Buffy The Vampire Slayer

I Robot, You Jane - S1-E8

Corrected entry: How does Buffy manage to follow Dave to the CRD building so easily when he's driving and she isn't? Even with Buffy's superspeed she can't run as fast as a car - she would lose Dave in a few minutes.

Correction: We don't know the route Dave took from the high school to CRD. Dave has to follow the rules of the road such as stopping at red lights & not endangering other road users. Buffy can also use short cuts such as cutting through gardens & other types of property.

Flooded - S6-E4

Corrected entry: When the Trio are talking to the demon in 'Flooded', the video game on the TV behind them still keeps going even though there's no one playing it.


Correction: This often happens with video games. If you don't select an option from the main menu after a set amount of time, the game shows a demo, ie. clips of the game being played, to prevent screen burn caused by the stationary image of the main menu.

The Harvest (2) - S1-E2

Corrected entry: Cordelia tells Buffy there's no cover charge to get into the Bronze, but later that episode, right before the vampires attack the Bronze, the bouncer is taking money from people on their way in. (00:18:20 - 00:31:50)

Correction: The bouncer demands ID from the approaching vampire pack and gets upset when they don't show him any, but he didn't get any ID from Buffy or other patrons. It's possible that the bouncer has an understood relationship with underage clubgoers: pass over some cash instead of ID. Buffy would have learned about this earlier from Cordelia (after Cordelia insulted Willow but before Buffy went to speak to her).


Gingerbread - S3-E11

Corrected entry: If all of Giles' and Willow's books were burnt, or just drenched in water; why is it in latter episodes, his books are all in good shape?

Correction: Some or all could be replacements.

Becoming (1) - S2-E21

Corrected entry: Why would Willow choose the school of all places to do the spell to restore Angel's soul in 'Becoming'? Wouldn't it have made more sense to do it in someone's house, seeing as how the vampires were free to enter the school and attack but would have been kept out of their houses.


Correction: They were already at the school and didn't know of the vampire raid so there's no reason they should have realised to do it somewhere else.

Beauty And The Beasts - S3-E4

Corrected entry: In the episode "Beauty And The Beasts" where Buffy has to see the school psychiatrist she finds him dead in his office, when she walks into his office she says she's on time for her two o'clock appointment but the clock over the door of the office reads twenty past four. (00:25:55 - 00:26:55)

Correction: This could be sarcasm by Buffy. She knows she's late, but she has to be there.

Something Blue - S4-E9

Corrected entry: Buffy and Willow's have dorm has communal bathrooms. Why then does Willow choose to do her spell in the bathroom where anyone could walk in on her?

Correction: It's late at night and she probably doesn't want to wake up Buffy. The bathroom is probably the most secluded place to do it.

The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: Giles says in 'The Wish' that destroying Anyanka's power source will reverse all her wishes. Surely Cordelia's can't have been the only wish that caused a temporal fold or similar history changing event? And if not, then shouldn't the world now be radically different in some way?


Correction: Cordelia's isn't the first temporal fold, but the point of the episode is that superhero Buffy has had a tremendous effect on Sunnydale. Anyanka usually deals with common women, like Cordelia, not exceptional individuals like Buffy. Therefore, past temporal folds probably dealt with small things, like cheating husbands never meeting temptresses or never being born, none of which significantly affected world history (even Cordelia's only affects Sunnydale and Cleveland). So the world is different, just not in ways that matter to our characters.


Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: In the season 7 finale "Chosen" Buffy gets stabbed by an Ubervamp. In one scene you see blood running down her shirt but in the final scene she walks towards where Sunnydale had been and her shirt is clean.

Correction: We see Buffy get stabbed through het white shirt in the cavern, but when walking towards the "Sunnydale crater" at the end, she has her arms crossed, with a beige jacket (which she has been wearing all the time) underneath her arms covering up the blood on the shirt, so its simply the clean jacket we see not the bloodied shirt.

The Harvest (2) - S1-E2

Corrected entry: When Buffy is gathering supplies in her bedroom, we see all of the usual vampire fighting supplies, such as crosses, holy water, and stakes. In addition to these, she has a jar of communion wafers. What are these supposed to do against a vampire?

Correction: According to Dracula and other legends, the Host repulses vampires just like crosses do (though there is no evidence that they actually harm them, perhaps explaining why they are not seen anywhere else on the show).


Bargaining (1) - S6-E1

Corrected entry: In the opening episode to season 6, the Scoobies are using the BuffyBot to try to make everyone think that the Slayer is still alive. If that's so important, then why do they have her grave marked with a headstone with her name on it? 'The Wish' proves that bad guys do know her name. Vampire Xander: "Buffy. Isn't that what they call the Slayer?" This shows that the smarter demons and vampires do have some idea who she is. Add the fact that it wasn't just demons but Dawn's school and Mr. Summers they were trying to trick into thinking Buffy was alive and a marked tombstone is a very bad idea.

Correction: Buffy's grave was placed away from where people would easily see it. When the Scoobs raised Buffy from the dead, she was buried in the middle of the woods, so people would be unlikely to find it.

Becoming (2) - S2-E22

Corrected entry: How did Buffy know in 'Becoming, Part 2' that it was Drusilla who killed Kendra? Everyone in the library but Kendra was unconcious by the time she entered. (00:17:35)


Correction: Angelus was fighting Buffy & as far as everyone knew Spike was in a wheelchair, So Buffy is assuming that Angelus would send the strongest vampire he had to make sure the fight went his way.

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: In 'Once More With Feeling', look closely at Parking Ticket Woman's car. There is no glass at all in the left hand side, presumably to avoid the camera's reflection being visible. The windows aren't just rolled down - even the smallest one at the back is missing, and that one can't be rolled down.


Correction: I checked the episode "Once More, With Feeling," and I couldn't even see the back window of the parking ticket lady's car. The first window has the glass, but it wan't possible to see the back window through the officer.

Intervention - S5-E18

Corrected entry: In the scene where Glory first has Spike, she says she wants to have a look at him and he tells her to sod off. She then punches him and he goes flying across the room. As soon as he starts to fly backwards you can see that his arms go flailing outwards, yet in the scene right before and right after, his hands are clealy tied behind his back so they would not be able to move about as they do. (00:28:15)

Correction: If you watch Spike just before Glory punches him and he goes flying across the room, he is squirming around the ropes around his wrists trying to loosen them. He them purposfully baits Glory by making her angry enough to hit him. The force of the blow knocks him across the room, freeing his hands in the process which is what he had planned to happen.

Becoming (2) - S2-E22

Corrected entry: In Becoming Pt 2, Willow is in a coma due to head trauma, and hospitalized. I'm not a doctor, but wouldn't a coma patient in a hospital be hooked up to some machines, at least an IV? When she is shown in the hospital bed, she isn't hooked up to anything at all. (00:03:50)

Correction: It is possible to be in a coma without needing to be on life suport. She is obviously not in an ICU, so she probably doesn't need any machines to keep her alive.

Becoming (1) - S2-E21

Corrected entry: In the season 5 episode 'Fool For Love' Drusilla and Spike mention how amazing a Slayer's blood is - far better than any other kind (a point repeated by many other vampires during the course of the show), so why in 'Becoming Part 1' did Drusilla not drain Kendra after she slit her throat? As far as she knew she was in no hurry, so why did she pass up on the best blood in the world?


Correction: In talking about Jenny's death earlier in the season, Joss Whedon said that Angel broke her neck as a way of saying she wasn't good enough to eat. Since Drusilla had no trouble fighting Kendra, Drusilla might have felt that there wasn't enough glory in the kill, and there'd be no point in feeding off a slayer that didn't put up much of a fight.

Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Chosen', roughly 30 Slayers and Spike attack the Hellmouth and leave the civilians alone upstairs to stop the escaping Ubervamps. Wouldn't it have made more sense to leave a few of the Slayers upstairs to fight with them? They could have easily beaten back the Ubervamps and Bringers, instead Andrew and Anya (the two weakest members of the gang) are left alone at one escape route, leading to Anya's death.


Correction: In a fight like that, with an almost unlimited number of ubervamps, wouldn't you want all of your big guns on the front line? The less slayers on the front line, the bigger the number of ubervamps that get by.

Lies My Parents Told Me - S7-E17

Corrected entry: In the season 7 episode 'Lies My Parents Told Me', during the fight at the start Spike stakes the vampire about to kill Robin with the wooden handle of a shovel. As he pulls it away you can see in the next shot that it's the end with the metal head that's facing Robin, not the wooden end.


Correction: If you watch more carefully when Spike pulls out the shovel (just slightly off screen), we see him spin the shovel around, so in the next shot the metal part in facing Robin.

Season 7 generally

Corrected entry: For most of Series 7 there is a girl from Hong Kong among the Potentials. No one can speak Cantonese and she doesn't speak any English, so how did Giles convince her to get on a plane with him and fly to America? She wasn't sent by her watcher - Giles states very clearly in 'First Date' that she never had a watcher, and in 'Potential' Buffy mentions to the others that 'Giles has gone to Hong Kong to find the Potential there.'


Correction: There would obviously be people in Hong Kong who could speak English and explain everything to her.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the very first episode, Cordelia describes Sunnydale as being a very small town. Well, for a small Californian town, it grows at a spectacular rate. Since then, we have seen the town magically develop two universities, another high school, docks, a beach, a zoo, a funfair, an army base, bus depot, train station, airport, 43 churches and a miniature golf course, which earlier on, Willow makes a point of saying doesn't exist in Sunnydale. Now that's what I call urban development.

Correction: It was never said that the docks and beach are located in Sunnydale. When the town in sucked into the hellmouth at the end of Season 7, the wide view of what used to be the town doesn't show a neighboring body of water. The docks and beach could have been one town over. As for the army base, many small towns are built around bases. Its not uncommon for small towns have more than one high school, a miniature golf course, a mini amusement park, and an airport. And they explained the high number of churches as a result of being on a hellmouth.

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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School Hard - S2-E3

Vampire: And when I kill her, it will be the greatest event since the crucifixion. And I should know, I was there.
Spike: You were there?! If every vampire who said he was actually at the crucifixion really was there, it would've been like Woodstock!

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The Freshman - S4-E1

Trivia: At the Bronze, Buffy sees someone whom she thinks is Angel. Until his face becomes visible, revealing it's someone else, the man she sees is played by David Boreanaz.

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The Yoko Factor (1) - S4-E20

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?


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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