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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7, Episode 9: Never Leave Me


Written by Drew Goddard; Directed by David Solomon

Sorry these reviews have been so sporadic. It’s just so hard to get myself motivated to watch these episodes - there’s literally nothing compelling me to go from one to the other. At least Season 6 had a train-wreck quality to it, where I found myself eagerly ploughing through the episodes to see what new low the writers would sink to each week. Here, it’s all just… meh. It’s competently shot, but it’s generic, and there’s nothing happening on the screen to justify my time. We’ve seen it all before: Spike’s dangerous, he keeps being triggered by the First so they have to keep him chained up in the basement; Andrew is annoying and whiny; Xander, Willow, Dawn and Anya serve as set decoration. And what’s up with Wood secretly burying Jonathan’s body? My memory is hazy, but I don’t recollect this ever being explained.

And it gets worse. The very next episode introduces the horror of… the Potentials.

Overall rating: 4/10.

Next time: Bring on the Night.

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2006 at 11:54 PM
Categories: Buffy the Vampire Slayer | DVD | Reviews | TV

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