"I’ve been through more battles with Buffy than you all can ever imagine. She’s stopped everything that’s ever come up against her. She’s laid down her life - literally - to protect the people around her. This girl has died *two* times, and she’s still standing. You’re scared? That’s smart. You’ve got questions? You should. But you doubt her motives, you think Buffy’s all about the kill, then you take the little bus to battle. I’ve seen her heart - and this time not literally - and I’m telling you right now, she cares more about your lives than you will ever know. You gotta trust her. She’s earned it." (Xander)
A few weeks ago I would have written “Once more with feeling” but I re-watched that episode lately and liked it so much better than the first time. It quite cool to have an episode like that in the series and there are some really great songs in it (I can’t stop listening to “Rest in Peace”).
So I’m gonna go with “Restless”. All the foreshadowing-stuff would actually be pretty cool and clever but I never got it without help. And apart from that it were just nightmares and chaos. And I exactly remeber that I was totally confused cause normally the series final is in teh last episode and not in teh second last, so at first I couldn’t arrange this episode in order.
There are so many cute moments. Oz & Willow alone had so many of them (see above), they were the cutest couple in the whole series.
Or when Angel comes to Buffy’s prom and they dance together. And right before that, when Buffy gets the Class protector Award.
Or when Tara and Willow make up in ‘Entropy’ (Season 6).
Tara - “There’s so much to work through. Trust has to build again, on both sides … you have to learn if you’re even the same people you were, if you can fit in each other’s lives, it’s a long and important process and… can we just skip it? Can you just be kissing me now?”
Buffy’s speech to the Watchers Council in ‘Checkpoint’
Every Scoobie has his own personal qualities and for this is an important member of the Scooby Gang. Buffy would have never been so successful as a Slayer without them. She knows that and pleads for them before the Watchers Council. The Scoobies are best friends and go together through EVERYTHING.
Buffy: “You guys didn’t come all the way from England to determine whether I was good enough to be let back in. You came to beg me to let you back in. To give your jobs, your lives, some semblance of meaning.” Nigel: “This is beyond insolence—” (Buffy hurls the sword at him, which he must jump aside to avoid.) Buffy: “I’m fairly certain I said no interruptions.” Xander (quietly): “That was excellent!” Buffy: “You’re Watchers. Without a Slayer… you’re pretty much just watching Masterpiece Theater. You can’t stop Glory. You can’t do anything with the information you have, except maybe publish it in the Everyone Thinks We’re Insanos Home Journal. So here’s how it’s gonna work. You’re gonna tell me everything you know. Then you’re gonna go away. You’ll contact me if and when you have any further information about Glory. The magic shop will remain open. Mr. Giles will stay here as my official Watcher, reinstated at full salary.” Giles (pretending to cough, muffling the word): “Retroactive.” Buffy: “To be paid retroactively from the month he was fired. I will continue my work with the help of my friends—” Lydia: “I-I-I… don’t want a sword thrown at me, but-but civilians — we’re talking about children!” Buffy: “We’re talking about two very powerful witches and a thousand-year-old ex-demon.” Anya: “Willow’s a demon?!” Phillip: “The boy? No power there.” Buffy: “‘The boy’ has clocked more field time than all of you combined. He’s part of the unit.” Willow (quietly): “That’s Riley speak.” Xander (quietly and with pride): “I’ve clocked field time.” Buffy: “Now. You all may be very good at your jobs. The only way we’re gonna find out is if you work with me. You can all take your time thinking about that. But I want an answer right now from Quentin. ‘Cause I think he’s understanding me.”