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He and Buffy realize that a relationship between them can never happen; he eventually leaves Sunnydale at the end of the season. A new watcher named Wesley is put in Giles' place when Giles is fired from the Watcher's Council because he has developed a "father's love" for Buffy; and towards the end of the season, Buffy announces that she will no longer be working for the Council. Early in the season, she meets Faiththe Slayer activated after Kendra's death. She also encounters the affable Mayor Richard Wilkinswho secretly has plans to "ascend" become a "pure" demon on Sunnydale High's Graduation Day.
Although Faith initially works well with Buffy, she becomes increasingly unstable after accidentally killing a human and forms a relationship with the paternal yet manipulative Mayor, eventually landing in a coma after a fight with Buffy.
At the end of the season, after the Mayor becomes a huge snake-like demon, Buffy and the entire graduating class destroy him by blowing up Sunnydale High. Season four sees Buffy and Willow enroll at UC Sunnydale, while Xander joins the workforce and begins dating Anyaa former vengeance demon. Spike returns as a series regular and is abducted by The Initiativea top-secret military installation based beneath the UC Sunnydale campus.
They implant a microchip in his head that punishes him whenever he tries to harm a human. He makes a truce with the Scooby Gang and begins to fight on their side, purely for the joy of fighting, upon learning that he can still harm other demons. Oz leaves town after realizing that he is too dangerous as a werewolf, and Willow falls in love with Tara Maclayanother witch.
Buffy begins dating Riley Finna graduate student and member of The Initiative. Although appearing to be a well-meaning anti-demon operation, The Initiative's sinister plans are revealed when Adama monster secretly built from parts of humans, demons and machinery, escapes and begins to wreak havoc on the town.
Adam is destroyed by a magical composite of Buffy and her three friends, and The Initiative is shut down. During season fivea younger sister, Dawnsuddenly appears in Buffy's life; although she is new to the series, to the characters it is as if she has always been there. Buffy is confronted by Gloryan exiled Hell God who is searching for a "Key" that will allow her to return to her Hell dimension and in the process blur the lines between dimensions and unleash Hell on Earth.
It is later discovered that the Key's protectors have turned the Key into human form — Dawn — concurrently implanting everybody with lifelong memories of her.
The Watcher's Council aids in Buffy's research on Glory, and she and Giles are both reinstated on their own terms. Riley leaves early in the season after realizing that Buffy does not love him and joins a military demon-hunting operation.
Spike, still implanted with the Initiative chip, realizes he is in love with Buffy and increasingly helps the Scoobies in their fight. Buffy's mother Joyce dies of a brain aneurysmwhile at the end of the season, Xander proposes to Anya. Glory finally discovers that Dawn is the key and kidnaps her.
To save Dawn, Buffy sacrifices her own life by diving into the portal to the Hell dimension and thus closes it with her death.
At the beginning of season sixBuffy has been dead for days, but Buffy's friends resurrect her through a powerful spell, believing they have rescued her from a Hell dimension. Buffy returns in a deep depression, explaining several episodes later that she had been in Heaven and is devastated to be pulled back to Earth.
Giles returns to England because he has concluded that Buffy has become too reliant on him, while Buffy takes up a fast-food job to support herself and Dawn, and develops a secret, mutually abusive relationship with Spike. Dawn suffers from kleptomania and feelings of alienation, Xander leaves Anya at the altar after which she once again becomes a vengeance demonand Willow becomes addicted to magic, causing Tara to temporarily leave her.
They also begin to deal with The Trioa group of nerds led by Warren Mears who use their proficiency in technology and magic to attempt to kill Buffy and take over Sunnydale.
Warren is shown to be the only competent villain of the group and, after Buffy thwarts his plans multiple times and the Trio breaks apart, he becomes unhinged and attacks Buffy with a gun, accidentally killing Tara in the process.
This causes Willow to descend into a nihilistic darkness and unleash all of her dark magical powers, killing Warren and attempting to kill his friends. Giles returns to face her in battle and infuses her with light magic, tapping into her remaining humanity.
This overwhelms Willow with guilt and pain, whereupon she attempts to destroy the world to end everyone's suffering, although it eventually allows Xander to reach through her pain and end her rampage. Late in the season, after losing control and trying to rape Buffy, Spike leaves Sunnydale and travels to see a demon and asks him to "return him to what he used to be" so that he can "give Buffy what she deserves.
During season sevenit is revealed that Buffy's second resurrection caused an instability that is allowing the First Evil to begin tipping the balance between good and evil.
It begins by hunting down and killing inactive Potential Slayersand soon raises an army of ancient, powerful Turok-Han vampires. After the Watchers' Council is destroyed, a number of Potential Slayers some brought by Giles take refuge in Buffy's house. The Turok-Han vampires and a sinister, misogynistic preacher known as Caleb begin causing havoc for the Scoobies.
As the Hellmouth becomes more active, nearly all of Sunnydale's population — humans and demons alike — flee. In the series finale, Buffy kills Caleb, and Angel returns to Sunnydale with an amulet, which Buffy gives to Spike; the Scoobies then surround the Hellmouth and the Potential Slayers descend into its cavern, while Willow casts a spell that activates their Slayer powers.
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Anya dies in the fight, as do some of the new Slayers. Spike's amulet channels the power of the sun to destroy the Hellmouth and all the vampires within it, including himself. The collapse of the cavern creates a crater that swallows all of Sunnydale, while the survivors of the battle escape in a school bus. In the final scene, as the survivors survey the crater, Dawn asks, "What are we going to do now?
Origins[ edit ] Buffy creator Joss Whedon also served as executive producer, head writer, and director on the series. Writer Joss Whedon says that "Rhonda the Immortal Waitress" was really the first incarnation of the Buffy concept, "the idea of some woman who seems to be completely insignificant who turns out to be extraordinary.
The director, Fran Rubel Kuzuisaw it as a "pop culture comedy about what people think about vampires. The latter promoted the premiere with a series of History of the Slayer clips,  and the first episode aired on March 10, Whedon has declared in June that the non-broadcast pilot would not be included with DVDs of the series "while there is strength in these bones," stating that it "sucks on ass.
Marti Noxon took on the role for seasons six and seven —but Whedon continued to be involved with writing and directing Buffy alongside projects such as AngelFrayand Firefly.
Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzuiwere credited as executive producers  but were not involved in the show. Their credit, rights, and royalties over the franchise relate to their funding, producing, and directing of the original movie version of Buffy. The writers with the most writing credits  are Joss WhedonSteven S. Then the episode's story was "broken" into acts and scenes.
Act breaks were designed as key moments to intrigue viewers so that they would stay with the episode following the commercial break. The writers collectively filled in scenes surrounding these act breaks for a more fleshed-out story. A whiteboard marked their progress by mapping brief descriptions of each scene. Once "breaking" was done, the credited author wrote an outline for the episode, which was checked by Whedon or Noxon.
The writer then wrote a full script, which went through a series of drafts, and finally a quick rewrite from the show runner. The final article was used as the shooting script. Broadcast history and syndication[ edit ] UPN took great advantage promoting the network switch by teasing fans of Buffy's resurrection from The WB's series finale. Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on March 10,as a mid season replacement for the show Savannah on the WB networkand played a key role in the growth of the Warner Bros.
Inthe show went into syndication in the United States on local stations and on cable channel FX ; the local airings ended inand the FX airings lasted until but returned to the network in Beginning in Januaryit began to air in syndication in the United States on Logo.
Chiller also aired a hour Thanksgiving Day marathon on November 25, While the seventh season was still being broadcast, Sarah Michelle Gellar told Entertainment Weekly she was not going to sign on for an eighth year; "When we started to have such a strong year this year, I thought: After protests from fans about early episodes being edited for their pre- watershed time-slot, from the second run mid-second season onwardsthe BBC gave the show two time slots: From the fourth season onwards, the BBC aired the show in anamorphic Whedon later said that Buffy was never intended to be viewed this way.
Of being the main attraction and the headliner. The thing that most of you might not know is that James is every bit as much the leader behind the scenes as he is on the stage. He understands how much it means to us to meet them. He understands the power of the show and the connection the fans have with it.
For many people, these events are legitimately once in a lifetime, so James knows that everyone is desperate to go home feeling effulgent diehard fans will get that reference.
During the opening ceremony, James mentioned that when he was dating his now-wife, he would often travel through Germany via train to visit her at college and would always miss his stop. He said that the German people were lovely and would often push him back in the right direction after he was lost and disoriented, trying to figure out how to get back to where he was supposed to be going. Another problem with doing photoshoots and panels at the same time is that at various points of the panel a new batch of numbers are called for the photoshoot, which disrupts the panel and makes it hard for the guest to get a rhythm going as half the attendees are disappearing on them.
Luckily, my blushing started after the photo was taken.
As I was leaving, I thanked her for coming and she called me handsome again. My inner-child was beaming. He particularly enjoyed the hotel he was staying in too. It was oriental-themed and it was incredibly posh.
He had a little towel placed by his bed every night so he could wipe his feet before getting in. James described it as the ugliest little thing in the world with low intelligence because it took ages to learn how to walk and clean itself.
Therefore, James spent a lot of his younger life living in poor areas of big cities. Therefore, he got in a lot of fights and has been hit with a lot of objects, including a baseball bat, brass knuckles, and a pipe.
Then he realised that acting is simple in comparison. He said that if they could afford butter it was a good day. He voluntarily talks about his struggles and challenges. He said that he was literally driving himself insane with his thoughts while filming those scenes. When Joss would get frustrated and ask James how he always knew, James would respond that Joss has a formula. This led James into one of the funniest stories of the weekend. James and Juliet Landau Drusilla would often watch the show together how cute is that?!
At the time, James was dating a girl that would get jealous of Juliet and James whispering to each other about the episode and their time filming it. To get back at James, she lied to him and pretended that she had a massive crush on David Boreanaz. Therefore, James would channel that when playing Spike. So, kiddies, it turns out the Angel-Spike love-hate relationship was legitimate for a while David told James during Buffy season two that it was only a matter of time before James had his own trailer and was a star.
James said that he sometimes switches accents to mess with people. He explained all this while doing the accents and it was hilarious. James and the rest of the cast thought Joss had gone mental. They all tried to convince Joss to change his mind and thought that it was going to be a massive failure. He said that all the cast coming together and hiring vocal and dance coaches with their own money really showed him how special and talented the cast were.
In the face of doom, the cast came together, tried, and succeeded. If you ever see him, as a personal favour to me, ask him to say it. In fact, he placed 2nd in the state of California at one point. More than once he literally had to crawl to the chiropractor. As far as fight scenes go, James would tell directors the following If it was on his upper-body and face, he looked like a green belt.
If the camera was showing his entire body, he looked terrible. Basically, keep the shots of him in a fight scene close to his face as it makes him look more skilled and badass. When Winston mentioned to James how terrible the film was, James agreed and apologised.
The stunt involved James jumping backwards off a cliff that was feet up. When the stunt-double first attempted the jump, he ended up smacking into the cliff and scraping a load of skin off.
James managed to nail it in two attempts. Just after Spike realises he can hurt demons, Xander and Willow watch Spike battling one. Off-camera, while the camera is facing Xander and Willow, James tripped over a cable and ended up falling through one of the cave wall sets.
James makes very few appearances on these blooper reels. He said that it was the one mistake the show ever made and that he despised filming it. Sarah Michelle Gellar or John Barrowman. Filming a kiss on camera is so technical and so un-lifelike that he has no idea who is a better kisser. He did mention how much he loves John though. Jasmin was enjoying the kissing a little too much and kept getting them to re-film it. James said this is the moment he realised that females like the man-on-man action just as much as males like the female-on-female.
At the start of every panel, he always encourages the audience to ask anything they want and always dares them to embarrass him. Simply, James is the King of the stage. Regardless of how silly or mundane the question is, he has an interesting story for everything. He has a wealth of knowledge on the Buffyverse, the Buffyverse comics, stage work, theatre, gaming, and, most importantly, life experience. If you ever get the opportunity to go and meet him, do it! Again, I missed the first five or ten minutes because I had my photoshoot with Nicky.
The similarities between Nicky and Xander are insane. They are basically the same person. Nicky said as much during his panel. He said that when people insult Xander, he gets offended because Xander is basically him. My photo with Nicky went like clockwork. It was originally supposed to be a three-episode role, which was then extended to five, then the full season. A few months ago, after fifteen years in Los Angeles, Eliza moved back to Boston to go to college. In fact, there was a little friendly competition between the two to see who could outperform the other.
Eliza came across as such a grounded, intelligent, composed woman that has her priorities in order. Eliza said that a few fans over the years have given her photo albums of themselves.
Them, like, on holiday in Disneyland or something.
Eliza was the anti-cheerleader at school, she was a tomboy. So it took her ages to learn how to smile while performing these intricate moves.
This side of her personality has changed a little bit over the past few years, but she still finds it uncomfortable sometimes when she has to dress up.
She said this in a jokey way, not a mean way. Really friendly, really chatty, completely customised autographs, writing essays, messing around with Jonathan Yep, it was her name too. To have a bit of banter and have some fun.
She looked as though she was going to burst into tears and punch Jeff in the face in equal measures. Jeff kept digging himself a deeper and deeper hole by telling France that his surname, Ricketts, is a disease in American. Eventually, Jeff mercifully moved on and started writing the autograph. What did he write, you ask?