Box set containing episodes 12 to 22 from the sixth season of the popular teen fantasy. In 'Potential' Buffy begins to puts the would-be slayers through their paces. 'The Killer in Me' has the gang discover some clues which makes them doubt Giles. 'First Date' sees Buffy out on a dinner date with Principal Wood. 'Get it Done' finds the gang watching a puppet show with unexpected consequences. In 'Storyteller' Buffy and friends become the subject of a documentary. 'Lies My Parents Told Me' reveals secrets about Spike's relationship with his mother. 'Dirty Girls' has Faith return to Sunnydale. 'Empty Places' finds the potential slayers siding with Faith against Buffy. 'Touched' sees Spike on the trail of the rejected Buffy. In 'End of Days' Buffy discovers the scythe which was created to kill the last pure demon. And finally, in 'Chosen', the last 'Buffy' episode ever, Willow tries to cast a spell that will deal with the problem of Buffy's successor.
So that's it. The second half of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
's seventh and last series confirms what we'd always half-suspected--that the whole arc of the show would turn out to be Buffy's education to the point where she makes a momentous world-saving and world-changing decision. Buffy
was always a show about female empowerment, but it was also a show about how quite ordinary people can decide to make a difference alongside people who are special. And it was also a show about people making up for past errors and crimes. So, for example, we have the excellent episodes "Storyteller"--in which the former geek/supervillain Andrew sorts out his redemption while making a video diary about life with Buffy--and "Lies My Parents Told Me"--in which we find out why a particular folk song sends Spike crazy. Redemption abounds as Faith returns to Sunnydale and the friends she once betrayed, and Willow finds herself turning into the man she flayed. Above all, this was always Buffy's show. Sarah Michelle Gellar does extraordinary work here both as Buffy and as her ultimate shadow, the First Evil, who takes her face to mock her. This last set is the fine ending to one of television's most remarkable shows. --Roz Kaveney