30 Day TV Show Challenge: Day 7

Day 07- Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show

Seasons six and seven of Buffy the Vampire Slayer were particularly hard to get through. For every “Once More, With Feeling” or “Chosen”, there were five duds. Despite this, choosing my least favorite episode is easy.

“Seeing Red”

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This is just too painful for me to watch. Spike’s attempted rape of Buffy makes me sick every time I watch it. The fear in her eyes during and the self-loathing rolling off of him as soon as he realizes how far he was willing to go is heart breaking. No, worse than that. If your heart were to be ripped in half, then sown back together and ripped in half again for all of eternity, it would not be as painful as this scene.

I can’t watch Warren. He has no redeeming qualities. The tipping point came earlier with the attempted rape and murder of Katrina, and it continues in this episode. His whole macho act once he has the Orbs of Nezzla’Khan isn’t cute or funny like some of the Trio’s earlier behavior. I don’t know if I’ve ever been happier to see Buffy kick someone’s ass.

Tara was never my favorite character or even in the top five, but her death was haunting. Just as she came back together with Willow, her life was cut short by Warren. Fucking Warren. Even more devastating? He almost killed Buffy. If she hadn’t made it through, I wouldn’t have been able to handle it.

All in all this is one of my least favorite episodes on any television show simply because it hurts too much.

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