Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4, Episode 19

New Moon Rising (2 May 2000)

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Oz's return to Sunnydale leads to his incarceration by the Initiative and complicates the relationship between Willow and Tara.

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In the full moon, Oz returns to Sunnydale and spends the night with Willow telling that he was healed of the wolf thing in Tibet, using meditation, drinking some teas and using some charms. Willow has no courage to tell him her relationship with Tara. When Oz finds that Tara and Willow are in love, he becomes upset, loses control and transforms in a werewolf, being captured by the Initiative. Riley tries to help him, but is arrested. Meanwhile, Spike closes an agreement with Adam, and guides the Scooby group to the Initiative to release Oz and Riley. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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After this episode, in which Willow comes out as a lesbian and chooses to stay with Tara, aired, a group of internet board posters sent show creator Joss Whedon an engraved toaster to thank him for the storyline. This was a reference to the "coming-out" episode of Ellen (1994), (a show on which longtime Buffy writer Jane Espenson had also worked) in which there had been a running joke about the GLBT movement awarding every newly out person a toaster for "joining." See more »

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When Willow and Oz hug in the van towards the end of the episode, Willow leans forward and the wireless transmitter becomes visible on her lower back. See more »

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Oz: So, what do you think? Where do you want to go?
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Affected By Love
20 August 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the full moon, Oz returns to Sunnydale and spends the night with Willow telling that he was healed of the wolf thing in Tibet, using meditation, drinking some teas and using some charms. Willow has no courage to tell him her relationship with Tara. When Oz finds that Tara and Willow are in love, he becomes upset, loses control and transforms in a werewolf, being captured by the Initiative. Riley tries to help him, but is arrested. Meanwhile, Spike closes an agreement with Adam, and guides the Scooby group to the Initiative to release Oz and Riley.

"New Moon Rising" is another great episode of the Fourth Season, where the love of Willow and Tara is finally disclosed. In the previous episodes, there was insinuation of their relationship, and it was quite obvious, but now Willow tells Buffy the truth. The situation of Riley, considered a traitor by the Initiative, seems to become complicated for the next episodes and the evil plot of Adam now has a powerful allied, Spike. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "A Ascenção da Lua Nova" ("The Ascension of the New Moon")


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