The start of the seventh season sees our team split more than usual, Willow and Giles are visiting a coven in Devon with the hope of restoring our red haired witch back to her old self. As for the rest of the Scooby gang they have either passed on, returned to their former selves or are just going about their normal lives.
This series though is building to something pretty epic the end of series 6 showed that Buffy is not the only all powerful woman in Sunnydale. Driven by hate and grief Willow became the most dangerous witch in the world. However it was perhaps the least powerful member of the Scoobes that saved the day, Xander has been pretty much an ever present throughout the Buffy run. His brand of wit has always been there but it was his tenderness that really won the day.
For the start of the season though we are reintroduced to Sunnydale high and by an odd twist of fate the place where Buffy will end up working. Coupled with this is the deluge of characters who return in this season. The whole season has a reunion feel but thankfully Its handled well. We also have a draft of new recruits to the Buffy Bootcamp but as somethings changes, others will always stay the same
Ultimately though Buffy is the key to victory and watching her grow as a character over the seven seasons was one of the best televisual experiences in my life. Thankfully watching Buffy back now the show pretty much holds up. The CGI may be a little dated but this show was more than about the way it looked. Its odd to think that over a decade later there has not been a show quite like this. The strong female lead is something we should not need to talk about but far to often girls/women are not portrayed as the carriers of shows. Buffy was a trend setting show but unfortunately TV failed to hang on to the coat tails of the phenomenon.
The end of Buffy was a fitting end, the final season had a lot of depth and some great performances It was a fitting end but like we have seen in the past just because something ends does not mean its finished.