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Belated thoughts about Buffy’s finale

By Dave Menendez
Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at 11:00 PM

Summary: A quick overview of why I liked Buffy’s final episode, and then on to the nitpicking. What was Buffy’s plan? What choice did the potentials have? How come Willow cast her spell after they opened the Hellmouth? And so forth.

“Chosen”, the final episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, aired a while ago, but I suppose it isn’t too late to say something about it. Overall, I liked it. It found a good balance between ending things and leaving things open for the future, which is a difficult balance to find. Also—and this is perhaps more a comment on the rest of the season than on this episode—it was nice to see the classic interaction among the core characters

That being said, there were a few points that bugged me. I’m going to restrict myself to the finale itself, rather than season seven in general. (The Buzz has a good look at the season as it stood before “Chosen”.)

These are not fatal flaws. As I said, I enjoyed the episode and felt it concluded the series well. I just wish they had tried a little harder to at least acknowledge these issues.