Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6, Episode 22

Grave (21 May 2002)

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The Scoobies continue to try and stop Dark Willow, who is now intent on destroying the world. After Dark Willow neutralizes Buffy, though, Xander is the only one left who can save the day. ... See full summary »



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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)


The Scoobies continue to try and stop Dark Willow, who is now intent on destroying the world. After Dark Willow neutralizes Buffy, though, Xander is the only one left who can save the day. Meanwhile, in Africa, Spike completes the demon trials and gets his reward. Written by katieorse295

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The only season finale of Buffy not to be written and directed by Joss Whedon. See more »


As Willow's battle with Giles begins, blood from her nose (by a punch in the previous fight with Buffy) disappears and reappears repeatedly. See more »


Anya: Giles! You're not dead!
Rupert Giles: No.
[Anya hugs him tightly]
Rupert Giles: However, I am still in some pain.
Anya: Oh. Well, why aren't you dead? Why aren't I dead?
Rupert Giles: The threat's gone. Willow has been stopped.
Anya: You mean she's...
Rupert Giles: No, she's alive. It... The magic she took from me, it did... it did what I hoped it would do.
Anya: Oh... You dosed her. You knew she'd take your powers all along.
Rupert Giles: Well, I... The gift that was given me by the coven, it's a true essence of magic. It... Willow's magic came from a place of rage and power.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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simply awful..
9 December 2011 | by (boston) – See all my reviews

Somehow after "Once more with Feeling" this show not so much ran off a cliff and sank in the mud. In theory this should have a fantastic season, as it had years of set up. Willow as dark phoenix had some merit, but they took too long with too many episodes of gloom and bad writing to get to he point.

The dialog between Willow and Giles is a good example of this.

Willow, overflowing with pain, having found an addiction to have the love of her life killed senselessly, standing before him with endless rage, is told "I'm sorry about Tara" in the most bland uninterested voice as if they were discussing toast. I remember watching, and when Willow started to slap Buffy around, realizing that I was on the villains side.

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