Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E8TheDarkAge

Go To


Added DiffLines:

* VampireDoctor: Buffy and Angel dust a pair of vampire doctors who attempt to steal a blood shipment to Sunnydale Hospital.


* EurekaMoment: When Xander gets the idea they should find another dead body for Eyghon to jump into so it'll leave Jenny, Willow points out it won't kill Eyghon. Then she gets the idea about Angel fighting him.
-->'''Willow:''' Oh. OH! Oh, I've got it! I've got it! (''runs towards the phone'')\\
'''Xander:''' She's good.



-->'''Willow''': Willow: HEY! We don't have time for this! Our friends are in trouble! Now, we have to put our heads together and, and get them out of it! And if you two aren't with me a hundred and ten percent, then ''get the hell out of my library!''

to:

-->'''Willow''': Willow: HEY! We don't have time for this! Our friends are in trouble! Now, we have to put our heads together and, and get them out of it! And if you two aren't with me a hundred and ten percent, then ''get the hell out of my library!''library!''\\
'''Cordelia:''' We're sorry.\\
'''Xander:''' We'll be good.


Added DiffLines:

* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted, or at least discussed.
-->'''Cordelia:''' (''after seeing Phillip, as possessed by Eyghon, dissolve into a puddle of liquid'') I'm going to be in therapy until I'm 30.

Added DiffLines:

Directed by Creator/BruceSethGreen

Written by Creator/DeanBatali & Creator/RobDesHotel


A panicked Giles shows up and, after a scuffle which leaves Jenny unconscious, Phillip turns into the green goo. Some of it gets on Jenny and when she comes to, she seems normal but we see her eyes flash. Willow then discovers the "Mark of Eyghon" in a book: Eyghon possesses the body of a dead or unconscious host. They figure out that he's jumped from Phillip's body to Jenny's. Jenny then tries to seduce Giles at his apartment. When he rebuffs her due to her recent trauma, the demon changes her appearance and voice so that it is clear it is no longer Jenny, and attacks. When Buffy comes to the rescue, Jenny/Demon jumps out the window. Giles explains to Buffy that he ran with a bad crowd when he was young, and they used being possessed by Eyghon as a temporary high -- directing the demon into and out of each others' bodies. It was fun until Eyghon killed the friend he was possessing. At that point, Giles left the group. More recently, Eygon killed the woman who killed Phillip, and now it seems Eyghon is seeking out the rest of the group to kill, too. Buffy goes to the deserted costume shop to try to help Ethan but he knocks her out, ties her up and puts the mark of Eyghon on her. He then pours acid on his own tattoo so that Eyghon will take Buffy instead of him. Jenny enters, now looking completely demonic, and approaches Buffy. But Buffy breaks free and starts fighting. Angel enters suddenly and chokes Jenny: Eyhgon's spirit then leaves her body and enters Angel's, since he's really dead (which happened to be Willow's plan all along). Eyghon fights Angel's demon, and is beaten. Jenny returns back to normal, but Ethan escapes.

to:

A panicked Giles shows up and, after a scuffle which leaves Jenny unconscious, Phillip turns into the green goo. Some of it gets on Jenny and when she comes to, she seems normal but we see her eyes flash. Willow then discovers the "Mark of Eyghon" in a book: Eyghon possesses the body of a dead or unconscious host. They figure out that he's jumped from Phillip's body to Jenny's. Jenny then tries to seduce Giles at his apartment. When he rebuffs her due to her recent trauma, the demon changes her appearance and voice so that it is clear it is no longer Jenny, and attacks. When Buffy comes to the rescue, Jenny/Demon Eyghon jumps out the window. Giles explains to Buffy that he ran with a bad crowd when he was young, and they used being possessed by Eyghon as a temporary high -- directing the demon into and out of each others' bodies. It was fun until Eyghon killed the friend he was possessing. At that point, Giles left the group. More recently, Eygon killed the woman who killed Phillip, and now it seems Eyghon is seeking out the rest of the group to kill, too. Buffy goes to the deserted costume shop to try to help Ethan but he knocks her out, ties her up and puts the mark of Eyghon on her. He then pours acid on his own tattoo so that Eyghon will take Buffy instead of him. Jenny enters, now looking completely demonic, and approaches Buffy. But Buffy breaks free and starts fighting. Angel enters suddenly and chokes Jenny: Eyhgon's spirit then leaves her body and enters Angel's, since he's really dead (which happened to be Willow's plan all along). Eyghon fights Angel's demon, and is beaten. Jenny returns back to normal, but Ethan escapes.


* ADayInTheLimeLight: For Giles
* AddictiveMagic: Giles's FormerTeenRebel status comes to full light - this being Sunnydale, "I used to be a drug user" becomes "I used to let a demon possess me for kicks". Willow's research describes the feeling as a euphoria, which Giles corroborates.

to:

* ADayInTheLimeLight: For Giles
* AddictiveMagic: Giles's Giles' FormerTeenRebel status comes to full light - this being Sunnydale, "I used to be a drug user" becomes "I used to let a demon possess me for kicks". Willow's research describes the feeling as a euphoria, which Giles corroborates.



* AlmostKiss: Averted; the school bell rings as Jenny and Giles are about to kiss, but they do it anyway.



* AlmostKiss: Averted; the school bell rings as Jenny and Giles are about to kiss, but they do it anyway.


Added DiffLines:

* ADayInTheLimeLight: For Giles


At school, we see Buffy and Willow playing the game 'Anywhere But Here', in which they recount their some of their fantasies; Buffy is on a beach before sunset having her feet rubbed by Gavin Rossdale; Willow is in Florence at a restaurant eating ziti when she is joined by John Cusack. Giles tells Buffy to meet him later at the hospital where there will be a blood delivery, which attracts vampires. Giles runs into Jenny Calendar, who invites him for a date that weekend, a date that will involve them "staying in". When a cheerful Giles gets back to the library, a detective is waiting for him--the dead man had Giles' address on him. Giles identifies the body as that of an old friend from London. The body has a tattoo on it, which Giles claims he can't identify.

to:

At school, we see Buffy and Willow playing the game 'Anywhere But Here', in which they recount their some of their fantasies; Buffy is on a beach before sunset having her feet rubbed by Gavin Rossdale; Willow is in Florence at a restaurant eating ziti when she is joined by John Cusack.Creator/JohnCusack. Giles tells Buffy to meet him later at the hospital where there will be a blood delivery, which attracts vampires. Giles runs into Jenny Calendar, who invites him for a date that weekend, a date that will involve them "staying in". When a cheerful Giles gets back to the library, a detective is waiting for him--the dead man had Giles' address on him. Giles identifies the body as that of an old friend from London. The body has a tattoo on it, which Giles claims he can't identify.

Added DiffLines:

* BatmanGambit: Willow's plan to defeat Eyghon for good is to have Angel knock Jenny unconscious, since Eyghon will jump to the nearest dead person once his host is unconscious. Since that person is Angel, Eyghon gets in a fight with Angelus, the demon inside him who has been waiting for a fight for a long time, and Angelus emerges victorious, killing Eyghon once and for all.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Angel forces Eyghon out of Jenny by choking her. [[spoiler: Once inside Angel]], Eyghon is killed by [[spoiler: Angelus, the demon inside him]] "just waitin' for a good fight". [[spoiler: Jenny dies later in the season when Angelus snaps her neck.]]

to:

* {{Foreshadowing}}: Angel forces Eyghon out of Jenny by choking her. [[spoiler: Once inside Angel]], Angel, Eyghon is killed by [[spoiler: Angelus, the demon inside him]] him "just waitin' for a good fight". [[spoiler: Jenny dies later in the season when Angelus snaps her neck.]]

Added DiffLines:

** When Buffy turns off her techno Dance Music, Giles quips "the rest is silence" (the last line from the main character in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'').

Added DiffLines:

* SummonBiggerFish: Jenny is possessed by a body-hopping demon called Eyghon, who can't be forcibly exorcised without killing her. To get around this, the Scoobies trick Eyghon into jumping into Angel, a vampire. In the Buffyverse, vampires are effectively corpses possessed by demons; the demon already inhabiting Angel's body makes short work of Eyghon.


* CutPhoneLines

to:

* CutPhoneLinesCutPhoneLines: Jenny does this when she's posessed.



* DemonicPossession

to:

* DemonicPossessionDemonicPossession: Eyghon the Sleepwalker can inhabit any unconscious or dead body in his vicinity.



* DrowningMySorrows: Giles again

to:

* DrowningMySorrows: Giles againwhen Eyghon appears. He works his way through a list of old friends' phone numbers (plus half a bottle of scotch) only to learn they were all dead. His missing an appointment with Buffy for the first time ever is enough to tip her off that something was wrong.



* FingerTwitchingRevival: Jenny

to:

* FingerTwitchingRevival: JennyJenny is knocked unconscious when a demon-possessed old friend of Giles breaks out of the library cage...and collapses into a puddle of liquid. As the pool touches Jenny's hand, it twitches, and she comes to... now possessed.



* {{Glowing Eyes of Doom}}

to:

* {{Glowing Eyes of Doom}}GlowingEyesOfDoom



* NerdsAreSexy
-->'''Jenny:''' Did anyone ever tell you you're kind of a fuddy-duddy?
-->'''Giles:''' Nobody ever seems to tell me anything else.
-->'''Jenny:''' Did anyone ever tell you you're kind of a sexy fuddy-duddy?
-->'''Giles:''' Well, no. Actually that, that part usually gets left out. I c-can't imagine why.



* RevealingHug

to:

* RevealingHugRevealingHug: Jenny is temporarily knocked out when a demon-possessed man breaks out of his cell. As a guilt-stricken Giles later holds her, her eyes flash in an "uh-oh" moment.



* NerdsAreSexy
-->'''Jenny:''' Did anyone ever tell you you're kind of a fuddy-duddy?
-->'''Giles:''' Nobody ever seems to tell me anything else.
-->'''Jenny:''' Did anyone ever tell you you're kind of a sexy fuddy-duddy?
-->'''Giles:''' Well, no. Actually that, that part usually gets left out. I c-can't imagine why.

Added DiffLines:

* {{Foreshadowing}}: Angel forces Eyghon out of Jenny by choking her. [[spoiler: Once inside Angel]], Eyghon is killed by [[spoiler: Angelus, the demon inside him]] "just waitin' for a good fight". [[spoiler: Jenny dies later in the season when Angelus snaps her neck.]]


->'''Buffy:''' I'm not gonna lie to you, it was scary. I'm so used to you being a grown-up, and...then I find out that you're a person.\\
'''Giles:''' Most grown-ups are.

A demon that possesses both corpses and the unconscious comes to Sunnydale with a personal vendetta against Giles, revealing facts about his DarkAndTroubledPast.

to:

->'''Buffy:''' I'm ''"I'm not gonna lie to you, it was scary. I'm so used to you being a grown-up, and...then I find out that you're a person.\\
'''Giles:''' Most
"''
->'''Giles:''' ''"Most
grown-ups are.

are."''

[[quoteright:284:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/darkage.jpg]]

A demon man tries to get into the library to see Giles but a demonic woman shows up and strangles him to death. He falls to the floor, and she turns into a puddle of green slime.

At school, we see Buffy and Willow playing the game 'Anywhere But Here', in which they recount their some of their fantasies; Buffy is on a beach before sunset having her feet rubbed by Gavin Rossdale; Willow is in Florence at a restaurant eating ziti when she is joined by John Cusack. Giles tells Buffy to meet him later at the hospital where there will be a blood delivery, which attracts vampires. Giles runs into Jenny Calendar, who invites him for a date
that weekend, a date that will involve them "staying in". When a cheerful Giles gets back to the library, a detective is waiting for him--the dead man had Giles' address on him. Giles identifies the body as that of an old friend from London. The body has a tattoo on it, which Giles claims he can't identify.

Shaken, Giles forgets to meet Buffy at the hospital, and she battles the vampires, who are disguised as doctors, alone until Angel shows up. She asks Angel to see that the blood gets to the hospital and goes to check on Giles. When Buffy goes to Giles' house to see what happened, he looks terribly drunk and sends her away. He calls a friend in London and finds out that she's dead, too. He crosses her name off of a list, and we see that several other names have also been crossed off. As he rolls up his sleeves, we see he has the same tattoo as his friend. Meanwhile, the dead friend, Phillip, comes back to life in the morgue, his eyes flashing, and escapes.

On Saturday, Willow, Xander, and Cordelia meet with Jenny Calendar for a computer class. Buffy shows up to express her concern about Giles' behavior. Cordelia mentions the police visit to the library, which slipped her Cordelia-centered mind. In the library, Buffy finds Ethan, the costume shop owner and Giles's former friend, who had almost gotten her killed on Halloween. As she calls Giles, Ethan mentions the "Mark of Eyghon". Giles says she's in danger, and the dead Phillip enters.

A panicked Giles shows up and, after a scuffle which leaves Jenny unconscious, Phillip turns into the green goo. Some of it gets on Jenny and when she comes to, she seems normal but we see her eyes flash. Willow then discovers the "Mark of Eyghon" in a book: Eyghon
possesses both corpses and the body of a dead or unconscious host. They figure out that he's jumped from Phillip's body to Jenny's. Jenny then tries to seduce Giles at his apartment. When he rebuffs her due to her recent trauma, the demon changes her appearance and voice so that it is clear it is no longer Jenny, and attacks. When Buffy comes to Sunnydale the rescue, Jenny/Demon jumps out the window. Giles explains to Buffy that he ran with a personal vendetta against Giles, revealing facts about bad crowd when he was young, and they used being possessed by Eyghon as a temporary high -- directing the demon into and out of each others' bodies. It was fun until Eyghon killed the friend he was possessing. At that point, Giles left the group. More recently, Eygon killed the woman who killed Phillip, and now it seems Eyghon is seeking out the rest of the group to kill, too. Buffy goes to the deserted costume shop to try to help Ethan but he knocks her out, ties her up and puts the mark of Eyghon on her. He then pours acid on his DarkAndTroubledPast.
own tattoo so that Eyghon will take Buffy instead of him. Jenny enters, now looking completely demonic, and approaches Buffy. But Buffy breaks free and starts fighting. Angel enters suddenly and chokes Jenny: Eyhgon's spirit then leaves her body and enters Angel's, since he's really dead (which happened to be Willow's plan all along). Eyghon fights Angel's demon, and is beaten. Jenny returns back to normal, but Ethan escapes.

Back at school, Jenny is cool to Rupert, who thinks she'll never forgive him.

----
!Tropes:


->''""Ooo, gang, did you hear that? A bonus day of class plus Cordelia, mix in a little rectal surgery and it's my best day ever."''
-->--'''Xander Harris'''

to:

->''""Ooo, gang, did ->'''Buffy:''' I'm not gonna lie to you, it was scary. I'm so used to you hear that? A bonus day of class plus Cordelia, mix in being a little rectal surgery and it's my best day ever."''
-->--'''Xander Harris'''
grown-up, and...then I find out that you're a person.\\
'''Giles:''' Most grown-ups are.


->''I'm so used to you being a grown-up, and then I find out that you're a person.''

to:

->''I'm so used to ->''""Ooo, gang, did you being hear that? A bonus day of class plus Cordelia, mix in a grown-up, little rectal surgery and then I find out that you're a person.''
it's my best day ever."''
-->--'''Xander Harris'''

Showing 15 edit(s) of 75

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report