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
Did You Know?
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 to the assembly." 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
(at around 30 mins) When Xander and Anya are walking along the hallway to Willow's dorm room, as they pass an open door, the viewer can see that there is no room and the scaffolding of another set through the doorway. See more
Was it sudden?
No. And yes. It's always sudden.
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
References The Powerpuff Girls
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett See more