Same Time, Same Place
Season 7 Episode #3
Overall Episode #125; Original air date October 8, 2002
Written by Jane Espenson. Directed by James A. Contner.
Slay Me - episode rating
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Xander, Buffy and Dawn await Willow's return. They become concerned after Willow's plane arrives but, apparently, she does not. Simultaneously, Willow arrives at the airport yet cannot see her friends. The gang worries that Willow has reverted back to her black magic ways. Willow, concerned that her friends are avoiding her, turns to Anya for help. At the high school Buffy and Xander find a body. Willow, also at the scene, never sees Xander or Buffy. Dawn's research turns up a skin-eating demon named Gnarl. Xander and Buffy, with Spike's help, locate Gnarl's cave but quickly leave, never seeing Willow, after Dawn gets slashed by Gnarl's paralyzing fingernails. Anya alerts the gang to Willow's presence in town and Buffy narrowly saves a badly injured Willow from Gnarl. Willow realizes that she, not yet ready to face her friends, unconsciously did a spell that prevented her from seeing, or being seen, by Dawn, Xander or Buffy.
Say What? - quote of the week...
Anyanka: Well, causing pain sounds really cool, I know, but... it turns out it's really upsetting. Didn't used to be. But now it is.
Willow: Is it like you're scared of losing that feeling again and having it be okay to hurt people and then you're not in charge of the power anymore, because it's in charge of you?
Anyanka: Wow. That was really over-dramatically stated but, yeah, that's it.
Slayage - 1 - Gnarl demon by Buffy.
Body Count - 1 - Boy killed by Gnarl.
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; Camden Toy - Gnarl; Anthony S. Johnson - Father; Matt Koruba - Teen Boy; Nicholette Dixon - Sister; Marshe Daniel - Brother.
Rock On - Soundtrack: Episode score by Robert Duncan.
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