Anya returns to Sunnydale, bent on revenge for Xander leaving her at the altar. She has since become a Vengence demon again, but ends up hurting Xander in a way she never expected.



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Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Andrew Wells
Edie Caggiano ...


Having become a vengeance demon again, Anya attempts to curse Xander for the pain he caused her... but she can't do it herself. Instead, she enlists the help of some old friends but it doesn't go the way she expected. Meanwhile, Buffy spends some quality time with Dawn, Willow and Tara meet for a coffee date, and the gang discover that the Trio have been watching their every move with hidden cameras. Written by Alex

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30 April 2002 (USA)  »

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The Doublemeat Palace is shown for the last time on Willow's Macbook for a few seconds, as she is looking through the camera feeds. See more »


Assuming Cecily and Halfrek are indeed one and the same, Spike should have recognized her in the Magic Box since she was in her human form. See more »


[the trio sees Spike and Anya having sex on their camera]
Warren Meers: Guys, we have to- Oh, holy crap!
Jonathan Levinson: Oh, my God.
Warren Meers: What is that? P-Porn?
Jonathan Levinson: Oh, my God.
Warren Meers: Is that the cam in the Magic Box?
Jonathan Levinson: Oh, my God.
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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »


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Performed by Nerf Herder
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19 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Good; Anya's hilarious attempts to take vengeance on Xander. The Geeks vamphunting. Buffy and Dawn the happiest they've been together in a long time. But best of all Willow and Tara back together.

The Bad; Not much, a lot more fun than recent eps. You do feel bad for Anya though.

Best line; Anya; "What kind of lesbians are you? If you love men so much, go be with men!"

Women good/men bad; Anya is perfectly justified in her rage at Xander. Halfrek has cursed a man who refuses to pay child support to receive a paper cut each time he touches paper (in many ways Halfrek is much more merciful than Anyanka?). She also comments on Anya's whole 'female power take back the night thing'. Xander actually says the old relationship cliché 'It's not you it's me'. Anya comments on her 'changing to please' Xander.

Jeez!; Jonathon tells Warren to leave him alone with his experiment or they'll be 'Deader than an ex-girlfriend'. Stick it in and break it off why don't you?

Kinky dinky;

The Troika and the Scoobies voyeuristically watch Anya and Spike at the Magic Shop via the nerd's cameras. Anya describes men as having been 'riding roughshod over Buffy' for years. She describes Xander as 'bumpy in the right places' and says she has a sexy dance. Spike says Anya's the only Scooby he'd consider biting but we know that's a lie from Buffy and Willow in 'Lover's Walk'.

Captain Subtext; Tara and Willow say they don't hate men and are all about the girl/girl action. As Andrew watches Spike and Anya at the Magic Shop rather than comment on the hot girl he thinks Spike is cool. As with Hell's Bells Buffy might want rid of Spike but is not too keen on him immediately taking up with another girl. Buffy and Dawn seem a lot closer this ep, partly as a measure of big sis' guilt over Normal Again. Buffy confides in Dawn about her and Spike but not the others who have to find out for themselves. Willow tells Tara about the wig lady monster and says what we were all thinking about it's appearance. Spike calls Xander a ponce. Anya observes that none of the Scoobs speak their mind which is true. And Willow and Tara get all kissy, awwww!

Guantanamo Bay; Anya wants to talk about torture

Scoobies go evil: I wouldn't class Anya as evil just yet Giles: 1 Cordy: 1 Will: 2 Jenny: 1 Angel: 1 Oz: 1 Joyce: 1 Xander: 4 Anya; 1 Dawn; 1 Buffy; 1

Alternate scoobies: Demon Anya Buffy: 8 Giles: 4 Cordy: 1 Will: 3 Jenny: 2 Angel: 3 Oz: 2 Joyce: 2 Xander: 4 Tara; 1 Dawn;1 Spike; 1 Anya; 2

Recurring characters killed: 11 Jesse, Flutie, Jenny, Kendra, Larry, Snyder, Professor Walsh, Forrest, McNamara, Joyce, Katrina Sunnydale deaths; 93 Total number of scoobies:4 Xander, Willow, Buffy, Spike, Xander demon magnet: 5(6?) Preying Mantis Lady, Inca Mummy Girl, Drusilla, VampWillow, Anya (arguably Buffy & Faith with their demon essences?), Dracula?

Scoobies shot: Giles: 2 Angel: 3 Oz: 4 Riley; 1

Notches on Scooby bedpost: Now, Buffy remarks on her four partners which tends to suggest only Spike, Riley, Parker and Angel and seems to rule out Dracula. But then again we all know how good the Summer's girls are at denial? Giles: 2; Joyce & Olivia, possibly Jenny and 3xDraccy babes? Cordy: 1? Buffy: 4 confirmed; Angel, Parker, Riley, Spike. 1 possible, Dracula(?) Angel: 1;Buffy Joyce: 1;Giles, 2 possible, Ted and Dracula(?) Oz: 3; Groupie, Willow & Verucca Faith:2 ;Xander, Riley Xander: 2; Faith, Anya Willow: 2;Oz and Tara Riley; 3; Buffy, Sandy and unnamed vampwhore Spike; 2 Buffy and Anya Anya; 2 Xander and Spike

Spike; good or bad? He feels sympathy for Anya being left at the altar and it seems quite genuine.

Dawn in peril; 9

Dawn the bashful virgin; Dawn the voyeur again but Willow stops her continuing to watch Spike/Anya get it on at the Magic Shop via the surveillance cameras

What the fanficcers thought; A truly hilarious fanfic dealing with this episode has the various Scoobies appearing on The Jerry Springer Show and Xander being confronted by the footage of Anya and Spike at the Magic Box AND Buffy's shameful confession live on air. Of course he then does the sensible thing and hits Spike over the head with a chair.... But as Jerry says in his final thought if Tara and Willow can find their love for one another again can't we all. Take care of yourselves and each other. 'The Buffy Springer Show'

Questions and observations; Do we really think Giles would drink Jack Daniels? Surely he's a Scotch man? Maybe Gwendoline Post was right, he has become too American. Dawn no longer likes pet shops, perhaps because she too has been a prisoner at least twice. Note Warren seems to take sadistic glee at hunting the vamps. Buffy feels bad about the events of Normal Again but her friends and sister easily forgive her, she's delighted to feel the love. Are there real gnomes in the Buffyverse? Marks out of 10; I was going to say that Entropy was a good title for a season that had lost it's way and become quite dismal in places but actually this is more like it, sex and character based comedy with a happy ending. 8/10

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