History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E1BargainingPart1

25th Nov '16 5:18:35 AM JackG
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* StandInParents: The Buffybot for the real Buffy, so Dawn still appears to have a guardian at home.
6th Sep '16 6:37:25 PM nombretomado
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* AndStarring: For most of ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'''s run, Anthony Stewart Head was last in the titles, with an "and...as Giles", because he was by far the most accomplished and famous actor in the series at that point. When he dropped from regular cast member to recurring guest star, the "and" went to AlysonHannigan, whose career had recently taken off thanks to the ''AmericanPie'' movies.

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* AndStarring: For most of ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'''s run, Anthony Stewart Head was last in the titles, with an "and...as Giles", because he was by far the most accomplished and famous actor in the series at that point. When he dropped from regular cast member to recurring guest star, the "and" went to AlysonHannigan, whose career had recently taken off thanks to the ''AmericanPie'' ''Film/AmericanPie'' movies.
5th Aug '16 8:28:46 PM JackG
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->'''Xander:''' ''"This is deep stuff, Willow. We're talking about raising the dead."''
->'''Willow:''' ''"It's time we stop talking. Tomorrow night, we're bringing Buffy back."''

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->'''Xander:''' ''"This ''This is deep stuff, Willow. We're talking about raising the dead."''
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->'''Willow:''' ''"It's ''It's time we stop talking. Tomorrow night, we're bringing Buffy back."''
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12th Jan '16 11:49:29 AM tropermorgan1234
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The Scoobies have been holding the fort with the help of the Buffy-bot but decide they need the real Buffy. Demon bikers crash into town. This was the first episode on the [[ChannelHop new network of the series]], ''{{UPN}}''.

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The Scoobies have been holding patrol in the fort with the help absence of the Buffy-bot Slayer, who has been dead for five months. Willow and her growing powers lead the efforts and the gang with telepathy and other magic from a perch on top of a crypt. The gang are helped by the Buffybot, who helps the group slay several vampires -- and helps keep Buffy's death a secret from both the regular and the supernatural world. Willow has tried to make the robot behave more normally, but decide her tuning never really goes quite as planned. Although the Buffybot is doing its job fine, it also serves as a painful reminder of the friend they've lost.

The next morning, Willow and Tara (who have moved into Buffy's house and are secretly acting as Dawn's guardians) prepare for the day, getting Dawn ready for school as Dawn prepares to take a phonecall from her father who
they need are also trying to keep Buffy's death a secret from. At one point the Buffybot, acting on its programming, hugs Dawn creating an awkward and uncomfortable moment, knowing that the robot is a pale imitation of the real Buffy. Demon The Buffybot is sent to attend Parent's Day at Dawn's school. She behaves oddly, but the other parents hear her comments in Ms. Lefcourt's class as expressing concerns similar to their own and the Buffybot doesn't draw any suspicion. At the Magic Box, Giles and Anya are going over paperwork however Anya is angry at Giles, since he has announced his intention to return to England and leave her in charge of the store, but has yet to go through with it leading to an argument. Xander arrives, and diffuses the situation before taking Anya aside, as she admits that she wants to announce their engagement to the gang, but Xander doesn't want to go through with it while everything is still 'up in the air' in regards to the issue that they're discussing with Willow and Tara that evening.

That night, Spike stays with Dawn while the rest of the gang have a meeting. Dawn suggests that Spike can leave, but he steadfastly refuses, still feeling guilt that his failure to protect Dawn lead to Buffy's death. The two then start a card game. The Buffybot hunts a vampire, but gets hit with a bottle and her motion skills are impaired. The vampire realizes the Slayer is a robot and quickly leaves.

Anya has found on eBay of all places the last Urn of Osiris. Willow's pleased and announces their plans to bring back Buffy the next night. Xander, Anya and Tara are all feeling unsure that bringing Buffy back to life is the right thing to do, as something could go wrong. Willow insists however, and stresses that Giles, Spike, and Dawn cannot know, and that because Buffy was killed by mystical energy, they have a chance of bringing her back. She then tells the others of her worry that Buffy is suffering eternal torment in a hell dimension like Angel did and refuses to leave her there, and this makes them promise their support.

Willow returns home to find Spike keeping a wounded Buffybot out of trouble, the Buffybot having been programmed to return to Willow if damaged. Spike angrily leaves when the Buffybot innocently compliments him on his physique a programming remnant from her sexbot days and Buffybot confides in Willow about Spike's constant shame in her presence. Without her real sister, Dawn tries to find comfort from the Buffybot, but doesn't get much. The next day, Giles engages the Buffybot in training to make sure she's ok after being damaged. He also attempts to get her to practice her breathing and to release her 'chi', but Anya points out that teaching this to a robot is pointless. Giles realizes he's trying to teach the Buffybot as if she were human, and the Buffybot responds that 'every Slayer needs her Watcher'. Giles notes that, like any good Watcher, he got his slayer killed in the line of duty and that all slayer-watcher relationships end the same way, and now his job is done. The Buffybot innocently asks why Giles is still there, and Giles finds himself unable to come up with a reason.

At a demon biker bar, the vampire that hit the Buffybot with a bottle brags about it to several "Hellions" a gang of biker demons. Although the Hellions are uninterested at first as the vampire embellishes the story, he gets them interested when he mentions that the slayer is a robot. The leader of the Hellions, Razor, decides that the gang is going to head to and trash Sunnydale. The vampire suggests that he be allowed to join as a thanks for passing on the information, only for Razor to behead him with his bare hands before the gang departs.

In a forest glade, Willow invokes Adonai during a summoning spell and a baby deer approaches her. She suddenly stabs it in the throat, collecting its blood for the resurrecting spell. She returns to the Magic Box, claiming she got the "vino de madre" from the black market.

The gang finds a note from Giles, stating that he's already left and isn't one for goodbyes. Not about to accept a silent escape, the Scooby Gang tracks him down at the airport and he gets a proper farewell with presents, signs, balloons, and tears. After Giles departs, Willow, Xander, Anya and Tara return home for final preparations and then head to the cemetery. They prepare the ritual, sitting around Buffy's grave and Willow begins the spell. While performing the spell, Willow's skin is cut by invisible blades, large insects appear to crawl underneath her skin, and a large snake is produced from her mouth, but Tara insists that they can't stop.

Meanwhile, Spike is watching Dawn when the demon
bikers crash into town. This was arrive ready to tear Sunnydale apart. Buffybot tries to stop them, but the first episode on leader, Razor, wounds her and she runs away to find Willow. The bikers following her reach the [[ChannelHop new network cemetery and interrupt Willow's spell by breaking the Urn of Osiris and scattering the gang's circle. One of the series]], ''{{UPN}}''.
bikers tries to take Anya away, but Tara uses magic to get her back. Xander tells Willow that the spell didn't work, and the two continue to run. However, below the ground and inside the coffin, mystical energy surrounds Buffy's decomposing body before she is restored to life and awakens, very confused and frightened.

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9th Jan '16 2:55:52 PM tropermorgan1234
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->'''Xander:''' This is deep stuff, Willow. We're talking about raising the dead.
->'''Willow:''' It's time we stop talking. Tomorrow night, we're bringing Buffy back.

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->'''Xander:''' This ''"This is deep stuff, Willow. We're talking about raising the dead.
dead."''
->'''Willow:''' It's ''"It's time we stop talking. Tomorrow night, we're bringing Buffy back. \n"''

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[[caption-width-right:284:"Come forward, blessed one. Know your calling."]]
28th Sep '15 9:06:08 AM Angelus25
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* FantasticRacism: The leader of the Hellions kills a vampire who asks to ride with them by [[OffWithHisHead cutting off his head]].

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* FantasticRacism: The leader of the Hellions kills a vampire who asks to ride with them by [[OffWithHisHead cutting ripping off his head]].head]]. Then again he's the leader of a biker gang and the vampire [[TooDumbToLive wears a HANSON t-shirt]].



* OutOfCharacter: Willow has to collect the last item, blood from an innocent deer. Pretty dark stuff for her, until later.

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* OutOfCharacter: Willow has to collect the last item, blood from an innocent deer.fawn. Pretty dark stuff for her, until later.



* PromotedToParent / HasTwoMommies: Willow and Tara now sleep in Joyce's room and act as Dawn's parents.

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* PromotedToParent / HasTwoMommies: PromotedToParent[=/=]HasTwoMommies: Willow and Tara now sleep in Joyce's room and act as Dawn's parents.



** Inverted when Buffy shows up just when The Hellions tear the Buffybot apart.

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** Inverted when Buffy shows up just when The the Hellions tear the Buffybot apart.



* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: The Scoobies are trying to keep the underworld from knowing that Buffy is dead because, since Faith is around, another Slayer ''won't'' be called until Faith dies.

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* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: The Scoobies are trying to keep the underworld from knowing that Buffy is dead because, since Faith is around, another Slayer ''won't'' be called until Faith dies. And Faith is imprisoned so she can't be around either.



* YouAreInCommandNow / RhetoricalQuestionBlunder
-->'''Xander''': Who made ''you'' boss the boss of us?

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* YouAreInCommandNow / RhetoricalQuestionBlunder
YouAreInCommandNow[=/=]RhetoricalQuestionBlunder
-->'''Xander''': Who made ''you'' boss the boss of us?
26th Jul '15 11:35:09 PM Odon
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* DontSplitUsUp: The Buffybot charade is being kept up not only to fool demons, but also so Dawn won't be taken away from [[HasTwoMommies her two mommies]].


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* FamilyOfChoice / DontSplitUsUp: The Buffybot charade is being kept up not only to fool demons, but also so Dawn won't be taken away from [[HasTwoMommies her two mommies]].
14th Jun '15 9:22:17 PM nombretomado
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* HideYourGays: Averted -- JossWhedon celebrates the new freedom of UPN by having Willow and Tara kiss [[SweepsWeekLesbianKiss casually]] and [[AnywhereButTheirLips on the lips]].

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* HideYourGays: Averted -- JossWhedon Creator/JossWhedon celebrates the new freedom of UPN by having Willow and Tara kiss [[SweepsWeekLesbianKiss casually]] and [[AnywhereButTheirLips on the lips]].
14th Jun '15 9:22:09 PM nombretomado
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* BuriedAlive: JossWhedon has Creator/SarahMichelleGellar go through her greatest fear. [[{{Jerkass}} Again.]]

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* BuriedAlive: JossWhedon Creator/JossWhedon has Creator/SarahMichelleGellar go through her greatest fear. [[{{Jerkass}} Again.]]
14th Mar '15 2:32:47 PM Odon
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* WhiteShirtOfDeath: When Willow gets her 'blood of the innocent', which also counts as foreshadowing for "Seeing Red".
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