ridicule. (_cynical_beauty) wrote in thebuffyreview,

Season One

Episode Twelve
Prophecy Girl
Written by Joss Whedon
Directed by Joss Whedon
Air Date: 6-2-97

Buffy learns of the prophecy that she will fight the master, and die.  After much emotional struggle, she decides that she will face him anyway.  But once Buffy comes to him, he tells her that if she had not come at all, he would not have been able to rise from the Hellmouth.

This is a classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode.  If you were to ask any Buffy fan to name some moments that stand out in their mind, this episode will most definitely be named.

Sarah Michelle Gellar's performance in this episode is absolutely breath-taking.  The scene in which she overhears Giles and Angel discussing the prophecy of her death simply gives me chills.  Besides that, the script is wonderful.  Honestly, Joss Whedon (being the creator, of course) is the best writer on the show.  Almost every episode that he has written has moved or touched me in some way or another.  This episode is no different.

The master is completely over-the-top and campy...good fun for all.
Though something tells me it would have taken a little more for Buffy to kill him than it did.
But nonetheless, it's a great fight scene.
"I may be dead, but I'm still pretty.  Which is more than I can say for you."

I adore the scene when Buffy, Xander and Angel are marching to the Hellmouth, Buffy in her prom dress, the Buffy theme song playing in the background...and of course, the classic line: "Oh, look.  A bad guy."  I think I might even have been drooling a little bit as I was re-watching this scene.  You know, me and my Buffy-love.

This episode, though very good, shall receive an A-.
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