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Buffy's 20 Best Episodes, Ranked!
Buffy‘s monsters were always a metaphor for growing pains, but in “The Body,” life’s truest and most inescapable horror is death itself. And what a devastating blow it was when Buffy came home to find her poor mother Joyce dead on the couch. Joyce’s natural passing rendered Buffy completely powerless, which is one thing our hero was not accustomed to. With its long silences and even longer takes, the episode fully captured the shock and numbness that a loved one’s death brings, setting up Sarah Michelle Gellar for her series’ best performance. (Her being shunned by the Emmys for this episode was a gross oversight.)Continue Reading https://tvline.com
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