In the aftermath of the defeat and loss of Molly and a few other potential slayers, Buffy is beside herself with guilt for underestimating Caleb's powers, while the twisted ex-priest launches an attack against Buffy at the deserted Sunnydale High School just as the population begins to evacuate the town when news of the Hellmouth begins to spread. That evening, Faith takes the stressed out potential slayers out to blow off some steam, but soon they run afoul of Sunnydale's Finest police force whom are still after Faith for her escape from prison back in Los Angeles. Hurting from their last battle and unsure of Buffy's leadership, the gang makes a decision that may change everything. Written by
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The inscription that Spike & Andrew are shown in the Church is written using Greek letters, but is Latin. Transliterated, it reads: NON TIBI EST EI SOLAE TRACHTARE LIXET. There are several interesting things about this inscription. First, because Greek literature pre-dated Roman (and even during the period of the Roman Empire, Greek continued to be the lingua franca of the Eastern Roman Empire), virtually all transliterations were from Greek into Latin, not the reverse. Second, the transliteration uses the Greek letter chi (X) instead of the correct letter kappa ("K"), and so the transliteration contains two words (TRACHTRARE & LIXET) which aren't actually words (but would be if the chi's were replaced by kappas, yielding the Latin NON TIBI EST EI SOLAE TRACTARE LICET). Third, the Latin is inauthentic (i.e., it is not something a person who knew Latin would write, but is more akin to an elementary translation of the desired English meaning that Spike tells us). Fourth, Spike interestingly renders the Latin into archaic English: "It is not for thee, it is for her alone to wield." The portion of the inscription that Spike translates as "It is not for thee" is "non tibi est", and there is no lexeme (word) in the Latin that corresponds to the English "it". Like many languages, the subject is implied by the form of the verb, in this case "est" (the 3rd person singular indicative active form of "sum"; the Latin verb "to be". Spike renders "tibi" as "for thee", although there is no reason to use "thee" rather than you (or yours). Finally, a more accurate but less interesting translation would be "it is not yours [not for you]; only she may handle it". See more
When Anya briefs the potentials on the Turakan 'ubervamps', she says "Holy water seems to run off these guys like they've been scotch guarded". However, in an earlier episode of the series, Buffy used a bottle of Holy water against the first Turakan she fights, and his face got burned like a regular vampire's. See more
You have to pretend there's a big party here.
That's fine. Parties in this house, I usually end up having to rebuild something.
References The Wizard of Oz
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