Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Wrecked

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Wrecked
Wrecked
Season 6, Episode 10
Airdate November 27, 2001
Production Number 6ABB10
Written by Marti Noxon
Directed by David Solomon
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Wrecked is the tenth episode of the sixth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the one-hundred and tenth episode overall.

Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris), Emma Caulfield (Anya), Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn Summers), James Marsters (Spike)

and Alyson Hannigan (Willow)

Guest Starring: Elizabeth Anne Allen (Amy Madison), Jeff Kober (Rack), Amber Benson (Tara)

Co-Starring: Fleming Brooks (Mandraz), Mageina Tovah (Jonesing Girl), Michael Giordani (Jonesing Guy), Colin Malone (Creepy Guy)

Contents

Plot Overview

When Willow find her powers have burned out, Amy takes her to a warlock to hook her up with unlimited juice. Buffy is racked with disgust and guilt over her sexual romp with Spike, but needs his help when she finds out about Willow’s addiction and that Dawn is out with her.

Notes

Monster of the Week

  • Rack: Rack is a warlock with immense power and a moving lair that is cloaked from sight. Although his origins are not explained exactly, he is apparently the magical equivalent of a drug pusher. He has a client-base of magic abusers who are addicted to his reality altering spells, to the point that they go through withdrawal when they haven't felt the effects of his spells.

Body Count

# Whom By Whom How Where
1 Demon Willow Spontaneous Combustion Warehouse

Arc Advancement

Happenings

Characters

  • Willow: After struggling with her addiction to spells, she vows to stop using magic despite the withdrawal symptoms she goes through.

Referbacks

  • Faith, Hope and Trick: Dawn's comment that Buffy eats a lot after she kills something is, unknowingly, a reference to Faith's comment that slaying something makes you hungry and horny.

Trivia

The Show

  • Cartoons: The cartoon that Tara and Dawn wake up to is Ding Dog Daddy, directed by Friz Freling.

Behind the Scenes

  • Dedication: This episode was dedicated to the memory of J.D. Peralta, Marti Noxon's assistant who died two weeks before the episode aired of cancer.
  • Dawn's Slap: In an interview, Michelle Trachtenberg said that she was nervous when she found out she had to slap Alyson Hannigan because she respected her so much. Alyson told her to give it her all and she reluctantly pretended she was a bully in high school to go through with it. She apologized profusely after the scene.

Allusions and References

  • Martha Stewart: Martha Stewart is the founder and former CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and is notorious for her home decorating and cooking daytime talk series Martha Stewart Living. Anya's theory that Martha Stewart is a witch refers to her seemingly limitless time and energy she has to do these crafts she shows on television.
Xander: Anya has a theory. She thinks that Martha Stewart froze that guy.
  • Joan Crawford: Joan Crawford was a dancer and actress who was groomed by MGM Studios during the mid-1920s to play flappers. Her popularity grew more and more over the years, going on to play hard-working characters in "rags-to-riches" stories during the Depression. By the end of the 1930s, she was one of the most highly paid actresses in America. The comment made by Dawn refers to her six adopted children.
Dawn: I think she's feeling all Joan Crawford because of the other night.

Memorable Moments

  • Willow creating the phantom Tara to comfort her.
  • Willow breaking down in tears when she realizes how badly she hurt Dawn.

Quotes

  • Buffy: When did the building fall down?
Spike: I don't know. Must have been some time between the first time and the, uh...
Buffy: Oh. Oh my God.
  • Buffy: Oh, you're bent!
Spike: Yeah. But it made you scream, didn't it?
  • Xander: Anya has a theory. She thinks that Martha Stewart froze that guy.
Anya: Don't be ridiculous. Martha Stewart isn't a demon. She's a witch.
Xander: Please, she -- Really?
Anya: Of course. Nobody could do that much decoupage without calling on the powers of darkness.
  • Anya: (to Xander) At least I'm not asking you to perform the groom's rite of self-flagellation.
  • Dawn: I'll leave a note for Buffy on the refrigerator. That's the first place she goes after patrolling. She's such a pig after she kills things.
  • Dawn: It was like a meat party in my mouth. Okay. Now, I'm just a kid and even I know that came out wrong.
  • Buffy: The only thing that's different is that I'm disgusted with myself. That's the power of your charms. Last night was the most perverse, degrading experience of my life.
Spike: Yeah. Me, too.
  • Spike: Now, I admit it. You've had me by the short hairs. I love you. You know it. But I got my rocks back. You felt something last night.
Buffy: Not love.
Spike: Not yet. But I'm in your system now. You're gonna crave me, like I crave blood. And the next time you come calling, if you don't stop being such a bitch, maybe I will bite you.