We’re taking a hiatus until the new year. With the holidays just around the corner and Elf doing her annual NaNoWriMo challenge through the entire month of November, we decided it would be best to just take a break and start anew in January. We are planning on starting in with Sherlock series one, after we catch up with the Buffy season 5 wrap up, which may or may not happen beforehand if we can manage to scrounge up the time. We appreciate your being a part of this as we spoil our favorite and new tv shows. I hope all of you have a safe and wonderful holiday season and we’ll see you in the New Year!
*Hmmm, Giles and some pretty serious words…he really can be scary sometimes.
*Well, Anya ended up having a couple of really good ideas!
*Really Xander, a proposal now?!
*”We’re not all going to make it.” Hmm, possible death or multiple deaths? Outside of the villains, I suppose I need to steel myself for a loss. My best bet so far is Anya and/or Tara. Not in the original trio. And Anya is now promised for a happily ever after with Xander after this is over. I know Joss doesn’t really do happily ever afters…
*Seeing Dawn up there reminds me of Rogue at the end of X-Men.
*Seing Buffy with the hammer makes me think she’d be worthy of wielding Mjolnir.
*Xander came in like a wrecking ball…
*Joel Grey just does creepy so well…
*OMG, Ripper’s gonna kill Ben…OMG he just freaking did it!!!
*Buffy’s gonna go in the rift instead of Dawn isn’t she…
*I love how Buffy realizes how “death is your gift” is really meant to play out…Very well done.
*Well, Buffy is dead…again. I am not concerned since I know we have two seasons of the show left and I doubt she’ll be killed off for a very long time. This was a very good end to a very tumultous season…
5.21-The Weight of the World
*Poor catatonic Buffy…
*Willow is so done with your shit Xander and Spike.
*Willow is doing what she does very well: stepping up. Getting a plan formulated when there’s nobody else to do it.
*So Glory’s “mojo” as Spike calls it, makes her like the Silence from DW.
*Hmmm, I wonder what’s going on with Glory. Is she growing a conscience?
*Buffy’s happy place. This is actually really sad to watch. She’s safe and happy as a child when she doesn’t have to make decisions and there are strong grown ups to look out for her.
*A witch psychiatrist—that sounds like the premise for an amazing tv show.
*I want to see Glory and Loki team up…that would be fun.
*I didn’t notice Joel Grey’s name in the credits, but he’s back!
*Joss excels at writing the cerebral/dream world stuff…
*Glad to see Buffy’s back in working order now. Let’s go on to the finale!!
*Picking right up where we left off…
*I still say that to fight a god, you need a god of your own.
*Wouldn’t the first instinct as they’re fleeing be to run to LA and get Angel and co. to help?
*Anya with the frying pan was awesome! I was reminded of Samwise Gamgee…
*I do not like seeing Giles get hurt Wash-style. Not cool!
*What those knights need to do is team up with Buffy against Glory.
*Goody, Ben is here now…I’m sure everything will be all right now! Not…
*So Ben’s not really Glory’s brother. Interesting…
*Well this didn’t end well. Ben you traitor!! You are not a Gryffindor.
* Been dreading this moment along with The Body all season. I think it’s obvious, but I’m a huge Willow fan. And I love her two biggest canon ships—Willow/Oz and Willow/Tara. I’m usually someone who favors one over the other, but with Oz and Tara I never did. Willow became more herself with both of them, and I am as fond of both of them as I am of her. So it breaks me when any of the three hurt, but really, Tara most of all, because she’s so much more timid than the other two. So…that.
* Dealing with Dawn acting out. It’s understandable why the state would step in, but still hard to see, knowing that Buffy is doing her best, and Dawn is acting out because she’s in so much pain.
* At least Buffy didn’t have to face Snyder when she had to talk to Dawn’s principal. That would just have been painful to watch.
* Willow and Tara fighting is incredibly painful to watch, even without knowing what’s coming next.
* I do love seeing Ripper come out to play. I wish he would do that more. That’s someone Buffy needs in her life as much as her Watcher.
* On the other hand, watching Willow go after Glory, all I feel is fear and sadness and pain.
* The ending is not perfect, but it is nice seeing Willow take care of Tara, and Tara relying on her. I just want to cuddle them up in a big Woobie hug.
* Except that then Tara tells Glory exactly what she wants to know… :S
* Buffy’s spirit-quest to learn more about herself, and where to go next.
At least it shows she takes this seriously, regardless of what some think.
* Aaaand…the Buffy-bot. :P
* Love the guide Buffy gets to the Slayer-spirit. So pretty. :) Love big cats as well as little ones.
* And the first Slayer tells Buffy some more cryptic things.
* I can’t help but be amused that Glory’s boys decide Spike is the Key. His own fault, really. There’s no way they could know his Slayer was a Bot…
* And there we have the answer—Buffy’s gift is Death. But what exactly does that mean? Because it’s not as straightforward as the single word would make you believe.
* I do like that Spike does everything within himself to protect Buffy and Dawn from Glory.
* I also like that when Buffy realizes it, she thanks him—in a rather unconventional way. It’s a good scene.
* The business of dealing with someone’s death—this part is just as hard as the episode before, but in a different way. It’s the next stage of the process—trying to remember how to live, but this time without Joyce there.
* It’s hard to see both girls dealing like this. Hard on both of them in different ways.
* I do love that Spike was honestly fond of Joyce. Aside from their first meeting, they always did seem to get on well.
* I love that Angel came back to comfort Buffy. And it only shows me that Angel/Buffy will always be my BTVS OTP. *curls around them and sobs a little*
* It’s so hard, watching Dawn make the wrong choices here. But shes’ got to make some to understand why she shouldn’t. To help her grow up. Even if it does involve such a bad decision.
* Anya’s baby talk freaking out Xander is a lovely light spot to all this. I love her evolving humanity.
* I am feeling robbed of getting Angel’s reaction to finding out Dawn is the Key, but…ah, well.
* Love Spike helping Dawn, and the confrontation between the sisters. Both are excellently done.