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* TheMissusAndTheEx: Willow is just starting to slide into relationship territory with Tara Oz comes back into town. Things simmer for a good chunk of the episode since Oz, having missed Willow's coming out, doesn't realise that he's in one of these situations. When he finally gets wise, he freaks out and kinda tries to eat Tara.


* DistressedDude: Oz gets captured and experimented on by the Initiative.



* {{Look What I Can Do Now}}: Oz gains near-total mastery over his werewolf side by the time he returns, able to stand directly under a full moon without transforming. [[GreenEyedMonster Jealousy can still send him over the edge]], though.

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* {{Look What I Can Do Now}}: LookWhatICanDoNow: Oz gains near-total mastery over his werewolf side by the time he returns, able to stand directly under a full moon without transforming. [[GreenEyedMonster Jealousy can still send him over the edge]], edge, though.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** "It's extra flamey."
** Willow says she's a dog person, [[ClosetKey but has no objection to Tara introducing her to pussy... um, pussycats]].
*** The DVD menus even ''name'' this chapter "A New Pussy"!
** Oz turns around, having [[TheNoseKnows sme]][[LastSecondWordSwap ... uh, heard]] Willow. Instead, he finds Tara.
** We end the episode with a tender moment between Willow and Tara. Willow apologises for everything that happened and says she's going to start "making it up to [you] right now", and [[SexyDiscretionShot Tara blows out the candle]].

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** "It's extra flamey."
** Willow says she's a dog person, [[ClosetKey but has no objection
GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to Tara introducing her to pussy... um, pussycats]].
*** The DVD menus even ''name''
overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this chapter "A New Pussy"!
** Oz turns around, having [[TheNoseKnows sme]][[LastSecondWordSwap ... uh, heard]] Willow. Instead, he finds Tara.
** We end
in the episode with a tender moment between Willow and Tara. Willow apologises for everything that happened and says she's going to start "making it up to [you] right now", and [[SexyDiscretionShot Tara blows out future, please check the candle]].trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.

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Directed by Creator/JamesAContner

Written by Creator/MartiNoxon & Creator/DouglasPetrie

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*** The DVD menus even ''name'' this chapter "A New Pussy"!

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** And then there's the one that knocks Buffy sideways.
--->'''Willow:''' It's complicated... [[ComingOutStory because of Tara.]]

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* WhamLine: One of the shortest in television history.
-->'''Oz:''' Hey.

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: Oz.


** We end the episode with a tender moment between Willow and Tara. Willow apologises for everything that happened and says she's going to start "making it up to [you] right now", and [[SexDiscretionShot Tara blows out the candle]].

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** We end the episode with a tender moment between Willow and Tara. Willow apologises for everything that happened and says she's going to start "making it up to [you] right now", and [[SexDiscretionShot [[SexyDiscretionShot Tara blows out the candle]].


** We end the episode with a tender moment between Willow and Tara. Willow apologises for everything that happened and says she's going to start "making it up to [you] right now", and Tara blows out the candle.

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** We end the episode with a tender moment between Willow and Tara. Willow apologises for everything that happened and says she's going to start "making it up to [you] right now", and [[SexDiscretionShot Tara blows out the candle.candle]].

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Oz says that Willow must have lost track of the phases of the moon after he left, even though that's something she would do normally as a Wiccan. However even though Willow is referred to as a Wiccan by others, we saw in "Hush" she was just hanging around them to try and find other witches, so it's likely she doesn't take the religious aspects seriously.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The werewolf-like demon that attacked Graham Miller's squad never comes up again.

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* ShoutOut: Buffy says she'll "pull a [[Creator/WilliamSBurroughs William Burroughs]] on your leader", referring to the accidental shooting death of Joan Vollmer in 1951.


* ColonelBadass: Colonel [=McNamara=]
* ComingOutStory: Although there's a FantasticAesop twist, in that many of the standard plot points are applied to Oz (as a werewolf) rather than Willow (as a "coming out" lesbian).
* ChekhovsGunman: One of the hairy hell-hound-like demons that appear during this episode will show up again in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E21Primeval Primeval]]".



* ChekhovsGunman: One of the hairy hell-hound-like demons that appear during this episode will show up again in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E21Primeval Primeval]]".
* ColonelBadass: Colonel [=McNamara=].
* ComingOutStory: Although there's a FantasticAesop twist, in that many of the standard plot points are applied to Oz (as a werewolf) rather than Willow (as a "coming out" lesbian).



* FalseReassurance: Willow confirms to Oz that she isn't seeing [[ExactWords another guy]].

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* FalseReassurance: Willow confirms When Oz comes back from Tibet, he hopes to Oz that rekindle his relationship with Willow. From Xander, he's heard she isn't seeing [[ExactWords another guy]].a new guy. Willow hesitantly confirms this: "No. No new... guy."



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Averted; Oz is furious when he finds out about Tara, though mainly because Willow has been lying by omission, not because of the fact that she is dating a woman.

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** We end the episode with a tender moment between Willow and Tara. Willow apologises for everything that happened and says she's going to start "making it up to [you] right now", and Tara blows out the candle.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Averted; Oz is furious Averted when he Oz finds out about Tara, though mainly Willow and Tara. Instead of thinking it's hot, he's furious and attacks Tara. This has more to do with Willow dating someone at all than it has with her dating a ''girl'', because Willow has been through lying by omission, not omission she had given him the impression they could get back together.
** It should also be noted in Oz's defense that this was an instance of the werewolf side coming out to defend a claim on its "mate". He was visibly horrified when he realized what was about to happen, and urged Tara to run
because he couldn't stop it. As a rule Oz's character was pretty accepting of the fact that Willow and Tara's relationship, and notably respectful enough ''not'' to reduce it to this trope. His reaction when he figures it out, in a near aversion, isn't even "Are you sleeping with her"; it's "Is she is dating a woman.in love with you?"


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