Seriable recommends experiencing the entire sixth 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 Six character/story arcs:
6. 01 & 02 – “Bargaining Part 1 & 2” – Reveals how far Willow has come with her power, Giles leaves for England. The return of the confused and traumatized slayer.
6.03 – “Afterlife” – Buffy’s ‘off’ behaviour is explained in a heart-breaking confession to an unlikely person.
6.04 – “Flooded” – The Trio (Jonathan, Warren and Andrew) is introduced. Giles returns with a warning for Willow. Spike and Buffy grow closer.
6.07 – “Once More with Feeling” – Singing. Dancing. It gets weird. Secrets are revealed and Buffy acts on her feelings for Spike.
6.08– “Tabula Rasa”– Willow’s dependence on magic tears her relationship with Tara apart as Giles makes a difficult decision. Buffy ‘re-discovers’ her powers.
6.09 – “Smashed” – Buffy and Willow make very dark choices to deal with pain and loss. Spike discovers a strange revelation about the slayer that sends her over the edge.
6.10 – “Wrecked” – Willow puts her and Dawn’s life in danger as Buffy deals with the aftermath of a choice she regrets.
6.13 – “Dead Things” – The Trio’s dangerous plan takes a deadly turn, which affects Buffy. Heavy with guilt and shame, Buffy seeks Tara’s help and finally confesses her secret.
6.15 – “As You Were” – Riley returns to Sunnydale on a mission, forcing Buffy to realize her mistakes. Spike’s business dealings are revealed and Buffy makes a final decision to end a dangerous situation.
6.16 – “Hell’s Bells” – Anya and Xander’s wedding day hits a snag when a mysterious stranger arrives, causing doubt and damage.
6.18 – “Entropy” – Anya seeks revenge but in the process reveals Buffy’s secret. Willow and Tara mend their relationship.
6.19 – “Seeing Red” – Warren becomes a dangerous opponent with the help of mystical powers and causes irreversible damage. Spike’s violent act against Buffy forces him to flee town. Willow’s grief and shock force her to access dark magic.
6.20 – “Villains” – The gang deals with the shock of death as Willow goes on a mission for revenge. Buffy discovers Spike has left town. Willow commits an act that makes her thirsty for more revenge.
6.22– “Grave” – Giles returns to help Willow. Spike endures painful tests to return to his old self. Buffy discovers a new side of Dawn and Xander finds a way to save Willow – and the world – from destruction.
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
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