Season 6 Episode #20
Overall Episode #120; Original air date May 14, 2002
Written by Marti Noxon. Directed by David Solomon.

Slay Me - episode rating
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The Story:
- - This Isn't The Evil Laugh Of Victory Is It - -
A dying Buffy is rushed to the hospital. Willow attempts to use magic to bring Tara back but is unable to overturn the laws of natural human death. The Troika is officially broken up with Andrew and Jonathan being taken into custody after Warren abandoned them. Warren's celebration over his killing of the Slayer quickly ends after he learns that Buffy is still alive. Fearing that she will be coming after him Warren turns to Rack for help. Rack informs him that it is not Buffy he has to be afraid of but Willow. Completely running on black magic, Willow goes to the hospital and saves Buffy's life again by removing the bullet and healing her friend through magic. After discovering that the Warren she is following is really a robot Willow finally informs Buffy and Xander about Tara's death. Buffy is determined to stop her friend from destroying herself but arrives to late to stop Willow from torturing and killing Warren.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Willow: Want to know what a bullet feels like, Warren? A real one? It's not like in the comics.
Warren: No, no-
Willow: I think you need to. Feel it.
Warren: Oh God...Stop it-
Willow: It's not going to make a neat little hole. First - it'll obliterate your internal organs. Your lungs will collapse. Feels like drowning...
Warren: Please! No-
Willow: When it finally hits your spine, it'll blow your central nervous system-
Warren: Stop!! God, please! I - I'll do anything-
Willow: I'm talking. The pain will be unbearable, but you won't be able to move... Bullets usually travel faster than this, of course. But the dying? It's going to seem like it takes forever. Something, isn't it? One tiny piece of metal destroys everything. It ripped her insides out... It took her light away. From me. From the world... And the person who should be here is gone - and waste like you gets to live. One tiny piece of metal. Can you feel it now?

Slayage - 0.

Body Count - 1 - Warren Meers is tortured and killed by Willow who uses magic to skin him alive.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caufield - Anyanka; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Danny Strong - Jonathan Levinson; Adam Busch - Warren Meers; Tom Lenk - Andrew Wells; Jeff Kober - Rack; Amelinda Embry - Katrina Silvers; James C. Leary - Clem; Steven W. Bailye - Cave Demon; Tim Hodgin - Coroner; Michael Matthys - Paramedic; Julie Hermelin - Clerk; Alan Henry Brown - Demon Bartender; Mueen J. Ahmad - Doctor; Jane Cho - Nurse #1; Meredith Cross - Nurse #2; David Adefeso - Paramedic #2; Jeffrey Nicholas-Brown - Vampire; Neson Frederick - Villager.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Die, Die My Darling by The Misfits. Episode score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** Black Magic Willow.
** Willow using her black magic to save Buffy's life by removing the bullet Warren shot her with which she later uses when she tortures Warren.
** Willow's speech to Warren about the damage a bullet can cause, before she kills him.

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