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Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.
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» Buffy, BtVS (The Gift)
In hindisight, you can trace Buffy’s depression in season 6 back to this moment (and even to earlier episodes: definitely to Joyce’s death, and even in Spiral when she shuts down and decides she has already lost against Glory). Buffy’s depression was about much more than being torn out of heaven, and you can see why in this scene. A lot of people criticize season 6 for being too dark, but I feel that Buffy’s depression was one of best written arcs in the show.
#yES AT THIS COMMENTARY #honestly a lot of the time when i think about s6 i don’t even really think about buffy being pulled out of heaven #like it’s a significant thing and it’s dumb that my brain tends to minimalize it for some reason #but it was about so much more than that #because like she says in after life she was /finished/ #she had fought for years until she reached a point where she could not do it anymore #she didn’t see the point #she had accepted the fact that in her mind she had nothing left to give and everything to lose and she couldn’t live with it #being torn out of heaven didn’t mark the beginning of her depression #it just reaffirmed her reasons for sacrificing herself in the first place (via wouldbeheavenly)
#i actually think buffy’s depression was something she struggled with throughout the series #you can trace it all the way back to when she was killed by the master #but it probably started even earlier than that (via mindycollette)
#Also SMG’s physical performance in The Gift shows how relieved she was to be ending it. She doesn’t look overly frightened for someone who’s about to kill themselves she just looks like “I’ve got to do this. This is all I have left to do and then I’m done.” as though she’s relieved it’s over. She accepts her death pretty readily. It’s foreshadowed with the line “every slayer has a death wish”. Season 5 really felt like it was building up to her death in it’s entirety and there was closure on all fronts and then it was like “Oh no… you have to carry on now. There’s more. You’re not getting out of this.” and it reflects life in that way that it just carries on going even when you’re tired of it.
Illustrations for the Bloody Chamber and other stories by Angela Carter - Katt Frank
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels