I won't give Ms. Noxon nearly enough credit in this Commentary, though she very much deserves it. Suffice to say her great script drives the roller coaster. While Bad Girls is the first rush down, Consequences is the first turn, the bare settling, the chug back up the track. It’s a breather, but only a short one, giving us just enough time to comprehend what’s happened; the resetting of a timebomb, threatening us with what we realize was there all along. And we still have to face.
w Marti Noxon
Anyway - how many people do you think we've saved by
over it, aren't you, B? You can't handle watching me living my
Buffy, a little stung, decides to let it go.
And work the best.
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[ii] There's a similar -- and just as powerful -- moment for Inara in the Firefly episode Heart Of Gold.