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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Main Characters in this Episode


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Guest Stars

Rack played by Jeff Kober
Katrina Silber played by Amelinda Smith
Clem played by James C. 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: How'd I get here?
Xander: You've got to stop doing this. This dying thing's funny once, maybe twice.
Willow Rosenberg: [pulls the axe out] Sorry, Warren. Axe not gonna cut it!

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (continuity error): The blood spatters on Willow's shirt change thickness and pattern throughout the entire episode.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Buffy mentions a couple of times that, "We don't kill humans." But, in season 5, "Spiral" is when the Knights of Byzantium attack Buffy and friends on the bus, and she kills a number of them. They were humans.
  • 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.

Trivia

  • Anya says to Xander, "I'll help. But I'm helping Willow," showing her finally thinking of Willow as a true friend. Their friendship took longer to develop, as they were often at odds throughout the series because Willow did not think Anya would change from being a demon. This is Anya's way of showing she understands as a scorned woman what Willow is going through and that their friendship is still as strong as ever.
  • 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.
  • SPOILER: 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).
  • SPOILER: While everyone believed Warren was dead, he was kept alive by Amy Madison in the comics. This has led many to question The First taking on Warren's form to which Joss Whedon himself has said he may have made a mistake.
  • When Rack tells Warren that Buffy is the least of his problems, he sarcastically responds "You're right. I'm sorry. Let's talk about my skin troubles", an ironic foreshadowing of his death.
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