Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Big Bad

After months of viewing, the four of us watched the very last episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer yesterday evening. Yep, all seven seasons. Through the formation of the Scooby Gang
to Buffy and Angel, to Buffy running Angel through the heart with a hackin' big sword; to Angel coming back and getting his own series, to the blandness of the Riley years ("Hello, White Bread," Spike sneered at him once) to Spike falling in love with Buffy, and Buffy falling in love with Spike, only to watch him immolating in the morning sun as he saved the world from The First....

This morning I woke up and felt that there was a gaping hole in my life. Anya's gone. The Slayer power has been passed on and on to all the Potentials and they're all off to Cleveland to close the Hellmouth there with Giles and Willow and Spike (eyepatch! *sob!*) and Dawn and Faith. But surely that Hellmouth is already closed, because it's been, like, six years. So what is Buffy doing now? Did she ever finish college? Is she married to some non-vampire guy, the SAHM to four little karate-kicking kidlets? Do you think she'd respond to a request from her many fans to STAKE EDWARD AND BELLA CULLEN RIGHT THROUGH THE HEART?!?!

In the picture, Buffy's in the foreground, Angel's the one in the background, and the rest, from left to right, are Giles, Spike, Dawn, Willow, Xander and Anya.

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