Seriable recommends experiencing the entire seventh season of Buffy. However, for those of you who want to dive in at the deep end, we believe the following episodes to be the most crucial to understanding the BtVS Season 7 character/story arcs:
7.01 – “Lessons”
The new Sunnydale High opens. The Bringers are introduced.
7.02 – “Beneath You”
Spike confesses why he left, why he returned and why he’s different.
7.05 – “Selfless”
An Anya-centric episode that explores her past, her relationship with Xander, and her choices.
7.07 – “Conversations with Dead People”
Jonathan and Andrew return and are linked to the First. The First begins to make contact with the gang and Buffy discovers a secret about someone close to her.
7.10– “Bring On The Night”
Giles returns with some information about The First as an old vampire begins to wreak havoc.
7.11 – “Showtime”
A powerful vampire defeats Buffy and Giles and Anya do some research that reveals Buffy’s link to The First’s arrival.
7.14 – “First Date”
Buffy goes on a date with Principal Wood and discovers his link to the slayer lineage. Andrew begins his redemption when he faces The First.
7.15 – “Get It Done”
The origins of the first slayer are revealed as Buffy refuses an offer of power. She is given a terrifying image of what is to come.
7.16 – “Storyteller”
An amusing and poignant look at the world through Andrew’s eyes. Andrew finally faces his mistakes and loss.
7.17 – “Lies My Parents Told Me”
The link between Spike and Principal Wood is finally revealed as Spike’s trigger is activated and exploited. Buffy and Giles’ relationship is challenged.
7.18 – “Dirty Girls”
Faith returns. Caleb the crazy priest is introduced. Xander suffers a terrible loss.
7.20 – “Touched”
Buffy loses an important battle and finds herself alone. Spike provides Buffy with what she needs to fight another fight. Buffy makes an important discovery that could help her defeat The First.
7.21 – “End of Days”
Buffy discovers the true power of her new weapon and who forged it. A final battle with Caleb as Angel arrives—with a powerful aid.
7.22 – “Chosen”
Buffy’s ultimate battle with The First involves something never done before. Loss, death, the destruction of Sunnydale and a huge gamechanger.
More in this series:
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Review
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Review
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 Review
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4 Review
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5 Review
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 6 Review
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