Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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The Puppet Show - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: After Buffy finds Morgan's brain, Willow pulls up Morgan's school file on one of the library computers without even touching the keyboard. One moment the monitor is on the desktop, the next it's showing Morgan's file.

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Touched - S7-E20

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