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BTVS Episode Poll: 5.22 The Gift

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Poll #1864940 BTVS Episode Poll: 5.22 The Gift
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 22

1. This season finale was the last episode to run on the WB network, and seemed designed to make the series feel finished even if the UPN pickup for the last 2 seasons hadn’t happened. What if this had been the series finale?

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Nooooo! Buffy can’t be dead! I would have been pissed off forever!
9 (15.0%)
Better than Chosen
1 (1.7%)
Chosen was better
6 (10.0%)
Chosen was a better series finale, but I coulda done without Seasons 6 and 7 as a whole
0 (0.0%)
I like Season 6, okay?
16 (26.7%)
I like Season 7, okay?
14 (23.3%)
More Buffy equals more better!
13 (21.7%)
Other (explain in comments)
1 (1.7%)

2. Buffy and Giles have a brief, impassioned argument on the morality/appropriateness of killing one person to save the world, with Buffy on the “protect Dawn at all costs” side and Giles on the “if the world ends, DAWN DIES TOO, so don’t be a bloody idiot” side. Who’s right?

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Buffy
4 (18.2%)
Giles
5 (22.7%)
Little of both
7 (31.8%)
This is just too hard of a question! Can I shut down into catatonia now?
5 (22.7%)
Other (explain in comments)
1 (4.5%)

3. Giles killing Ben. Awesome? Horrifying?

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Awesome -- I always like seeing his Ripper side even if it disturbs me
5 (22.7%)
Horrifying
2 (9.1%)
“She’s a hero, you see.” Gets me every time
7 (31.8%)
Well, they made it hurt less by having Ben be ready to sacrifice Dawn to save himself. And did everybody forget about that quellor demon he summoned?
7 (31.8%)
Other (explain in comments)
1 (4.5%)

4. The gang’s plan turns out to be: go in at the last minute and keep Glory occupied so that she misses the portal-opening time window. Is this a good plan?

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Given the circumstances, it’s the best possible plan anybody could have come up with
8 (36.4%)
It’s mostly a good plan, but they really needed a better strategy for preventing non-Glory minions from opening the portal anyway.
11 (50.0%)
It’s not a bad plan, but it gives the episode a curious lack of urgency until the very end
1 (4.5%)
Wait, nobody thought of using the Dagon sphere until now? Why didn’t Buffy or Dawn carry it around at all times?
2 (9.1%)
Other (explain in comments)
0 (0.0%)

5. Up on the tower, Dawn seems ready to die to save the world. Buffy is suddenly certain that it will work if she dies instead -- “same blood” and all that. How does this leap in logic work for you?

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Too much of a deus ex machina
2 (9.1%)
The metaphor and the emotion are right, so it works,
14 (63.6%)
Eh. It’s magic. Magic is already a bunch of hand-waving and made-up stuff
3 (13.6%)
It works perfectly and I will explain how!
3 (13.6%)
Other (explain in comments)
0 (0.0%)

6. Favorite extremely Jossish thing in this episode?

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The mighty hammer of Thor! I mean troll-god!
3 (15.0%)
Captain America, I mean Buffy, taking out her frustrations on a punching bag until the bag goes flying
0 (0.0%)
Inappropriately-timed sex between Xander and Anya
2 (10.0%)
“This ought to be interesting” -- shove!
5 (25.0%)
I don’t know if it’s my favorite exactly, but he does kill off his hero, in a touching way that makes everybody cry, and nothing is more Josslike than that
9 (45.0%)
Other (explain in comments)
1 (5.0%)

7. Rate this episode!

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Mean: 9.23 Median: 9.5 Std. Dev 1.13
1
0 (0.0%)
2
0 (0.0%)
3
0 (0.0%)
4
0 (0.0%)
5
1 (4.5%)
6
0 (0.0%)
7
0 (0.0%)
8
2 (9.1%)
9
8 (36.4%)
10
11 (50.0%)

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