FOR HARDCORE BUFFY FANS ONLY 3
Thanks to Dawn Summers, the Key, for this alternate script for the Buffy finale. I have to say that I cried at the end.
Also, she raises the question of how you would rank the seasons of BTVS, with your highest-rated season first.
I couldn't actually rank them. But here are my expanded comments on trying:
1&2: Can't really rank them. 1 was so new. And 2 was so...two. I did enjoy the whole Spike/Angel thing. But Kendra irritated me, and although Juliet Landau did a perfect and memorable version of a former novitiate gone mental and vampiric, I never enjoyed the insane antics of Dru.
3: Loved the Mayor. And Snyder. And Faith. And that prom episode that always makes me cry. ("Class Protector." Buffy and Angel dance in formalwear. Giles says Wes has the emotional depth of a blueberry scone.) And the senior class empowerment (Cordy stakes a vamp!). Awesome all around. And I loved the Mayor.
4: Yay, Harmony's a vamp! I hated Adam as a villain. He eviscerated a little boy. That's just wrong. And Prof. Walsh? A-nnoy-ing. Hush was genius. Loved Buff's hand-motion. Oh you know what I mean. Heartbreaking Oz departure. (Although Veruca--bad.) Watch as Anya's hair changes lengths and colors, as if it has a will of its own! And Spike's impotence storyline--great. Buffy's possessed eyes in the finale are a little creepy. But I suppose that's the point. Great that Willow, Xander and Giles could do a mind-meld with her just in time to save the day.
5: "Glory is Ben! And Ben is Glory!" "Did anyone ever notice that Glory and Ben are never around together?" I love that Spike sees it and no one else does. Awesome finale. ("This is our blood. Summers blood.")
As for 6, I cannot believe that no one mentioned the hilarious nerd antics of the Trio ("we are your arch nemesisesese...") or the genius of OMWF. That musical ep rocked my face off. But we all knew that already!
7's where I'm really not sure. I'm gonna have to view them again and let you know. But Season 5 and Firefly are in the Netflix queue ahead of Season 7, so the jury's out for a while.
Any Buffy moments you'd like to share?
(And yes, I'm aware that some people think Angel's a better show, and I'm not going to argue. I like 'em both. Let's move on.)