Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6, Episode 21: Two to Go
Written by Douglas Petrie; Directed by Bill Norton
More random comments:
- The recap at the start of this episode, which covers every terrible thing that happened this year, set me off laughing again. Season 6 is ridiculous enough on its own terms, but when you boil all its tragedies down into one montage you start to wonder who the writers were trying to kid. Buffy gets ripped out of Heaven by her friends, Dawn turns into a shoplifter, Giles goes back to England, Tara leaves Willow, Willow turns into a crack whore, Buffy starts fucking Spike, Xander leaves Anya at the altar, Anya becomes a Vengeance Demon again, Spike tries to rape Buffy, Willow and Tara get back together, Tara gets shot and dies, Buffy gets shot and almost dies, Willow relapses into black magics and becomes Dark Willow, Willow flays Warren alive… give me a break.
- “Willow’s got an addictive personality,” says Buffy, like it’s common knowledge. Well, as of Wrecked, I guess, but “an addictive personality” is not how I’d normally describe this character.
- “We’ll all be a lot happier without listening to the constant whining.” Dark Willow threatens to get rid of Dawn permanently, and in doing so says what’s been on everyone’s mind for the past season.
- I cannot believe they made Andrew one of the main characters (and a good guy no less) in the seventh season. The boy is annoyingness personified and a complete creep at that. He is an accomplice to murder and not the least bit remorseful.
- The tests Spike faces are lameness incarnate. What, fighting muscle men is the best they could come up with?
- Giles’ surprise return at the end is probably the coolest moment of the season.
Overall rating: 5/10.
Next time: Grave.