Buffy and her friends battle a demon that may have hitched a ride with Buffy as she crossed into the world from another dimension.



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Buffy and her friends battle a demon that may have hitched a ride with Buffy as she crossed into the world from another dimension.

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9 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Not quite a Bodhisattva
1 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Willow decides it's time -- after Buffy's been dead for more than 3 months -- to cook up a resurrection spell to bring her back. That's the crux of the episode. Biker demons...blah...blah...blah. Giles returns to England...blah...blah...blah. Buffy-bot gets pulled apart by the biker demons...blah...blah...blah. Willow kills a young doe to get a key ingredient for the spell...blah...blah...blah. A demon accompanies Buffy back from the grave...blah...blah...blah.

But the essence of this episode is Buffy's return. The other significant element of this show is Spike's reaction to Buffy's return. He remains her most stalwart advocate, and arguably the friend who genuinely understands and connects with her at the deepest level, Willow notwithstanding.

The reason I chose the subject heading is because it's my understand that a Bodhisattva is a soul who achieves enlightenment and then chooses to return to this world to help others achieve enlightenment, rather than basking in Nirvana, soaking up the peace and contentment. In Buffy's case she was brought back to earth (with all the inherent suffering) from a heavenly realm because her friends missed her so much that they used witchcraft to bring her back. She's not a totally willing participant, and it remains to be seen what happens from this point forward.

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