History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E22GraduationDayPart2

14th Sep '17 5:17:23 PM nighttrainfm
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* SeasonFinale: The end of season three, and in many ways the status quo of the first three years.



* SeriesFauxnale

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* SeriesFauxnaleSeriesFauxnale: Like the other finales, there was no guarantee of a renewal when it was written. Our heroes defeat a giant monster and graduate high school (the setting of the last three years) all on the same day, then walk off triumphantly into the night.
2nd Jun '17 7:35:30 PM CJCroen1393
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%%* ScaledUp: Mayor Wilkins.

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%%* * ScaledUp: Mayor Wilkins.Wilkins transforms into a giant snake demon.


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The Mayor's FamousLastWords achieve this to humorous effect.
-->'''Mayor:''' Well, ''gosh!''
25th Dec '16 9:46:07 AM Gosicrystal
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* BigBadassBattleSequence
* [[HitMeDammit Bite Me Dammit]]: Buffy to Angel

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* %%* BigBadassBattleSequence
* [[HitMeDammit Bite Me Dammit]]: %%* HitMeDammit: Buffy to AngelAngel.



* DistinctionWithoutADifference:
-->'''Oz:''' Are you nervous?\\
'''Willow:''' Only in a terrified way.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Mayor says that NothingIsTheSameAnymore now they've graduated, and he's right; the dynamics of the Scoobie Gang (and ex-Scoobies like [[Series/{{Angel}} Angel, Cordelia and Wesley]]) change dramatically once they've left SHS.
** And all the foreshadowing of Season 5 mentioned above is in this dream.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Mayor says that NothingIsTheSameAnymore now they've graduated, and he's right; the dynamics of the Scoobie Gang (and ex-Scoobies like [[Series/{{Angel}} Angel, Cordelia and Wesley]]) change dramatically once they've left SHS.
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SHS. And all the foreshadowing of Season 5 mentioned above is in this dream.



* GraduateFromTheStory

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* %%* GraduateFromTheStory



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday

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* %%* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday



* IWantThemAlive: Inverted; At City Hall, the Mayor orders the vamps that there is to be no snacking, only killing.

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* IWantThemAlive: Inverted; At at City Hall, the Mayor orders the vamps that there is to be no snacking, only killing.



* KillItWithFire: This ain't no science project volcano.

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* %%* KillItWithFire: This ain't no science project volcano.



* NoExceptYes
-->'''Oz:''' Are you nervous?\\
'''Willow:''' Only in a terrified way.



* PrepareToDie: "It has begun. My destiny. [beat] It's a little sooner than I expected. I had this whole section on civic pride. But I guess we'll just skip to the big finish!"

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* PrepareToDie: "It has begun. My destiny. [beat] ''[beat]'' It's a little sooner than I expected. I had this whole section on civic pride. But I guess we'll just skip to the big finish!"



* ScaledUp: Mayor Wilkins.

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* %%* ScaledUp: Mayor Wilkins.



* SecurityCling: Cordelia cowers behind the diminutive Jonathan just as the school blows up.
** ThrowItIn: According to Danny Strong, this scene was an idea of Charisma's, because she never got much screen time with him.

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* SecurityCling: Cordelia cowers behind the diminutive Jonathan just as the school blows up. \n** ThrowItIn: According to Danny Strong, [[ThrowItIn this scene was an idea of Charisma's, because she never got much screen time with him.him]].



* SwallowedWhole: Snyder. Gulp.

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* %%* SwallowedWhole: Snyder. Gulp.



* TotalEclipseOfThePlot

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* %%* TotalEclipseOfThePlot



* TrashTheSet: Bye bye, Sunnydale High.
** [[spoiler:It'll be back]].

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* TrashTheSet: Bye bye, Sunnydale High.
**
High. [[spoiler:It'll be back]].back.]]



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee

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* %%* UnspokenPlanGuarantee
9th Oct '16 4:27:02 PM Ciel12
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** And all the foreshadowing of Season 5 mentioned above is in this dream.
14th Sep '16 11:35:52 AM FreeJaffa
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* AssholeVictim / KilledMidSentence: Principal Snyder is eaten by Olvikan in mid-tirade. "You're on '''my''' campus, buddy!"

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* AssholeVictim / KilledMidSentence: AssholeVictim[=/=]KilledMidSentence: Principal Snyder is eaten by Olvikan in mid-tirade. "You're on '''my''' campus, buddy!"



* CallBack: Xander thinks [[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E14Innocence}} a rocket launcher]] oughta work on Olkivan, but Buffy says that won't get it done. It took a volcano to bury Olvikan last time.

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* CallBack: Xander thinks [[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E14Innocence}} a rocket launcher]] oughta work on Olkivan, Olvikan, but Buffy says that won't get it done. It took a volcano to bury Olvikan last time.



* ChekhovsBoomerang: In her dream, Buffy looks down at her hand, where the knife she stabbed Faith with appears and then disappears.



* ChekhovsBoomerang: In her dream, Buffy looks down at her hand, where the knife she stabbed Faith with appears and then disappears.



* DefensiveFeintTrap / DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Buffy grabs the Demon Mayor's attention, and holds up Faith's knife. She taunts him about stabbing Faith with it, then hightails it back into the school, with the enraged Olvikan in pursuit.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / KissOfTheVampire: The scene of Buffy forcing Angel to drink her blood has an overt sexual vibe. There's a lot of thrusting going on, Buffy and Angel fall to the floor, Angel's making sounds of enormous ecstasy. While he's lying on top of her, she grabs a metal object for support, and it just crumples. She also wraps her legs around him, then spasms [[DestructoNookie kicking a table in half]].

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* DefensiveFeintTrap / DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: DefensiveFeintTrap[=/=]DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Buffy grabs the Demon Mayor's attention, and holds up Faith's knife. She taunts him about stabbing Faith with it, then hightails it back into the school, with the enraged Olvikan in pursuit.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / KissOfTheVampire: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything[=/=]KissOfTheVampire: The scene of Buffy forcing Angel to drink her blood has an overt sexual vibe. There's a lot of thrusting going on, Buffy and Angel fall to the floor, Angel's making sounds of enormous ecstasy. While he's lying on top of her, she grabs a metal object for support, and it just crumples. She also wraps her legs around him, then spasms [[DestructoNookie kicking a table in half]].



* DyingDeclarationOfLove / {{Hallucinations}}: Back at the mansion, Willow and Oz are tending to Angel, who is delirious. He's professing his love for Buffy. Who is actually Willow. Whoops.

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* DyingDeclarationOfLove / {{Hallucinations}}: DyingDeclarationOfLove[=/=]{{Hallucinations}}: Back at the mansion, Willow and Oz are tending to Angel, who is delirious. He's professing his love for Buffy. Who is actually Willow. Whoops.



* FridgeBrilliance: The students hold the higher ground when the vampires attack, and there are walls on the sides of the stairs, thus trapping the vampires between students with flaming arrows and the second group where Angel, Wesley and Percy are in.



* FridgeBrilliance: The students hold the higher ground when the vampires attack, and there are walls on the sides of the stairs, thus trapping the vampires between students with flaming arrows and the second group where Angel, Wesley and Percy are in.



* NegatedMomentOfAwesome / CrackOhMyBack: Wesley runs into the fray, and gets knocked down with a single punch. He spends the rest of the fight on the ground, whining for help.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome / CrackOhMyBack: NegatedMomentOfAwesome[=/=]CrackOhMyBack: Wesley runs into the fray, and gets knocked down with a single punch. He spends the rest of the fight on the ground, whining for help.



* NoSparks / NowOrNeverKiss: Wesley tells Cordelia that, should they survive, he's going back to England. They inch closer as Wesley removes his glasses. They kiss. ...And it's the most forced, out-of-sync kiss imaginable. [[RecordNeedleScratch The dramatic romantic music stops]]. They pause, realizing it's not going so well. They give it another go. It's even worse than before. They give up.

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* NoSparks / NowOrNeverKiss: NoSparks[=/=]NowOrNeverKiss: Wesley tells Cordelia that, should they survive, he's going back to England. They inch closer as Wesley removes his glasses. They kiss. ...And it's the most forced, out-of-sync kiss imaginable. [[RecordNeedleScratch The dramatic romantic music stops]]. They pause, realizing it's not going so well. They give it another go. It's even worse than before. They give up.



* TheTriple: Giles wearily telling Xander to keep scanning the books for any mention of Olkivan. "Powers, weaknesses, hat size, anything..."

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* TheTriple: Giles wearily telling Xander to keep scanning the books for any mention of Olkivan.Olvikan. "Powers, weaknesses, hat size, anything..."



* TwoPartEpisode



* TwoPartEpisode
15th Apr '16 7:25:10 PM Jhonny
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Angel rushes Buffy to the hospital, then goes to use a payphone. In a nearby room, a doctor is telling the Mayor that Faith has broken bones, damage to the kidney, head trauma, and severe blood loss--there is almost no chance that she will ever awaken. The nurse comes in to tell the doctor about the other girl with severe blood loss. A lightbulb goes off. The Mayor realizes who it must be, walks into her room, and puts his hand over her mouth, trying to smother her and mvoes her head so the bite wound will open and she'l bleed. The nurse tries to stop him and calls for security. Angel bursts back in and yanks the Mayor away, causing a scene. The Mayor, [[MoodWhiplash all smiles agai]]n, dusts himself off and tells the onlookers the "show's ''not'' over -- but there will be a brief intermission." Angel grrs that he'll be there.

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Angel rushes Buffy to the hospital, then goes to use a payphone. In a nearby room, a doctor is telling the Mayor that Faith has broken bones, damage to the kidney, head trauma, and severe blood loss--there is almost no chance that she will ever awaken. The nurse comes in to tell the doctor about the other girl with severe blood loss. A lightbulb goes off. The Mayor realizes who it must be, walks into her room, and puts his hand over her mouth, trying to smother her and mvoes moves her head so the bite wound will open and she'l she'll bleed. The nurse tries to stop him and calls for security. Angel bursts back in and yanks the Mayor away, causing a scene. The Mayor, [[MoodWhiplash all smiles agai]]n, again]], dusts himself off and tells the onlookers the "show's ''not'' over -- but there will be a brief intermission." Angel grrs that he'll be there.



*** May be an ActorAllusion joke. Before Tony Head played Giles, he was widely recognised in Britain as "The guy from the Kenco coffee adverts."

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*** May be an ActorAllusion joke. Before Tony Head played Giles, he was widely recognised recognized in Britain as "The guy from the Kenco coffee adverts."
8th Jan '16 4:32:33 PM tropermorgan1234
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->''"Congratulations to the class of 1999. You all proved more or less adequate. This is a time of celebration, so sit still and be quiet."''
-->--'''Principal Snyder'''
25th Oct '15 12:39:52 PM Angelus25
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* TheMerch: A bona fide Sunnydale High yearbook was was released as a tie-in after this episode aired.

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* TheMerch: A bona fide Sunnydale High yearbook was was released as a tie-in after this episode aired. It [[AllThereInTheManual reveals]] the surnames of some guest characters among other things.
25th Oct '15 12:35:21 PM Angelus25
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** Xander, too. He's the one who directed the students with weapons.

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** Xander, too. He's the one who directed commands the students with weapons.fight against the vampires.



*FridgeBrilliance: The students hold the higher ground when the vampires attack, and there are walls on the sides of the stairs, thus trapping the vampires between students with flaming arrows and the second group where Angel, Wesley and Percy are in.



* KilledOffForReal: Snyder, Larry, and Mayor Wilkins. Of course, this being a genre show, two of those characters reappear later on (as a nightmare and a [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith meatsuit]], respectively).

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* KilledOffForReal: Snyder, Larry, and Mayor Wilkins. Of course, this being a genre show, two of those characters reappear later on (as a nightmare and a [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith meatsuit]], respectively). Harmony gets bitten by a vampire during the one-on-one fight between vampires and students. In Season 4 she'll be BackFromTheDead.



* MauveShirt: Larry's flamethrower jams, and he gets swiped to the ground by the Mayor's tail, [[NeckSnap breaking his neck]]. His death was vague enough to warrant confirmation in Season Six ("Smashed").
** Harmony proves useless in the ensuing battle, getting munched on by a vampire. Guess that "no eating" rule is a wash. [[spoiler:Harmony returns as a vampire in Season Four. The circumstances of her siring is agreed by most to be a PlotHole]].

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* MauveShirt: Larry's flamethrower jams, and he gets swiped to the ground by the Mayor's tail, [[NeckSnap breaking his neck]].neck]] in the fall. His death was vague enough to warrant confirmation in Season Six ("Smashed").
** Harmony proves useless in the ensuing battle, getting munched on by a vampire. Guess that the Mayor's "no eating" rule is a wash. [[spoiler:Harmony returns as a vampire in Season Four. The circumstances of her siring is agreed by most to be a PlotHole]].


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**And its much more significant for Buffy to receive the diploma from her mentor and ParentalSubstitute.
25th Oct '15 12:22:44 PM Angelus25
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* [[HitMeDammit Bite Me Dammit]]

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* [[HitMeDammit Bite Me Dammit]]Dammit]]: Buffy to Angel
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