Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 6 Episode 2

Bargaining (2)

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 2001 on The WB

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  • Buffy + UPN = Resurrected Buffy

    Great way to start the season, although, the initial "Season Premiere" is actually 3 episodes long, this 2nd half of what was a two hour premiere, starts off very well. Much of the characters lives are explored as they have been masquerading the Buffy-bot around as the Slayer, in hopes of keeping the illusion that Buffy is still alive(no new Slayer has been called because Faith is still alive). Willow has pretty much mastered the telepathy she used in the S5 finale, Xander is still the same. Dawn is no longer the Key, but Spike still watches over as a way of a redemption for him not getting to Dawn in time before. Giles is also leaving for England and leaving Anya the Magic Shop.
    The emotions from each of the characters are well done, but this episode tends to get a bit on the darker side, more like an Angel episode, than a Buffy one. Although, it has the famous one liners and jokes Buffy is known for, it feels a bit out of place this time around. The Demon Biker gang was an ok way to throw Buffy right into the middle of things again, but it seemed more like an excuse to break up the team and have a reason for Buffy to have to dig herself out of her own grave. The Demon Biker Gang also lends itself to one of the biggest plot holes; Where are the damn cops!!!! An entire town is being looted and terrorized and not one cop is shown to even try and stop them. It's a no wonder there needs to be a Slayer.