Wanting to be rid of Xander for good, Cordelia comes to the conclusion that Buffy is the cause of all her problems and makes a wish to the new transfer student, Anya, that Buffy had never come to Sunnydale. Anya, being the evil and powerful vengeance demon Anyanka, grants that that wish and in a heartbeat... the entire world changes... and everything Cordelia knows is completely different. In this alternate reality of 'It's a Wonderful Life gone to Hell': the Master is alive and rules the town after dark from the Bronze; both Xander and Willow are vampires; and Giles with a small group of brave students, called The White Hats, are fighting a losing war of attrition against the vampires on their own. Then in a shocking turn, Cordelia gets killed by the vamps, leaving the alternate reality Giles to figure out on his own what has happened to this world they currently live in, leading to a meeting with the alternate reality Buffy. Written by
Did You Know?
Anyanka was introduced as a one-shot character but was brought back for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland
(1999) where she was made more humorous. When the producers realized how funny Emma Caulfield
was they simply kept bringing her back, until she was made a regular cast member (including appearing in the opening credits) at the start of season five. See more
At 17:10, as Harmony says, "Is that a joke?" the tip of the boom microphone dips into the frame. See more
You trusting fool! How do you know the other world is any better than this?
Because it has to be.
References Dead Man on Campus
Tired Of Being Alone
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