Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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.

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

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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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