History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E18WhereTheWildThingsAre

10th Jan '16 10:55:59 AM tropermorgan1234
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The {{Living Memor|y}}ies of sexually repressed teens are wreaking havoc in Riley's frat house, empowered by Buffy and Riley's ''very'' revitalized relationship.

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Buffy and Riley fight a vampire and a demon in the cemetery, finally disposing of both of them. While they intend to go tell Giles about the odd pairing of demon and vampire, they opt for sex at Riley's dorm at Lowell House. Later that night, Riley gets up in the middle of the night, acting as if he hears something from the restroom. All he finds is a dripping faucet in the tub.

Xander is driving an ice cream truck and Anya is with him. Xander wants to attend an upcoming party at Lowell House, but Anya, being an ex-demon, dislikes the idea of partying with the Initiative. She feels Xander is not being sensitive to her feelings. She is also concerned that Xander might be losing interest in her since they did not have sex the previous night, the second such night in the course of their relationship. Frustrated, Xander suggests they have sex right then and there.
The {{Living Memor|y}}ies two realize the side of sexually repressed teens are wreaking havoc the truck is open, revealing a group of children and parents waiting for ice cream.

At UC Sunnydale, the gang meets to discuss the patrol the night before. Riley suggests that Adam is bringing the races of demons together. Everyone agrees this is the most likely explanation for vampire and demon working together. Buffy and Riley escape for some alone time, which is no secret to the rest of the gang. Giles learns there will be a party, but says he can't attend because he has a prior engagement at The Espresso Pump.

That evening, the heat is out at Lowell House, which makes it hard for the residents to sleep. Buffy and Riley continue their romp
in Riley's frat room tirelessly. An Initiative agent builds a fire in a fireplace. For no apparent reason, the fire suddenly flares up out of its enclosure and sets his clothes on fire.

Outside the Bronze, Spike jumps out at Anya, trying to scare her into giving him money. She taunts him as being pathetic and friendless. He asks where "Droopy Boy" (Xander) is, suggesting he might have "better things to do" than spend time with Anya.

At the party, Buffy and Riley are making eyes at each other from across the room while their friends attempt to talk to them.

Spike and Anya bond over beer at The Bronze. They both miss their demon powers. Spike suggests they both take vengeance on their respective lovers, but Anya says she can't. Spike says he might attack Drusilla some time later.

At the party at Lowell House, a man casually places his hand on a wall while talking to a girl. He suddenly feels great sexual pleasure. Xander flirts with a girl named Julie. Riley and Buffy escape upstairs to resume their own private party. Another man at the party puts his hand on the same wall, with the same result. Willow and Tara are sitting on a stairway. Willow touches Tara's knee, but Tara backs away, disgusted with the gesture. Anya and Spike then arrive at the party and the two verbally gang up on Xander. Spike joins the party when it appears that the Initiative soldiers are not interested in capturing him. Anya tells Xander their relationship is over. Xander insists he is the one who is leaving.

A group is playing spin the bottle, and Xander joins in. On Xander's turn, the bottle lands on Julie, and he kisses her on the cheek. She jumps him, forces him down and kisses him aggressively, then seems to snap out of a trance, apologizes and runs away. Xander follows. More partygoers try touching the wall. Xander finds Julie in a closet cutting off her hair and calling herself bad. Willow goes to the restroom looking for Tara. Instead she finds what seems to be a boy drowning in a bathtub. When she reaches for him, he vanishes, then reappears behind her.

Upstairs, Buffy and Riley continue their lovemaking. Riley hears Willow scream, but Buffy says it doesn't matter. Xander tries to find someone who is a friend of Julie's, but no one seems to hear him. Xander finds Willow as Tara comes down the stairs. Tara says she doesn't like the place and suggests they leave

In the "spin the bottle" game, the bottle spins rapidly and then explodes. Willow, Tara and Xander run upstairs to find Buffy and Riley, but their door is locked and they no longer hear anything outside their room. As vines seem to grow from beneath every door in the
house, empowered Tara goes to a balcony to see what is going on in the party.

The house begins to shake, as if from an earthquake. Spike is pleased that the party is becoming more interesting, until leather straps, moving
by themselves, bind him to the chair where he is sitting. Forrest wants to help people to safety, and appeals to Graham. Graham, in an unnatural voice, replies "touch not the impure thing... Find salvation in the cross of our Lord and Savior." Forrest chivvies Graham into an elevator that leads down to the Initiative headquarters. What appears to be a ghost runs straight through Anya. Spike breaks free of his bonds and everyone escapes outside. Julie, who has cut off all her hair, is one of the last to leave.

Downstairs, the Initiative locks down. Graham is back to normal.

Willow wants to go back into Lowell House for Buffy and Riley. Xander tries it, but an unseen entity hurls him through the air. He suggests getting help from Giles.

The gang goes to the Espresso Pump, where it turns out Giles' big event is that he is playing guitar and singing The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes" (quite well). Willow, Tara, and Anya are impressed, but Xander is disturbed.

Lowell House is now empty except for Buffy and Riley, who are so wrapped up in what they are doing that they notice nothing outside their room. The vines are stirring and the ghostly cries are heard in the house.

Back at Giles' apartment, Willow's research reveals that the Lowell House was a home for disturbed adolescents from 1949 to 1960. They find and visit the woman, Genevieve Holt, who ran the children's home. She explains that she rewarded the children when they were good and punished them when they displayed any interest in sex. She would cut off the girls' hair when they seemed vain about their appearance. She would "baptize" the most unclean by holding them under water in a bathtub. After leaving Mrs. Holt's place, Giles says he thinks that a group of poltergeists is now releasing their pent up sexual feelings, while drawing energy from Buffy and Riley. When Buffy and Riley are drained of all their strength, they will die.

Willow, Tara, and Giles perform a spell to stop the ghosts. Xander and Anya hack their way through the vines and try to reach Buffy and Riley. Anya is knocked across the house while Xander is dragged into the bathroom and held underwater. Anya makes her way upstairs to save Xander and they fight against the vines and finally open Riley's door, where the lovers, still oblivious of all that has been happening around them, complain that they should have knocked. The next day, the gang talks about Giles's "mid-life crisis" and the consequences of
Buffy and Riley's ''very'' revitalized relationship.
endless sex. Unconvincingly, Buffy and Riley say how horrible the experience was.
9th Jan '16 2:28:56 PM nighttrainfm
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[[caption-width-right:284:"You get Fangs and I'll get Horny."]]

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[[caption-width-right:284:"You get Fangs and I'll get Horny."]]
[[caption-width-right:284:"Xander! Don't you knock?"]]
9th Jan '16 12:05:57 PM tropermorgan1234
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->'''Riley''': [[TalkAboutThatThing But I have that thing]].
->'''Buffy''': Right, that thing that we can squeeze in before. We gotta go.
->'''Willow''': They probably mean--
->'''Giles''': I know what they mean. I did go to university in the Mesozoic era.

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->'''Riley''': [[TalkAboutThatThing But I have that thing]].
->'''Buffy''': Right, that thing that we can squeeze in before. We gotta go.
->'''Willow''': They probably mean--
->'''Giles''': I know what
[[quoteright:284:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/btvs_s4_ep18_wherethewildthings.png]]
[[caption-width-right:284:"You get Fangs and I'll get Horny."]]

->''"So with Buffy and Riley having... You know, acts of nakedness 'round the clock lately, maybe
they mean. I did go to university in the Mesozoic era.
set something free, like a big, bursting poltergasm."''
-->--'''Xander Harris'''
23rd Dec '15 9:34:19 AM LondonKdS
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Spike suggests to Anya they get revenge on their significant others. In Season 6 [[spoiler:after Buffy dumps Spike and Xander leaves Anya at the altar, the two sleep together for comfort and revenge.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Spike having to talk himself out of helping to save Buffy.
**
Spike suggests to Anya they get revenge on their significant others. In Season 6 [[spoiler:after Buffy dumps Spike and Xander leaves Anya at the altar, the two sleep together for comfort and revenge.]]
16th Dec '15 9:03:39 PM HeraldAlberich
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The spirits of sexually repressed teens are wreaking havoc in Riley's frat house.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Everyone except Buffy and Riley.
* AliensMadeThemDoIt: Or ghosts, in this case.
* AllGirlsLikePonies: Averted with Willow who once had a bad birthday pony experience. Tara offers to teach her horse riding.

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The spirits {{Living Memor|y}}ies of sexually repressed teens are wreaking havoc in Riley's frat house.

house, empowered by Buffy and Riley's ''very'' revitalized relationship.

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!!Tropes in this episode:
* ADayInTheLimelight: Everyone except Buffy and Riley.
Riley, who spend most of the episode in bed.
* AliensMadeThemDoIt: Or ghosts, ghosts (well, [[LivingMemory sort of]]), in this case.
* AllGirlsLikePonies: Averted with Willow Willow, who once had a bad birthday pony experience. Tara offers to teach her horse horseback riding.



-->"I don't understand. I'm pretty, I'm young... I mean... [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe Why didn't you take advantage of me?]] Is [[TheLoinsSleepTonight something wrong with your body]]?"

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-->"I -->'''Anya:''' I don't understand. I'm pretty, I'm young... I mean... [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe Why didn't you take advantage of me?]] me]]? Is [[TheLoinsSleepTonight something wrong with your body]]?"body]]?



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Graham NotHimself.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Graham NotHimself.Graham, NotHimself, quotes the Bible and stares at nothing.



* BadHumorTruck: Xander and Anya are having an argument, and Xander suggests making up with hot sweaty sex then and there...only to realise a family with small children are [[CringeComedy standing outside their ice cream truck listening to them]].

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* BadHumorTruck: Xander and Anya are having an argument, and Xander suggests making up with hot sweaty sex then and there... only to realise realize a family with small children are [[CringeComedy standing outside their ice cream truck listening to them]].



-->I know I'm not the first choice for heroics ... and Buffy's tried to kill me more than once. And, I don't fancy a single one of you at all. But... (pauses) Actually, all that sounds pretty convincing. ([[ScrewThisImOuttaHere shakes his head and walks off]]) I wonder if Asian House is open.

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-->I -->'''Spike:''' I know I'm not the first choice for heroics ... and Buffy's tried to kill me more than once. And, I don't fancy a single one of you at all. But... (pauses) ''[pauses]'' Actually, all that sounds pretty convincing. ([[ScrewThisImOuttaHere ''[[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere shakes his head and walks off]]) off]]]'' I wonder if Asian House is open.



-->'''Buffy''': I need you to take a look at... an ''[[UnusualEuphemism essay]]''... for class.
-->'''Riley''': That essay. right. I'll catch you guys in a minute. There's an essay... gotta look at.
-->'''Graham''': And I'm the one who got a "D" in Covert Ops.
* TheCastShowoff: Giles sings for the first time.
* DeathBySex: Well there are much worse fates than being screwed to death by Buffy.

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-->'''Buffy''': -->'''Buffy:''' I need you to take a look at... an ''[[UnusualEuphemism essay]]''... for class.
-->'''Riley''': -->'''Riley:''' That essay. right. I'll catch you guys in a minute. There's an essay... gotta look at.
-->'''Graham''': -->'''Graham:''' And I'm the one who got a "D" in Covert Ops.
* TheCastShowoff: Giles sings for the first time.
* DeathBySex: Well there are much worse fates than being screwed to death by Buffy.
Ops.



* HauntedHouse: Turns out though it's not actually haunted.
* HilariousInHindsight: Buffy saying to Riley, "You get fangs, I get horny." [[spoiler:Riley later breaks up with Buffy because he thinks she's not as passionate about him as she is towards vampires like Angel, Dracula and Spike. Maybe if he got some fangs though...]]

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* HauntedHouse: Turns out though out, though, it's not actually haunted.
* HilariousInHindsight: Buffy saying to Riley, "You get fangs, I get horny." [[spoiler:Riley later breaks up with Buffy because he thinks she's not as passionate about him as she is towards vampires like Angel, Dracula
haunted--no one died there, but the sexual repression and Spike. Maybe if he got some fangs though...]]strong negative emotions the children experienced created {{Living Memor|y}}ies.



-->'''Xander:''' Anya! (sees Spike) What are you doing? You brought ''him'' here?
-->'''Spike:''' That's what I said...only I hit the 'here' part.

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-->'''Xander:''' Anya! (sees Spike) ''[sees Spike]'' What are you doing? You brought ''him'' here?
-->'''Spike:''' That's what I said... only I hit the 'here' "here" part.



* LivingMemory

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* LivingMemoryLivingMemory: A whole house full of orphans raised by TheFundamentalist left strong negative impressions, which are given power by Buffy and Riley's sexual energy and begin doing typical ghostly things and making the party guests act out their experiences.



* {{Love Is in the Air}}

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* {{Love Is in the Air}}Air}}: Once the {{Living Memor|y}}ies gain a bit of power, they force Buffy and Riley to keep feeding them via non-stop boinking. Meanwhile, a particular spot on the wall of the house induces an orgasm in whoever places their hand on it.



* MakeoutKids
* ManOnFire: Buffy and Riley upstairs stokes the fire downstairs until it explodes in the face of an Initiative soldier. Fortunately his colleagues are there to throw a fraternity banner on him.

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* MakeoutKids
MakeOutKids: Buffy and Riley are getting on everyone's nerves.
* ManOnFire: Buffy and Riley upstairs stokes stoke the fire downstairs until it explodes in the face of an Initiative soldier. Fortunately his colleagues are there to throw a fraternity banner on him.



* NotListeningToMeAreYou
-->'''Xander:''' [re Anya] Which, makes me wonder, is it me? Am I the crazy one?
-->'''Buffy:''' ([[EatingTheEyeCandy looking at Riley]]) Uh-huh. Absolutely.

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* NotListeningToMeAreYou
NotListeningToMeAreYou: Buffy's too busy sharing {{Longing Look}}s with Riley.
-->'''Xander:''' [re Anya] ''[re. Anya]'' Which, makes me wonder, is it me? Am I the crazy one?
-->'''Buffy:''' ([[EatingTheEyeCandy ''[[[EatingTheEyeCandy looking at Riley]]) Riley]]]'' Uh-huh. Absolutely.



-->'''Buffy:''' Uh-huh. [beat] Huh? What about my peasant top?

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-->'''Buffy:''' Uh-huh. [beat] ''[beat]'' Huh? What about my peasant top?



-->'''Buffy:''' That's so creepy. [beat] Giles really sang?
* ObliviousMockery: Giles is annoyed to hear the Initiative commandoes will be having a party instead of patrolling for Adam. Riley calmly explains it's his idea, as his men are getting stressed out and need some R & R.

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-->'''Buffy:''' That's so creepy. [beat] ''[beat]'' Giles really sang?
* ObliviousMockery: Giles is annoyed to hear the Initiative commandoes commandos will be having a party instead of patrolling for Adam. Riley calmly explains it's his idea, as his men are getting stressed out and need some R & R.



* OutWithABang: What the Scoobies narrowly prevent happening to Buffy and Riley.
* PersonAsVerb: "People are going all {{Felicity}} with their hair".
* PlayingAgainstType: Typical sweet old lady actress [[Series/TheWestWing Kathryn]] [[Series/DesperateHousewives Joosten]] as a disturbing religious nut who ruined the lives of the children under her care.
* {{The Power of Love}}making

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* OutWithABang: What the Scoobies narrowly prevent happening to Buffy and Riley.
Riley--the memory spirits intended to drain their sexual energy until there wasn't enough to live on.
* PersonAsVerb: "People are going all {{Felicity}} Series/{{Felicity}} with their hair".
* PlayingAgainstType: Typical sweet old lady actress [[Series/TheWestWing Kathryn]] [[Series/DesperateHousewives Joosten]] as a disturbing religious nut who ruined the lives of the children under her care.
* {{The Power of Love}}making
hair".



* SophisticatedAsHell: Willow appealing to the ghosts to "Transform your pain...release your past...[[QuitYourWhining get over it]]."

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* ShirtlessScene: Riley shows off his abs.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Willow appealing to the ghosts to "Transform your pain... release your past...past... [[QuitYourWhining get over it]]."



* SpookySeance

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* SpookySeanceSpookySeance: Which draws the memory spirits out of the house long enough for Xander and Anya to enter. Instead, they surround Willow, Tara, and Giles, staring creepily.



* TalkAboutThatThing
* ThatCameOutWrong
-->'''Giles''': In the midst of all that, you really think they were keeping it up? ''(everyone looks at him)'' Oh, for a different phrasing.

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* TalkAboutThatThing
TalkAboutThatThing: Employed so Buffy and Riley can sneak away, though no one is fooled into thinking that "thing" means anything other than Riley's penis.
* ThatCameOutWrong
-->'''Giles''':
ThatCameOutWrong:
** When the situation is explained to Giles.
--->'''Giles:'''
In the midst of all that, you really think they were keeping it up? ''(everyone ''[everyone looks at him)'' him]'' Oh, for a different phrasing.



-->'''Buffy''': You get Fangs, I'll get Horny. I mean...
* TraumaticHaircut: The caretaker would cut off the hair of girls she found 'preening' -- this is self-inflicted on one of the current residents.
* TheTriple / ComicallyMissingThePoint

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-->'''Buffy''': --->'''Buffy:''' You get Fangs, I'll get Horny. I mean...
* TraumaticHaircut: The caretaker would cut off the hair of girls she found 'preening' -- this "preening"--this is self-inflicted on one of the current residents.
* TheTriple / ComicallyMissingThePointTheTriple:



-->'''Xander:''' I meant about the house.

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-->'''Xander:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I meant about the house. house.]]



* WalkingShirtlessScene: Riley shows off his abs.
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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Xander the ice cream man.



* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Xander the ice cream man.
27th Jun '15 6:01:40 PM ading
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Added DiffLines:

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Giles gives one to the fraternity's former owner after finding out that her forcing the children under her care to be emotionally repressed was the cause of the apparitions haunting the place now.
14th Jan '15 4:57:40 AM Odon
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* SophisticatedAsHell: Willow appealing to the ghosts to "Transform your pain...release your past...get over it."

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Willow appealing to the ghosts to "Transform your pain...release your past...[[QuitYourWhining get over it.it]]."
14th Jan '15 12:48:47 AM Odon
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* ShipTease: Willow likes Giles' sexy singing voice, and reveals she used to have a crush on him.
** This would have to have been years ago, also making it HotForTeacher.
* SophisticatedAsHell: "Transform your pain. Release your past. Get over it?"

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* ShipTease: Willow likes Giles' sexy singing voice, and reveals [[HotForTeacher she used to have a crush on him.
** This would have to have been years ago, also making it HotForTeacher.
him]].
* SophisticatedAsHell: Willow appealing to the ghosts to "Transform your pain. Release pain...release your past. Get past...get over it?"it."
14th Jan '15 12:45:48 AM Odon
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Death by Buffy doing Riley until they both kill themselves.
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