10 years. 10 years since the end of a beautiful relationship.
10 years since Buffy and the Scoobies left us.
If you're too cool to understand what I'm talking about, it's 10 years today since Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended.
You might think it was just a television show. You would be wrong.
To me (the girl nicknamed Slayer by a certain old work friend) Buffy was so much more. Friendship, love, strength, bravery, kick-ass women, the best one-liners in television - that show had it all. There's a reason you can study the series at university, you know.
To this day my sister Lou and I regularly reference those beloved characters in our lives. In fact, this was pretty much the conversation we had when my boyfriend and I got back together:
"Bill is totally your Angel. You have a love that will never die. And now, you are no longer cookie dough."
"Really? I thought First Love was my Angel?"
"No. He was definitely your Riley."
"Riley was quite hot. I never got the anti-Riley movement. What was so wrong with Riley?!"
"Nothing! But First Love, like Riley, was only appropriate for your wild university years."
"Five by Five".
"Does anyone actually know what that means?"
When I heard news that the show was ending I was devastated. I arranged to fly to Sydney just for the night, to be by Lou's side so that we could share our grief and the final episode together. We laughed, we wept, we reminisced, we sent her husband to bed BECAUSE HE TALKED TOO MUCH AND THERE IS NO TALKING IN BUFFY NOT EVEN IN THE COMMERCIAL BREAKS.
Here's just a few of our favourite memories:*
Becoming Part II. The love story to end all love stories. Oh Angel.
The Gift. "The hardest thing in this world"...
The Body. Remember this one? It's probably my favourite. The episode had no soundtrack and was heart-wrenching. This is the moment that Anya cracked my little heart.
Hush. The entire episode was silent. Scariest episode of television ever.
Once more with feeling. Best. Musical. Episode. Ever.
Touched. My sister and I watched this speech on repeat. Over and over. The man that says this to me will be the man I marry.
Thanks for the memories (and the genius writing, Joss).
|Secretly I hope they never stop asking that question because we like the women you write very much.|
What was your favourite episode?