Gnarl that sounds about right: it flays, and eats, the skin of its victims. Charming. They enlist Spike to track the demon, since it seems the baddie will have left a trail of blood to its abode. Spike leads them to a cave not realizing Willow is there as well. Willow crawls in the cave at the same time the gang does, and when Gnarl takes a swipe at Dawn, the Scoobies bolt and seal the cave, trapping Willow inside. Gnarl taunts the witch for being left behind by her friends, then lashes out at her, paralyzing her with his poison.
    Back at home, Dawn is paralyzed from the poison as well, and Buffy learns that the paralysis lasts until Gnarl is killed. When Anya arrives to stay with Dawn, she reveals that Willow is probably still at the cave, fighting the demon on her own. Suddenly Anya's demon expertise is in demand, and her friends drag her off to the cave to help Willow.
    Gnarl is enjoying carefully peeling strips of skin from Willow's stomach when the gang bursts in. They still can't see Willow, but Anya can. At the vengeance demon's instruction, Buffy gouges out the eyes of Gnarl and kills him, releasing both Willow and Dawn from their paralysis. Soon, an injured Willow reappears before their eyes, incredibly grateful that her friends haven't left her alone.
    In the morning, Buffy interrupts Willow as she's meditating, using magic to heal herself. Willow reveals that she inadvertently made herself invisible by thinking she wasn't ready to see her friends. Buffy regretfully admits she suspected Willow was the killer, but her friend understands. Weakly, Willow continues to meditate, but Buffy reaches out her hands to help, and they begin to heal her injuries together.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭deezoid


    Episode 4

    HELP
    Director: Rick Rosenthal
    Writer: Rebecca Rand Kirshner
    Buffy and the gang scout out a funeral home, looking for a potential vampire. They are all stressing lately, especially Buffy, who is gearing up for her first official day as a counselor. Her stress level doesn't stop her, however, from easily dusting a matronly vamp as she rises from her coffin.
    The next day, Xander and Willow stroll in the sun, catching up, and Willow is still insecure over her ability to control her powers. She knows the Big Bad everyone's going on about is coming, but she wonders if she'll be able to help. It becomes clear that they are in a cemetery, and Willow makes her first visit to Tara's grave. She lays stones atop the headstone, then kneels and traces Tara's name tenderly.
    At Sunnydale High, Buffy faces her first victims--uh, students. She handles varied issues with good advice, but one student stands out: Cassie. She is troubled, and lets it slip that on Friday she's going to die. At first, Buffy believes the girl is suicidal, but soon suspects that Cassie's a psychic. Quickly, Buff takes advantage of her secret weapon, Dawn, who gently insinuates herself into a library conversation between Cassie and her friend Mike. Mike bugs his pal to go to the Winter Formal, but Cassie refuses time and again, convinced she won't be around for the dance.
    Worried that Cassie may be the subject of parental abuse, Buffy and Xander make an ill-conceived visit to the girl's home. Though her father is obviously three sheets to the wind, he appears to genuinely love his daughter. As the pair leave, they encounter Cassie, who thanks them for trying to help, but is eerily resigned to die.
    Meanwhile, in the school's library, sinister-looking red-robed figures circle a burning tray. In the tray's center is a photo of Cassie.
    Friday comes, and the Scooby gang is still scouring for clues. Buffy hunts down Spike to see if he knows anything, and while he's definitely disturbed about something (as usual), he has nothing new to offer. Buffy checks out Cassie's friend Mike, but he seems totally harmless. She does spy some strange coins tumbling out of a locker during a search by the principal, and connects the coins to something Cassie mentioned during their first meeting. She corners the locker's owner, who spills that some guys are planning to mess with Cassie. Bingo.
    That night, the red-robed figures are back, and their leader is Peter, one of the arrogant boys Buffy counseled earlier in the week. The guys are scamming to get rich quick, and Peter figures calling up a demon and offering a human sacrifice might be a good idea. Yeah, right.
    Peter starts the ritual, but Buffy tears off a red robe--the guy she grilled earlier finally told her the whole deal. She knocks Peter down easily, but he's already called up a nasty-looking demon, and it wants blood. Buffy's in trouble, but Spike comes to the rescue, brandishing a flaming torch. Buff grabs the torch and goes after the demon while Peter takes a walloping from Spike, who flinches from the chip in his head with every punch. Buffy defeats the demon and Spike frees Cassie, who whispers to a confused Spike, "She'll tell you. Someday, she'll tell you."
    Buffy leads Cassie to the library door and saves her a second time from a booby trap. However, all her efforts are for naught: Cassie's eyes soon go blank, and she crumples to the floor. Turns out the end was inevitable: there was a hole in her heart.
    The group gathers to mourn, and Dawn takes the death of her new friend hard. Buffy wonders about the futility of trying to lend a hand to students when sometimes there's nothing she can do. But still she returns to the school, and does her best to prepare to help the next troubled teen that comes her way.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,099 ✭✭✭✭WhiteWashMan


    seen them all up to episode 14.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,876 ✭✭✭Borzoi


    Excellent, I can get an hour (well 58mins) of my life back every week. No need to watch the episode - just read deezoid's synopsis:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,417 ✭✭✭Dr4gul4


    Episode 14 doesn't go out in america till the 14 u tit



    And it's been a crap season so far Angel has been a lot better


    D.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,500 ✭✭✭Mercury_Tilt


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭deezoid


    I must say taht I've been finding Buffy tremendously boring so far - I only hope all these dull episodes are leading to something great. I must admit I've been finding Angel ten times better! at least stuff happens!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭daveirl


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭deezoid


    Heres an interesting link to Buffy: the animated series pics - be warned though, there a deplorable download time) http://www.ericwight.com/portfolio/buffy001.html


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 28,128 ✭✭✭✭Mossy Monk


    tonights episode was one of the biggest loads of **** i have ever seen. it was depressing watching it. have the script writers run out of ideas :mad: :mad:


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭deezoid


    Sorry 'bout the delay on this one folks!

    Episode 5

    SELFLESS
    Director: Drew Goddard
    Writer: David Solomon
    Willow unpacks and settles back in her old room with the gang's help. As they set things up, the subject turns to Anya, and how she's eased up on the whole vengeance thing.
    Little do they know Anya's responsible for the deaths of twelve frat boys -- looks like her latest vengeance spell wreaked a little more havoc than she may have intended. "What have I done?" she asks herself before trying to scrub her hands clean of blood. Thinking back, she recalls her life in...
    Sjornjost, circa 880. Anya, originally called Aud, plays with -- gasp -- bunnies! She's a bit jealous that Olaf, her sweetheart, might be running around on her with a bar matron. Anya was kind and generous in those days, but according to Olaf, seemed to still have the annoying characteristic of always speaking her mind and taking things literally. Some things never change.
    On the UC Sunnydale campus, Willow successfully begs her way back into classes with a professor. Over the prof's shoulder, she sees Anya stumbling out of the frat house, looking freaked. Despite Anya's claims of a new and sexually virile fraternity boyfriend, Willow knows something's up. She investigates the frat house and is horrified by the discovery of the dead boys. She hears a cry, and finds a girl sobbing in the closet mumbling, "I take it back" over and over. Apparently the girl's boyfriend had broken up with her in front of his friends, and she'd made a wish that they'd all know what it felt like to have their hearts ripped out. A demonic spider conjured up by Anya appeared and took care of the wish. The very same spider attacks Willow, but she uses magic to toss it through a window. For a moment, though, there's an eerie glimpse of Dark Willow as she fights the demon, which unnerves her.
    Back in 880, the townspeople chase after a huge troll -- it's Olaf! Aud cast a little spell on him after discovering his little infidelity with the bar matron. The demon D'Hoffryn appears, impressed by Aud's magical ingenuity, and asks Aud to join his demonic family. He calls her Anyanka, and says if she'll join with him, she will realize her true self.
    In Anya's apartment (current day), Hallie visits a guilt-ridden Anya. She's reeling from the deaths of the frat boys, and Hallie does her best to console her. Anya is relieved, until an extremely pissed off Willow arrives. The witch demands an explanation of the bloodshed, and though Anya declares, "They got what they deserved," she still seems unsure of herself.
    Meanwhile, Buffy and Xander are on the hunt for the spider, but it finds them first. It attacks Buffy, but she fights it off and chops it with a well-aimed ax. After they return home, Willow fills them in on Anya. Xander is furious that Willow didn't tell them about Anya's evil deeds earlier, but he falters when Buffy reveals that she has to kill Anya. Xander argues against it -- he still loves his ex. But Buffy must draw the line somewhere. It's her duty as the Slayer. Xander leaves to warn Anya, and when Buffy asks Willow to help her, Will turns her down. After Buffy leaves, the witch calls on D'Hoffryn for a little chat.
    Xander finds Anya at the frat house, but Buffy's right behind him. The Slayer is armed with a sword, and she uses it with force when Anya goes all demon-y. Buffy stabs Anya in the heart, but that's not enough to fell a vengeance demon. Buffy is about to finish her off when Xander intervenes, much to Anya's dismay. D'Hoffryn appears in a cloud of smoke at Willow's behest, and Anya pleads with him to take back what she did to the frat boys. She's willing to sacrifice herself. D'Hoffryn goes for the throat -- he takes back the spell and revives the boys, but ends the life of Anya's dearest friend Hallie instead. Anya is devastated, and Xander tries to offer comfort. However, the former demon needs to find out who she really is on her own, and with tears streaming down her cheeks, she walks off into the night.


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