Guest Starring: 
 Danny Strong: 
 Anthony Stewart Head: 
 Tom Lenk: 
 Jeff Kober: 
 Steven W Bailey: 
 (Cave Demon) 
  21. Two To Go.  
  Having eliminated Warren, Willow turns her attention to Jonathan and Andrew. The Scoobies go all out to reel her in.  
  Great quotes:  
Jonathan and Andrew in jail.
  • Andrew: "Laugh it up fuzz-ball
  • Xander: "Any ideas?" Buffy: "Drive faster?"
  • Dawn: "You're back on the magics." Willow: "No honey. I am the magics."
  • Dawn: "Did you kill that guy [Rack]?" Willow: "Believe me, it's an improvement."
  • Andrew: "She's [Willow] a truck-driving magic momma! And we've got maybe seconds before Darth Rosenberg grinds everybody into Jawa burgers and not one of you bunch has the midichlorians to stop her!" Xander: "You've never had any tiny bit of sex have you?"
  • Anya: "I care if you live or die Xander. I'm just not sure which one I want."
  Fantastic moments:  
Spike in action.
  • Spike's hand-to-hand battle against the fire-handed dude is well cool.
  • Willow turns the tables on the dark warlock Rack in a wonderfully dark scene in which - in homage to a similar scene in 'Smashed' - she 'takes a tour' of him in order to recover her powers.
  • Giles' re-appearance is completely unexpected and a brilliantly cliff-hanging way to end the episode. After beating Buffy up, Willow gloats over her "... it's about power. And there's no one in the world who has the power to stop me now." Boom! Willow is thrown across the room by green energy, cut to the magic shop entrance; Giles stands there as calm as the day he left "I'd like to test that theory" cut to the credits. Awesome stuff!
  Duff Bits:  
  • The 'previously on' clocks in at just under 2 minutes. This is getting silly. Unfortunately it only gets worse in season 7.
  • Dawn and Clem are BORING! But at least Dawn finally builds up the guts to do try to live up to her sister and confront Willow. At last an emergence from the useless pining she's so good at.
  • Buffy versus super-Willow, is this really what we watch BtVS to see?
  Dean's comments:  
Just when you thought she couldn't get badder...
As the action builds to a season finale, 'Two to go' does its best to rev up the pace but is dogged by clunky dialogue, hammy acting and excruciatingly stagy moments. The opening scene is one of the biggest criminals; Buffy, Xander and Anya run through the woods before stopping in order to have a quick exposition. The guy who plays the driver of the truck Willow takes over is guilty of hamming it up too much. Dark Willow says "Damn, that is one effective counter spell", a line which had me grinding my teeth. Unfortunately 'Two to go' is a clear case of a television series living the post shark-jumping cliché. What would happen if Buffy fought Evil Willow? Who cares? Thankfully there is enough good stuff in the episode to balance most of this out, not least Giles' brilliantly unexpected re-appearance in the final shot. Other highlights include Willow's confrontation with Rack and yet more wonderful geek-speak from Jonathan and Andrew. Both Buffy and Anya make sacrifices in their attempts to save Willow from herself while Dawn appeals to her human side. While all this is going on Xander twice declares himself to be totally useless. I thought this was a massive telegraphing of the season's ending, but then maybe I've just watched far too many films. Note that everything in this episode happens in one night. It is no more than a day and a half since Warren killed Tara. Those witches in England worked fast to get Giles tooled up and over the pond!
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