Conversations With Dead People

Season 7 Episode #7
Overall Episode #129; Original air date November 12, 2002
Written by Jane Espenson & Drew Goddard. Directed by Nick Marck.

Slay Me - episode rating
<== <== <== <== (out of 5 stakes)

The Story:
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Due to their nightmares, Andrew and Jonathan return from Mexico. Dawn's night alone quickly turns horrific when the Summer's house is taken over by an evil presence. Willow is visited by the ghost of Cassie Newton who claims to have brought her a message from Tara. Meanwhile on patrol Buffy learns that the vampire she is fighting was someone she went to school with. Warren's ghost tries unsuccessfully to get Andrew to open an ancient seal in the high school basement by tricking him into killing Jonathan. Willow becomes suspicious of Cassie when she suggests that Willow should commit suicide. Dawn receives an omnious message from her the ghost of her mother after expelling the evil spirit from her house. After a long conversation Buffy finally stakes Holden but not before he reveals that Spike sired him. Finally, Willow learns that she has been talking to the evil presence haunting Sunnydale who has taken the form of Cassie in an attempt to trick her.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Buffy: I feel like I'm worse than anyone. Honestly, I'm beneath them. My friends, my boyfriends. I feel like I'm not worthy of their love. Because even though they love me, it doesn't mean anything because their opinions don't matter. They don't know. They haven't been through what I've been through. They're not the Slayer. I am. Sometimes I feel... this is awful. I feel like I'm better than them. Superior.
Holden: Until you can't win. And I thought I was diabolical. Or at least I plan to be. You do have a superiority complex. And you've got an inferiority complex about it... Kudos.
Buffy: It doesn't make any sense.
Holden: Oh, it makes every kind of sense. And it all adds up to you feeling alone. But Buffy, everybody feels alone. Everybody is, until you die.

Slayage - 1 - the vampire Holden Webster by Buffy.

Body Count - 2 - Jonathan Levinson by Andrew Wells under influence by the First; blonde girl from the Bronze by Spike.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Danny Strong - Jonathan Levinson; Tom Lenk - Andrew Wells; Adam Busch - Warren Meers; Jonathan M. Woodward - Holden Webster; Azura Skye - Cassie Newton; Kristine Sutherland - Joyce Summers; Stacy Scowley - Young Woman.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Blue by Angie Hart, Los Cubaztecas's Nicolito and Scout's Never Never is Forever. Episode score by Robert Duncan.

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