- Jun 22, 2011
Xander actually said: "You don't have to drive it through my head like a railroad spike." and I'm waaay too amused about it.
This episode gives validation to Xander's suggestion that "it could be witches, some evil witches" during the "I've got a theory" song since they did battle an evil witch in the past. Willow and Tara's annoyed reaction which caused Xander to backtrack was a bit uncalled for.This is one of the which dates the show badly.
I think the divorce happened within the year given the fact that Buffy was expelled from Hemery and was enrolled in Sunnydale High School during the middle of a semester when she and Joyce moved. Hank was still visiting and had Buffy during the Summer so it probably happened at some point in the preceding 6 months.Joyce doesn't act in the best way in this episode but she has just moved to a new town to a new job and is having to get used to raising a daughter on her own (don't think it was that long before this that Hank left - correct me if I'm wrong) so I think she's basically stressed out of her mind and takes it out on Buffy: still a bad thing to do.