Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Choices - S3-E19

Corrected entry: The Mayor, near phobic about germs, doesn't even react when Faith picks up a cookie in his office, takes a bite out of it and puts it back in the pile. Someone as obsessive as him would surely hate the thought of half-eaten cookies being mixed with the fresh ones. We know he plans to keep the cookies since he covers them over with clingfilm later in the scene.

Shay

Correction: This is to show how he feels about Faith.

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End Of Days - S7-E21

Corrected entry: In the episode 'End Of Days' Xander is driving Dawn to safety and she stuns him with a taser. There is a shot from outside the car of it turning around and driving back towards Sunnydale, but how did Dawn turn the car without moving Xander out of the way, which would be impossible without stopping and getting out?

Shay

Correction: When the car is turning around you can see inside the car that Xander is still sitting in the driver's seat and Dawn is leaning over to steer and pedal the car.

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The Harvest (2) - S1-E2

Corrected entry: On the night of the Harvest, Cordelia says that she is going to the Bronze - its a Friday. Strangely enough, everyone seems to be back at school the next day - a Saturday. (00:18:20 - 00:42:50)

Phoebe

Correction: There is nothing in the school scene after the Harvest stating that it is the following day. It could be the Monday.

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Some Assembly Required - S2-E2

Corrected entry: Even if Darryl Epps was too ashamed to show his face in public after being resurrected, surely he and Chris would tell their mother to stop her grieving for her son? (00:27:25)

Shay

Correction: (Tell her what? your son is a zombie? He's not dead anymore but he's supposed to be... that'd go over well).

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The Harvest (2) - S1-E2

Corrected entry: The stake Xander uses to kill Jesse disappears immediately afterward. It's not in Xander's hand, but if it was buried in Jesse's chest it would have clattered to the ground as he turned to dust. (00:41:10)

Phoenix

Correction: If a stake in in a vampires chest & not touching another person then the stake also turns to dust (this has happened to various other vampires in the series).

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The Harsh Light Of Day - S4-E3

Corrected entry: When Spike grabs the ring of Amara from Harmony he's still wearing the huge necklace he had thought was the gem, when he turns around to leave the necklace has disappeared. (00:32:55)

Shay

Correction: Spike grabbs Harmony's arm to look at the ring (before taking it), he puts a cross to her head to see if it works and when putting down the cross he also takes off the necklace.

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Faith, Hope And Trick - S3-E3

Corrected entry: When Buffy complains about Faith's methods, Giles reminds her "She did kill one of them in the alley", but during the alley fight Faith didn't kill anyone. Buffy staked all four vampires.

Shay

Correction: He was talking about the one Faith killed earlier outside the Bronze, when Buffy first met her.

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Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: Spike walks into the school in the middle of the day with only his duster for protection. He should be dust, or at least smouldering a little bit.

Shay

Correction: Fair enough he would have been smouldering ,however, in the shot from outside the school you can see Spike with a blanket over his head and once it cuts to inside you can see him throwing the blanket off, so he was covered up after all.

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Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: In season 7, the first Ubervamp to escape the Hellmouth and attack Buffy is incredibly strong and hard to kill - in the end it's pure luck that lets Buffy defeat it. In 'Chosen', people (including the civilians) are killing Ubervamps all over the place with ease; if they're this easy to kill, why did Buffy struggle so much with the first one? Granted, Andrew says in the meantime that Ubervamps can actually be staked, but Anya adds that it's like pushing a stake through solid steel. Buffy couldn't stake one of them the first time, so how can the Potentials (who haven't anywhere near as much training or muscle power as Buffy) can do it with ease?

Shay

Correction: The Potentials have the same raw strength Buffy does but less training thanks to Willow's spell. Buffy had trouble staking the first Ubervamp because she put only the force necessary to kill a normal vamp behind the blow, which wasn't enough to break through the Ubervamp's chest. It's very normal in everyday actions to only use enough muscle power as you would expect to otherwise. Once they know to stake Ubervamps with enough force to go through a normal vamp's back, they have less trouble. All the non-Slayers kill Ubervamps with decapitation.

Phoenix
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End Of Days - S7-E21

Corrected entry: How did Buffy know where to find the Potentials when they are attacked in the sewer? The First only told her that there had been an explosion, never mentioning a location, and none of the others had talked to Buffy so they couldn't have told her.

Shay

Correction: The First could have told her on the way. It definitely wants Buffy to find the Potentials because that will keep Buffy distracted and perhaps believed that the three Ubervamps would have killed off the Potentials before Buffy got there.

Phoenix
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Selfless - S7-E5

Corrected entry: In 'Selfless' Anya wants to reverse her wish that killed 12 people and is unable to do it, but during 'The Wish' we were told that all you have to do is destroy her power source and all her wishes will be reversed (Anya has to have a power centre - we see in the episode 'Older And Far Away' that ALL vengeance demons have one). Even though the gang don't know this any more (they wouldn't have any memory of researching it), surely Anyanka herself would know her own weakness?

Shay

Correction: First, Anya may not want to destroy her power center because it would reverse every wish she ever granted, not just the most recent one. Second, breaking the power center would also make Anya a human. The point of the episode is that Anya has to learn to live in her own way and pay for her decisions, and to this end she believes that D'Hoffryn killing her would be justice. Asking D'Hoffryn to reverse The Wish is the only way for the developing character to resolve the conflict.

Phoenix
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Consequences - S3-E15

Corrected entry: How does Wesley have the exact key to fit the manacles in Angel's mansion (in the scene where he frees Faith)? We never see him picking them up or taking them from Angel.

Shay

Correction: The Council has access to many magical resources. It's quite likely they have enchanted skeleton keys to fit certain types of locks, especially given what we learn about the Council's wetworks squads.

Phoenix
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I Was Made To Love You - S5-E15

Corrected entry: In "I Was Made To Love You" Warren has just finished packing his bags and is about to run out the door when Buffy arrives. When Spike shows up at his house later on he's still packing his bags. (00:23:00 - 00:40:15)

Shay

Correction: The first time, Warren was trying to flee Sunnydale and escape from April. Buffy forces him to confront April sometime in the middle or late afternoon, and April eventually runs out of power in front of him so he knows she's no longer a threat. Warren returns home and deliberates for a few hours until after sundown on whether he should stay in Sunnydale, follow Katrina, or go someplace new. He finally makes his decision to leave and is packing for it when Spike interrupts him.

Phoenix
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Graduation Day (2) - S3-E22

Corrected entry: In 'Graduation Day, Part 2' all the parents run for their lives after the Mayor ascends. Doesn't a single one of them worry about the kids they're leaving behind or try to get them to run too? (00:33:20)

Shay

Correction: Wouldn't the kids have explained the situation to them? After all, you don't normally take a weapon to your graduation, and you would be smartly dressed for the occasion.

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Choices - S3-E19

Corrected entry: If even Faith can instantly realise that the gang would be willing to trade the Box of Gavrok for Willow's life, we can assume Willow knows it too. Why, then, when she escapes from the locked room in Town Hall, does she hang around to read up on the Books of Ascension? If she had escaped they could have destroyed the box, and the Mayor's plan would have been stopped, whether he had the books or not.

Shay

Correction: Willow knows from the gang's reconnaissance that all the entrances and exits from the building are guarded, but there are few if any guards within the building itself. If she tried to escape she would certainly be caught. Knowing that her friends would try to rescue her even if they weren't willing to sacrifice the box, she did some snooping on the off-chance that it would prove useful.

Phoenix
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Faith, Hope And Trick - S3-E3

Corrected entry: When Faith asks Buffy what her toughest kill was, she tells her "The Three", from the season one episode "Angel", but in that episode Buffy barely encountered them. She saw them once in an alley and was barely harmed in the encounter - in the end, it was Darla who killed them. One would assume her first thoughts would be of someone like the Master (who killed her) or The Judge (who was indestructible).

Shay

Correction: Buffy is distracted because she is thinking about her actual toughest kill: Angel. She mentally grasps for some fight that was not witnessed by anyone present (who might contradict its difficulty) and comes up with the Three. Neither fight with the Master lasted more than a few minutes and the Judge was killed in one hit from a rocket launcher.

Phoenix
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Dead Things - S6-E13

Corrected entry: The Katrina that Buffy sees in the forest is revealed to be Jonathon in a glamour, but where did he find an exact duplicate of Katrina's dress at short notice? (00:28:40)

Shay

Correction: Jonathan is a mage of some skill. He conjured a duplicate set or transformed existing clothes to match Katrina's.

Phoenix
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Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: Buffy says to the rest of the group "Tomorrow morning I will be going down into the hellmouth to finish this once and for all". Trouble is, Buffy didn't actually say at what time. So how did the rest of the group know what time they had to meet Buffy downstairs?

Correction: Well, we dont see EVERY second of their lives, she could have easily told someone off screen. Or she could have woken a few of them up.

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Angel - S1-E7

Corrected entry: In the episode "Angel" in series one, in the best tradition of old Western movies, Darla seems to have a limitless supply of bullets in the final shoot out - despite never reloading her guns. (00:38:10 - 00:39:05)

Correction: She fires less than thirty shots and each of her two guns has fifteen. Angel stakes her before she needs to reload.

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Halloween - S2-E6

Corrected entry: When the gang are in Buffy's house and she sees the picture of herself standing alone, instead of saying the line "I would never wear that low apparel" she fluffs her line and said "I would never wear this that low apparel" The shot changes between the words "this" and "that" so it looks like they tried to cut out the mistake in words but didn't succeed. (00:26:30)

troy fox

Correction: The line, written with pauses, goes "I would never wear this. That low apparel...", at which point Buffy trails off in disbelief. It isn't a fluffed line, it is an attempt to convey confusion delivered a little too fast.

Shay
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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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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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Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Trivia: In 'Once More, With Feeling' the man singing the mustard song is David Fury, the co-executive producer.

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Touched - S7-E20

Question: How come Buffy can move so fast when she's fighting Kaleb?

Answer: She has superpowers, ergo fast movement. The reason she outruns him so easily in "Touched" is that she stops trying to actually fight him and just dodges instead.

Shay
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