Buffy is breathing again.
Awake and alive.
With the Scoobies and Sunnydale in danger.
But Buffy is trapped in her coffin, underground, confused.
Another part of my spellbound posts in my SPOILER filled My Year of Buffy!
What Buffy Did!
Where last we lefty off… Buffy was back and the Scoobies do not know it. The scattered Scoobies try to make their way back to the Magic Shop. And they hope to get ahold of Spike and Dawn. Buffy bot is beaten up by the demon bikers. Buffy is getting out of her coffin, digging through dirt. Willow wants to go back and complete the spell, but Xander tells her the magic urn was busted. Willow is very very upset, since the urn was vital and cannot be fixed or replaced. So that means Buffy is dead forever, according to Willow. The demons trash houses so Spike takes Dawn on a stolen motorcycle to someplace safer. Buffy smashes out of her grave. Buffy wanders the chaos filled streets, really confused. Tara and Anya reach the Magic Store and it is still intact. Tara does a spell to find Willow and Xander. The spell finds them and guides them back. Buffy still wanders the street, confused. The Scoobies meet up at the Magic Store. Buffy sees the demons as they destroy the Buffy bot by ripping it limb from limb. Buffy is noticed and chased by the demons. The Scoobies head out to fight the demons and the real Buffy shows up in front of them. Willow can tell it is the real Buffy. Buffy is confused and scared and bolts away. The Scoobies give chase and Xander figures out that Buffy came back to life in her coffin. When a demon attacks the Scoobies, Buffy snaps to Slayer mode and starts fighting. Spike and Dawn find the destroyed Buffy bot and are emotional since it looked like Buffy. And the Buffy bot dies in Dawn’s hands. Dawn bolts. Spike tries to find her. Buffy gets a bunch of demons and ends up at Glory’s tower. But one demon is still left with the Scoobies. They fight the demon and Tara kills it. Dawn follows Buffy to the tower and they head to the top. Buffy has flashbacks to her death and Dawn talks. Buffy is confused and wonders if she is in hell and thinks of jumping again. The tower begins crumbling and Dawn needs Buffy to survive. Buffy saves Dawn. Back on the ground the sisters are safe and hug, but Buffy is not really settled.
And trapped inside a coffin six feet under. Splitting up is a bad idea. I really sorry for the Buffy bot, they are kicking the crap out of it. And Buffy is still trapped in the coffin. The Urn is broken and now so is Willow. And Buffy is now slowly breaking out of the coffin. Of course, Spike touches the cross. These demons destroy towns and even Spike is scared. BUFFY BREAKS THROUGH THE GROUND!!!!!! And looks really freaked. Great, she sees her tombstone. And she sees the town has been destroyed. Anya and Tara worried about their significant others. Yes, Tara is using magic to find Willow. Willow and Xander, lost in the woods. And Tara’s spell finds them. Meanwhile, now non dead Buffy is wandering the streets. Spike is really kinda digging the ultra-violence. Spike and Dawn on a motorcycle is so cool. Scoobies reunion at Magic Box! They need Buffy. But she is not coming back. Kinda wonder where the cops, state police, army are. And the demons just ripped apart the Buffy bot… right in front of Buffy. Run Buffy Run! Willow and Tara wouldn’t hear Anya talk about the engagement, not even a meter behind them? Buffy! And they think it is the Buffy bot! But Willow knows…. IT’S BUFFY!!!!! And she is in shock. How can they snap her back to reality? Good move, Tara. I noticed Buffy’s vision is clearing. The demon punched Willow! Why didn’t Willow zap him? Knew the demon would make rape threats. Buffy looks piiiiiised. Buffy takes him down!! Fight! Spike and Dawn find the Buffy bot and relive it all over again. Haven’t felt this sad to see a robot die since HAL in 2001. Spike just lost the Babysitter of the Year Award. Yes, I love when Buffy snaps some necks. Okay, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is back, but Buffy Summers still has a way to go. Demon attack! Three ladies with pipes and chains? Give up demon! Nice to see Willow can remember to use her magic in a fight. Tara with an axe! Buffy back at the tower! And it all comes back. Dawn finds her. And of course now the tower starts to collapse. Buffy is about to jump again! Buffy thinks she might still be dead. Dawn in trouble snaps Buffy back. Now that was a daring tower escape. Buffy is back…. but maybe not entirely. Since she doesn’t seem quite at peace with the idea.
Xander explains the life of a Scooby to Willow with, “Ah demons. There is something you don’t see everyday. Unless you are us.” Xander asks Willow an important question, “And how long have you known your girlfriend is tinkerbelle?” Buffy asks Dawn a deep question with “Is this hell?”
SHE’S BACK!! BUFFY IS BACK!! AND ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD!!!!
Or is she? This malaise and unease betray a haunting of Buffy that I don’t think will go away any time soon. Wonder where this is going?
…is currently reading The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler