The chosen one speaks
The internet is still buzzing from when the Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast reunited last week, 20 years since the first episode aired. No surprise considering it was one of the best 90s TV shows, amiright?
And now, we’re still talking about the cult series after actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, now 39, was quoted saying that she felt one of the series ‘betrayed who [Buffy] was.’
**spoiler alert for those of you who haven’t yet seen Buffy and are luckily going to watch it all soon for the first time.**
Which season, you ask? Well, it was season six. Yes, that was the season that saw Willow resurrect Buffy, Buffy fall into a deep depression and develop an unhealthy relationship with Spike. (Yes we loved to hate him, too.)
It was also the season that saw Dark Willow born after Tara was killed.
The reason it took such a dark, and different turn, may well be because the show’s creator Joss Whedon stepped away as showrunner for the season.
‘I’ve always said that season six was not my favourite. I felt it betrayed who she was. Even just getting to talk to Joss and be able to get his opinion was not as easy when he’s not upstairs,’ Sarah said.
‘He had three shows. He had Angel and Firefly so that was hard. But he made sure to dedicate the time to season seven and that was his promise to me: that we would right all the wrongs and he kept that promise.’
But, Joss Wheden defended the show, saying that he was a fan of it: ‘I love season six. [Showrunner] Marti and I wanted to talk about an unhealthy relationship. It was borderline abusive until it actually became abusive. It was on both sides. It wasn’t just that she was with someone dark – she found the darkness within herself. This has to do with the consequences of power.’
He’s of course talking about the nuances between Buffy’s relationship with Spike.
Well, season six did at least give us musical Buffy…