Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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

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.

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

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 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.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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