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Month: October 2012

Where did I go? A farewell to the Buffybot

I can’t say I was surprised that the strong winner of “favorite Season 5 episode that isn’t The Body, The Gift, or Fool for Love” was Intervention — because Intervention was my own pick. But at first consideration it might be an odd choice. It seems like the deep introspection and thematic heavy-lifting of Buffy’s spirit quest in the desert shouldn’t combine so well with the giddy comedy of the Buffybot’s first appearance — but it does. I think this is because the two halves of the story reflect on each other. Just as Buffy is coping with the accumulated…

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