What wonderful fans we have. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Up until now, I had been striving diligently in my pursuit to become a working actor, and now that that has become a reality, I want to pinch myself each and every day. Deep into my core, I knew that dedication would pay off (although some days took extra effort to remind myself), but couldn’t have imagined a year like this! What a reward this has been. I feel privileged to be a part of this show. And without our fans, we wouldn’t have the luxury of coming back to work, and again say, “Yes, I am a working actor.” It feels so good. Tonight’s episode is a combination of overwhelming emotions on the screen and off. I remember our last day, and feeling at peace. I knew that if we didn’t return, we would still have thirteen charmed episodes, and that nobody could take away the joy that I felt while making them. Blood, sweat and tears. It’s all there in this one show. We love it so. We love it so.
(spoilers…….) And I realized that we were on the episode where Jenny Calender dies. I hadn’t seen the episode in the long while, but I remembered that the scenes where Giles finds her in his bed and Buffy and Willow get the phone call made me cry. The whole time I was sitting there, waiting for my friend’s reaction (she hasn’t seen the show before, and also she thought Giles and Jenny were really cute together). When Angelus killed her, my friend gasped and yelled, “SHE DIES???” And then when Giles came home to find the roses and the note and was walking upstairs she was covering her eyes and saying, “Oh no, poor Giles!”
During the scene between Buffy and Joyce about Angel, my friend said she didn’t like Joyce as a mom. I started thinking about The Body and about what it will be like when we both watch it. I think I’ve seen that episode only twice, but it will be awhile before I see it again because we’re only on Season 2. But then I started thinking about all of the episodes that make me cry, and I began to wonder what episodes will make her cry. The Body will definitely make her cry I think, even though she doesn’t like Joyce.
She was also wondering where the hell Oz went :P I told her he doesn’t show up again until the last two episodes, and she said, “That’s stupid, he should be there. He’s the best character!” :P
Awww. I’m watching Buffy with my friends for the first time. (I’m on season five.) And i’m sure they’re EXACTLY like this during a lot of things. I didn’t like Joyce either but I still cried during The Body. And aww the Oz thing makes me saddd. I misss him.
I miss Oz too T_T My friend is going to be so sad too when we watch season 4 :(
But, Oz comes back and it’s an incredible scene too, when he and Willow are talking in his van. It’s sad, but was a much needed scene and episode to tie up loose ends after his disappearance. That’s it, I’m going out and replacing my Buffy DVDs soon! It’s one of the only shows I can escape into enough to forget my own troubles and fall asleep to. And there’s a sentimental connection too! :)
“Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I’ve walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, in it, and above.”—Gia (via piratehippie)