Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: When we flashback to Buffy telling everyone she is going to share the Slayer's power using the axe/sythe-thingy, she says that it is time for them to make a choice. They can all choose to take on the power and fight with her. As Willow is doing the spell, we see lots of other Potentials around the world receiving the power. But they were never allowed the choice. And what if one of the Potentials listening to Buffy's inspirational speech had said, "OK, we have a choice? Well, I don't want to be any part of this. I don't want to be a Slayer - I want to be a normal teenage girl". She would still have been hit with it because Willow's spell was just 'switching on' all the Potentials out there. There was no choice to be made.

Correction: The choice was not about getting the power but about using the power to fight alongside Buffy and Faith, which could easily lead to death.

Becoming (1) - S2-E21

Corrected entry: In 'Becoming' when Buffy leaves to meet Angelus in the graveyard she takes Kendra's stake, Mr. Pointy, with her. Later on that night when she slays a vampire outside her house she uses a totally different stake.


Correction: Buffy probably keeps more than one stake on her anyway, and Mr. Pointy wasn't part of her normal armaments. Plus, she might be attaching sentimental importance to dead Kendra's stake.


Crush - S5-E14

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Crush', after Buffy punches Spike across the room, he follows her home. He says to her, "like it or not, I'm in your life, you can't just shut me out". Then the barrier stops him from entering, but earlier on in the episode, Spike is in Buffy's kitchen, talking to Joyce and Dawn.

Correction: This is not a mistake. Willow did the spell which can un-invite vampires from the house, thus proving that Buffy can 'shut Spike out'.

Leanne Skelly

Becoming (1) - S2-E21

Corrected entry: Willow had a head trauma, and a big bandage on the front of her head. Problem with that is when the bookcase fell on her it never hit her head, far from it in fact. If she did injure her head the injury would be on the back of her head, from where she hit the floor.

Correction: Willow fell facedown on the floor, with the bookcase landing on top of her. So the bandage on her head is from landing on the ground, not the actual bookcase.


The Zeppo - S3-E13

Corrected entry: Third season, Episode 3ABB13-The Zeppo-Jack says that he couldn't raise his dead friends earlier because he "had to wait 8 months for the stars to align," but he died three weeks ago and his grandfather raised him the same night.

Correction: Jack says he was dead less than ten minutes - perhaps that affects the necessary conditions for the spell.


Older And Far Away - S6-E14

Corrected entry: Both times that Anyanka reversed wishes (in 'Beneath You' and 'Selfless') she has had to pay a price - sacrificing her teleportation power and Halfrek, respectively, but in 'Older And Far Away' Halfrek reverses Dawn's wish with no fuss and no penalty at all.


Correction: Anya lost her teleportation power at the end of season six (albeit off screen) because she over used it ("it's not a right, it's a privilege"). When Halfrek is sacrificed, this is because she is trying to reverse the DEATHS of victims and "the proverbial scales must balance" However Halfrek reversing The Wish requires no penalty as she is not trying to bring someone back to life. In the same way, Anya did NOT have to pay a penalty in 'Beneath You'

Never Kill A Boy On The First Date - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In 'Never Kill A Boy On The First Date' Giles says he has no instruction manual, but it's later revealed in 'What's My Line' that there's a Slayer Handbook.


Correction: Giles tells Buffy that HE has no instruction manual. The Slayer Handbook is for the Slayer, not the Watcher.

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Corrected entry: Why do vampires take different amounts of time to turn to dust? Generic vampires disintigrate instantly, while vampires that play a larger role in the episode usually take from 4-5 seconds to die.

Correction: The older a Vampire is the stronger the demon gets, so a vamp who is 200 years old can stay "alive" for the few seconds, where as Vamps who are freshly risen are weak so usually dust almost right away.

troy fox

The Freshman - S4-E1

Corrected entry: Several times throughout the show, we have seen that Angel - a vampire - cannot enter Buffy (and Willow's) dorm room on the college campus, due to the invites only rule for vampires. So how did Sunday's vampires get in to steal all of Buffy's things?


Correction: There are only two other times that we see vampires enter dorm rooms. Once was Spike (The Initiative), the other time was Angel (The Yoko Factor). Neither time is it made clear that the vampires CAN'T enter the room without an invite, but likely just wait for the invite out of habit. so it's entirely possible, since it's seen that school buildings are considered public, that vampires really don't need an invite to enter the rooms at all.

The Freshman - S4-E1

Corrected entry: On Buffy's first day of school, both her folders and the school banners use the acronym UCD, though the school is actually University of California Sunnydale. The crew used the fliers from UC Davis.

Correction: The folders have a sun between the UC and the D. The folders then read UC(sun)D for UC Sunnydale.

Smashed - S6-E9

Corrected entry: When Spike is threatening the nerds' Boba Fett figure, they state that it is a "limited editon, 1979 figure." Boba Fett did not appear until the Empire Strikes Back, which was not released until 1980.

Correction: Boba Fett first appeared in The Star Wars Christmas Special, which was released on American television in 1978.

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Corrected entry: Faith's little rhyme from Graduation Day Part 2 "Little Miss Muffet counting down from one, three, oh" actually refers to Dawn's arrival. One and three are odd numbers, and the next in the sequence is five, which was Dawn's first season. Also, in the season 5 episode Real Me, the crazy guy says to Dawn "Curds and whey" outside the Magic Box, and that's part of the next line to the Little Miss Muffet rhyme.

Correction: Faith does not say "counting down from one, three, oh," she actually says "counting down from seven, three, oh" which is meant to be the number of days in two years (365x2). Two years later (Season 5's The Gift), is where Buffy dies to save Dawn and the world.

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Corrected entry: Starting with Season 2, Buffy's Birthday falls on the 13th episode of each season.

Correction: In seasons 3 and 4, Buffy's birthday is episode 12. Season 6, it's episode 14, and in season 7, I don't believe they celebrate her birthday at all.

I Only Have Eyes For You - S2-E19

Corrected entry: How does Giles know that Jenny was murdered in the school? He found The Body in his apartment, so as far as he knew she could have been killed anywhere.


Correction: But the computer lab at school where Jenny had been working had been smashed to bits and set on fire, so the logical solution was that there had been a fight there. And it was pretty evident who won the fight.

Prophecy Girl - S1-E12

Corrected entry: The Master is described as a vampire, albeit a very old one, but when staked, his skeleton remains so that it can be used in the next series. Why doesn't it turn to dust like every other vampire?

Correction: The Master is the oldest vampire known - thats exactly why. He's so old, his body is too powerful to simply collapse into dust with the poke of a piece of wood. This was actually stated in one episode of Buffy, although not in such mundane terms.


Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - S1-E11

Corrected entry: In 'Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight' Giles says that it's a lack of people noticing her added to the mystical strength of the Hellmouth that turned Marcy invisible, but at the end of the episode it's revealed that there's a whole classroom of people who have turned invisible. How did all of them turn invisible without the Hellmouth's influence?


Correction: At the end of the series you learn that there are other Hellmouths. Giles even states that there's one in Cleveland.

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Corrected entry: Buffy died in the first season (but comes back to life of course) and Kendra gets called to take her place technically becoming the chosen one. When Kendra dies, Faith come into the picture and becomes the chosen one. So in fact there are two chosen slayers now, Buffy and Faith. But in the last season the First are out only to get Buffy. They should be going after Faith as well seeing that both Faith and Buffy are the chosen slayers at this point.

Correction: They did try to kill Faith - in the Angel episode 'Salvage' Faith is attacked by an assassin working for the First. She and Willow even discuss it at the start of the Buffy episode 'Dirty Girls'.


Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: In the season 7 finale "Chosen" Faith says to Buffy "You have to live like a person now, you're not the one and only chosen any more." Technically, Buffy hasn't been the one and only chosen since she died at the end of season 1. Though we did not see it, at that very second Kendra was called.

Correction: Maybe Buffy hasn't been the only Slayer, but she's always conisdered herself to be the main Slayer (referring to Kendra as 'The Rookie' and talking down to Faith). Also, for the last 4 years she has technically been the only active Slayer since Faith was in a coma, then in prison.


The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: The episode, 'The Wish', is where Buffy had never come to Sunnydale and the vampires had taken over Giles knew there was a vampire problem before Cordelia shows up and tells him to call Buffy in. Giles knew about Buffy before Cordelia tells him so why didn't Giles call Buffy about the problem before it got so out of hand if he already knew of her and the problem.

Correction: The whole point of this episode is that Buffy hasn't come to Sunnydale, so obviously it would never have occured to Giles to call Buffy until Cordelia told him, or else The Wish wouldn't have done its job properly.

troy fox

Crush - S5-E14

Corrected entry: In season five's "Crush" episode, during the last scene with Spike and Buffy, the back of Spike's head is noticibly exposed to sunlight.

Correction: The last scene of Crush takes place at night. The light on Spike's head is Buffy's porch light reflecting on his peroxide.


Halloween - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Willow is turned into a ghost. Throughout the entire episode, she can't touch anything (can't turn the pages of a book, etc.), yet towards the end when she and Giles go to Ethan's shop, and she leaves, you can hear that she opened and closed the door, even though she can walk through walls and can't actually touch the door. The curtain moves when she leaves too. (00:34:05)

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Touched - S7-E20

Spike: You listen to me. [Kneels in front of her.] I've been alive a bit longer than you, and dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine, and done things I prefer you didn't. I don't exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I follow my blood, which doesn't exactly rush in the direction of my brain. So I make a lot of mistakes, a lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years, and there's only one thing I've ever been sure of: you. [Buffy looks away; he reaches toward her face.] Hey, look at me. I'm not asking you for anything. When I say, "I love you, " it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Buffy: [Quietly.] I don't wanna be the one.

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Band Candy - S3-E6

Trivia: The accent that Giles uses as his teenage self is Anthony Head's natural accent.

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Homecoming - S3-E5

Question: In this episode Oz says "As Willow goes, so goes my nation". Is this a variation on a famous quote, and if so, which?

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Chosen answer: "So goes the nation" seems to have been used on many occasions, with various different US states in the "As .... goes" section. Most commonly it seems to be California that's considered to lead the way, but probably most other states have appeared in the lead role at some point or another. Other things have also been used - no less a person that Pope John Paul II said "As the family goes, so goes the nation...". The origin of the quote format is unclear - in US politics it goes back into the 19th century, when it was Maine that held the title spot, but, while no definitive origin is known, it seems highly likely that it goes back considerably further than that.

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