Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Corrected entry: The location of a vampire's heart seems to migrate quite a bit across the show. We can see vamps staked in the center of the chest, on the left side, at the base of the sternum, and even (quite shallowly) in the back. Yet in Graduation Day, Pt. 1, we see that Angel's heart is very strictly defined by Faith's very accurate placement of an arrow in the left of his chest.

Phoenix

Correction: Likely, it's enough for the heart to make contact at all with the wood. At one point, Riley pierces Spike's heart with a synthetic stake merely to torture him, so there may be a mystical heart/wood association that means that grazing the heart is sufficient.

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Corrected entry: How does Angel maintain an apartment in the first two seasons, complete with furnishings and a few antiquities? He has no job of which we are aware, so no source of income. He was living on the streets when he came to Los Angeles, so he would have had very few possessions (certainly no relics from his global travels). And with a soul, he wouldn't have hurt or killed anyone to acquire money, possessions, or the apartment.

Correction: There are many possible explanations which render this mistake invalid. For an example: The owner of the building may be aware of the types of baddies Buffy fights. Perhaps Angel offered the landlord protection against such foes in exchange for a place to live. As for his possessions, I've no doubt he had them stashed somewhere, perhaps in various crypts here and there.

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Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - S1-E11

Corrected entry: When Angel is speaking to Giles in the library about the book of prophecy, he is standing in direct sunlight through the window.

Correction: Though it appears to be a window due to the angle of the shot, it is in fact a square light, and it can be seen through an actual window that it is night time.

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Selfless - S7-E5

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Selfless' Anya has a flashback to a song she sang at the time of the episode 'Once More, With Feeling'. During this flashback her hair is much longer and a much harsher blonde than it actually was during that episode.

Correction: It's a flashback. There are many other examples in film and television where a character's flashback does not accuratetly reflect the actual events that took place. It is a vision of that character's memory, and is therefore subject to various inaccuracies.

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Wild At Heart - S4-E6

Corrected entry: Towards the end when Willow is in the science lab casting her spell you can see the wires that are used to levitate the vials. They are especially noticable after the vials drop and you can see them dangling there. (00:35:20)

Correction: Having watched this scene through at normal speed and in slo-mo, no wires are visible.

pinkwafer
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When She Was Bad - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Angel and Xander are pulling in the people hanging upside down, there is a shot of Willow and she blinks even though she is supposed to be unconscious.

Correction: Being unconscious does not prevent blinking, it actually requires effort not to blink.

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Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: when Tara and Willow are in the park, Tara has a straight hair parting. If you look at her in the next shot, her hair has changed to a zigzag parting. In the next shot she has magically switched back to a straight hair parting.

Correction: Tara's hair is parted in a zig-zag throughout the scene in the park. A large section at the front of her parting is relatively straight before the zig-zag begins, which is why it may not appear obvious from all angles.

pinkwafer
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The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: How exactly does everyone know that Xander cheated on Cordelia? I can't see any of the characters involved being very eager to spread it around.

Shay

Correction: Cordelia would have told somebody why she was no longer with Xander. It actually seems realistic because small town high schools always have everyone somehow knowing everyone else's business.

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The Killer In Me - S7-E13

Corrected entry: We're told that Molly and Rona are fighting over who gets to drive since Giles doesn't have a California driver's licence. But since Molly and Rona are only 15 (as stated in "Potential"), neither of them would have drivers licences either. Even if you take the statement of their age to be slightly inaccurate, Molly (who is also from England) wouldn't have any kind of a driver's licence until she was 17, let alone a licence valid in California.

Shay

Correction: In the US, one can obtain a Learner's Permit at the age of 14 after passing a written test (The practical test to obtain the actual licence is taken at 16.), allowing one to drive if a licenced driver is in the vehicle. Giles' English licence would be sufficient in this case if they were pulled over.

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Lies My Parents Told Me - S7-E17

Corrected entry: In the scene where Spike's mother is singing the trigger song to him, she sings "Early one morning, just as the sun was shining." Every other time this song is sung by The First, and on the MP3 Woods plays, the words are "Early one morning, just as the sun was rising."

Correction: It's the tune that triggers Spike rather than the lyrics. Different artists tend to alter the lyrics when singing folk songs, and this may be the only version Robin could find.

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The Killer In Me - S7-E13

Corrected entry: Willow tracks down her old Wicca group when she needs help reversing a spell, but seems surprised that they're competent spell casters now (since the last time she saw them Tara was the only one with any kind of power). But if she's so surprised to find this out, why did she go to them? (as opposed to calling the coven in Devon or trying to contact Giles).

Shay

Correction: She's probably hoping they can direct her to someone who can help her.

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Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Once More, With Feeling', during Giles' song, 'Standing', Buffy's hair is loose as we see her training montage. When she walks up to him at the end and starts to speak, she's taking it out of a bun. She's definitely not just playing with her hair - if you watch carefully you can see that there's a clip or pin of some sort in her hand that had been holding her hair up. (00:32:00)

Shay

Correction: There was no clip in her hair nor was she holding one. Buffy was just holding her hair back with her hands while stretching her neck.

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Selfless - S7-E5

Corrected entry: In "Selfless", Anyanka is quite strong and holds her own against Buffy for quite a while. In previous episodes ("The Wish" and "Two To Go (1)" to be precise) Anyanka has had nowhere near this level of strength.

Shay

Correction: Anya has been closely involved with the gang for a number of years by this point. She's fought next to Buffy countless times. It can be taken for granted that she knows Buffy's fighting style and methods. She may not be any stronger, but she knows how to anticipate Buffy's attacks.

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Touched - S7-E20

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Touched' Spike tells Buffy that her theory about the vineyard was right, but he wasn't there when she suggested this theory (in the episode 'Empty Places'), and no one from the group that did hear it told him about it.

Shay

Correction: Spike wasn't talking about Buffy's theory. In Dirty Girls, Buffy was saying that she thought Caleb had something of hers, but no one was supporting her (Giles, the potentials, etc) - that's when Xander and the rest of the girls got hurt. So, in 'Touched' Spike was referring to that, saying "You were right all along Buffy, they are protecting something." And then he added "And I think it's at the vineyard." So, Spike didn't know about Buffy's theory, or why she was kicked out of the house.

Lorie Langston
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Lover's Walk - S3-E8

Corrected entry: Buffy is talking to her mother about college while making a bag of microwave popcorn. When the microwave goes off, she takes the fully-popped bag out and opens it. When it opens, there is no puff of smoke from the heated oil in the bag, indicating that it was pre-popped for the scene.

Correction: I've made microwave popcorn many times and have never seen a puff of smoke. Perhaps the puff of smoke occurs when overheating his/her popcorn.

Carl Fink
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Buffy Vs. Dracula - S5-E1

Corrected entry: In this episode Willow and Giles are scanning texts into the computer. Why don't either of them, especially Willow, remember the first season episode "I robot. You Jane" where they did this and a demon manifested into the Internet and then into robot form?

Correction: I'm sure that they did remember it. That was, however, a special case where a demon had been trapped inside a book - because of that very incident, we can be certain that Giles would have taken special care to ensure that the books that they were scanning were demon-free.

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Smashed - S6-E9

Corrected entry: When Buffy sees the news report about the frozen security guard, the reporter says that he is in critical but stable condition. In the next scene, Buffy sees the frozen guard being removed from the museum. How did they determine his condition without taking him to the hospital? (00:12:05)

Correction: The paramedics probably determined this when they got there, then informed the reporters.

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Get It Done - S7-E15

Corrected entry: In this episode the Chinese Potential is among the girls training in the garden, so why is she surprised a few episodes later in 'Dirty Girls' when she sees Faith training in the garden? Maybe she doesn't know Faith specifically, but she's been living at the Summers house for weeks with strange girls arriving and training every day. It shouldn't really register as a shock to her to see someone training in the garden.

Shay

Correction: She may have been surprised because she didn't expect a Slayer who had a lot of power to have to train.

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Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Corrected entry: Near the end of the episode they are fighting the vampires in the front lawn of a house. Buffy breaks the pole off a mailbox and uses it to stake a vampire. In the shot where she broke it off the ends are uneven, but in the very next shot one end has a point like a stake. (00:31:10)

Correction: One end of the stake is longer then the others. When Buffy pulls the pole out of the vampire, we see only one side of it, which has the longer end. This makes it look like it has a point. If you look at it when she throws it to the ground, you can see the ends are uneven.

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Corrected entry: During Season 2 we see that after Angelus has killed Drusilla, but before she has risen, he is cursed. However in later seasons it is shown that the two of them, as well as Darla and Spike, wreak havoc all across Europe, so somehow the time line was changed just to further a storyline.

troy fox

Correction: Angel is cursed well after Drusilla and Spike are made into vampires. The woman Angel is shown killing right before he gets cursed is a gypsy, not Drusilla.

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Goodbye Iowa - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is talking to Riley, she puts the scarf on her head, on his hand. He talks to her and says "Maybe I am the bad guy," and in the next frame her scarf is back on her head again, then off again in the next frame. (00:24:20)

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Question: At the last moment before leaving for good, Angel pauses to tell Buffy "I don't like him" [Riley], to which she replies with a large smile "Thank you." Why does she take this comment surprisingly well? From an ex boyfriend to her new boyfriend? It's not like it sounds like a friendly warning of any sort, nor a joke given the tense situation between the two guys in the episode. And the smile on Buffy's face does not make her response look ironic either, more like loving/caring. Is that a cross over reference to another dialogue in the Angel series?

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Chosen answer: Angel is saying that he is still jealous and Buffy recognizes that this is his way of saying he wishes that they could be together. That is why they both smile.

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