Older & Far Away

Season 6 Episode #14
Overall Episode #114; Original air date February 12, 2001
Written by Drew Greenberg. Directed by Michael Gershman.

Slay Me - episode rating
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The Story:
- - I'll Let You Blow Out My Candles - -
Its Buffy's twenty-first birthday and the gang is planning a party at the Summer's house. Dawn meets with a guidance counsler at school who talks her into making the wish that people would stay home with her. Unknown to Dawn the Guidance Counsler is really Anya's Vengance Demon friend, Halfrex. Spike shows up unexpectly with the poker playing demon, Clem, causing some sexual tension with Buffy and teasing from Tara. During the height of the party Halfrex grants Dawn's wish and no one can leave the house. Unfortunatly besides the party guests there is also a murderous demon stuck in the house. Dawn's stealing is revealed and Willow keeps her vow to stay magic free, though great pressure is placed on her to do a spell to free them. Halfrex lifts the spell when she also gets stuck in the house. At the end when everyone else leaves the house Buffy stays at home with Dawn.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Spike: Besides, Richie, you can't skip breakfast. Growing boy like you. Me, I used to love breakfast. In the old days, I probably would have eaten by now.
Buffy: Of course, with that new diet of yours, you wanna be careful what you try puttin in your mouth now, Spikey.
Spike: Yeah? I don't know. Tummy's making all kinds of gurglies. Maybe I oughta just feed on whatever's around... even if it doesn't go down well. You, uh, work out?
Buffy: Okey-dokey. Scuse us. Hey, Mister Passive-Aggressive Guy. Seriously, you wanna take it down a notch or two in there?
Spike: What, poor dainty Richard can't take a joke?
Buffy: We do not joke about eating people in this house!

Slayage - 1 - Demon fought by Buffy in the teaser is killed by Buffy after trapping it in it's own sword and breaking the sword.

Body Count - 0.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caufield - Anya; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Kali Rocha - Halfrek; Ryan Browning - Richard; Amber Benson - Tara Maclay; Laura Roth - Sophie; James C. Leary - Clem; Elizabeth Cazenave - Teacher.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Rock & Roll Bar by Mint Royale; The Race by Gwenmars; Opus 1's California Calling; Even's Seconds; Down Down Down by Extreme Music Library; Rilo Kiley's Pictures of Success; and Clouds Like These by Aberdeen. Episode score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** Tara picking on Spike at Buffy's party.
** Anya's vengeance demon friend Halfrex. Side note Kali Rocha also played Spike's love interest Cecily in Fool For Love.
** Clem!! The kitten poker playing, dermatologically challenged demon from Life Serial.

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