The Scoobies use a spell to transport Buffy into a shadow world, where she meets the men who created the first slayer. However, in order for her to return home, the gang must find and slay a ferocious demon



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Kristy Wu ...
Principal Robin Wood (as DB Woodside)


Principal Wood gives Buffy a bag of items that used to belong to his mother, who was also a slayer. The bag contains various items including weapons, a book, and a strange sealed box. Opening the box leads to a chance for Buffy to gain incredible power. Now she must decide whether the power is worth the price. Meanwhile, a small tragedy rocks the Potentials. Written by Alex

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Release Date:

18 February 2003 (USA)  »

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The language the Shadowmen speak is Swahili. See more »


When Spike tells Principal Wood that his soul is a work "in progress," he pronounces it as a Californian would, "Prah-gress," rather than as a Londoner would, "Proh-gress." See more »


Willow: Via, concursus, tempus, spatium, audi me ut imperio. Screw it! Mighty forces, I suck at Latin, OK? But that's not the issue. I'm the one in charge, and I'm telling you open that portal, now!
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References An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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13 September 2013 | by (Tampa, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, so what exactly do people have against this episode?

While I agree season 7 in general is weak compared to Buffy at its height (say season 3 through 6 maybe, but especially 3), I think episodes like Get It Done is an example where season 7 shines. My reason being that Buffy is always best when it's about character, not so much the Big Bad stuff. It's more about how characters "deal."

And how characters deal is what this episode is all about.

Of particular interest (and what doesn't seem get much notice in these reviews) is Spike having to face through Principal Wood the tragic outcome, face of grief and revenge, from survivor of one of vampire Spike's "greatest achievements." Something that Whedon must have been setting up ever since we first saw the flashback in the subway where we see how Spike got his leather coat.

On its own, this makes the tension of this episode worth it all by itself.

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