History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody

23rd Mar '17 8:13:54 PM Jeduthun
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* GutPunch: The whole damn episode. Not only is a major beloved member of the family KilledOffForReal, but the entire episode is spent with everyone else experiencing the realistic emotional fallout of a bereavement in excruciating detail.
15th Dec '16 8:45:38 PM wyattte
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: A good portion of the scene in Willow and Tara's dorm, particularly Tara's ShutUpKiss and Willow challenging Xander.



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore

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* NothingIsTheSameAnymoreNothingIsTheSameAnymore: Doesn't get much more this trope than losing your mom (especially like ''this'').



* TearJerker: All of it. The whole damn episode. But especially Anya's speech.
** Compare the scene of Buffy calling 911 and trying to revive Joyce to a similar scene in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E7Angel Angel]]".
** Don't forget Buffy's initial reaction to the body, her dull reactions to Giles's presence, Willow's near-panic and eventual breakdown when trying to decide what to wear, Buffy breaking the news to Dawn, Anya's speech as mentioned above... Yeah, the whole damn episode.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Again played seriously, with Buffy blurting out to Giles' "You're not supposed to move the body!" then her horrified look when she realises what she just said.

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* TearJerker: All of it. The whole damn episode. But especially Anya's speech.
** Compare the scene of Buffy calling 911 and trying to revive Joyce to a similar scene in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E7Angel Angel]]".
** Don't forget Buffy's initial reaction to the body, her dull reactions to Giles's presence, Willow's near-panic and eventual breakdown when trying to decide what to wear, Buffy breaking the news to Dawn, Anya's speech as mentioned above... Yeah, the whole damn episode.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Again played seriously, with Buffy blurting out to Giles' "You're not supposed to move the body!" then her horrified look when she realises realizes what she just said.



* WhamEpisode

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* WhamEpisodeWhamEpisode: The sudden death of Joyce Summers. The episode is structured such that you feel the Wham in ''every second'' of it.



* WrittenInInfirmity: You don't see much of Alyson Hannigan's face during the sequence of everyone helping Xander get his hand out of the wall, because the drywall dust caused her eyes to swell painfully.
5th Dec '16 8:03:10 PM detghost
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** Also a CallBack to what Xander said in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E1TheFreshman The Freshman]].
20th Nov '16 7:32:23 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Don't forget Buffy's initial reaction to the body, her dull reactions to Giles's presence, Willow's near-panic and eventual breakdown when trying to decide what to wear, Buffy breaking the news to Dawn, Anya's speech as mentioned above... Yeah, the whole damn episode. This troper broke down crying five different times while watching this episode.

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** Don't forget Buffy's initial reaction to the body, her dull reactions to Giles's presence, Willow's near-panic and eventual breakdown when trying to decide what to wear, Buffy breaking the news to Dawn, Anya's speech as mentioned above... Yeah, the whole damn episode. This troper broke down crying five different times while watching this episode.
30th Sep '16 9:19:35 PM Origamidragons
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** Don't forget Buffy's initial reaction to the body, her dull reactions to Giles's presence, Willow's near-panic and eventual breakdown when trying to decide what to wear, Buffy breaking the news to Dawn, Anya's speech as mentioned above... Yeah, the whole damn episode. This troper broke down crying five different times while watching this episode.
6th Jun '16 7:49:13 AM Christ2010Grad
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* TitleDrop: Done numerous times.
19th Apr '16 9:20:53 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Back in the present, Buffy tries to wake her mom up. When this fails, she calls 911. The operator dispatches paramedics and instructs Buffy to perform CPR. This doesn't work either, and even worse, Buffy, with her super strength, accidentally manages to break one of her mother's ribs. The operator tries to assure Buffy not to worry, but when she tearfully explains that Joyce feels "cold", the demeanor of the operator changes and he begins to refer to Joyce as "the body", which upsets Buff. The operator finally tells her that the ambulance will be with her soon, leading her to hanging up. Buffy then calls Giles, telling him only, "She's at the house." The paramedics arrive, and start using equipment to try and revive Joyce. Joyce wakes up suddenly. In the ambulance, Buffy stands beside her mom as the paramedic pronounces it a miracle. In a hospital room, Joyce cradles Dawn as the doctor gives Joyce a clean bill of health...

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Back in the present, Buffy tries to wake her mom up. When this fails, she calls 911. The operator dispatches paramedics and instructs Buffy to perform CPR. This doesn't work either, and even worse, Buffy, with her super strength, accidentally manages to break one of her mother's ribs. The operator tries to assure Buffy not to worry, but when she tearfully explains that Joyce feels "cold", the demeanor of the operator changes and he begins to refer to Joyce as "the body", which upsets Buff.Buffy. The operator finally tells her that the ambulance will be with her soon, leading her to hanging up. Buffy then calls Giles, telling him only, "She's at the house." The paramedics arrive, and start using equipment to try and revive Joyce. Joyce wakes up suddenly. In the ambulance, Buffy stands beside her mom as the paramedic pronounces it a miracle. In a hospital room, Joyce cradles Dawn as the doctor gives Joyce a clean bill of health...
15th Apr '16 8:26:32 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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[[DaydreamSurprise Buffy snaps back to reality]] to discover that Joyce, despite the paramedics' efforts, still isn't moving. The paramedics eventually discover that Joyce that is cold, and summarize that their revival attempts will be useless, and officially pronounce Joyce dead. One of the paramedics explains to the distraught Buffy that her mother may have died from a complication relating to her recent brain tumor and that he will place a call for a coroner. The paramedics then receive a call for assistance and have to leave. After they leave, a dazed and numb Buffy tries to contemplate everything that has just happened, and ends up vomiting on the carpet. Giles arrives, thinking Buffy's call was about [[BigBad Glory]]. When he sees Joyce's body, he tries to revive her. Buffy shouts at him "We're not supposed to move the body!" It takes a brief moment before the realization of what she just said hits her. Buffy breaks down crying, and Giles tries to comfort her.

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[[DaydreamSurprise Buffy snaps back to reality]] to discover that Joyce, despite the paramedics' efforts, still isn't moving. The paramedics eventually discover that Joyce that is cold, and summarize that their revival attempts will be useless, and officially pronounce Joyce dead. One of the paramedics explains to the distraught Buffy Buffy, who at this point is only capable of numbly mumbling in response, that her mother may have died from a complication relating to her recent brain tumor and that he will place a call for a coroner. The paramedics then receive a call for assistance and have to leave. After they leave, a dazed and numb Buffy tries to contemplate everything that has just happened, and ends up vomiting on the carpet. Giles arrives, thinking Buffy's call was about [[BigBad Glory]]. When he sees Joyce's body, he tries to revive her. Buffy shouts at him "We're not supposed to move the body!" It takes a brief moment before the realization of what she just said hits her. Buffy breaks down crying, and Giles tries to comfort her.
15th Apr '16 8:23:33 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Back in the present, Buffy tries to wake her mom up. When this fails, she calls 911. The operator dispatches paramedics and instructs Buffy to perform CPR. This doesn't work either, and even worse, Buffy, with her super strength, accidentally manages to break one of her mother's ribs. The operator tries to assure Buffy not to worry, but when she tearfully explains that Joyce feels "cold", the demeanor of the operator changes and refers to Joyce as "the body", which upsets Buff. The operator finally tells her that the ambulance will be with her soon, leading her to hanging up. Buffy then calls Giles, telling him only, "She's at the house." The paramedics arrive, and start using equipment to try and revive Joyce. Joyce wakes up suddenly. In the ambulance, Buffy stands beside her mom as the paramedic pronounces it a miracle. In a hospital room, Joyce cradles Dawn as the doctor gives Joyce a clean bill of health...

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Back in the present, Buffy tries to wake her mom up. When this fails, she calls 911. The operator dispatches paramedics and instructs Buffy to perform CPR. This doesn't work either, and even worse, Buffy, with her super strength, accidentally manages to break one of her mother's ribs. The operator tries to assure Buffy not to worry, but when she tearfully explains that Joyce feels "cold", the demeanor of the operator changes and refers he begins to refer to Joyce as "the body", which upsets Buff. The operator finally tells her that the ambulance will be with her soon, leading her to hanging up. Buffy then calls Giles, telling him only, "She's at the house." The paramedics arrive, and start using equipment to try and revive Joyce. Joyce wakes up suddenly. In the ambulance, Buffy stands beside her mom as the paramedic pronounces it a miracle. In a hospital room, Joyce cradles Dawn as the doctor gives Joyce a clean bill of health...
14th Apr '16 6:12:49 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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