Season 7 Episode #5
Overall Episode #127; Original air date October 22, 2002.
Written by Drew Goddard. Directed by David Solomon.
Slay Me - episode rating
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We open on Anyanka in the aftermath of a massacre in a frat house. Through flashbacks we meet Aud, Anya before her days as a vengeance demon. Willow runs into Anya at the University and becomes concerned when she see blood on her hands. Inside the frat house Willow finds a girl hiding in a closet who reveals that she made a wish to Anyanka that resulted in the massacre of the boys by a giant spider demon. In more flashbacks we see D'Hoffryn offer Aud the job of vengeance demon after she turned her cheating boyfriend, Olaf, into a troll. Xander and Buffy kill the spider demon but not before Buffy comes to the conclusion that she must kill Anyanka. Willow convinces D'Hoffryn to intervene and Anya gets him to reverse the last wish she granted. The price Anya has to pay, though, is the life of a vengeance demon, which turns out to be her friend Halfrex, as well as her job as a vengeance demon, leaving her human once again.
Say What? - quote of the week...
Buffy: Do you remember cheering me on? Both of you. Do you remember giving me Willow's message: kick his ass.
Willow: I never said that...
Xander: This is different.
Buffy: It is always different! It's always complicated. And at some point, someone has to draw the line and that is always going to be me. You get down on me for cutting myself off but in the end the Slayer is always cut off. There's no mystical guidebook. No all-knowing council. Human rules don't apply. There's only me. I am the law.
Xander: There has to be another way.
Buffy: Then please find it.
Slayage - 2 - Spider demon by Willow; the vengeance demon Halfrex by D'Hoffryn.
Body Count - 21 - Frat boys by the vengeance demon Anyanka.
Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caufield - Anyanka/Anya/Aud; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Abraham Benrubi - Olaf; Andy Umberger - D'Hoffryn; Kali Rocha - Halfrek; Joyce Guy - Professor; Jennifer Shaw - Vengeance-seeking Girl; Taylor Show - Villager #1; Marybeth Scherr - Villager #2; Alessandro Mastrobuono - Villager #3; Daniel Spanton - Viking #1; John Timmons - Viking #2.
Rock On - Soundtrack: String Quartet No. 2 in F Major by Joseph Haydn. Episode score by Robert Duncan.
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