History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E5Selfless

6th Dec '16 10:55:13 PM detghost
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* BalancingDeathsBooks: The only way to resurrect the victims of the demon. Smashing Anya's amulet would've just made the demon dissappear.

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* BalancingDeathsBooks: The only way to resurrect the victims of the demon. Smashing Anya's amulet would've just made the demon dissappear.disappear.
15th Oct '16 12:11:25 PM Origamidragons
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** Don't forget that Cecily/Halfrek was heavily involved in both cases.
6th Aug '16 3:05:13 PM surgoshan
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** Olaf says that Aud's logic is insane and happenstance, like that of a troll (hearkening back to season five's "Triangle" ("I'm not going to choose between my best friend and my girlfriend! That's insane troll logic!")
30th Jul '16 2:40:27 PM Dano1163
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* SeriesContinuityError: In the flashback to 'Once More With Feeling' Anya's hair is neither the same length, style or shade of blonde. Granted, she is wearing a wig.
19th Apr '16 5:41:56 AM JackG
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* HeroesPreferSwords: Buffy selects a sword as her weapon, after making a reference to the events of "Becoming", where her duty as the Slayer meant she had to kill one of their own.

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* HeroesPreferSwords: Buffy selects a sword as her weapon, after making a reference to the events of "Becoming", where her duty as the Slayer meant she had to kill one of their own.own, using a sword.
19th Apr '16 5:36:02 AM JackG
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** D'Hoffryn mentions someone called Lloyd with a "sketch over his wall" of Warren's flaying. In "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E20Villains]]" the cave has a painting of a man who has seemingly been flayed.

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** D'Hoffryn mentions someone called Lloyd with a "sketch over his wall" of Warren's flaying. In "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E20Villains]]" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E20Villains Villains]]" the cave has a painting of a man who has seemingly been flayed.
5th Mar '16 4:05:58 PM Swicket
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** In the flashback to the MusicalEpisode "Once More With Feeling", Xander is [[TalkingInYourSleep muttering in his sleep]] about just wanting a happy ending, his motive for summoning the [[TheMusicMeister dancing demon Sweet]]. Anya asks if "the song with the coconuts" (mentioned in the opening Magic Box scene) was strange. [[CreatorCameo David Fury and Maxi Norton]] can be heard singing about getting mustard on a shirt; the next day Fury's character will sing joyfully about having got the mustard out. Anya also references her duet with Xander, "I'll Never Tell," in "I'll Be Mrs."

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** In the flashback to the MusicalEpisode "Once More With Feeling", Xander is [[TalkingInYourSleep muttering in his sleep]] about just wanting a happy ending, his motive for summoning the [[TheMusicMeister dancing demon Sweet]]. Anya asks if "the song with the coconuts" (mentioned in the opening Magic Box scene) was strange. [[CreatorCameo David Fury and Maxi Norton]] Marti Noxon]] can be heard singing about getting mustard on a shirt; the next day Fury's character will sing joyfully about having got the mustard out. Anya also references her duet with Xander, "I'll Never Tell," in "I'll Be Mrs."
10th Jan '16 8:11:52 AM tropermorgan1234
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->''Vengeance is what I do. I don't need anything else.''

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->''Vengeance ->''"Vengeance is what I do. I don't need anything else.''
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-->--'''Anya Jenkins'''

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[[caption-width-right:284:"Never go for the kill when you can go for the pain."]]
4th Jan '16 1:53:57 PM tropermorgan1234
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Xander finds Anya at the frat house. Anya rejects his help, claiming he breached his promise of marriage, a point that Xander thinks is no longer an excuse. Buffy arrives and Anya changes to her game face, throwing Xander aside and attacking Buffy. They seem matched until Buffy shoves a sword through Anya's chest.













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Xander finds Anya at the frat house. Anya rejects his help, claiming he breached his promise of marriage, a point that Xander thinks is no longer an excuse. Buffy arrives and Anya changes to her game face, throwing Xander aside and attacking Buffy. They seem matched until Buffy shoves a sword through Anya's chest.












chest. In a sudden flashback to the musical episode, we see events that would have happened during Sweet's enchantment of Sunnydale. Anya sings her solo number about being Xander's 'Mrs' and the centrality of the role in defining who she is now. Anya comes to and is immune to her injury. She pulls the sword out. Buffy fights the sword away and gets another shot to use it before Xander tackles her away from Anya.
Suddenly, D'Hoffryn appears interrupting the battle. He first approves the carnage caused in the house by Anya and reminds Buffy that attacking him would do nothing. D'Hoffryn compliments Xander's gallantry and asks Anya what she wants to do. Anya asks to undo her last act of vengeance which is possible as her victims died of 'mystical deaths'. D'Hoffryn warns that he can do it but will the sacrifice. The life of a vengeance demon. Anya is willing to die to undo her actions despite Xander's passionate pleas. D'Hoffryn makes Anya confirm she's willing to pay the price due, then casts a spell which summons Halfrek. Anya realises what's about to happen as D'Hoffryn kills Halfrek, painfully by burning her from the inside out. Anya is devastated at seeing her friend die and feels guilty at her being the cause of her death. D'Hoffryn reminds her of who she's dealing with before turning Anya human again. Anya claims that she should have been the one to die to which D'Hoffryn says there is plenty of time. He teleports away as the frat boys begin waking up.

Hurt and scared, Anya leaves alone but Xander follows. She claims that she's dreading facing her life without a role to lose herself in like vengeance demon or girlfriend or even a shopkeeper. Xander argues with her and tries to comfort her but backs off regretfully. Anya walks away in the opposite direction to face her life on her own, like she wants.










4th Jan '16 1:44:01 PM tropermorgan1234
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At work, Buffy receives a call from Willow about the fraternity house and the spider demon. Meanwhile, Halfrek is in Anya's room praising her return to enthusiastic vengeance while Anya seems regretful.












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At work, Buffy receives a call from Willow about the fraternity house and the spider demon. Meanwhile, Halfrek is in Anya's room praising her return to enthusiastic vengeance while Anya seems regretful. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n Willow barges in and orders Halfrek out. Anya rejects Willow's assistance and considers Willow poorly qualified to judge considering her brush with darkness. Buffy and Xander search the woods for the spider demon and are surprised by it as they inspect another one of its victims. It nearly kills Buffy before she takes it out with an axe. Buffy and Xander return to the Summers house and find Willow, waiting with an explanation about where the demon originated and the damage it's caused. Xander shouts at Willow but realises she's delayed telling them as it means Buffy will have to kill Anya.

In a flashback to 1905, Anyanka and Halfrek drink champagne at a banquet full of massacred men in Russia. The city of St. Petersburg burns outside the window. Anyanka accepts Halfrek's compliments for starting the Russian Revolution but rejects her offer to celebrate as her work is all she is and all she wants.

Back at the Summers home, Xander denounces Buffy's plan to kill Anya but she remarks that his lingering feelings for Anya are clouding his judgement. He insists Buffy always protects demons she loves and she reminds him that she killed Angel even though she loved him more than anything because it was the right thing to do. Her judgements as the Slayer are absolute. Xander insists there must be another way and rushes off when Buffy tells him to try finding one. She takes weapons and goes to find Anya alone, Willow pleading that she can't bear to accompany or help her.

Left alone, Willow runs to her room and uses the summoning talisman that D'Hoffryn gave her three years earlier. D'Hoffryn is pleased that Willow called him as he was impressed by her flaying of Warren Mears and her surrender to hatred as Dark Willow. He assumes Willow has called to accept the role of vengeance demon but she insists she's called him to discuss Anya's recent actions. He agrees to talk.

Xander finds Anya at the frat house. Anya rejects his help, claiming he breached his promise of marriage, a point that Xander thinks is no longer an excuse. Buffy arrives and Anya changes to her game face, throwing Xander aside and attacking Buffy. They seem matched until Buffy shoves a sword through Anya's chest.












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