Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Buffy Rewatch Week 40: Spoiler Forum

And once again, here is the place where we can talk about this week's episodes without fear of spoiling any of the other first-time viewers. Angel has all the seeds for what will be happening in this season and part of next, and Buffy has pretty much done the same thing. "Tabula Rasa" is one of those episodes that will have far-reaching consequences, especially for season 6.


Dusk said...

OK, expanding on the magic/appearance stuff did they ever say what was Cyrus Vail?

Colleen/redeem147 said...

I assumed Vail was a demon. I think Rack just cut up his face for with symbols for magic purposes.

Anya says that diamonds are excellent for cursing - foreshadowing?

kluu said...

I had thought Cyrus Vail was a human sorcerer who looked as he did because he had been prolonging his life through dark magic.

Efthymia said...

Strange as it may be, Giles was indeed wrong: everything went downhill from the moment he left.

Quarks said...

While Willow and Tara still have feelings for each other without their memory, Xander and Anya don't foreshadowing the events of 'Hell's Bells'.

Spike tells Buffy " It's only a matter of time before you realize I'm the only one here for you, pet. You got no one else!" By Season 7 that is how she acts, and in 'Touched' it's arguably the truth.

Tara is a really good 'mother' to Dawn. After breaking up with Willow she takes Dawn on a 'movie and milkshake fun day' and reassures Dawn that she didn't leave because of her and that she will always care for her. Dawn probably needed to hear that because it's implied that her 'real' dad never said that to her when he and Joyce split up, so she probably has the same issues Buffy has surrounding it. It's a shame Tara will die at the end of the season. It's no wonder Dawn ends up with serious abandonment issues.

The scene with Spike and Buffy at the end of 'Smashed' reminds me of Issue 34 of Season 8 (I won't give the title because it is a tiny bit spoilery) except slightly less graphic.

Willow suggests to Dawn that she could 'pop' her back home. In the finale she does do this (well, to the Magic Box) and Dawn collapses. Willow also uses magic to drive a car here, much like she does around the finale.