In every generation there is a Chosen One. She and she alone will fight the demons, the vampires, and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer.
The BtVS Watcher’s Guide, Vol 2. BTW basically an all purpose guide to the TV show by Nancy Holder with Jeff Mariotte and Maryelizabeth Hart. In its over 400 pages, the authors cover all the basics of the “Buffyverse” – there are sections on the framing plot, all the characters, plot summaries of seasons 3 and 4, incidental details, and the production itself. This is to say, more information that I would ever need about the “Buffyverse.” For example:
2—Number of Slayers Spike has killed.
3—Number of sacrifices required to end the world in “Doomed.”
Room 217—On the dorm hallway set, this is the door to another student dorm room. But if you actually walk through it, you will enter Giles’s apartment; 217 is the number of the most extremely haunted room in Stephen King’s novel “The Shining.”
--From “Numerology and the Buffyverse”
“It’s a sham, but it’s a sham with yams. A yam sham.” --Buffy, on Thanksgiving in “Pangs”
ANGEL: “I saw you called. It was a bright afternoon, out in front of your school, you walked down the steps and I loved you.”
ANGEL: “Because I could see your heart. You held it before you for everyone to see and I worried that it would be bruised or torn. More than anything in my life I wanted to keep it safe, to warm it up with my own.”
BUFFY: “That’s beautiful. [a moment, as he holds her] Or, taken literally, incredibly gross.”
ANGEL: “I was just thinking that too.”
If Amazon only had these sort of guides to “Paradise Lost” …
Actually, what I’m reading right now (for class) are some Roman comedies—Plautus’ “Meneachmi” and Terence’s “Brothers.” They say these guys are the fathers of the modern sit-com … Are we that predictable that 2000 year old formula comedies still work? ... believe it!