History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush

20th Jan '18 10:53:52 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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-->'''Olivia:''' ...So was everything you told me was true?

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-->'''Olivia:''' ...So was everything you told me was true?
20th Jan '18 10:53:02 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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-->'''Olivia:''' ...So was everything you told me true?

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-->'''Olivia:''' ...So was everything you told me was true?
20th Jan '18 10:52:26 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* InternalReveal: Buffy and Riley come face to face in their fight with the Gentleman. She learns that he's one of the commandos she's run across, he learns that she's... something?

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* InternalReveal: Buffy and Riley come face to face in their fight with the Gentleman. She learns that he's one of the commandos she's run across, he learns that she's... something?something? Also, Olivia finds out that Giles wasn't just making things up when he told her about the supernatural world -- though to be fair, he did make some ''other'' things up.
-->'''Olivia:''' All those times you talked about monsters and darkness...I always thought you were just being pretentious.
-->'''Giles:''' Well, I was. I was also right.
-->'''Olivia:''' ...So was everything you told me true?
-->'''Giles:''' Well, no, I ''wasn't'' actually one of the original members of Music/PinkFloyd. But the monster stuff, yes.
20th Jan '18 1:17:02 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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Giles receives a phone call from Buffy who relays the information from her dream. He begins researching into demons named The Gentlemen. Spike, meanwhile, makes himself very comfortable at Giles' apartment, complaining about there being no Weetabix left to eat. He claims he likes to add butcher's blood to it and repulses Giles with the mental image.
Xander and Anya arrive, arguing about whether Xander really loves her or is only interested in her for sex. Her frank openness with the issue makes Giles uncomfortable and Spike laughs at Xander's situation.
Giles informs Xander that he needs to keep Spike at his house for a while because an old girlfriend of his is visiting from England. None of them are particularly pleased with arrangement: Xander not trusting Spike around him or his friends without restraints and Spike not wanting to be around Xander and Anya; especially if they're intending to be intimate whilst he's in the room tied to a chair. The three argue back and forth with Giles in the middle.

Willow excitedly joins a Wiccan group but is disappointed by it as the girls there are only wannabe Wiccans with no knowledge of real magicks. When Willow mentions the 'wacky' possibility of performing spells, the leader of the group just ridicules her. However, whilst the rest of the group laugh, one girl named Tara becomes interested in Willow after her suggestion of performing actual magic. She tries to agree with Willow's suggestion but her shyness is intimidated by the others. Willow realises she's never going to learn anything in the group and talks to Buffy about it. Buffy complains about how slowly her relationship with Riley is progressing. Riley discusses the same thing with Forest; both concluding that the real reason they can't progress is due to them not revealing their true identities to each other.

The night before bed, Xander ties Spike to a chair as Spike exclaims that he wouldn't bite him even if he could. Spike begins imitating Anya and further annoys Xander.
Meanwhile at Giles' apartment, his old girlfriend Olivia arrives and after a brief chat, the pair get straight to kissing.

At the clock tower, one of the Gentlemen opens a box and steals the voices from everyone in Sunnydale as they sleep.

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Giles receives a phone call from Buffy who relays the information from her dream. He begins researching into demons named The Gentlemen. Spike, meanwhile, makes himself very comfortable at Giles' apartment, complaining about there being no Weetabix left to eat. He claims he likes to add butcher's blood to it and repulses Giles with the mental image. \n Xander and Anya arrive, arguing about whether Xander really loves her or is only interested in her for sex. Her frank openness with the issue makes Giles uncomfortable and Spike laughs at Xander's situation.
situation. Giles informs Xander that he needs to keep Spike at his house for a while because an old girlfriend of his is visiting from England. None of them are particularly pleased with arrangement: Xander not trusting Spike around him or his friends without restraints and Spike not wanting to be around Xander and Anya; especially if they're intending to be intimate whilst he's in the room tied to a chair. The three argue back and forth with Giles in the middle.

Willow excitedly joins a Wiccan group but is disappointed by it as the girls there are only wannabe Wiccans with no knowledge of real magicks. When Willow mentions the 'wacky' possibility of performing spells, the leader of the group just ridicules her. However, whilst the rest of the group laugh, one girl named Tara becomes interested in Willow after her suggestion of performing actual magic. She tries to agree with Willow's suggestion but her shyness is causes her to be intimidated by the others. Willow realises she's never going to learn anything in the group and talks to Buffy about it. Buffy complains about how slowly her relationship with Riley is progressing. Riley discusses the same thing with Forest; both concluding that the real reason they can't progress is due to them not revealing their true identities to each other.

The night before bed, Xander ties Spike to a chair as Spike exclaims that he wouldn't bite him even if he could. Spike begins imitating Anya and further annoys Xander. \n Meanwhile at Giles' apartment, his old girlfriend Olivia arrives and after a brief chat, the pair get straight to kissing.

kissing. At the clock tower, one of the Gentlemen opens a box and steals the voices from everyone in Sunnydale as they sleep.



Buffy and Willow walk through Sunnydale, armed with whiteboards to write down their thoughts. Sunnydale is completely closed down - apart from liquor stores. A man silently preaches the end of the world.

A television news reporter states that everyone in Sunnydale has come down with laryngitis and the town has been quarantined. Knowing trouble is looming that night, Buffy gets ready to patrol and Prof. Walsh sends Riley and a team out incognito to maintain order. Riley and Buffy meet in the street and as he's about to leave, Riley kisses Buffy for the first time.
Later that night, the Gentlemen and their footmen lurk out into the night. Olivia wakes up in the night and spots one of them out of the window, floating. Two of the demons enter UC Sunnydale dorms and find a freshman boy. The demon assistants hold the boy down as one of the Gentlemen cut out his heart.

The next morning, Olivia draws a picture of the creature she saw. Giles sees in the paper that there was a similar murder the previous night and recognises what is happening. He puts aside his books of demons and pulls out volumes of fairy tales.

In a lecture room at the college, Giles shows the story of the Gentlemen using an overhead projector. They travel towns to collect seven human hearts, taking people's voices as well as this is the only thing that could kill them. They're immune to swords and stakes and only the sound of a real human voice - not a recorded one like Willow suggests- will kill them. The demons have taken two of the seven hearts they need already. Unfortunately, Giles doesn't know how to get the voices back. As everyone else begins researching, Buffy gears up to go patrolling. Riley does the same.

Tara from the Wiccan group tries to make it to Willow's dorm room as the Gentlemen chase her. She finally makes it and the two girls escape. Riley is attacked by the demon's assistants in the clock tower until Buffy shows up to fight against them. The two are at first shocked to see each other but they don't have time to talk about it.

Spike vamps out whilst drinking a mug of blood. He bends down by the sofa where Anya is sleeping and as he stands, Xander sees him with blood on his lip. Xander concludes that Spike bit Anya. Xander punches Spike several times before Giles and Anya stop him. Xander then kisses Anya passionately and the two run off together.

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Buffy and Willow walk through Sunnydale, armed with whiteboards to write down their thoughts. Sunnydale is completely closed down - apart from liquor stores. A man silently preaches the end of the world.

world. A television news reporter states that everyone in Sunnydale has come down with laryngitis and the town has been quarantined. Knowing trouble is looming that night, Buffy gets ready to patrol and Prof. Walsh sends Riley and a team out incognito to maintain order. Riley and Buffy meet in the street and as he's about to leave, Riley kisses Buffy for the first time. \n Later that night, the Gentlemen and their footmen lurk out into the night. Olivia wakes up in the night and spots one of them out of the window, floating. Two of the demons enter UC Sunnydale dorms and find a freshman boy. The demon assistants hold the boy down as one of the Gentlemen cut out his heart.

The next morning, Olivia draws a picture of the creature she saw. Giles sees in the paper that there was a similar murder the previous night and recognises what is happening. He puts aside his books of demons and pulls out volumes of fairy tales.

tales. In a lecture room at the college, Giles shows the story of the Gentlemen using an overhead projector. They travel towns to collect seven human hearts, taking people's voices as well as this is the only thing that could kill them. They're immune to swords and stakes and only the sound of a real human voice - not a recorded one like Willow suggests- will kill them. The demons have taken two of the seven hearts they need already. Unfortunately, Giles doesn't know how to get the voices back. As everyone else begins researching, Buffy gears up to go patrolling. Riley does the same.

Tara from the Wiccan group tries to make it to Willow's dorm room as the Gentlemen chase her. She finally makes it and the two girls escape. Riley is attacked by the demon's assistants in the clock tower until Buffy shows up to fight against them. The two are at first shocked to see each other but they don't have time to talk about it. \n\n Spike vamps out whilst drinking a mug of blood. He bends down by the sofa where Anya is sleeping and as he stands, Xander sees him with blood on his lip. Xander concludes that Spike bit Anya. Xander punches Spike several times before Giles and Anya stop him. Xander then kisses Anya passionately and the two run off together.



* AsleepInClass: Willow assures Buffy that she was very discreet about it.

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* AsleepInClass: Willow assures Buffy that she was very discreet about it.it, with "minimal drool."



* CannotSpitItOut: An underlying theme--various characters only start communicating once their voices have gone.

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* CannotSpitItOut: An underlying theme--various theme -- various characters only start communicating once their voices have gone.



* CoincidentalBroadcast: The Scoobies are all grouped around a TV showing a news broadcast from LA regarding everyone in Sunnydale losing their voices, attributed to a laryngitis outbreak. A strong argument could be made that this example is [[JustifiedTrope justified]]--an entire freaking town losing their voices simultaneously is bound to get through at least one person's WeirdnessCensor. Also the Scoobies were already watching TV; Xander simply calls attention to the broadcast at the appropriate point.

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* CoincidentalBroadcast: The Scoobies are all grouped around a TV showing a news broadcast from LA regarding everyone in Sunnydale losing their voices, attributed to a laryngitis outbreak. A strong argument could be made that this example is [[JustifiedTrope justified]]--an justified]] -- an entire freaking town losing their voices simultaneously is bound to get through at least one person's WeirdnessCensor. Also the Scoobies were already watching TV; Xander simply calls attention to the broadcast at the appropriate point.



* CutApart: Tara hammering one of the dorm room's doors, and Willow waking up from the noise. The door opens... to reveal one of The Gentlemen holding a bloody heart. This was actually hinted, since Tara had previously found Willow's room number (which isn't the number on the door).

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* CutApart: Tara hammering one of the dorm room's doors, and Willow waking up from the noise. The door opens... to reveal one of The Gentlemen holding a bloody heart. This was actually hinted, since the previous scene showed Tara had previously found looking up Willow's room number in the student directory (which isn't wasn't the number on the door).



* FaceNodAction: Willow and Tara when they're being pursued by The Gentlemen: their eyes meet as they link hands, Tara nods, then they simultaneously face the door, using their combined power to block it with a vending machine.



* GasLeakCoverup: Apparently the Mayor's demise has not ended SunnydaleSyndrome--the authorities blame the sudden loss of everyone's voices on "laryngitis caused by flu vaccinations." Others think it's all a big hoax.

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* GasLeakCoverup: Apparently the Mayor's demise has not ended SunnydaleSyndrome--the SunnydaleSyndrome -- the authorities blame the sudden loss of everyone's voices on "laryngitis caused by flu vaccinations." Others think it's all a big hoax.



** Willow and Tara--notice the HeldGaze and IntertwinedFingers and constant praise of each other's... spellcasting?

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** Willow and Tara--notice Tara -- notice the HeldGaze and IntertwinedFingers and constant praise of each other's... spellcasting?



* GilliganCut: Willow and Buffy give disapproving glares to people buying dry-erase boards that can be worn around the neck from someone taking advantage of the situation to make a profit. Cut to... Willow and Buffy wearing said dry-erase boards around their necks.

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* GilliganCut: Willow and Buffy give disapproving glares to people buying price-gouged dry-erase boards that can be worn around the neck from someone taking advantage of the situation to make a profit. Cut to... Willow and Buffy wearing said dry-erase boards around their necks.



** Professor Walsh re. Buffy during her lecture: "A typical college girl, one assumes."

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** Professor Walsh re. refers to Buffy during her lecture: dream lecture as "A typical college girl, one assumes."



* LargeHam: When Giles reveals that a scream can kill the Gentlemen, Willow grabs a CD and mimics with exaggerated gestures their demise. Giles has to inform her (using a [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat pre-made slide]]) that only a human voice will work.

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* LargeHam: When Giles reveals that a scream can kill the Gentlemen, Willow grabs a CD and mimics with exaggerated gestures their demise. Giles has to inform her (using a [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat pre-made slide]]) that only a live human voice will work.



* MissionBriefing: Without any spoken dialogue -- Giles uses OHT's, Walsh uses the voice synthesizer on her computer.

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* MissionBriefing: Without Two, without any spoken dialogue -- Giles uses OHT's, Walsh uses the voice synthesizer on her computer.



** At the beginning of the Scoobies briefing, Giles accidentally lays the first transparency down backwards. Xander tries fruitlessly to read it, Willow and Buffy both point at the screen, and Anya just twirls a finger in the air.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Xander sees blood on Spike's lips as he's bent near a sleeping Anya--cue BerserkButton.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Xander sees blood on Spike's lips as he's bent near a sleeping Anya--cue Anya -- cue BerserkButton.



* OverlyLongScream: Buffy when she finally gets her voice back, for fifteen seconds.



* ShutUpKiss: InvertedTrope--Buffy complains to Willow that every time she feels ready to kiss Riley [[GibberishOfLove she starts babbling]]. When they two of them meet for the first time after losing their voices, they quickly have their FirstKiss.

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* ShutUpKiss: InvertedTrope--Buffy InvertedTrope -- Buffy complains to Willow that every time she feels ready to kiss Riley [[GibberishOfLove she starts babbling]]. When they two of them meet for the first time after losing their voices, they quickly have their FirstKiss.
25th Dec '17 6:58:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: The {{Wicca}}ns' haughty attitude to the idea of spellcasting is justified, as it's an actual religion rather than a means of gaining Dark Powers.

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: The {{Wicca}}ns' UsefulNotes/{{Wicca}}ns' haughty attitude to the idea of spellcasting is justified, as it's an actual religion rather than a means of gaining Dark Powers.
19th Oct '17 1:38:22 PM Jhonny
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* ScreamingWoman: For once, this is effective because the Gentlemen are scary and certain to produce the screams they kill them.

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* ScreamingWoman: For once, this is effective because the Gentlemen are scary and certain to produce the screams they that kill them.
9th Oct '17 10:53:50 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* BadassPrincess: According to legend, the scream of a princess killed the Gentlemen. Fortunately AllMythsAreTrue.



* EroticDream[=/=]DaydreamSurprise: Buffy's prophetic dream has Riley kissing her [[AnxietyDreams in front of the entire class]].
* FacialDialogue: A matter of necessity.

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* EroticDream[=/=]DaydreamSurprise: EroticDream: Buffy's prophetic dream has Riley kissing her [[AnxietyDreams in front of the entire class]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: According to legend, the scream of a princess killed the Gentlemen. Fortunately AllMythsAreTrue but it doesn't ''have'' to a screaming princess.
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FacialDialogue: A matter of necessity.necessity given that everyone is mute.



* [[LoveAtFirstSight Love At First Spell]]: Tillow is born.
* LoveCannotOvercome: Giles's TemporaryLoveInterest Olivia. At the end of the episode after Olivia learns of the existence of demons, she says, "Scary." Giles asks, "Too scary?" and Olivia responds, "I'm not sure." Since we never see her again after that, we can presume that it was indeed too scary for her.
* {{Make Me Wanna Shout}}: Buffy's scream kills the Gentlemen via YourHeadASplode.

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* [[LoveAtFirstSight Love At First Spell]]: LoveAtFirstSight: Tillow is born.
born at the Wiccan meeting.
* LoveCannotOvercome: Giles's TemporaryLoveInterest Olivia. At the end of the episode episode, after Olivia learns of the existence of demons, she says, "Scary." Giles asks, "Too scary?" and Olivia responds, "I'm not sure." Since we never see her again after that, we can presume that it was indeed too scary for her.
* {{Make Me Wanna Shout}}: Buffy's scream kills the Gentlemen via YourHeadASplode.YourHeadASplode, but this is not a superpower. It is a WeaksauceWeakness.



* NewspaperThinDisguise: [[CovertPervert Willow]] hides behind an open writing pad to spy on Buffy flirting with Riley.
* NoDialogueEpisode

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* NewspaperThinDisguise: [[CovertPervert Willow]] Willow hides behind an open writing pad to spy on Buffy flirting with Riley.
* NoDialogueEpisodeNoDialogueEpisode: Not quite ''no'' dialogue at all but the Gentleman make sure there is as little as possible.



* ScreamingWoman: For once, this is effective.

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* ScreamingWoman: For once, this is effective.effective because the Gentlemen are scary and certain to produce the screams they kill them.



* StaticStunGun[=/=]LightningGun: Riley's taser blaster.

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* StaticStunGun[=/=]LightningGun: StaticStunGun: Riley's taser blaster.blaster is either this or a LightningGun.



* TalkingWithSigns: Giles and Forrest.
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Giles uses an overhead projector and pre-written transparencies to brief the Scooby Gang on the Gentlemen. At one point, Buffy and Willow mime separate suggestions of how to dispose of the Gentlemen, and Giles immediately displays transparencies explaining why the plans wouldn't work. Not quite a straight example, though, since Giles is visibly annoyed that they interrupted him to ask the obvious questions instead of just letting him go to his next slide.

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* TalkingWithSigns: Giles and Forrest.
Forrest explain things this way because they can't speak.
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Giles uses an overhead projector and pre-written transparencies to brief the Scooby Gang on the Gentlemen. At one point, Buffy and Willow mime separate suggestions of how to dispose of the Gentlemen, and Giles immediately displays transparencies explaining why the plans wouldn't work. Not It's not quite a straight example, though, since Giles is visibly annoyed that they interrupted him to ask the obvious questions instead of just letting him go to his next slide.



* TwistedAnkle: Willow running from the Gentlemen, but played more subtly than other examples of this trope.

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* %%* TwistedAnkle: Willow running from the Gentlemen, but played more subtly than other examples of this trope.
15th Jul '17 9:23:34 AM Pren
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Willow and Tara--notice the HeldGaze and IntertwinedFingers and constant praise of each other's... spellcasting?

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Willow and Tara--notice the HeldGaze and IntertwinedFingers and constant praise of each other's... spellcasting?spellcasting?
** Spike does the British version of FlippingTheBird fully onscreen.
10th Jul '17 10:45:12 PM randomtroper89
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* {{Ironic Nursery Tune}}: Sung by Young!Buffy during the [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dream]].

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* {{Ironic Nursery Tune}}: Sung by Young!Buffy young Buffy during the [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dream]].
14th May '17 2:47:06 AM JackG
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* StuntDouble: Lampshaded by Creator/JossWhedon in the DVDCommentary.
-->'''Whedon:''' Oh, looks like Buffy's got her [[BoobsOfSteel fightin' boobs]] on!

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* StuntDouble: Lampshaded by Creator/JossWhedon in the DVDCommentary.
-->'''Whedon:''' Oh, looks like Buffy's got her [[BoobsOfSteel fightin' boobs]] on!
TalkAboutThatThing: Willow [[ShipperOnDeck leaving Buffy alone with Riley]]. She then turns right back around to [[CovertPervert spy on them]] from [[NewspaperThinDisguise behind a notebook]].



* TalkAboutThatThing: Willow [[ShipperOnDeck leaving Buffy alone with Riley]]. She then turns right back around to [[CovertPervert spy on them]] from [[NewspaperThinDisguise behind a notebook]].
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