Villains
Episode 20 of 22 within Season Six. Item 121 of 145 overall.
Production number 6ABB20.
Marti Noxon - Writer
David Solomon - Director
8.76
322 votes

In the aftermath of the vengeful Warren's assassination attempt, Buffy tries to recover from a severe gunshot wound, while Tara is also hit and dies. Willow, consumed by wrath and rage over Tara's murder, consumes herself with deadly black magic from the Magic Box which physically transforms her into a dark being.

Jonathan and Andrew share a jail cell while they debate their next move. Warren is on the run. Spike travels to a remote African village where he asks a mysterious cave dwelling demon to make him his former self.

original airdate--May 14,2002           rating--3.2/5.0 million

music--Theme song "Help I'm Alive" by Metric

  1. "Die, Die My Darling" by The Misfits.

 

Body Count

  • Warrenbot, destroyed by Dark Willow
  • Warren Mears, flayed by Dark Willow

Goofs: The blood spatters on Willow's shirt change thickness and pattern throughout the entire episode.

  • When Willow is walking through the forest tracking Warren, ropes can be seen pulling the trees back as she walks by.
  • In the shots of vines ensnaring Warren's legs, you can see a leaf-strewn tarp shifting around underfoot in place of an actual forest floor.

 

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Previous episode :
120 Seeing Red
Next episode :
122 Two To Go (I)
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alternative title

Also known as - Dearly Beloved

regional titles

Dutch
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English
Villains
French
Les foudres de la vengeance
German
Wut
Irish
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Italian
Perversi
Spanish
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