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A Fitting End To Television's Finest Show,
This review is from: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete Seventh Season (DVD)
Season seven of BTVS was a fitting ending to, at least in my opinion, the finest show on television. The 'big bad' was a perfect final foe, the season's arc was fantastic, and the final battle was awesome. And Tom Lenk was a brilliant addition to the cast. Not to mention the very final shot of the series was a perfect one to go out on.
The only major qualm I have with this season is that the cast was so large it unfortunately didn't allow for many of the intimate moments between the main characters that were so prevalent during the first six years. I would've liked to have seen a lot more about: Xander and Anya's relationship and where it was going. More with Dawn learning to fight and becoming a sort of pseudo-slayer. And more with Willow and her ability to cope with using magic again, how she was dealing with the loss of Tara, and her getting into a new relationship with one of the potentials. And of course, more about Buffy and her relationship with Spike, and then again with Angel when he shows up towards the end of the season. The only other thing that bothered me was the absence of a stand alone episode or two, something along the lines of 'Once Again With Feeling'. It seemed as if just about every season had one of these episodes, but number seven didn't.
Though it sounds as if I'm complaining, the season was great. The show was great. Its too bad it couldn't have gone a few more years. But hopefully one day there will be another series set in the Buffy universe now that 'Angel' has also unfortunately been canceled as well.
A great show and fitting ending.