Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 10, 1997
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
UPN TV Network

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer » Season 6
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - 06x20 Villains

6x20 Villains

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4.5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: May. 14, 2002 on UPN

Summary: In the aftermath of the vengeful Warren's assassination attempt, Buffy tries to recover from a severe gunshot wound, while Tara is also hit and dies. Willow, consumed by wrath and rage over Tara's murder, consumes herself with deadly black magic from the Magic Box which physically…
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Guest Stars

Rack played by Jeff Kober
Katrina Silber played by Amelinda Embry
Clem played by James Charles Leary
Cave Demon played by Steven W. Bailey
Coroner played by Tim Hodgin
Paramedic played by Michael Matthys
Clerk played by Julie Hermelin
Demon Bartender played by Alan Henry Brown

Episode Quotes

Andrew Wells: I miss Ferris-Matthew. Broadway-Matthew, I find him cold.
Buffy: Willow, please, just stop. We love you, and Tara. But we don't kill humans. It's not the way we fight.
Willow Rosenberg: How can you say that? Tara is dead!
Buffy: I know, I know. And... I can't understand anything. Not what happened, and... and not what you must be going through. Willow, if you do this, you let Warren destroy you, too. Kill him and you become him.
Xander: In any case, you said it yourself, Wil, the magic's too strong. There's no coming back from it.
Willow Rosenberg: I'm not coming back.
Buffy: Wil, please. Please, we'll get through this together.
Willow Rosenberg: No, we won't. Not your way.
Buffy: Please, just... let's go home. We'll talk about what...
Willow Rosenberg: [interupting] No! No more talking. Warren murdered Tara. For that he's going down... for good.
Buffy: Willow, don't! I'm begging you, don't do this!
Willow Rosenberg: It's done!
Willow Rosenberg: [pulls the axe out] Sorry, Warren. Axe not gonna cut it!

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Willow is walking through the forest tracking Warren, ropes can be seen pulling the trees back as she walks by.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): In the shots of vines ensnaring Warren's legs, you can see a leaf-strewn tarp shifting around underfoot in place of an actual forest floor.
  • Goof (continuity error): The blood spatters on Willow's shirt change thickness and pattern throughout the entire episode.

Trivia

  • When Willow says "Bored now" before exacting her revenge, she is making a reference to the alternative universe vampire Willow, who used this as her catchphrase (possibly hinting at the new Willow losing her conscience and being more like the vampire alter-ego).
  • Although "Seeing Red" is generally believed to have been Amber Benson's last episode of BtVS, she appears briefly in this episode, playing the corpse of Tara. When filming was done, Joss Whedon and the cast presented Benson with a tombstone-shaped cake to commemorate her final scene.
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