Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: When Buffy and Dawn are discussing Buffy's new name choice Dawn's hair changes repeatedly between shots. First it's over her shoulders, then behind, she has a clip in one shot, then she doesn't.

Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: In 'Tabula Rasa' when the loan shark's henchmen throw a stake at Spike at the start it flies over his head and hits a tree. But, if you compare the angle they approach from with the relative positions of Spike and the tree you can see it would have had to do a 90 degree turn in mid air to fly over his head before hitting the tree. (00:01:00)


Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the show, Buffy has two necklaces on, one long and one short. However, when Buffy, as Joan, is telling everyone her plan to get away from the vampires, she only has the short necklace on. Then when she is outside, running from Spike, as Randy, both necklaces are back on.

Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: When Anya is standing on the table, wide shots show her holding the spellbook in front of her, but closeups show her holding it tight to her chest. (00:30:30)


Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: When Buffy and Spike (as Joan and Randy) are fighting Bro'os vampires, Buffy kicks down a post box to stake one of them. The pole supporting the post box breaks away at a jagged angle. But when she uses it to stake one of the vampires the end that she uses has suddenly changed to the traditional triangular point, only to return to its original jagged angle immediately afterwards. The shot of her staking the vampire is not a side angle of some uneven ends. Watch as she backs away from the vampire after he's been staked, it is a fully triangular point.


Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: When the gang is in the Magic Box and they pass out, we see Buffy fall on the floor at the top of the stairs, but in the next shot she has moved and is now lying on the steps.

Touched - S7-E20

Spike: You listen to me. [Kneels in front of her.] I've been alive a bit longer than you, and dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine, and done things I prefer you didn't. I don't exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I follow my blood, which doesn't exactly rush in the direction of my brain. So I make a lot of mistakes, a lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years, and there's only one thing I've ever been sure of: you. [Buffy looks away; he reaches toward her face.] Hey, look at me. I'm not asking you for anything. When I say, "I love you, " it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Buffy: [Quietly.] I don't wanna be the one.

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Trivia: The accent that Giles uses as his teenage self is Anthony Head's natural accent.

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Homecoming - S3-E5

Question: In this episode Oz says "As Willow goes, so goes my nation". Is this a variation on a famous quote, and if so, which?

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Chosen answer: "So goes the nation" seems to have been used on many occasions, with various different US states in the "As .... goes" section. Most commonly it seems to be California that's considered to lead the way, but probably most other states have appeared in the lead role at some point or another. Other things have also been used - no less a person that Pope John Paul II said "As the family goes, so goes the nation...". The origin of the quote format is unclear - in US politics it goes back into the 19th century, when it was Maine that held the title spot, but, while no definitive origin is known, it seems highly likely that it goes back considerably further than that.

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