Guest Starring: 
 Anthony Strewart Head: 
 Danny Strong: 
 Adam Busch: 
 Tom Lenk: 
 Todd Stashwick: 
 Michael Merton: 
 (Mr Savitsky) 
 John Bailey: 
 Brian Kolb: 
 (Bank Guard) 
  4. Flooded.  
  Buffy tries to get her life back to normal, but encounters with demons, geeks and bank managers are getting in her way.  
  Great quotes:  
The trio of geeks.
  • Buffy: "Dawn, breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it's unbelievably important, you should eat breakfast at least three times a day."
  • Buffy: "I haven't spent any money, I was all dead and frugal."
  • Buffy's plan to get money: "Easy, we burn the house to the ground and collect the insurance. Plus; fire - pretty!"
  • Anya: "This tone in my voice, I dislike it more than you do; I'm closer to it!"
  • Giles: "I almost made a new friend, something which I think is statistically impossible for a man of my age."
  • The trio's mission statement is, according to Jonathan, "Shrink Rays, Trained gorillas, workable prototype jet packs and chicks chicks chicks, I know that's the action I signed on for."
  • Buffy: "Who's calling me? Everyone I know lives here."
  • Giles: "They [M'Fashnik demons] perform acts of carnage and mayhem for the highest bidder." Xander: "Well it is the American way."
  Fantastic moments:  
  • Dawn and Anya have a brilliant argument about whether Spiderman would charge cash to save the world. Xander chips in with: "Action is his reward." Anya then goes into one of her neurotic rants about him failing to announce their engagement.
  • The evil trio of geeks, be still my sides. The number of hilarious comic moments they have in 'Flooded' are too numerous to count, my favourite quotes include Warren saying "Let's back things up a parsec." Andrew: "Hello! Screen-wipe, new scene!" Jonathan: "Action figures... fully deployed." And of course: "Gentlemen, crime is our wormhole."
  • Andrew discusses current theories on the construction of wormholes, Warren - as he plays a virtual reality computer game - "Dude, don't be a geek!"
  • Get a load of the darkness in the scene where Giles confronts Willow over her spell to raise Buffy from the dead. As Willow gets excited about what she did the Watcher really lays into her, calling her a "... very stupid girl." and accusing her of being a "... rank arrogant amateur." Willow gets on her high horse, telling him that she was "... amazing" and that "I'm very powerful, and maybe it's not such a good idea for you to piss me off." Ooh err!
  Duff Bits:  
  • What is up with the Scoobies and money problems? They are freeloading in her house and telling her that she's got no money, why not pay her rent?
  Dean's comments:  
Buffy faces off against her new nemesis, the bank manager.
The opening scene of 'Flooded' sets up the themes for season 6 in a nutshell. Buffy stalks an enemy in a darkened basement, is it a demon, a vampire? No, it's a burst water main. This episode is an improvement on 'Afterlife'; with the return of Giles and the introduction of the three geeks, the series regains some stability and introduces a little bit of much-needed comedy. The dark lighting in the episode very effectively grounds the plot back into the depressing reality of Buffy's new life, this offsets the humour of the narrative and reminds everyone that not everything is as cheerful as it might appear on the surface. Speaking of the comedy, Warren, Jonathan and the new guy (Andrew) are a razor-sharp, tongue-in-cheek - if over exaggerated - poke of fun at the sort of person who probably watches television like BtVS and reads / writes on line reviews like this. I saw a little bit of myself in these characters and instantly fell in love with their outlandish lord-of-the-nerds view of the world. More of them to come in 'Life Serial'.
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