History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody

31st May '17 7:18:47 PM HeraldAlberich
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->''"I don't understand. I don't understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I mean I knew her, and then she's, there's just a body, and I don't understand why she can't just get back in it and not be dead any more. It's stupid. It's mortal and stupid, and, and Xander's crying and not talking, and I was having fruit punch and I thought, well, Joyce will never have any more fruit punch, ever. And she'll never have eggs, or yawn, or brush her hair, not ever and no one will explain to me why."''
-->--'''Anya Jenkins'''



->''"I don't understand. I don't understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I mean, I knew her, and then she's, there's just a body, and I don't understand why she can't just get back in it and not be dead any more. It's stupid. It's mortal and stupid, and, and Xander's crying and not talking, and I was having fruit punch and I thought, well, Joyce will never have any more fruit punch, ever. And she'll never have eggs, or yawn, or brush her hair, not ever and no one will explain to me '''why'''!"''
-->--'''Anya Jenkins'''



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 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...

[[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 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 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.

The coroner arrives, zipping Joyce's body into a black body bag. At school, Dawn is crying her eyes out. A friend comforts her, saying that it isn't that bad. Dawn disagrees, saying that [[BaitAndSwitch Kevin called her a freak in front of the whole class]]. They eventually decide to blame [[AlphaBitch Kirstie]] for spreading rumors that Dawn has been cutting herself, and head off to art class, where the art teacher tells the class not to draw the object, but the negative space surrounding it. Dawn is working next to Kevin, who is actually quite friendly, dissing Kirstie and telling Dawn he had also felt the need to do something extreme. Dawn starts to tell an embarrasing story about Kirstie, only to see Buffy arrive. Buffy takes Dawn outside the classroom. Dawn, confused by what is happening, wants to know where Joyce is, since she was supposed to pick her up after school. Buffy responds that she would rather explain this somewhere more private, but this only prompts Dawn to get upset and demand to know what is going on. The camera stays with the students, who watch through the window. We don't hear Buffy actually tell Dawn, but we see Dawn break down in tears, and we hear her sobs and screams. The camera shows Dawn's negative space sketch, which looks like a crime-scene body outline.

Joyce is on a slab in the morgue, as the coroner starts cutting open her shirt for the autopsy. Willow and Tara are in their dorm room at UC Sunnydale, sorrowfully waiting for Xander, as Giles by now has contacted everyone and explained what has happened. Willow is fixating on what shirt she should wear -- she can't find the blue one that Joyce liked. She starts hyperventilating and crying, and Tara calms her with a ShutUpKiss -- their first onscreen kiss. Xander and Anya double-park outside the dorm, and come inside. Xander and Willow hug. Anya asks what they are going to do. The plan is to go to the hospital, where Giles, Buffy, and Dawn are. Xander asks about what Giles said, trying to determine if the death was natural. He first blames Glory, then the doctors. He needs someone to blame. Willow holds up her fists, challenging Xander to a mock fight. Xander calms down a bit, and kisses Willow on the forehead.

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Back in the present, Buffy tries to wake her mom up. When this fails, she calls 911. The operator dispatches dispatcher sends 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 dispatcher tries to assure Buffy not to worry, but when she tearfully explains that Joyce feels "cold", "cold," the demeanor of the operator dispatcher changes and he she begins to refer to Joyce as "the body", body," which upsets Buffy. The operator dispatcher finally tells her that the ambulance will be with her soon, leading her to hanging up. Buffy then calls hang up and call 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...

[[DaydreamSurprise Buffy snaps back to reality]] to discover that Joyce, despite the paramedics' efforts, still isn't moving. The paramedics eventually discover take note that Joyce that is cold, and summarize surmise that their revival attempts will be useless, and officially pronounce Joyce dead. One of the paramedics explains to 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 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 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.

The coroner arrives, zipping Joyce's body into a black body bag. At school, Dawn is crying her eyes out. A friend comforts her, saying that it isn't that bad. Dawn disagrees, saying that [[BaitAndSwitch Kevin called her a freak in front of the whole class]]. They eventually decide to blame [[AlphaBitch Kirstie]] for spreading rumors that Dawn has been cutting herself, and head off to art class, where the art teacher tells the class not to draw the object, but the negative space surrounding it. Dawn is working next to Kevin, who is actually quite friendly, dissing Kirstie and telling Dawn he had has also felt the need to do something extreme. extreme before. Dawn starts to tell an embarrasing embarrassing story about Kirstie, only to see Buffy arrive. Buffy takes Dawn outside the classroom. Dawn, confused by what is happening, wants to know where Joyce is, since she was supposed to pick her up after school. Buffy responds that she would rather explain this somewhere more private, but this only prompts Dawn to get upset and demand to know what is going on. The camera stays with the students, who watch through the window. We don't hear Buffy actually tell Dawn, but we see Dawn break down in tears, and we hear her sobs and screams. The camera shows Dawn's negative space sketch, which looks like a crime-scene body outline.

Joyce is on a slab in the morgue, as the coroner starts cutting open her shirt for the autopsy. Willow and Tara are in their dorm room at UC Sunnydale, sorrowfully waiting for Xander, as Giles by now has contacted everyone and explained what has happened. Willow is fixating on what shirt she should wear -- she wear--she can't find the blue one that Joyce liked. She starts hyperventilating and crying, and Tara calms her with a ShutUpKiss -- their ShutUpKiss--their first onscreen kiss. Xander and Anya double-park outside the dorm, and come inside. Xander and Willow hug. Anya asks what they are going to do. The plan is to go to the hospital, where Giles, Buffy, and Dawn are. Xander asks about what Giles said, trying to determine if the death was natural. He first blames Glory, then the doctors. He needs someone to blame. Willow holds up her fists, challenging Xander to a mock fight. Xander calms down a bit, and kisses Willow on the forehead.



Xander moves to comfort Anya, while Willow answers that "We don't know how it works. Why." Xander puts his hand through the wall. The girls come over, and find that he's stuck. Willow asks if it [[PercussiveTherapy made him feel any better]]. "For a second there." "A whole second?" Willow looks at him, envious of that second of comfort. Xander switches into construction-man mode, commenting on the crappy wallmanship. Tara returns as they manage to extract Xander's fist. It's bleeding. Anya gets bandaids. They leave. Willow returns to change sweaters. Outside, a meter maid tickets Xander's car.

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Xander moves to comfort Anya, while Willow answers that that, "We don't know how it works. Why." Xander puts his hand through the wall. The girls come over, and find that he's stuck. Willow asks if it [[PercussiveTherapy made him feel any better]]. "For a second there." "A whole second?" Willow looks at him, envious of that second of comfort. Xander switches into construction-man mode, commenting on the crappy wallmanship. Tara returns as they manage to extract Xander's fist. It's bleeding. Anya gets bandaids. They leave. Willow returns to change sweaters. Outside, a meter maid tickets Xander's car.



Dawn walks to the morgue, finding her mother's body. Behind her, one of the bodies rises from the slab - a vampire. Dawn turns around.

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Dawn walks to the morgue, finding her mother's body. Behind her, one of the bodies rises from the slab - a slab--a vampire. Dawn turns around.






!!Tropes featured include:

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!!Tropes featured in this episode include:



* AnywhereButTheirLips

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* AnywhereButTheirLipsAnywhereButTheirLips:



** ''Finally'' averted with Willow and Tara - even subverted, since Tara first kisses Willow's forehead before abruptly going for the lips.

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** ''Finally'' averted with Willow and Tara - even Tara--even subverted, since Tara first kisses Willow's forehead before abruptly going for the lips.



* BottleEpisode: No soundtrack, mostly set indoors, and exactly one instance of special effects (the vampire turning to dust). A solid contender for "most depressing example of all time".

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* BottleEpisode: No soundtrack, mostly set indoors, and exactly one instance of special effects (the vampire turning to dust). A solid contender for "most depressing example of all time".time."



** Anya tells Xander that he's double-parked when they visit Willow and Tara. Xander says "Let them give me a ticket." As the quartet leaves the dorm, we see a parking enforcer doing just that.

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** Anya tells Xander that he's double-parked when they visit Willow and Tara. Xander says says, "Let them give me a ticket." As the quartet leaves the dorm, we see a parking enforcer doing just that.



* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Averted. Not only is Buffy's attempt far too late, but RealityEnsues and she breaks one of her mother's ribs thanks to her Slayer strenght.
** Buffy also tries to perform CPR on a soft surface, and the paramedic barely looks like he's trying - he's probably doing it just for Buffy's sake and knows its pointless.
* DaydreamSurprise: Buffy imagining her mom alive, both times.
** The second one was more of an ImagineSpot.
* DaylightHorror: Joyce died on a bright sunny day. The scene of Buffy wandering around the kitchen after the EMT's leave is so bright that it's almost overexposed.

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* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: ContinuityNod: During the Christmas dinner flashback, Giles asks Joyce if it's safe to open a second bottle of wine (that only the two of them will be sharing). Buffy says she's fine with them getting tipsy, [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E6BandCandy as long as they don't have any band candy]].
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable:
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Averted. Not only is Buffy's attempt far too late, but RealityEnsues and she breaks one of her mother's ribs thanks to her Slayer strenght.
strength.
** Buffy also tries to perform CPR on a soft surface, and the paramedic barely looks like he's trying - he's trying--he's probably doing it just for Buffy's sake and knows its it's pointless.
* DaydreamSurprise: Buffy imagining her mom alive, both times.
**
The second one was more of an ImagineSpot.
paramedics' CPR is successful and Joyce makes a quick and full recovery in the hospital--SmashCut back to the living room, where Joyce continues to be unresponsive.
* DaylightHorror: Joyce died on a bright sunny day. The scene of Buffy wandering around the kitchen after the EMT's [=EMTs=] leave is so bright that it's almost overexposed.



* DiesWideOpen: Buffy finds Joyce lying on a couch after her sudden death with wide-open eyes. The episode makes a point of NOT having anyone close Joyce's eyes for her; they remain open throughout the episode. The episode also opens each act with a shot of Joyce's corpse in which her eyes are staring right at the viewer
* FullFrontalAssault: The vampire.

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* DiesWideOpen: Buffy finds Joyce lying on a couch after her sudden death with wide-open eyes. The episode makes a point of NOT ''not'' having anyone close Joyce's eyes for her; they remain open throughout the episode. The episode also opens each act with a shot of Joyce's corpse in which her eyes are staring right at the viewer
viewer.
* FullFrontalAssault: The vampire.vampire rises in the morgue post-autopsy, and naturally goes after Dawn without bothering to put anything on first.



-->'''Dawn''': Uh, this one time in history, she had this book called ''Annals of History'', and she didn't know how to say the word "annals" so she kept saying--

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-->'''Dawn''': -->'''Dawn:''' Uh, this one time in history, she had this book called ''Annals of History'', and she didn't know how to say the word "annals" so she kept saying--



* InstantEmergencyResponse: Averted.
* ItsWhatIDo: Xander says "the [[AvengersAssemble Avengers have to get with the assembly]]" to support Buffy. "It's what we do."
** Also a CallBack to what Xander said in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E1TheFreshman The Freshman]].
* KilledOffForReal: Joyce.

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* ImagineSpot: The coroner says that even if Buffy had been in the room for Joyce's collapse--flash to Joyce falling and Buffy calling 911 in time to save her--there probably wasn't anything anyone could have done.
* InstantEmergencyResponse: Averted.
Averted; after dispatching the ambulance, the 911 operator stays on the line to guide Buffy through CPR for several minutes. After that fails, Buffy has time to hang up and call Giles before the paramedics arrive.
* ItsWhatIDo: Xander says "the [[AvengersAssemble Avengers have to get with the assembly]]" to support Buffy. "It's what we do." Also a CallBack to what Xander said in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E1TheFreshman The Freshman]]."
** Also a CallBack to what Xander said in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E1TheFreshman The Freshman]].
* KilledOffForReal: Joyce.Joyce, and not via anything supernatural that the Scoobies might have been able to find a counter for.



-->'''Anya:''' (softly) Xander cried at the apartment. It was weird.
-->'''Willow:''' (DeathGlare) I-i-it's a, it's a thing we do.

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-->'''Anya:''' (softly) ''[softly]'' Xander cried at the apartment. It was weird.
-->'''Willow:''' (DeathGlare)
weird.\\
'''Willow:''' ''[DeathGlare]''
I-i-it's a, it's a thing we do.



* MoodDissonance: Seen with the Christmas flashback, and Dawn before she's informed of Joyce's death -- where the episode uses several ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'' {{Running Gag}}s (e.g. GettingCrapPastTheRadar, NotSoDire, and LastSecondWordSwap) to heighten the tragedy that the audience already knows has occurred.

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* MoodDissonance: Seen with the Christmas flashback, and Dawn before she's informed of Joyce's death -- where death--where the episode uses several ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'' {{Running Gag}}s (e.g. GettingCrapPastTheRadar, NotSoDire, and LastSecondWordSwap) to heighten the tragedy that the audience already knows has occurred.



* NotSoDire: Buffy says she'll have to tell Dawn about her mother's death. Dawn is then shown in tears...about something mean a classmate said about her. She rallies herself and returns to class, only for Buffy to enter with the news, whereupon Dawn breaks down completely.

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* NotSoDire: Buffy says she'll have to tell Dawn about her mother's death. Dawn is then shown in tears... about something mean a classmate said about her. She rallies herself and returns to class, only for Buffy to enter with the news, whereupon Dawn breaks down completely.



* OhCrap: Again, played for drama.
-->'''Buffy:''' Mom? Whatcha doin'? (worried) Mom? (dawning horror) Mom? (terrified) Mommy?
--> Also serves as a reminder that SheReallyCanAct - in the space of three words, SarahMichelleGellar transforms from a ass-kicking 20-something woman to a terrified little girl.

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* OhCrap: Again, played for drama.
drama. Also serves as a reminder that SheReallyCanAct--in the space of three words, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar transforms from an ass-kicking 20-something woman to a terrified little girl.
-->'''Buffy:''' Mom? Whatcha doin'? (worried) ''[worried]'' Mom? (dawning horror) ''[dawning horror]'' Mom? (terrified) Mommy?
--> Also serves as a reminder that SheReallyCanAct - in the space of three words, SarahMichelleGellar transforms from a ass-kicking 20-something woman to a terrified little girl.
''[terrified]'' Mommy?



* PreviouslyOn: Averted, at least involving clips from previous episodes. Instead the moment when Buffy walks in the door and finds her dead mother is reshown, with [[ImmediateSequel events proceeding directly from there]].

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* PreviouslyOn: Averted, at least involving clips from previous episodes. Instead the moment when Buffy walks in the door and finds her dead mother is reshown, shown again in full, with [[ImmediateSequel events proceeding directly from there]].



* RuleOfSymbolism: The camera pans to Dawn's 'negative space' drawing in art class after she breaks down crying at the news of her mother's death.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: RuleOfSymbolism:
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The camera pans to Dawn's 'negative space' drawing in art class after she breaks down crying at the news of her mother's death.



* SeriousBusiness: Dawn freaking out because a boy she fancied said she was freaky.

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* SeriousBusiness: Dawn freaking out because a boy she fancied fancies said she was freaky.



* {{Sweeps Week Lesbian Kiss}}: Noticeably averted. The first onscreen Willow/Tara kiss was neither [[TonightSomeoneKisses advertised in advance]] or played for {{fanservice}}.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Again played seriously, with Buffy blurting out to Giles' "You're not supposed to move the body!" then her horrified look when she realizes what she just said.

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* StressVomit: Buffy throws up on the carpet, halfway to the kitchen, after the paramedics leave.
* {{Sweeps Week Lesbian Kiss}}: Noticeably averted. The first onscreen Willow/Tara kiss was neither [[TonightSomeoneKisses advertised in advance]] or nor played for {{fanservice}}.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Again played seriously, with Buffy blurting out to Giles' Giles, "You're not supposed to move the body!" then her horrified look when she realizes what she just said.



* VomitDiscretionShot[=/=]StressVomit: Buffy throws up after the paramedics leave.
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: The vampire.
* WhamEpisode: The sudden death of Joyce Summers. The episode is structured such that you feel the Wham in ''every second'' of it.

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* VomitDiscretionShot[=/=]StressVomit: VomitDiscretionShot: Buffy throws up after ducks out of the paramedics leave.
bottom of the frame to StressVomit. As she numbly attempts to clean it up, all that is seen is what soaks through the paper towels.
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: The vampire.
In what has to be a fairly regular occurrence in Sunnydale, a vampire rises post-autopsy and goes looking for his first meal [[FullFrontalAssault in the buff]].
* WhamEpisode: WhamEpisode:
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The sudden death of Joyce Summers. The episode is structured such that you feel the Wham in ''every second'' of it.



* ZippingUpTheBodybag

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* ZippingUpTheBodybagZippingUpTheBodybag: The second act begins with Joyce's body, [[DiesWideOpen once again staring into the camera]], being zipped up and taken away.
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...
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