All through season five I wanted to blog. Especially when I reached The Body, which is — and I say this without hyperbole — the most astonishing and perfect forty-five minutes of television I have ever seen, and I am confident in saying the most astonishing and perfect forty-five minutes of television that have ever been made. (I say this as a huge fan of Veronica Mars, Doctor Who and Firefly.) But I didn’t blog The Body, because I couldn’t see how to write about it without being totally spoily. And I really didn’t want to spoil season five for anyone, especially the event that immediately precedes The Body.
So I won’t say anything about the opening to season 6, except for two things.
1. They really, really didn’t make it easy. The key event in those episodes? They earn it. They pay for it. And they make us pay.
2. Expect the comment thread to be spoily. Don’t read the comments unless you’ve seen seasons five and six of Buffy.