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October 05 2003

The Lost Episode 22 1/2 For everyone who, like me, feels a huge void in their life where new Buffy episodes used to be...

I thought this was rather well-written by fanfic standards, especially with regards to Xander. It's a shame the writers seemed to lose touch with him, but it is nice to see something where you hear that voice again.
Wow, for fanfic that is seriously good.
Actually that lost episode is placed as "episode 20.5" which means it's supposed to fit between "Touched" and "End of Days." No worries. I'll pick up the slack:

THE LOST ENDING: Season Seven Episode 22 and a half:

EXT. SCHOOL BUS - DAY
It's the exact same scene from the very end of "Chosen" (season seven episode 22). Buffy is still staring at the canyon that once was Sunnydale. Dawn stands beside her, then Giles joins them, as do Xander, Willow, and Faith. The camera still slowly and melodramatically zooms in to a closeup of Buffy.

XANDER: We saved the world.
WILLOW: We changed the world. (walks up to Buffy's side) I can feel them, Buffy. All over. Slayers are awakening everywhere.
DAWN: We'll have to find them.
WILLOW: We will.
GILES: Yes, because the mall was actually in Sunnydale, so there's no hope of going there tomorrow.
DAWN: We destroyed the mall? I fought on the wrong side.
XANDER: All those shops gone. The Gap, Starbucks, Toys "R" Us. Who will remember all those landmarks unless we tell the world about them?
GILES: We have a lot of work ahead of us.
FAITH: (to Willow) Can I push him in?
WILLOW: You've got my vote.
FAITH: I just want to sleep, yo, for like a week.
DAWN: I guess we all could, if we wanted to.
WILLOW: Yeah. (smiles) The First is scrunched, so... what do you think we should do, Buffy?
FAITH: Yeah, you're not the one and only chosen anymore. Just gotta live like a person. How's that feel?
DAWN: Yeah, Buffy. What are we gonna do now?

As the others chatter around her, Buffy just stares straight ahead at the hole formerly known as Sunnydale. As she contemplates what's next, she smiles.

VI: (shout from off camera) Guys!??

Buffy is shaken out of her smiling reverie.

VI: (shout from off camera) What the hell do you think you're doing??

Camera zooms back and pans up to reveal the school bus behind them again, Vi's sticking her head out the bus' side door. Her hands are covered in blood. As she continues shouting at them, the others scramble and help one another back inside the bus.

VI: While you retards are staring at a giant crater in the ground, Wood and Rona are bleeding to death! Will you bastards get your asses back in here now and help me put their intestines back in? Maybe find a hospital somewhere while we're at it? Let's MOVE!

Xander's the last to pass by her and he stops at the door, looks right at the camera with his good eye and a smirk on his lips. Immediately after, or rather as he's delivering his line, Vi pushes Xander the rest of the way into the bus, and also breaks the fourth wall as she says the last line.

XANDER: Been waiting all summer for this, haven't ya?
VI: Tough!

FAST FADE TO BLACK. END CREDITS.

[ edited by ZachsMind on 2003-10-07 06:35 ]
ZachsMind: *snicker* :D

Re the fanfic: Um, not intending to be mean to the author, but if y'all that that was good by fanfic standards... you haven't been reading the right fanfic. Seriously.

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