Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 16

The Body (27 Feb. 2001)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Drama | Fantasy
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Buffy, Dawn, and their friends deal with the aftermath of Joyce's death.

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Buffy sees Joyce lying on the couch, calls 911 and unsuccessfully follows emergency procedures. When the paramedics arrive, they realize that Joyce is dead. Buffy calls Giles and goes to the school to tell Dawn. Along the day, the Scooby gang grieves the death of Joyce and sympathizes with Buffy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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After Xander removes his bleeding hand from the drywall, he is asked if it hurts and replies "It doesn't matter. The Avengers have to get with the assembling." Joss Whedon wrote and directed this episode and would go on to write and direct the live action adaptation of The Avengers (2012). See more »

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The drawing on Dawn's easel after she learns of Joyce's death is not the same one she had earlier. The original drawing had large black areas and the new one shows those areas much lighter. See more »

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Anya: I wish that Joyce didn't die. Because she was nice and now we all hurt.
Xander: Anya, ever the wordsmith.
Buffy: Thank you.
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Instead of the regular opening credits, a flashback scene was created that consisted of the whole cast having Christmas dinner at the Summers' house. It was created so as not to have written credits appearing over the dramatic opening scenes. See more »

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Just like it happens...
16 March 2009 | by (Bonn, Germany) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching the episode "The Body". I had never seen it since it originally aired. How long it has been since then I have come to realize when I look at what has happened since then... In 2002, my brother committed suicide at the age of 26. I sometime feel that it is ages away, sometimes not quite that long.

When I watched the episode, I felt that it wasn't that long ago at all. In fact, I was actively reliving the incident as if it was happening right in front of my eyes. The paramedics... The police... The coroner... I do not recall a single name or face, just the face of my brother, lying, innocently smiling as if in a pleasant dream... My hand touching his forehead - bitter cold as it was. I recall having to hug my parents all the time, comforting them as much as I could possibly do.

I broke into tears only after getting back to my apartment late at night, crying my eyes out, my sweater all wet of snot and tears - just sitting in the dark crying for god knows how long.

It often comes back to me in the best and therefore worst of moments - Christmas, birthdays, my wedding, but never in recent time as strong as while I was watching "The Body".

Thank you, Joss Whedon, for writing this episode, and let me say I am sorry for whatever loss has inspired it - otherwise it would be impossible to write something this profound.

Thomas


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