Guest Starring: 
 Anthony Strewart Head: 
 John O leary: 
 (Mr Kaltenbach) 
 Kavan Reece: 
 Amber Tamblyn: 
 Dave Power: 
 Charles Duckworth: 
 Dawn Worrall: 
 Emily Kay: 
 Adam Gordon: 
  6. All The Way.  
  Dawn goes out for a night on the tiles on Halloween.  
  Great quotes:  
  • Giles: "Mist, cemetery, Halloween; should end well."
  • Vampire: "We're rebels." Spike: "No I'm a rebel, you're an idiot."
  • Buffy: "You were parking with a vamp?!" Dawn: "I just met him." Buffy: "So you were parking in the woods with a boy you just met?"
  • Willow: "Me at fifteen? Hello, spaz!"
  • Anya: "Ever play Shiver Me Timbers?" Tara: "I'm not really much for the timber."
  • Giles to Xander: "Anya is a wonderful former vengeance demon, I'm sure you'll spend many years of non-hell-dimensional bliss together."
  Fantastic moments:  
  • Dawn's obvious fear of and reaction to her first kiss - "Shiver me timbers." - are ever so sweet.
  • Anya's 'dance of capitalist superiority' is fabulous.
  • The arguments between Willow and Tara are very frightening, we like Willow and Tara, we don't want them to fight. Tara tells Willow that she's using too much magic, a point proved when Willow casts a spell to erase the memory of the fight from Tara's mind. Bad Willow.
  • Get a load of the subtexts barely hidden in the reactions of Buffy and Willow to the news that Anya and Xander are engaged. No sooner have they announced the happy news than Xander looks terrified by Anya's rush to plan the rest of their lives and Willow's "Wow" is really superficial. Trouble is-a-brewin' methinks.
  Duff Bits:  
  • Spike, at one point, says to Buffy "Patrolling, hello?" A line that would have suited Cordelia, not the dark prince of bleached English badness though.
  • Dawn-based episodes are always boring. See below.
  Dean's comments:  
They're getting married.
So Dawn is, after all, a normal teenager; she does what normal teenagers are meant to do, she lies to her parental figures, she stays out late at night, she commits minor theft, she has lustings for boys. Ultimately the problem with all episodes centred on Dawn in BtVS is that the series covered this ground way back in the first 3 seasons. If the main theme of season 6 is - as Joss Whedon claims - 'Oh grow up!', then 'All The Way' bucks the trend by centring on the one character who has more right than the others to act immaturely. As well as being a slightly annoying episode about a character in a very annoying period of her life, 'All The Way' has some interesting messages about the terrible pressure of modern working life, the kind of pressure that tires Buffy into shirking her responsibilities for bringing up Dawn on to Giles. This is just one of the strange twists that the episode has for us, Xander and Anya announce their engagement to the badly hidden shock of Buffy and Willow (and Xander after Anya starts planning their married life "... we've got to cram in as much marital bliss as possible before we wither and die.") while Willow uses a spell to alter Tara's mind and get out of an argument. The episode's best moment is probably when Willow spots the couple in the Bronze dressed as Luke and Leia doing their best dirty dancing impression, "Don't they know they're brother and sister?"
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