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07 April 2009 @ 11:09 am
Pic Spam #005: Buffy the Vampire Slayer  
I made this picspam for the current "scenes and sequences" challenge over at picspammy.
I always wanted to do a BtVS picspam, because this show combines all kinds of emotions and genres, so it's not impossible that you get tragedy, comedy, horror etc. in one episode.
This picspam however will focus on 4 sad scenes that happen in season 5 & 6. There are a lot of sad moments on BtVS, so there might be a 2nd part sometime.

(which you should have by now, tbh)

5x16 "The Body"
Scene: Opening scene; Buffy comes home and finds her mother dead...
Comment: There's actually a little flashback in between featuring a Christmas dinner which I left out, otherwise it'd be too big. The whole episode is so amazing and sad! Well done, Joss!
I can really feel how helpless Buffy must think she is in that moment.

Scene: Same ep; Anya trying to understand...
Comment: This is really one of those scenes that get me everytime. Anya as an ex-demon is still learning to be a human being, therefore she sometimes doesn't understand why we accept certain thinks without asking etc. and that's why she asks these question that we think are not right, annoying or uncomfortable in certain stituations. (see the whole dialogue w/ Willo and Xander below the pic)
The dialogue is awesome and heart-breaking!

Anya walks around the room a bit, aimlessly, then turns back.

ANYA: Are they gonna cut the body open?
WILLOW: (horrified) Oh my god! Would you just ... stop talking? Just ... shut your mouth. Please.
ANYA: What am I doing?
WILLOW: How can you act like that?
ANYA: Am I supposed to be changing my clothes a lot? (looks from Willow to Xander) Is that the helpful thing to do?
XANDER: Guys...
WILLOW: The way you behave-
ANYA: Nobody will tell me.
WILLOW: Because it's not okay for you to be asking these things!
ANYA: (desperate) But I don't understand!

Willow and Xander look at her in surprise.

ANYA: (crying) I don't understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I mean, I knew her, and then she's, (sniffling) there's just a body, and I don't understand why she just can't get back in it and not be dead anymore. It's stupid. It's mortal and stupid. (still teary) And, and Xander's crying and not talking, and, and I was having fruit punch, and I thought, well, Joyce will never have any more fruit punch ever, and she'll never have eggs, or yawn or brush her hair, not ever, and no one will explain to me why.

She stops and puts her hand over her face, crying.

Willow has tears in her eyes too.

Xander goes over to Anya but she pushes him away, goes and sits down in a papasan chair by the window. Xander goes back to the doorway.

WILLOW: (to Anya) We don't know ... how it works... (Anya wiping her face with her hands) or why.

5x22 "The Gift"
Scene: Buffy sacrifices her life in order to save Dawn and the world!
Comment: Awesome! If you haven't watched this yet, then you've really missed something.

DAWN: Buffy ... no!
BUFFY: Dawnie, I have to.
BUFFY: Listen to me. Please, there's not a lot of time, listen.

The camera pulls out on the two of them. Buffy holds Dawn by the upper arms and continues talking to her, although we don't hear the words. Dawn begins to cry. Lightning continues to crackle behind them.

Cut back to close shot of Buffy. She strokes the side of Dawn's face, then kisses her on the cheek. Dawn continues to cry.

Buffy turns. In slow-motion, she runs down the platform as Dawn stays there crying.

Buffy swan-dives off the end of the platform and into the portal.

Dawn watches, sobbing.

Buffy falls into the portal and hangs there motionless, making expressions of pain.

Long shot from below of the portal writhing and spitting.

Shot of Buffy's face inside the portal.

Begin a lengthy voiceover of Buffy's final words to Dawn.

BUFFY VOICEOVER: Dawn, listen to me. Listen.

Shot of Dawn still crying on the platform.
BUFFY VOICEOVER: I love you. I will *always* love you.

Shot of Buffy in the portal.
BUFFY VOICEOVER: But this is the work that I have to do.

Long shot of the portal as it shrinks to nothingness and disappears. The sun begins to rise.

Cut to below. Willow and Tara, holding each other up, walk forward. Behind them we can see Giles coming forward too, and Xander holding Anya in his arms. They all walk forward, staring at something we can't see.

BUFFY VOICEOVER: Tell Giles ... tell Giles I figured it out. And, and I'm okay.

The camera pulls back and we see they're all looking at Buffy's lifeless body lying amid the debris. In the background we see Spike trying to come forward, falling to the ground as the sunlight hits him.

Cut to closer shot of Spike, his face bloodied.

Cut to closer shot of Willow and Tara as Willow begins to cry.

BUFFY VOICEOVER: And give my love to my friends.

Shot of Xander and Anya looking sadly at Buffy. Anya lowers her head to Xander's shoulder.
BUFFY VOICEOVER: You have to take care of them now.

Shot of Giles looking sad.
BUFFY VOICEOVER: You have to take care of each other.

Giles begins to cry. Cut to Spike with his hands over his face, sobbing.
BUFFY VOICEOVER: You have to be strong.

Cut to Dawn coming slowly down the stairs, holding her sides, spotting the others.
BUFFY VOICEOVER: Dawn, the hardest thing in this world ... is to live in it.

Dawn begins to cry again.

Cut to Buffy giving her speech to Dawn a few minutes ago.
BUFFY: Be brave. Live.

Cut back to Dawn on the stairs.

Cut to: graveyard, day. It's sunny and pretty with lots of trees and grass. Zoom in slowly on a headstone. A small bunch of flowers lies on the grass in front of it.

The headstone reads:


6x03 "After Life"
Scene: Buffy tells Spike that she wasn't in Hell, she was in Heaven, but her friends pulled her out. She also says that the reality is Hell.
Comment: The first time I watched it I didn't see this coming, because Buffy's friends and I were happy to have her back, so why shouldn't Buffy herself be happy about that? So, that was really a shock imo.

Cut to the back alley behind the magic shop. Buffy comes out, closes the door behind her, slowly walks a few steps, thinking.

SPIKE: Buffy.

Buffy looks up, sees Spike standing in the alley.

BUFFY: (frowns) Spike, it's daylight and you're-
SPIKE: Not on fire? (looks at the sky) Sun's low enough, shady enough here.

Buffy folds her arms around her middle.

SPIKE: I was gonna go inside, but I overheard you and the Super-friends exchanging a special moment and I came over a bit queasy.

Buffy wipes hair out of her face, doesn't seem to be listening.

SPIKE: Say, aren't you leaving a hole in the middle of some soggy group hug?
BUFFY: Just wanted a little time alone.

She walks over, sits on a packing crate a few feet away from Spike.

SPIKE: Oh, uh, right then.

He gets up, starts to walk away, reaches the line of shadow, realizes he can't leave the alley without going into the sunlight. He stops, squints at the sky.

BUFFY: That's okay. I can be alone with you here.
SPIKE: Thanks ever so.

He gives a rueful smile, looks back at her.

BUFFY: Right.


SPIKE: Buff? ... Slayer? Are you okay?

She isn't, but she composes herself and nods at him.

BUFFY: I'm here. I'm good.
SPIKE: (walks back to her) Buffy, if you're in ... if you're in pain ... or if you need anything... or if I can do anything for you...
BUFFY: (looks down at her lap) You can't.
SPIKE: Well, I haven't been to a hell dimension just of late, but I do know a thing or two about torment.

He sits beside her.

BUFFY: (still looking down) I was happy.

Spike looks at her in confusion.

BUFFY: Wherever I ... was ... I was happy. At peace.

Spike stares, shocked.

BUFFY: I knew that everyone I cared about was all right. I knew it. Time ... didn't mean anything ... nothing had form ... but I was still me, you know? (glances at him, then away) And I was warm ... and I was loved ... and I was finished. Complete. I don't understand about theology or dimensions, or ... any of it, really ... but I think I was in heaven.

Spike continues to stare at her in dismay.

BUFFY: And now I'm not. (almost tearful) I was torn out of there. Pulled out ... by my friends. (Spike continues staring, listening) Everything here is ... hard, and bright, and violent. Everything I feel, everything I touch ... this is Hell. Just getting through the next moment, and the one after that ... (softly) knowing what I've lost...

She looks up, realizes Spike is still there. She looks uncomfortable, gets up.

She walks just to the line where the shadows become sunlight, and pauses, but doesn't turn back to face Spike.

BUFFY: They can never know. Never.

She still doesn't look back at him, just continues walking into the sunlight.

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Carla: angel the series - hero in the enddrankmywar on April 7th, 2009 09:18 am (UTC)
Stefancool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
Nataschaspirited_lizard on April 7th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
Wow, just really wow. Amazing scenes, I can only agree.
Stefan: BtVS Castcool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
☁ come the dawn, we shall see: Spuffy ~ Eventuallyofraindrops on April 7th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
SO AWESOME .. *thud*
Stefan: HIMYM - Lilycool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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Stefan: Dollhouse - You did porn!?cool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
Me too! :(
rosanna;: tv - buffy - willow/tara - magicinpeopleshapes on April 7th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
This an absolutely EPIC picspam. Both those scenes from The Body absolutely KILLED me when I saw them the first time, and bring tears to my eyes even now :( Especially Anya <3

Awesome picspam!
Stefan: BtVS Castcool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you very much!
Yes, Emma Caulfield kills it in that scene!
 ♐ the girl who was on fire: BtVS - Spike - we're not your friendschuckeline on April 7th, 2009 10:35 am (UTC)
This is soo amazing <33
Stefan: HIMYM - Lilycool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
Chaos Queen: 15sweet_milo on April 7th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
You made me cry with this.
The first episode I ever watched was 5x22 The Gift. And even though I haven't watched a single episode before I cried my eyes out because Buffy died.

Thanks for the picspam - it's beautiful <3
Stefan: BtVS Castcool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Lol, mit The Gift einsteigen, nicht schlecht. :D
merveille123: Spike bloosmerveille123 on April 7th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
Awesome picspam, no other series gets to me like BtVS and their sad scenes. I can't help myself I have to cry every single time I watch The Body.
Stefan: BtVS Castcool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
BtVS will be the best show ever imo!
Josh: buffyblueymcphluey on April 7th, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
I love the way you've used the text along with the pictures! It really feels like the scenes :D
Stefan: BtVS Castcool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
At first I thought it would be too much text, but I had to include it somehow, because I love Anya's monologue.
dreamer1104dreamer1104 on April 7th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
Amazing post! :D
Stefan: BSG - Dance partycool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
grayrace on April 7th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Boah, der Picspam is ma Chef!!!
Vor allem hab ich vor ein paar Tagen Season 5 fertig geschaut :(.
Stefan: BtVS Castcool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Haha, danke!
Dann will ich aber mal paar Icons von dir sehen in nächster Zeit! :D
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Stefan: BSG - Dance partycool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
phoenyx4 on April 7th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
This picspam brought me to tears....again.
Stefan: BtVS Castcool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
YES, it worked! :D Thanks.
Lau: (btvs) ¬¬ vampire angelohhepburns on April 7th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
The Anya scene is my fave, I can't help crying every time I see it. Actually, that whole episode was like the most depressing hour of television. Ever. God, this guy can write.
Stefan: BtVS Castcool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
It definitely is the most depressing hour of tv!
(no subject) - ohhepburns on April 8th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
suicide_poem on April 7th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
this is gorgeous! i love the way you mesh the quotes and pics.
Stefan: HIMYM - Lilycool_rush on April 8th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!