Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Teacher's Pet - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Doctor Gregory is giving the class a lecture about ants. But he projects an image of a beetle onto the wall behind him.

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Correction: Actually there was a beetle and an ant in the projection behind him, he even points to the ant just before he turns the projector off.

Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered - S2-E16

Corrected entry: Amy refers to Diana as goddess of love. The correct goddess of love would be either Aphrodite for the Greeks or Venus for the Romans. Diana was goddess of the hunt, virginity, and childbirth.

Correction: Amy says that for a love spell to work requires pure intent. The spell she casts causes Obsession rather than Love, therefore a goddess of The Hunt would be more appropriate than the goddess of Love. (She's also only been a witch for less than a year, so she's bound to make mistakes).

Captain Defenestrator

Prophecy Girl - S1-E12

Corrected entry: Xander looks for Angel's help to save Buffy from the Master, yet, no human knew where Angel lived, so how would Xander know where Angel lived?

mugrido

Correction: Earlier in the episode Giles calls Angel on the phone. The audience is previously unaware of the info that Giles knows his phone number, so there is no reason we would know whether or not his address is also known.

Angel - S1-E7

Corrected entry: In the scene where Buffy is walking away from Willow and Xander to leave the Bronze, you see her holding a dark jacket right after she feels Angel's presence behind her. As she is walking down the street you can see she is wearing a dark jacket, either dark brown or black. The following scene, she is still walking but wearing a light baby blue colored jacket.

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cgat

Correction: This is a lighting issue. If you look closely, the jacket is slightly reflective and if there is shadowing due to angles or low light the color is indeterminate.

Angel - S1-E7

Corrected entry: When Angel and Buffy are running away from three vampires chasing them, as Buffy runs into her house she seems to shout 'David come on' instead of Angel (David Boreanaz).

Rosiesunshine

Correction: She says "get in, come on".

Seeing Red - S6-E19

Corrected entry: When Tara got shot, the hole in the window and Tara shows that the bullet has to have entered in a straight line, but Tara and Willow were on the second level and Warren was on the bottom level, and he shot upwards, not straight, so the bullet couldn't have entered in a straight line.

Correction: When a bullet travels though glass the trajectory will be changed. How much depends on many things like type of glass and the round fired. Since the round that hit Tara went though glass would be really difficult to say where it would hit after hitting the window.

Amends - S3-E10

Corrected entry: In 3-6 "Band Candy", Buffy finds a monster and the babies that had been kidnapped in the sewers, simply, it would seem, by going underground, as if Sunnydale's sewer network was small enough for such a feat. However in this episode, when Buffy and Xander are looking for the 3 priests in the episode “Amends”, they get information from Willy the snitch that they may live underground. Xander says "We know 'underground', that's a start," to which Buffy disdainfully replies: "Sure! In a town with 14 million square miles of sewer". Even assuming she's speaking figuratively, there's no reason it's easy to find someone the first time but not the second.

AnthonyA

Correction: In the first instance there are missing babies and a monster that must be stopped which she knows to be in the sewers. She had no choice but to go down there.She merely got lucky and stumbled upon them relatively quickly. In the second instance there is only the suggestion that their targets MIGHT be in the sewers. Naturally, Buffy is much more hesitant to try her luck a second time with what may turn out to be a pointless effort anyway.

Phixius

Bad Girls - S3-E14

Corrected entry: In the police car, Buffy is on the left hand side of the car and Faith is on the right, but after they make it crash, they open the right hand door and Buffy is the first to get out.

Shay

Correction: If you look closer, you can see that Buffy is just standing by the passenger door, while Faith is getting the handcuff keys off the cop that was riding passenger, it doesn't show them getting out of the car. This explains the very next shot where they are unlocking each others' handcuffs with the keys.

Becoming (2) - S2-E22

Corrected entry: In "Becoming Part 2" Spike cuts off Drusilla's air to render her unconscious, so that he can take her with him when he flees. But it's been established throughout the show that vampires don't need to breathe, so his choke hold should not have had any result.

Correction: There are two kinds of chokes Spike could have used: the air choke and the blood choke. The air choke is obviously a way of suffocation and knock out, as well as murder. The other is the blood choke. This compresses the carotid arteries on the sides of Dru's neck, leading to her passing out due to lack of blood supply to the brain. As it has been occasionally mentioned that vamps don't breathe, and the two chokes are almost identical in appearance, Spike certainly seems to have used the blood choke.

Consequences - S3-E15

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Mayor and Mr. Trick are reviewing security footage of Buffy and Faith entering Allan's office, Mr. Trick can be seen in the footage. As Mr. Trick is a vampire, this should not be possible, as a vampire's image can't be captured.

Correction: Vampires have no reflection, however, they can show up on film. ("They can be photographed, just not very well" according to Wesley Windham-Price.)

Captain Defenestrator

Bargaining (2) - S6-E2

Corrected entry: After Buffy rises from her grave, her face is surprisingly clean for someone who just climbed through six feet of dirt.

Correction: Not so much a mistake as consistency - new vampires are oddly pristine as well.

Conversations With Dead People - S7-E7

Corrected entry: When Cassie comes back to talk to Willow, the purple in her hair is higher up then it was when she was alive.

Correction: Since it isn't really Cassie, this isn't an issue.

Get It Done - S7-E15

Corrected entry: In 'Get It Done' the First repeats Buffy's words to the Potentials to discourage them, but the words it speaks are different to Buffy's - they change from 'there's nothing I can do to stop that' to 'and nothing I can do will stop that'. Granted, the meaning is the same, but shouldn't the omnipresent evil know what it's repeating?

Shay

Correction: The First is reminding the potentials - the words don't need to be exactly the same, and the First knows that. In fact the slight change of wording is going to look less suspicious anyway.

Buffy Vs. Dracula - S5-E1

Corrected entry: When Buffy woke up after Dracula had bitten her, the scar was on the wrong side of her neck.

buffy4angel

Correction: We are shown Buffy looking at the scar in her bathroom mirror, causing it to flip to the other side. It is in fact on the correct side throughout the rest of the episode.

THGhost

Nightmares - S1-E10

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Bogeyman comes down the hospital corridor and Buffy (who has been turned into a vampire as part of her nightmare) attacks him, she steps into direct sunlight, then runs and jumps the bogeyman in a sunny corridor, without any apparent ill effects.

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Correction: She's been made into a vampire by the boy's nightmares warping reality. Vampires in his nightmares might be able to walk in sunlight just fine.

Captain Defenestrator

Halloween - S2-E6

Corrected entry: The vampire Angel fights in Buffy's house was never invited in.

Issabee

Correction: The vampire who came rushing in for Angel to fight was one of the spell-affected humans. Only appearances and behaviors changed the humans. None of the supernatural "rules" apply so that person with more or less a glamour prohibiting their own control wouldn't need an invite.

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: When Sweet's henchman shows up at the Magic Box to tell Buffy that Dawn is being held hostage you can see the actor's real mouth moving inside the mouth of his costume.

Shay

Correction: That's because the henchman is wearing a mask and is moving his mouth underneath the mask.

JC Fernandez

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: During Buffy's training montage, she is seen punching a bag with her wrists bent. First, that's going to be a weak punch, super strength or no, because she can't transfer the force from her arm and body; it just bends at the joint. Second, that's a great way to injure your wrist, because all that escaping force snaps the bend farther. You could strain or even break the joint. After six years, Buffy should know better.

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Phoenix

Correction: That may well be true, but Buffy has superhuman strength. So, it wouldn't hurt her hands and would still pack a big enough punch.

THGhost

Never Leave Me - S7-E9

Corrected entry: When Robin Wood goes to the basement and sees Jonathan lying on the seal, the seal is clean except for some dirt. Only a day has passed since Jonathan bled out all over it and his blood or residue of it is nowhere to be seen.

Correction: In the next episode, when The First has Spike hanging over the seal, you see the blood dripping from Spike be absorbed by the seal seconds after it hits the surface.

Becoming (2) - S2-E22

Corrected entry: During the final showdown Spike incapacitates Drusilla by choking her into unconsciousness. However, throughout Buffyverse material, especially on several occasions in Angel, it is pointed out specifically that this is impossible as vampires do not draw breath.

Lord Mordo

Correction: It has been explained by Joss and James Marsters that Spike did not choke Drusilla, he broke her neck.

Something Blue - S4-E9

Corrected entry: When Buffy and Spike argue about the wedding and she says "You think I don't live with the shadow of Drusilla over my head. Like you won't be thinking of her when you're making sweet love to me," you can see a crew member wearing a light sweater at the right edge of the screen.

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Grigory the Wanderer

Correction: It's Spike's head and not a crew member.

The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: When Giles hacks the lock off the cage he's in in the library, he uses an axe - the axe which belonged to the demon going after the glove in "Revelations", who Buffy killed and stole the axe from. The axe cannot be there, however, as Buffy is not in Sunnydale in this reality and therefore could not have faced this demon and taken the axe to the library.

Correction: Just because Buffy wasn't there to fight the demon, doesn't mean that somebody else couldn't have done.

Tailkinker

Lies My Parents Told Me - S7-E17

Corrected entry: When we see a flashback of Spike with Drusilla, Drusilla doesn't seem to be insane, but Angel turned her insane by torturing her before making her a vampire, and she's a vampire in the flashback.

Correction: It's shown after the "What's My Line" two parter that when she's at full strength, Drusilla's ramblings are less crazed and more related to her current situations. She's always been insane, but she can (at times) make perfect sense. The reason she seemed like a deranged mental patient when she was first introduced is because she'd nearly been killed and was still fragile and displaced.

Some Assembly Required - S2-E2

Corrected entry: The vampires are digging the master up and one digs w/ his hands and they begin to smoke and he says "the ground, it's consecrated, it burns." But you never see any vampires in the cemetery burning when they dig themselves out of their graves.

wolfman1378

Correction: The Master's grave was consecrated with special rituals that Giles, Willow, and Xander performed which are more powerful than the consecration done with ordinary funeral rites. Vampires that emerge from the grave also do it quickly and explosively enough that the consecrated dirt likely never comes in contact with them.

Captain Defenestrator

Ted - S2-E11

Corrected entry: In this episode Ted suggests that the group go mini-golfing and everyone is fine with the idea and they do go. However, in the fade-out of the first episode of this season Xander suggests the same idea as a way to spend the afternoon and Willow states that there is no course in Sunny dale.

Lord Mordo

Correction: So, either a course has been built in the interim, or they go outside of the town to play.

pinkwafer

The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: When Cordelia is murdered, her body falls off-screen with no sound of it hitting the ground. Seconds later, Vamp Willow drops the key to the book cage and we hear the noise of it clinking on the ground.

Shay

Correction: An aesthetic choice. The sound was removed entirely from the moment the camera pans over to Giles watching Cordelia being killed; you see him pulling and banging on the caged door, and there is no sound. So, it was done deliberately to achieve a specific mood for that one moment.

Halloween - S2-E6

Corrected entry: In "Halloween," when Willow is walking by Oz's car, when they show Oz, the steering wheel is on the left side of the car. They aren't in England.

PurpleSharpie98795

Correction: You dont have to be in England to have a car with the steering wheel on the other side of the car. I've seen several left sided cars in the States.

The Initiative - S4-E7

Corrected entry: When the Initiative are looking through the thermal goggles, it shows the first three or four people before Spike to be 68.6 degrees. But not everyone's temperature is 68.6 - it's just an average. Running or even talking could make it a different temp.

wolfman1378

Correction: As you say, that's the average reading, and there's not a lot of variance from that. It stands to reason that a sampling of only 3 or 4 people could all show the same temperature.

JC Fernandez

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: When Tara starts with her song ("I'm Under Your Spell"), her hair is normal. When they are in their bedroom her hair has a zig zag in it.

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daffie

Correction: Reality is being changed by Sweet's magic. (Monsters are joining in as backup singers, lighting and wind effects appear; and in the later flashback to this episode, costume changes occur.) It's entirely possible that this could include makeup and hair changes.

Captain Defenestrator

Help - S7-E4

Corrected entry: Principal Wood told Buffy that it was Friday, the next day Cassie died, but she died on a Friday.

Correction: This is incorrect. Cass died on the Friday night. She was kidnapped after school on Friday, and that same night is when they tried to sacrifice her and then her heart finally gave out.

The Killer In Me - S7-E13

Corrected entry: It's been nearly 3 years since anyone was last in the Initiative, given that it was blocked off at the end of season 4. Shouldn't the corpses be a lot more decomposed?

Shay

Correction: The complex is airtight. This would significantly slow the process of decomposition.

Dead Things - S6-E13

Corrected entry: Toward the end of Tara and Willow's conversation outside the Magic Box, Tara's hand disappears from her shoulder strap for one shot. It's there before and after.

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Phoenix

Correction: Tara's hand stays on the shoulder strap from the time she puts it there. She does move it lower down, meaning it is not so clearly seen in some shots from behind, but is still visible.

pinkwafer

Dead Things - S6-E13

Corrected entry: Buffy is going to confess to the police and Spike is trying to stop her, so Buffy is punching him repeatedly in the face. We cut to Spike who is bleeding from his nose, which is all well and good. But then we cut to Buffy and she says, "I will never be your girl," and then it cuts back to Spike, he now has a huge cut over his left cheek that wasn't there before.

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Correction: There are several punches thrown between the two clear shots of Spike's face, any one of which could have caused this injury.

pinkwafer

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the first season, Giles tells everyone that for a vampire to make another vampire, the victim must drink the vamp blood too. Throughout the whole show we see vamps constantly killing people by draining them and dumping them, only for the victim to come back later as a vamp themselves, without feeding from their killer at all.

Correction: The show's mythology is consistent on the point that for a human to be turned into a vampire they must drink blood from the vampire, as well as being fed on. This is not contradicted in any season of Buffy or Angel. We may not always see this part of the process, but that doesn't mean it has not taken place.

pinkwafer

Dead Things - S6-E13

Corrected entry: At the Magic Box, Dawn's arms shift between the wide shot at the table and her line, "Does this mean you're not going away?"

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Phoenix

Correction: We can see Dawn fidgeting about in the background throughout the scene. In this cut her arms have not moved drastically, or more than they could have done in the time between those two shots.

pinkwafer

Smashed - S6-E9

Corrected entry: Spike bursts into the Trio's lair by breaking through a side door that leads to the outside. But they didn't invite him in, so he shouldn't have been able to enter like that.

Correction: Spike was invited into Warren's house by his mother off-screen at the end of "I Was Made To Love You." The Trio doesn't have access to the spell to undo the invitation, so it's still accessible to him.

Captain Defenestrator

Show generally

Corrected entry: There are three actors who have the rare accolade of having appeared in the three Mutant Enemy shows: Buffy, Angel and Firefly. They are Jonathan M. Woodward who played the vampire Holden Webster in the Buffy episode 'Conversations With Dead People', Carlos Jacott who played Ken in 'Anne' and Andy Umberger who plays recurring vengeance patron D'Hoffryn.

Correction: This is hardly a "rare accolade". Show creators and directors will regularly use the same actors in different productions, people who they know well and can rely on. It's a common-place phenomenon in the media. It would, frankly, be more of a surprise if there were no actors who appeared in all three shows.

Tailkinker

Never Leave Me - S7-E9

Corrected entry: Buffy tells Spike that he attacked Andrew when the First was controlling him. Spike asks who that is, and when Buffy tells him it's Tucker's brother, Spike recognises the name. There's no way Spike could know Tucker, who the Scoobies only met briefly and during a time when Spike wasn't around. If he was going to know either brother, it would be Andrew, who he interacted with several times in the previous year.

Shay

Correction: In the years that have gone by since the Scoobies' encounter with Tucker, the incident could have been brought up in numerous conversations whilst Spike was present; therefore it's not impossible for him to recognise the name. As for him not recognising Andrew, this merely sums up how insignificant Andrew is to those who meet him.

Season 5 generally

Corrected entry: Early on in season 5 Buffy is surprised by Dracula referring to her slaying/patrolling as 'hunting'. However, Buffy used the term 'hunting' herself throughout the first season, and even as late as the fourth season Willow wishes her 'happy hunting' without Buffy thinking anything of it.

Correction: The first season is set four years prior to her encounter with Dracula. Buffy doesn't think of what she does in those terms any more - Willow's offhand comments don't change that. She's surprised because Dracula has a different perspective on what she does and what she is, and it's not one that she can really disagree with.

Tailkinker

Normal Again - S6-E17

Corrected entry: In 'Normal Again', when the demon in the basement throws Dawn into the corner watch in freeze frame. You can see as she looks up that it's not Michelle Trachtenberg but a much older stunt double with darker skin and different make up.

Shay

Correction: If you have to use freeze frame it isn't a mistake.

Witch - S1-E3

Corrected entry: When Cordelia see one of the girls trying out for the cheerleading squad, she makes the comment "Who does she think she is, a Laker Girl?", Charisma Carpenter was a Laker Girl in real life.

MoonFaery

Correction: She was a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers, which makes this not really trivia.

Maria Santos

The Freshman - S4-E1

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, when Buffy is fighting the vampires, she grabs a tennis racket, and just before she hits the vampire with it, the head of the racket flies off to the right of the screen and she continues to swing round and hit the vampire, running at her on the left of the screen, with the racket (minus the head).

Correction: That's not a mistake. All this proves is that even in the Buffyverse, tennis rackets can be poorly made.

Twotall

The I In Team - S4-E13

Corrected entry: In "The I In Team", Buffy tells Maggie Walsh that's she's always wanted a pager. Buffy has already had a pager, seen in "Never Kill A Boy On The First Date".

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Shay

Correction: In "Never Kill A Boy On The First Date," she grabs Giles' pager out of his front jacket pocket when she says "If the Apocalypse comes, beep me." Buffy hasn't had a pager of her own prior to this moment.

Doomed - S4-E11

Corrected entry: While fighting in the Hellmouth scene, you can see Buffy fighting the demon but in the background Spike has his vampire face on but when the shot goes back to him its his normal face again.

Correction: He can make the change pretty quick.

Phixius

Halloween - S2-E6

Corrected entry: After Buffy smashes Larry into the vending machine, a Diet Dr Pepper comes out. However you can see in earlier shots that there is no button for Diet Dr Pepper.

Correction: All it takes is for the person stocking the machine to place the wrong drink in the machine for this to happen. I've worked at one place where you never got what you ordered from the machine because the supplier kept stocking it wrong. In fact, in Graduation Day Part 1, Willow says: "Oh trusty soda machine, I push you for Root Beer, you give me Coke."

Gingerbread - S3-E11

Corrected entry: It is revealed by Buffy that no one knew anything about the two dead children i.e. their names, where they came from, who their parents were etc. So, where did the photographs on the placards come from?

Correction: Buffy also asks where the pictures came from in the same scene she wonders about the children's origins.

JC Fernandez

The Freshman - S4-E1

Corrected entry: The vampires shouldn't be able to get into Eddie's room without his permission. Or does that rule change when the person who owns the property has died?

Correction: Once the owner is dead, the rule no longer applies. Not that it entirely matters in this particular case - dorm rooms, like hotel rooms, are not deemed to be 'owned' by the occupiers, they're considered to be public spaces. As such, the vampires can enter freely.

Tailkinker

The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: In other episodes we see how easily vampires combust, but in this episode a match is thrown onto Angel's bare chest and it only burns him.

Correction: Older vampires don't burst into flame as easily as younger ones. VampWillow knows a match isn't enough fire to destroy Angel. (Otherwise, what would be the point of doing it to torture him?)

Captain Defenestrator

Season 3 generally

Corrected entry: If the mayor knows about both slayers (if he didn't know before hand, his assassin Trick would have told him) then surely he would have realised they were a threat and tried to eliminate them earlier. I appreciate it wouldn't have benefited the season at all but for a highly efficient mayor who was determined, his plan would go without a hitch. It seems pretty careless.

Correction: Faith was turned evil by the end of the season and Buffy wasn't really a threat by herself. The "Scooby Gang" helped out quite a bit. And maybe the mayor was just plain overconfident in his abilities and severely underestimated the scooby gang's. The French built an impenetrable wall along their border with Germany to stave off an invasion. Germany responded by going around the wall, invading Belgium and then France.

Rlvlk

Graduation Day (1) - S3-E21

Corrected entry: Buffy manages to get right into Faith's apartment and has to turn the stereo off before Faith notices her there. In that amount of time and if Faith is being that oblivious, Buffy could have easily killed her by throwing the knife or using a crossbow, etc.

Correction: That's what separates the heroes from the villains: A hero will kill as a result of a fair fight, while a villain will do it from behind. It took nearly a hundred years before snipers were openly welcomed in the US military.

Rlvlk

Fear, Itself - S4-E4

Corrected entry: The little demon is standing right next to the hole in the floor where Buffy ripped up the floorboards - so wouldn't her foot have gone through the board when she stamped hard enough to squash it?

Correction: How hard do you have to stomp to kill a bug? Or a mouse? Normal body weight easily does the trick.

Rlvlk

Lover's Walk - S3-E8

Corrected entry: In this episode, the holy water shouldn't have hurt the vampires through their clothing.

Correction: Water can soak through clothes.

Phixius

Faith, Hope And Trick - S3-E3

Corrected entry: In 'Faith, Hope and Trick', Kakistos and the other vampires enter Faith's apartment without an invite.

Correction: Faith lives in a motel. Public accommodations are an exception to the invitation rule.

Captain Defenestrator

The Harsh Light Of Day - S4-E3

Corrected entry: When Spike and Harmony are near to the area of the Gem of Amara, Spike tells Harmony that she can't go out anywhere. Harmony is wearing a pink corset top, but when they reach the actual area of the gem, the top changes to a brighter pink halter neck. This happens in a short space of time, so she wouldn't have had time to change.

Lisa Black

Correction: She would have had time to change. There is a whole sequence in between the two scenes with Harmony changing clothes that shows Buffy at various points during the day (she checks the answering machine several times). Several hours have probably passed between the two times we see Harmony. It could even be the next day.

Enemies - S3-E17

Corrected entry: In the scene where Faith is stabbing the demon who has the Books of Ascension, we see her making the motion of stabbing him with her left hand, however, the knife is in her right.

Correction: I've watched this scene over and over and i can only see Faith with the knife in her right hand and stabbing him with her right hand. She only steadies the demon with her left hand as she goes to stab him.

Show generally

Corrected entry: I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but Buffy's kitchen door changes the side it's opened from across the show.

Correction: With the amount of damage done in that house during Buffy's various fights, it's not unreasonable to think that the door has been removed and re-hung at least once.

pinkwafer

Get It Done - S7-E15

Corrected entry: At the end of the fight with the exchange demon in 'Get It Done' there is a shot of Robin helping Anya up off the ground, but Anya wasn't knocked over during the fight.

Shay

Correction: Anya was stil standing.

Conversations With Dead People - S7-E7

Corrected entry: When Dawn goes to close the front door and she turns around and sees that the mute is turned off, she runs back to the T.V and turns around in a panic. Behind her you can see the mute is still on (as it says "mute" in lime green writing at the top of the screen) but when it shows the T.V again, the mute is off.

Correction: My TV has developed the interesting habit of turning itself off & changing channels because of a problem with the electrics. Also, the house is infected with paranormal activity that's probably affecting the TV as well.

Fool For Love - S5-E7

Corrected entry: William's crush in this episode, Cecily, is played by Kali Rocha. She will return in seasons six and seven as Halfrek, Anya's vengeance demon friend.

Phoenix

Correction: Cecily becomes Halfrek the vengence demon, hence the scene in season 6's "Older and Far Away" when Halfrek calls Spike William and he also seems shocked to see her.

Show generally

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.

Show generally

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.

Phixius

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.

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.

Phixius

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.

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

pinkwafer

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Conversations With Dead People - S7-E7

Corrected entry: When Willow is talking to Cassie in the UC Sunnydale University Library, Cassie said she was sent to talk to her by Tara. Cassie says "she still sings the song you sang to each other on the bridge", referring to "Once More with Feeling". But Willow only sang 2 lines in the that episode. In "I've Got a Feeling", she sang "Ive got a feeling some kid is dreaming and were all stuck inside this wacky broadway nightmare", and in "Walk Through the Fire", she sang "I think this line's mostly filler".

julie sheridan

Correction: Willow & Tara sing "Under your spell" in a park somewhere in Sunnydale. Part of the song takes place on a bridge going over a pond.

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.

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

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

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.

Tailkinker

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?

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

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.

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.

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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.

Show generally

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.

Lessons - S7-E1

Corrected entry: When Buffy is in the basement with Spike, she rings Dawn on her mobile phone. When she is finished, she puts it in her pants at the back, because she has no pockets. She then opens a door, and we see her back, and the mobile phone is not there. A minute later, she gets the phone back from her pants, and rings Xander.

Correction: We do see Buffy's back, but we don't see it well enough to see if the phone is there or not.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Once a human has been bitten by a vampire, it seems that the time it takes to change into a vampire is very aleatory. Most of the time, it happens once buried, but other times (like episode "Helpless") it's only a few minutes/hours later, and some other times, it's even a few days later.

Correction: Since the transformation requires that the victim drink the blood of the vampire, the time of transformation could be relative to the amount of blood taken from the vampire. Since we never actually are told how much blood or exactly how much time it would be hard to know exactly.

Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: In the final episode, Willow turns all the Potential girls into Slayers, so they can fight the army of uber-vamps. This is obviously wrong because of episode 7.11, "Showtime", when one uber-vamp alone beats the bejeezus out of experienced slayer Buffy. There is no way 30 or so newly-formed slayers could've taken out thousands of uber-vamps, much less the humans who kill several themselves.

Correction: This has already been addressed. The reason that the first Ubervamp was so difficult was that they weren't sure how to kill it. Buffy thought it couldn't be staked; turns out she just needed to put much more force behind the blow. When the Potentials become Slayers they have the same strength. Buffy was also forced to fight the first Ubervamp without weapons. When the ordinary humans are fighting at the end they are all armed with heavy blades to decapitate the vamps.

Phoenix

Season 7 generally

Corrected entry: On both occasions in season 7 prior to "Chosen", whenever blood is spilled on the seal of the hellmouth, an ubervamp is brought out as the seal opens (e.g. when the First bleeds Spike; when the demon girl bleeds Xander). But, in "Chosen", when Buffy and the Potentials cut their hands to open the seal, no ubervamps are waiting to come out. Instead, the seal opens to reveal a set of stairs that lead them down to where the ubervamps are. That is the only way the Slayers could get to the vamps to surprise them, and the only way the whole ending with Spike could happen, but it isn't consistent with the rest of the season and what happens when blood is spilled on the seal.

Correction: The other episodes, the "First" planned the openings. They guided the people there. And there was a bit of a ceremony, maybe to call an ubervamp to the seal. But, in "Chosen" Buffy and the potentials took the fight to them. The opening was their plan, not guided by anyone or anything.

Rlvlk

Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: In the scene where Buffy and the rest of the gang are down in the Hellmouth, one of the slayers says ''I'm zipping back to Xander's whole bathroom speech'' - Xander didn't have a bathroom speech at that time. Xander did have a bathroom speech at one time but that was when Riley came to see Buffy.

Correction: When they all entered the school, Xander said 'Anyone who has to go to the bathroom, please go now.'

Show generally

Corrected entry: In season 2, 'School Hard', Spike tells Buffy that the last Slayer he killed begged for her life. In season 5, 'Fool For Love', we see Nikki's death, and she doesn't say a word to him from the start of the fight to her death.

Shay

Correction: Spike was just trying to scare Buffy; he needn't have been telling the truth.

Show generally

Corrected entry: The hole in Anthony Stewart Head's left earlobe is frequently visible throughout the show, but an earring would be totally out of character for Giles - even if he had gotten one during his rebellion in his 20s, it would be almost entirely healed over by the time we see him in Sunnydale, whereas the hole is obviously in regular use.

Shay

Correction: Nope. Plenty of people have piercings that never close up, period. I have several family members with piercings from over 15 years ago that never closed up at all.

Hell's Bells - S6-E16

Corrected entry: Xander is visited by what he believes is himself from the future. We later find out it is a demon that used to be a man, but Anya had changed him back in her demon days. But when Giles destroyed Anya's pendant in 'The Wish,' it supposedly reverted all of her previous spells, which should have made him human again.

Correction: The demon in question was trapped in another dimension when the reversal occured, and as such might not have been affected by the spell. We've seen several times throughout the series that different dimensions work in very different ways (for example, the time-flow in "Anne"), so it's not definite that magic would cross over between them.

Shay

After Life - S6-E3

Corrected entry: Spike mentions that he knows what it's like to claw your way out of a coffin, but this is later contradicted in "Lies My Parents Told Me", when we see that Spike was never buried (or else his mother would have known he had died).

Shay

Correction: Spike is lying. He is trying to score a few easy points with Buffy and change the way she feels about him, so he makes up a story that they have some horrible experience in common. Easy sympathy points. We also don't know every situation he's ever been in - he might have clawed out of a coffin on another occasion.

Twotall

Inca Mummy Girl - S2-E4

Corrected entry: When Xander and Ampata are attacked by the bodyguard on the bleachers, Xander's bag is knocked over and rolls down about 4 rows. Seconds later, when they stand up to run away, the bag is right beside his feet again.

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Correction: When they are attacked the bag rolls down a few rows but then the bodyguard knocks Xander a few rows down so he would be equal with the bag when he gets up.

The Initiative - S4-E7

Corrected entry: In the scene where they look through the window into the room with thermal cameras, there is a big mistake: Thermal cameras can't see through windows.

Correction: This just isn't true. Depending on the type of glass, windows may or may not absorb or deflect IR radiation (heat). Industrial and military IR scopes/goggles can also be tuned to enough sensitivity to nonetheless provide an image. Moreover, advanced scopes can combine signals from multiple sensors at differing sensitivities in order to allow a more complete image.

Hush - S4-E10

Corrected entry: Everyone who writes on a white board does it with the same handwriting.

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MoonFaery

Correction: No, they don't. They all write in block print, which makes them appear similar, but if you look closely you can see that there are definite differences between their handwriting (especially Willow's loopy "Hi Giles" and Xander's cramped "How do we kill them?").

Shay

Revelations - S3-E7

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, we find out that Gwendolyn Post was kicked out of the Watchers' Council for misuse of dark power and that the Council had informed everyone of the fact via memo. If that's the case, then why would she use her real name when she arrived in Sunnydale? Wouldn't she be worried that Giles would recognize her?

Correction: Giles says the Council "swears there was a memo." It's quite possible that this was just the Council trying to cover itself, since there was no communication to agents in the field - the event was so obvious to people in the Council that they didn't think it necessary to make a specific communication about it.

Phoenix

Reptile Boy - S2-E5

Corrected entry: The frat house is a place of residence. Angel should not be able to enter without an invitation.

Correction: The frat boys wouldn't own the frat house which seems to be a factor in deciding if a vampire can enter a residence. Sunday & her vampire followers could get into Buffys room when she was at the university without an invite.

Earshot - S3-E18

Corrected entry: In this episode when everyone is in the Library and they find out that Buffy can hear thoughts, Buffy turns to look at Wesley because he is thinking about Cordelia. As she leans forward she rests her chin on the heel of her hand, the shot cuts to Wesley, then back to Buffy and she has her chin resting on the top of her hand (the knuckles), Wesley then goes into the office and it cuts to a shot of Buffy and Willow, Buffy is once again resting her chin on the heel of her hands.

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Kara

Correction: Buffy is offscreen long enough each time to have moved her hand without us seeing it.

Shay

Show generally

Corrected entry: Katie Holmes was originally asked to play Buffy, but turned down the part. Sarah Michelle Gellar audtioned for Cordellia and Charisma Carpenter (Cordellia) auditioned for Buffy. After Sarah Michelle Gellar was turned down the part for Cordellia, she auditioned 4 times for Buffy before landing the part.

Correction: If you watch the interviews with Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar actually DID get the part of Cordelia, and she asked to try out for Buffy. The network was hesitating, but she finally talked them into it.

Goodbye Iowa - S4-E14

Corrected entry: Room 314 is supposedly in a high security sector of the Initiative which needs to be accessed by a keycard, but in "Goodbye Iowa" all the soldiers are gathered around the door of it to see Walsh's body. How did they get in there?

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Shay

Correction: Assuming that the scientists working with Maggie aren't expecting her to be lying dead in the room then the first person to enter the room would most likely stop at the doorway in shock. After that all it takes is for people to stop at the door wanting to see whats made this person stand there & it would snowball from there.

The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: Anya is introduced as Anya Emerson, but in subsequent episodes ("Checkpoint", "Selfless" etc.) she is always referred to as Anya Jenkins. There is no logical reason for her name to have changed since she was still trapped in the same persona.

Shay

Correction: As she says many times after season 3 - she made up the name Anya Jenkins. If she didn't intend on staying in Sunnydale in the first place - what difference does it make if she changes it.

Graduation Day (2) - S3-E22

Corrected entry: In 'Graduation Day, pt 2' Percy and guys who are presumably other students are fighting at Angel's side, but shouldn't they have been at the ceremony with the others? Even if they just didn't show up there would have been noticeable gaps in the seating, but in all the previous shots every chair is filled.

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Shay

Correction: Buffy would have used other students from within the school to fill in certain seats (probably at the back where it would be harder to recognise them).

Consequences - S3-E15

Corrected entry: In 'Consequences' how did Wesley know that Faith would be with Angel, or where Angel lived? One episode earlier he didn't even know Angel's name.

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Shay

Correction: We know that Giles has researched Angel in the past, and he probably kept this information updated, either in his Watcher diary or somewhere else. We know that Wesley has access to the diaries (we even see him reading them) and the rest of Giles material so if the information was there he just had to go back and find it. Also Xander hates Angel so if Wesley came to him and asked him Xander would likely tell him to get one over on Angel.

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.

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.

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.

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Phoebe

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

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?

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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).

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.

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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).

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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?

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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.

Andy Benham

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

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

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?

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Shay

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

Phoenix

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.

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.

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

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.

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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

Teacher's Pet - S1-E4

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, "Teachers Pet," Buffy picks Dr. Gregory's glasses from off the floor, opens the closet where his lab coat is hanging and places the glasses in the pocket. As she closes the door, the camera moves to the bottom of the closet and you can see about four or five bug eggs, one of them cracks open and then the show ends. What happened with the eggs?

Correction: We don't know, but there are numerous possibilities. The simplest one is that without the care of their mother, the eggs or the newborns were not able to survive.

Phoenix

As You Were - S6-E15

Corrected entry: Sam, Riley's wife, says that it took him a year to get over Buffy. At this point in the season, it has barely even been a year since Riley left.

Correction: Riley leaves in episode 5.10 ("Into the Woods") and returns in 6.15. As each season represents a year, then this gap ought to be around 15 months. Riley says that they've been married for nearly four months, which ties in reasonably closely with him taking a year to get over Buffy.

Tailkinker

Show generally

Corrected entry: It has been stated that Joss mentioned Buffy burning down her old school's Gym even though it was never shown in the movie of BtVS to have proper continuity with the original script. But one thing he seemed to totally neglect from the original story is that Buffy gets "cramps" when a Vampire is near. This served as a warning for movie Buffy but TV show Buffy could walk right past one and not feel anything. It seems the only reason this decision was made is to make it easier to get into danger and have more exciting shows.

troy fox

Correction: It's mentioned in Welcome to the Hellmouth that there is a method Slayers can use to detect vampires in the area, but it apparently takes training and discipline that Buffy simply doesn't devote to it. Even Kendra, the ideal Slayer who completes all her studies, hasn't mastered this skill. Also in the movie: vampires don't turn to dust, can fly, need to be invited into any building whatsoever, and Buffy was a senior. Clearly they're not meant to be totally contiguous.

Phoenix

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: In once more with feeling, Buffy is wearing a white shirt before she goes off to confront Sweet. Once she gets there and takes off her coat, she is wearing a red shirt.

Correction: Sweet changed her shirt so that taking off her jacket would be more dramatic. Just like he changed Dawn's pants to a skirt.

Go Fish - S2-E20

Corrected entry: In this episode, Buffy is protecting Gage, one of the swimmers she believes is targeted by the monster. At school she watches him from a chair, acting like she is reading a magazine. The first time we see this, her magazine is upside down, but in the next shot, it is a different magazine and is also right-side up.

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Correction: It is suppose to be upside down.When she turns back to the magazine, her face crunches up in confusion when she realizes it's upside down- that's why Gage laughs at her and shakes his head when he notices she's watching because it's upside down. So she grabs another one.

Gone - S6-E11

Corrected entry: When Willow is spraying the invisible traffic cone in 'Gone', she only sprays a little bit before leaving to track down the van. When Xander shows Anya the cone later on it's completely coloured.

Shay

Correction: Willow gives Xander the paint can and tells him to take the traffic cone back to the Magic Box. Xander paints the rest so he and Anya can study it.

Phoenix

Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Corrected entry: Why is the loan shark trying to kill Spike at the start? If he stakes him he's never going to get his kittens. Surely it would be better to torture him with crosses or holy water?

Shay

Correction: If you watch in slowmo you can see that, though the stake was at the proper height for Spike's heart, it was a little wide and would actually have shot behind him. It was a warning to get Spike's attention. Buffy couldn't predict this and acted to protect him anyway.

Phoenix

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: In the opening song of 'Once More, With Feeling', Buffy stabs a demon with a sword. She then walks across to the hostage and cuts him free, but when we see the sword there isn't any blood, despite the fact that seconds ago there was a demon impaled on it.

Shay

Correction: We don't see the blade actually enter the demon, so there is no evidence that this demon race bleeds at all. Other demons encountered in, for example, "Life Serial" leave no physical trace when they die.

Phoenix

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: During the episode 'All The Way' Anya mentions that she's having a huge blowout sale the next day. The next episode is 'Once More, With Feeling' which picks up the very next morning (Tara wakes up to find the Lethe's bramble on her pillow, which Willow placed there at the end of "All The Way"), but during the scenes in the shop on that day there are no signs, no banners, no customers - nothing to indicate a huge sale.

Shay

Correction: Anya says there will be a "postholiday clearance sale." These are rarely advertised, especially by small businesses with minimal advertising budgets - usually it's just a section of the store marked off. The disruption in daily life caused by the musical magic also puts the town into a confused state, so people wouldn't be in a hurry to go shopping and perhaps even Anya might be off her game in terms of salesmanship.

Phoenix

Life Serial - S6-E5

Corrected entry: In 'Life Serial', when we see the monitors in the Trio's van as Buffy looks into the time-shifting device, all the students running around behind her have disappeared.

Shay

Correction: Given that the Trio are probably unwilling to subject themselves to the same time shifts that Buffy is going through, they have to find a way to monitor her without making themselves vulnerable. Earlier, Warren mentioned all the high-tech monitoring equipment the van is equipped with. Since he also invented the time-shifting devices, he could invent a camera that would stay synchronized in Buffy's time continuum. Such a camera would ignore things outside this continuum as unnecessary distractions, such as other students in normal time.

Phoenix

Life Serial - S6-E5

Corrected entry: In 'Life Serial', when Warren is in the college corridor looking up at the camera there are loads of students around him, but when we see things on Jonathon and Andrew's monitors, the corridor around him is deserted.

Shay

Correction: While there are many students in the corridor he just left and one who walks past him into the main corridor as Warren rounds the corner, we never see anyone else in the side hallway with Warren. That is the reason he stopped in this particular hallway: so that he could test his microphone and the Three's tap into the school security cameras without being observed.

Phoenix

I Was Made To Love You - S5-E15

Corrected entry: In "I was made to love you", there's no way Spike could have known it was Warren who was into making robot girls. Only the Scoobies had figured it out, and the only time he talks to them in this episode they throw him out of the Magic Shop without mentioning Warren. Even though Spike knew that there was a guy called Warren out there creating robot girls, it took all of Willow's computer savvy and a little bit of luck for Buffy to find him. How would Spike, working only off the first name of a perfectly normal teenager who hadn't been in town in months, track him down?

Shay

Correction: In other episodes, the Scoobies go to Spike to get information when other informants are tapped out, meaning that he has access to sources they don't. Spike proves to have connections to demon bars, gamblers, etc. Because finding Warren was desperately important to him (to make the BuffyBot), he went to some mystical source that the Scoobies didn't know about. Demons, witches, and sorcerers do exist in Sunnydale, some of whom are probably capable of divining information.

Phoenix

Family - S5-E6

Corrected entry: When Ben is being stalked by the demon while he's at his locker, he's wearing his medical clothing. Yet, moments later, when Glory grabs the demon from behind, she's back to her usual red dress and make up. If Ben and Glory were truly the same being in that moment, they would be wearing the same clothes, too.

Phoebe

Correction: In "Tough Love," Glory shows that she can change her clothes in an instant when her dress gets damaged in the fight with Willow and she replaces it. Same goes for makeup.

Phoenix

Revelations - S3-E7

Corrected entry: In 'Revelations', after Mrs. Post attacks Giles, when Buffy finds him he manages to tell her that living flame must be used to destroy the Glove of Mynhgon before the paramedics take him away. Since Angel already knew this, wouldn't it have been much more useful if he had warned her that Mrs. Post was an imposter?

Shay

Correction: This mistake falls under the "why" rule. Giles took a nasty knock to the head and is currently in an emergent medical situation, so it's not surprising that he isn't thinking clearly. In this state, it is more important to tell Buffy how to destroy the Glove immediately and prevent it from falling into anyone's hands than to tell her to keep it away from one specific person.

Phoenix

The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: In 'The Wish', considering the necklace is the source of all Anya's powers she's fairly careless with it. She puts it around Cordy's neck and lets her take it into the Bizzaro World, where it could easily have been smashed during either of the vampire attacks. In fact, if it hadn't been for Giles the necklace would have been incinerated.

Shay

Correction: This is an indicator of Anyanka's hubris; a character flaw, not a movie mistake. As she tells Giles, all her powers are not in the wishing that the amulet allows, but do use that amulet as a power source - she may not even be aware that destroying the amulet will also rob her of her immortality and strength. The magic amulet probably enjoys some amount of resistance to heat, cold, and magical intrusion and is very valuable, making individuals who encounter it unlikely to destroy it intentionally. No doubt Anyanka has some homing connection to it that she planned to take advantage of after her tour of "interesting" Sunnydale.

Phoenix

The Zeppo - S3-E13

Corrected entry: In 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' we see the interior of Xander's room, and a guitar is resting against the wall in the background. Next season, in 'The Zeppo', he asks Oz if it's hard to play the guitar. If he already has a guitar you'd assume he knew how to play it, or had at least tried to learn in the past year.

Shay

Correction: Xander's character isn't often driven or committed to non-life-threatening causes. In Season 5's "The Replacement," his friends comment that the Xander clone is much more decisive and determined than original Xander. It's quite likely that such a person would pick up a secondhand guitar on a lark but never follow through and learn how to play it - after all, he did fantasize about playing the guitar to impress Buffy way back in "Teacher's Pet."

Phoenix

Doppelgangland - S3-E16

Corrected entry: At first Anya supposedly has no knowledge of what happened during the events of 'The Wish', since she is as mystified as Cordelia to find her necklace gone. During 'Doppelgangland', however, she seems to know exactly what happened; she discusses it with D'Hoffryn and recognises Vampire Willow as soon as she sees her.

Shay

Correction: At the end of "The Wish," Anya is in a state of shock: she's suddenly lost her center of power, been transformed into a human, and jumped dimensions all in an instant. It takes her a few minutes to adjust, take stock, realize what has happened, and start panicking, all of which happens after she runs off following Cordelia and attempting to grant more wishes. No wonder she's disoriented.

Phoenix

The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: In the alternative universe, the residents of Sunnydale are aware of the presence of the vampires, who are killing people in horrifying numbers. So why doesn't everybody move away, as they do in Season 7 when the apocalypse looms?

DavidK93

Correction: One might also ask how the Master escaped the Hellmouth without ending the world, or why Giles never called for assistance from the Slayer until now. The answer is that Anyanka has some degree of artistic license when granting wishes - we see this in season 7, when she accepts a wish to turn an ex-boyfriend into a worm and actually transforms him into a burrowing beast. Anyanka thinks Bizarro Sunnydale is more interesting with humans around to kill, so she creates a world that fulfills her interpretation.

Phoenix

What's My Line? (1) - S2-E9

Corrected entry: In the episode 'What's My Line Part 1' Spike says the ritual to restore Drusilla's health must be done on the night of a full moon, but in 'What's My Line Part 2' Giles says the ritual will take place on the night of a new moon.

Correction: Spike never describes the ritual in "What's My Line Part 1," except to say that Angel is the "missing link."

Phoenix

Fool For Love - S5-E7

Corrected entry: During his fight with the slayer during the Boxer Rebellion, Spike is cut on his left eyebrow. This was done to give a reason for James Marsters' real scar, but vampires can regenerate. Later in the season, Spike is tortured and beaten by Glory without a scar to show for it after he healed. For that scar to be there, Spike would have to be cut before he was turned into a vampire.

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Correction: Who's to say the sword hasn't been blessed or had something done to it so that it can inflict more damage to supernatural creatures than a ordinary blade would. Think of water, if you just throw a cup of water over a vampire it'll just get wet, however if the water is blessed & turned into holy water it can hurt a vampire & in large quantities kill it.

Him - S7-E6

Corrected entry: In the season seven episode 'Him' any girl who sees RJ wearing his jacket falls in love with him.However,when Buffy, Willow and Xander are in the Bronze watching Dawn dance with RJ, RJ is wearing his magic jacket but Buffy and Willow don't fall under the spell until they see him later on in the episode.

Correction: They are far away (across the Bronze), and focusing more on Dawn, so they don't get a full blast of the jacket's power. It's only later when they talk to him one on one that the jacket works its mojo.

Shay

Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Corrected entry: When they all collapse in the magic box, Spike is kind of slumped over on the counter but then in the next shot he's lying comfortably on his back with his arms crossed behind his head.

Correction: Many people move around in their sleep, and Spike could have stretched out while asleep without falling off the counter as he does later. I'm sure he's slept in many a narrow space in his time and his body can unconsciously roll him around without taking a lot of space.

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.

Shay

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.

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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).

Phoenix

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.

Shay

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.

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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?

Shay

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.

Phoenix

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).

Phoenix

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.

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Shay

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.

Shay

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.

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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.

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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?

Shay

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.

Shay

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.

Shay

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.'

Shay

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.

Reptile Boy - S2-E5

Corrected entry: Why did the frat boys bother kidnapping a girl at least a week before the ceremony? They apparently don't care if the sacrifices are connected to each other and had no trouble attracting women to their frat house.

Phoenix

Correction: They only choose certain girls for Machida - although their criteria are never explicitly stated, the fact that Tom is desperate for Buffy to go suggests that they pick their victims carefully rather than just dragging in some random girl at the party. If they specifically wanted Callie for the sacrifice it would make sense to grab her the first chance they got, even if that meant holding her captive for a week.

Shay

Smashed - S6-E9

Corrected entry: When Amy is de-ratted in season 6 she is quite strong, almost as strong as Willow - she can move things with a glance and turn people into goats with a wave of her hand. But when she turned herself into a rat in season 3 she had nowhere near this level of power - if she did she could have escaped from MOO with ease, and not in a way that left her a rodent for 3 years. How have Amy's powers grown so much?

Shay

Correction: This seems to make a huge assumption about her level of magical power, since she was only an occasionally recurring character. She easily turned herself into a rat with little or no effort, and Willow commented on what a powerful witch she was. We have no reason to suppose that she wasn't a very talented witch even before she went ratty.

pinkwafer

Surprise (1) - S2-E13

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode 'Surprise' Angel runs out into the street where it's raining heavily, but in the same street a few minutes later, at the start of the episode 'Innocence', the ground and Angel are both completely dry.

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Correction: Not until Angel morphs to vamp face, and even then, its only him that is dry, the streets are still wet.

MAC

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: Whenever a character indirectly causes an innocent death (ie, Giles in 'The Dark Age' or Anya in 'Selfless') they have understandably been shown to feel a lot of guilt, showing that civilian deaths aren't just taken for granted. In 'Once More, With Feeling' Xander raises a demon that kills at least 3 people, yet there is no reproachment from the others or obvious guilt on his part. Why?

Shay

Correction: Because when it's revealed, they have the slightly more pressing problem of the demon to deal with, then the episode ends pretty much once the demon's gone (after the last song, of course). Plus there's the slight matter of the fact that they dragged their best friend out of heaven to deal with. Not a lot of time for on-screen guilt there - no doubt all that took place off-camera, after the episode.

Tailkinker

Normal Again - S6-E17

Corrected entry: In 'Normal Again', season 6, we learn that Buffy was in a mental clinic after telling her parents about vampires. In 'Becoming', season 2, when Joyce found out the truth about Sunnydale why didn't she mention this? It had only happened a year or two before, and a simple 'Oh god, Buffy, you were right' or 'Sorry for sending you to the funny farm, sweetie' would have been the obvious thing for her to say.

Shay

Correction: The truth about Sunnydale was something of a shock for Joyce - it would have taken her a while to absorb it properly. Most likely she did eventually apologise to Buffy about the clinic, once Buffy'd come back in season 3, anyway, but it presumably happened off-camera.

Tailkinker

Selfless - S7-E5

Corrected entry: In the season 3 episode "Doppelgangland", which originally aired in 1999, Anya told a barman that she was 1120. This would mean she was born in 879 AD. But in the season 7 episode "Selfless", a flashback to 880 AD showed her as a young woman (about 20). She should've only been one year old.

Correction: In the same way that vampires mark their ages from their 'conversion', Anya might be calculating her age from when she became a vengeance demon.

Tailkinker

Him - S7-E6

Corrected entry: In "Him", after Xander has his flashback to "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" he smiles and says 'Good times...', but during that episode he explicity stated that he hated what was happening. Nearly being axe murdered by a crazed horde of women shouldn't be a happy memory, it should be a traumatic one.

Shay

Correction: I don't see this as a mistake. Looking back at the day when every woman in town was crazy about him, Xander probably does see the upside.

pinkwafer

Hell's Bells - S6-E16

Corrected entry: In 'Hell's Bells' the only part of Dawn's conversation Anya could have heard is "...he's just run off and no one can find him". Given that she had already been told the cleric had run off to perform a C-section how does she instantly realise that it's Xander Dawn is talking about? Shouldn't her first thought be that Dawn is talking about the missing cleric?

Shay

Correction: Well, if she thought the cleric had left for a specific reason, she wouldn't expect anyone to be trying to find him - as they knew where he went, so it couldn't really be him that Dawn was talking about. Xander is the only other male who is essential for the ceremony, plus the fact that she knows him well enough to suspect he might suffer from cold feet.

pinkwafer

Bargaining (1) - S6-E1

Corrected entry: When Buffybot shorts out in the alley in 'Bargaining, part 1' she automatically returns to the Summers home to find Willow, suggesting she goes wherever Willow is likely to be. Later in the episode when she's wounded by Razor she runs straight to the grave where the others are. Shouldn't her first objective have been to return to the Summers house, and if not, how did she know where they would be?

Shay

Correction: The bot probably uses a homing device, while Willow is carrying a transmitter.

Twotall

Life Serial - S6-E5

Corrected entry: In 'Life Serial' we find out Giles has a mummy hand that can be used to perform a prosperity spell. There are no side effects or consequences or he wouldn't have it in his shop, so why doesn't he use it to help Buffy out of her debt problems?

Shay

Correction: He does help Buffy out financially, and there is no indication that he does not use a mummy hand. Besides, as shown in "Once More, With Feeling", at this time he has come to realize that Buffy needs to take care of her own problems instead of relying on other people.

Twotall

I Was Made To Love You - S5-E15

Corrected entry: In "I Was Made To Love You" Spike mentions that Warren's mother invited him in, but we see it's daylight outside. Would she really have invited a man huddled under a blanket and smouldering slightly into her home just like that?

Shay

Correction: Windows behind both Spike and Warren show night-time with a strong moon.

Phoenix

Show generally

Corrected entry: It has always troubled me that no-one ever thinks to try using a gun on the demons. The Rocket Launcher worked on The Judge in Series 2, so why not just try a gun? Especially on people like Caleb, who appears to be human, why waste two potential slayers on trying to fight him when you could just shoot him? Or at least see if it worked.

Correction: The rocket launcher didn't actually kill The Judge, if you remember the whole "No weapon forged" speech, what it did was separate his limbs and keep them separate so that he wasn't animate. Most demons have to be killed along the same line as vamps, stake, fire, beheading. Caleb is practically super-human, and as we have seen in Season six when Buffy was shot, unless you get the heart you aren't going to kill someone who is stronger then the average human. Also, the whole point of having the Potentials fight is to train them to what it is really like to be the Slayer, so guns do not come into it.

troy fox

Season 7 generally

Corrected entry: In the episode where Spike is having memories of his mother, he tells her that Drusilla made him what he is (a vampire), telling us she is his sire, but in series two we find out that Angel was his sire.

Correction: Joss Whedon has said that technically Angel is Spike's grand sire because Angel is Drusilla's sire but it basically amounts to the same thing.

Kara

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: In "Once More, With Feeling" Buffy reveals to the other Scoobies that she was in Heaven, if this is the case, how come Willow extracted her from Hell? Surely she couldn't have done so if Buffy wasn't even there.

Correction: Willow didn't bring her back from Hell. Willow just did a spell for her to be returned from where she was

Kara

First Date - S7-E14

Corrected entry: How does Wood know his mother was killed by a vampire? We saw Spike kill his mother in the season 5 episode "Fool for Love". Spike broke her neck on an empty subway. There were no witnesses, and no bite marks.

Correction: Vampires brag, so it's very likley that Spike bragged to Wood's mother's watcher that he had just killed his slayer.

Kara

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: In the episode "Once More With Feeling," when Dawn and Sweet sing their song at the Bronze, Michelle Trachtenberg obviously forgets her lines and looks around confused for a couple of seconds before going back to singing.

Correction: All the songs from this episode were recorded and dubbed (this is why they use a graveyard they haven't before as it is near LAX and the planes normally interfere) so it is impossible that Michelle could have forgotten her words. She is looking around as - quite understandably - she is terrified, it is a dramatic pause.

School Hard - S2-E3

Corrected entry: In the scene where Spike is introduced, one vampire boasts, "When I kill the slayer, it will be the greatest event since the crucifixion." But slayers die every 5-10 years, and have for millenia. What makes killing Buffy special enough to warrant this?

Phoenix

Correction: Since Buffy has been called to Sunnydale because there is a Hellmouth there, killing her will give the vamps and demons the chance to open the Hellmouth, and we all know what happens after that.

troy fox

Welcome To The Hellmouth (1) - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In Welcome to the Hellmouth when Buffy is looking for the vampire with Willow, she snaps a leg off a chair. However, when she tries to stake Cordelia with it, it has magically turned into a proper stake.

Correction: No it isn't - you can see it in the shot on Buffy's face when she is pinning Cordelia - the stake tip is slanted like the table leg.

Phoenix

Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: When the gang are preparing for the big showdown, Andrew gets out a piece of paper and starts to do a Thank You speech. Anya interrupts him and leads him away, putting her arm around his shoulder. She is on his left hand side as they turn. The shot changes and we see them leave in the background, only now, Anya is on Andrew's right hand side.

Correction: This is because they turn independantly, not as a unit. It is quicker to turn the way they did. The result will have their orientation with respect to each other reversed, but everyone else will see them in the same place just looking the other direction.

Chosen - S7-E22

Corrected entry: Buffy gets all the Potentials together and does another inspirational speech, telling them her plan to turn them all into Slayers. Chao-Ahn is there. This is the girl who doesn't speak English, so who in the Buffyverse is going to explain what was just said?

Correction: Given the amount of dictionaries we see lying round the house in 'Get It Done', we can assume that Chao-Ahn isn't the only Potential who doesn't speak English, but there is a way to communicate with them (albeit slow and time-consuming). It wouldn't be that hard to fill her and the rest of them in on the basics of the plan; just because we never saw it doesn't mean it never happened offscreen.

Shay

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.

Shay

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.

Phoenix

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.

Phoenix

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.

Phoenix

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.

Shay

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.

Shay

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

Show generally

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?

Phoebe

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.

Show generally

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.

Show generally

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.

Shay

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.

Phoebe

The Initiative - S4-E7

Corrected entry: Spike must have had his chip implanted while he was unconcious. If so, how did he attack the Initiative scientists without any pain when he tried to escape? You could argue that they programmed him to be capable of violence within the Initiative only, but why would super smart scientists program an evil being to be able to escape at the first opportunity?

Phoebe

Correction: They only activated his chip after his escape from the Initiative.

Shay

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?

Shay

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

MoonFaery

Show generally

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'.

Shay

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.

Shay

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.

Shay

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the season 5 episode 'Fool For Love' Spike tells Buffy that Nikki Wood gave up because she had no ties to the world, but we later find out that she had a son, which seems like a pretty strong tie. There's no question of Spike not knowing about him; in the episode 'Lies My Parents Told Me' Spike sees him while fighting Nikki.

Shay

Correction: Spike correctly explains to Robin Wood that his mother didn't love him "enough to quit." Robin had such grief over his mother because he too realized that she did not consider him a "tie to the world."

The Puppet Show - S1-E9

Corrected entry: How come the other performers seem to have disappeared during the climactic fight between the Scoobies and the Demon in the Puppet Show? Come to think of it, why are the audience so quiet too?

Correction: They were getting ready to go on, and as for the audience they were waiting for the show to start.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In season 7, it is often said that for one of the potentials to be activated, Buffy will have to die. However technically, Buffy is not carrying on the slayer line - Faith is as Buffy gave this up at the end of season 1 when she died. Even if it is possible for her to still carry on the slayer line, how come another slayer wasn't activated when Buffy died for Dawn in the season 5 finale "The Gift"?

Correction: Joss Whedon explained this one himself in an interview. He explained that when Buffy died the first time that triggered Kendra (and after Kendra died, this triggered Faith). Joss explained that the triggering ability only works once for each slayer so Buffy's second death would not call another slayer whereas Faith's death would.

Bruce

Show generally

Corrected entry: How does Angel smoke? He tells Xander "I don't have any breath" in "Prophecy Girl" as his reason for not giving Buffy mouth to mouth. The same goes for Spike.

Correction: The general consensus is that while vampires don't need to breathe, they can to some degree (to speak or to say smoke), but have difficulty exhaling (to say give mouth to mouth.)

Show generally

Corrected entry: At the end of Season 5, Buffy died. She was still dead into Season 6, before Willow raised her. Spike says she was dead 147 days. When one slayer dies, another takes her place (i.e., Kendra). The slayer's death does not have to be reported to anyone (example: the Council), as when Buffy died the first time and Xander gave her mouth-to-mouth to bring her back (she was only dead for a few minutes). A few episodes later - voila, Kendra. So, where was the new slayer after Buffy died at the end of Season 5?

Bruce

Correction: Joss Whedon explained this one himself in an interview. He explained that when Buffy died the first time that triggered Kendra (and after Kendra died, this triggered Faith). Joss explained that the triggering ability only works once for each slayer so Buffy's second death would not call another slayer whereas Faith's death would.

The Initiative - S4-E7

Corrected entry: In "The Initiative" in Season 4, Spike is given the chip implant that causes intense neurological pain if he harms a human. We see this take effect when he tries to bite Willow, but he was able to beat up the doctors at the Initiative to escape.

Correction: It's possible the chip was only activated after his escape from the Initiative.

Shay

Show generally

Corrected entry: During season 1 it is mentioned a few times that if the Master rises the Hellmouth will open, since his being trapped in it has jammed it up. In 'The Wish' we see what Sunnydale would have been like if Buffy hadn't gone there and he had risen, so why didn't the Hellmouth open?

Shay

Correction: After Anya has made Cordelia's wish come true and all have entered an alternate dimension, there is no reason to believe that what was held true in one dimension also holds true in another. Therefore, it is perfectly acceptable for the Master to be footloose and fancy free in an alternate dimension, and never confined.

Bruce

Halloween - S2-E6

Corrected entry: In the season two episode 'Halloween' only the people who got their costumes from Ethan's store are meant to change into what they are dressed as when the spell is cast. However, Xander changes, despite having told the girls in an earlier scene that he got his fatigues from an army surplus store - not from Ethan's

Correction: He bought the toy gun at Ethan's and it had the curse.

Show generally

Corrected entry: If Angel presumably had an invition into Giles' apartment (to leave Jenny's body) why did he need to be reinvited again in "Amends"? Giles never had that un-invitation spell done, he doesn't have any herbs or crosses by his doorframe.

Correction: When Giles returns home in Passion he's about to do the un-invitation spell, so he probably did it some time after that. The crosses might not be a completely necessary part of the spell - when the spell is done at Buffy's house in season 5 there are no crosses used.

Shay

The Wish - S3-E9

Corrected entry: During 'The Wish', when history has changed and the Master has risen, where are Collin, Darla and the Anointed One, the Three or any of the other favoured acolytes from season 1? Buffy never killed Collin or the Three, Angel wouldn't have killed Darla if it hadn't been for Buffy and the Master would surely have been able to protect the Anointed One from Spike. Even allowing for Angel and the White Hats to have taken out one or two of them, surely at least one of the group should have been there? This is technically the real world as altered by Anyanka's temporal fold, not any kind of alternate dimension. This is what the world would have been like if Buffy hadn't come to Sunnydale, so anybody who would be alive if it weren't for Buffy should still be alive.

Shay

Correction: Colin and the anointed one were the same person and with the prophecy regarding the anointed one being linked to the slayer, no slayer equals no anointed one, same with the three, they were only called on to take out the slayer. Which leaves Darla, who still could have either been killed by Angel, after all she was part of his destiny.

Bruce

The Killer In Me - S7-E13

Corrected entry: In Season 7, Ep 13 'The Killer in Me,' Buffy and Spike go to the long-abandoned Initiative to find information on Spike's backfiring chip. Only problem is, in Season 4, Ep 21 'Primeval,' government officials decided to have the Initiative facility filled in with concrete.

Correction: Doesn't mean it was actually done - this is the government, after all. Besides, the Initiative facility was enormous, so filling it completely would be a huge project. It seems more likely that they would simply concrete up the entrances, leaving the actual facility intact but inaccessible.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In 'The Prom' Angel says he never drinks coffee. In season 2 we were told that (sometime between the episodes 'Reptile Boy' and 'Halloween') Angel and Buffy went out for coffee.

Shay

Correction: This doesn't necessarily mean that he drank any coffee - it's just a general expression.

tromatic

Passion - S2-E17

Corrected entry: When Angelus Kills Jenny Calander, he arranges her in Giles' house. Having re-watched series one and two a few times I've still not been able to find the episode where Giles invites Angel into his house.

Kara

Correction: That doesn't mean it didn't happen. There is no evidence to suggest that he never invited him in. Episodes rarely start exactly where the last left off, so there was ample time in between episodes for this to occur.

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: During the episode 'Once More With Feeling' all the characters are forced to tell the truth when they sing, but Xander lies flat out when he says during the song 'I've Got a Theory' that he thinks it might be witches, since he knows it's the talisman he used that's causing the singing.

Correction: Right after Xander's "theory" about witches, he takes it back with "which is ridiculous". Though it's because of Willow and Tara, he is still taking back his fake theory, thus still telling the truth that he doesn't believe it to be witches. Coming out and saying that he did it wouldn't follow the theme of the song.

Season 2 generally

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Passion' Angelus destroys Jenny's computer before he kills her, hoping to get rid of the hard drive with his cure on it. Two episodes later in 'I Only Have Eyes For You' Willow tells Giles she found lesson plans on Jenny's hard drive. If the hard drive was destroyed with the computer she wouldn't have been able to retrieve lesson plans, but if it somehow survived the damage Willow would have found the curse when she looked through the files. Either way it's a mistake.

Shay

Correction: Having dealt with far too many fried hard drives in my day, I can tell you that it's entirely possible the sector of the hard drive that contained the spell was damaged beyond recovery, but the sector with Ms Calendar's lesson plan was not. Just because you can find one thing doesn't mean you can find everything.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the Season 7 episode 'Selfless' we are told that Anyanka was known as Aud back when she turned Olaf into a troll and had him imprisoned in the purple crystal, and that she only adopted the name Anyanka when D'Hoffryn made her a demon. But back in the Season 5 episode 'Triangle', when Olaf was released he refered to Aud as Anya straight away. He wouldn't have known about her name change.

Correction: First an error in the error. Aud/Anya did not trap Olaf in the crystal. Olaf says in Triangle "I adjusted. And then what happened? Witches. Filthy, dirty, disgusting witches. They trapped me. I was imprisoned in that crystal for centuries. Ohh, a curse on all witches. All must die." Aud turned Olaf in to a troll in 880, over a thousand years ago, and became Anyanka immediately after. Since Olaf had time to "adjust" to being a troll, it was most likely awhile before the witches entrapped him. Possibly even several hundred years. It is conceivable that in that time he ran into the new Anyanka or at least heard of what she was up to.

angelus1girl

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Once More, With Feeling' Xander is barefooted in his bedroom at the start of the 'I'll Never Tell' number, but is wearing slippers as he walks into the kitchen. There is a cut, but not long enough to let him pick up and put on slippers.

Correction: You can see the slippers between/behind Xander's feet when he and Anya are sitting on the edge of the bed. They are gone when they walk into the next room. It is conceivable that he slipped his feet into them quickly (as they were right by his feet) as he stood up.

angelus1girl

School Hard - S2-E3

Corrected entry: In School Hard, season 2, Spike says that Angel was his sire. However, in a later series with flashbacks to the 19th centuary, they show Drusilla turning Spike into a vamp.

Correction: Joss Whedon himself said; 'I believe it was in 1850 that Angel made Drusilla and then Drusilla made Spike. Now, this is where it gets confusing for everybody, your sire can mean anybody in the line that made you. So, Drusilla is Spike's sire, but so is Angel in the sense that Angel made Drusilla and Drusilla made Spike. If we were being more literal we would call him a grandsire, but that term does not exist in the vampire world, so sire just means somebody that you are connected to because they came before you on the line. By that reckoning you could say that Darla is Spike's sire since she made Angel.'

Show generally

Corrected entry: In Series 7 Episode 14, it is indicated several times that Principal Wood is over 30 - Xander says he's 10 years older than Buffy, Wood refers to events 'back in his 20s', but Wood also says he was 4 when his mother died. In Season 5, the episode 'Fool For Love' we are told Nikki, his mother, died in 1980. This would make him only 26/27, not into his 30s.

Correction: Wood is actualy 30, both in fool for love and lies my parents told me the subtiles show the year 1977, not 1980.

Bargaining (2) - S6-E2

Corrected entry: In the opener of season 6, Buffy has to dig her way out of her own grave because the others were driven away before they could finish the spell and don't know she's alive, but what were they planning to do if they had finished the spell? They had no shovels to dig her out, so were they planning on bringing her back to life then letting her asphyxiate in her grave?

Correction: They accept later it was a badly thought out plan.

Fool For Love - S5-E7

Corrected entry: In 'Fool for love', Spike has a flash back to the Boxer Rebellion (when he killed the Chinese slayer)in 1900. It showed that Angel was still a souless vampire. But in an earlier episode of Buffy (in series 2) Angel got his soul back in 1880's.

Correction: Angel got his soul back in 1898, not in 1880's. As for the Boxer Rebellion, Angel was merely keeping up appearances. He wasn't evil any more.

Becoming (2) - S2-E22

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Becoming, Part 2' Spike uses a choke hold to subdue Drusilla. What good is a choke hold on a vampire who doesn't breath or have a blood flow to the brain that could be cut off?

Shay

Correction: From the buffyguide.com FAQ; 'Vampires do not need to breathe air in order to stay alive. However, like food, vampires do breathe and can do things that require breathing, like talking or smoking. If a vampire is deprived of air for enough time, they will pass out from 'suffocation', but there has never been an incidence of a vampire dying from lack of air. Also, when a vampire breathes in air, *something* happens to it that makes it unusable for CPR, which is why Angel could not save Buffy in Prophecy Girl.

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Corrected entry: In "Once More, With Feeling" from season 6, everyone sings and dances because the demon Sweet is in Sunnydale, but after he leaves, everyone still keeps singing and dancing.

Correction: In Sweet's song, right before he leaves, he says "say you're happy now, once more with feeling." He's cursing them to do one more song.

Lies My Parents Told Me - S7-E17

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Lies My Parents Told Me' Spike and Dru are waiting for Spike's mother when the enters her living room, but how did they get into the house? Even entering his former home a vampire needs an invitation, and since she was surprised to see them she couldn't have been the one who let them in.

Shay

Correction: If no living person claims ownership of the house then vampires can enter as they please. Seeing Spike with his mother it is probably safe to assume that it was his house and she was a long term guest not an official resident.

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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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Mistakes

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.

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Trivia

In addition to singing "Rest in Peace," James Marsters also played the song's guitar track.

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