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Encyclopedia > Forever (Buffy episode)
"Forever"
Episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode no. Season 5,
Episode 17
Guest star(s) David Boreanaz
   (Angel)
Amber Benson
   (Tara)
Clare Kramer
   (Glory)
Charlie Weber
   (Ben)
Troy T. Blendell
   (Jinx)
Joey Grey
   (Doc)
Writer(s) Marti Noxon
Director Marti Noxon
Production no. 5ABB17
US airdate April 17, 2001
Episode chronology
The Body Forever Intervention

Forever is the 17th episode of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It follows up on the previous episode's central issue, as the group attends Joyce's funeral, while Dawn enters a state of growing desperation and ultimately chooses to try and bring her mother back. An episode is to television and radio what a chapter is to a book: a part of a sequence of a body of work. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series based on the original script for the 1992 movie of the same name. ... David Patrick Boreanaz (born May 16, 1971) is an American actor. ... David Boreanaz as Angel Angel is a fictional character on the television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel played by David Boreanaz. ... Actress Amber Benson Amber Nicole Benson (born January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American actress best known for playing Tara Maclay, Willows lesbian love interest in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Tara Maclay is a fictional character in the television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Amber Benson. ... Clare Elizabeth Kramer (b. ... Glory, also known as Glorificus or The Beast, is a fictional deity in the American television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Clare Kramer. ... Marti Noxon was a writer and executive producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... Marti Noxon was a writer and executive producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5 - Episode 16 The Body is an episode of the TV-series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, aired February 27, 2001. ... An episode is to television and radio what a chapter is to a book: a part of a sequence of a body of work. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series based on the original script for the 1992 movie of the same name. ... An episode is to television and radio what a chapter is to a book: a part of a sequence of a body of work. ... Joyce Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Kristine Sutherland. ... Dawn Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by Michelle Trachtenberg. ...

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Plot Synopsis

Following up on the previous episode, "Forever" depicts Joyce's funeral and the Scoobies' prolonged reactions to what has happened, centring mostly on Buffy's apparent disconnection as to the affairs at hand when preparing the ceremony, and Dawn's descent into desperation as she feels that she is, ultimately, alone. The Whedonverse is a name for the fictional universe which includes most of the collected works of Joss Whedon, including: Buffy: the Vampire Slayer Angel: the Series Fray Tales of the Vampires and other comics The Whedonverse is also known as the Buffyverse or the Slayerverse. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series based on the original script for the 1992 movie of the same name. ... Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Fray is an eight-issue miniseries of comic books from Dark Horse Comics, written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon and drawn by Karl Moline (pencils) and Andy Owens (inks). ... An episode is to television and radio what a chapter is to a book: a part of a sequence of a body of work. ... Joyce Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Kristine Sutherland. ... Buffy The Vampire Slayer Buffy Anne Summers is the title character in the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the television show of the same name (though it should be noted that, being different interpretations of an original concept, these are actually two seperate entities, as explained below). ... Dawn Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by Michelle Trachtenberg. ...


Buffy chooses to keep quiet as to what she feels, yet when visited by Angel, ends up spending the night with him, telling him about the way she feels about what is happening around her, and how she will deal with everything, now that her mother is gone. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Buffy Anne Summers is the title character in the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the television show of the same name (though it should be noted that, being different interpretations of an original concept, these are actually two seperate entities, as explained below). ...


Sorrowful, Dawn chooses to resort to witchcraft, and thanks to a tip from Willow (an important book that she discretely causes to fall on the floor, close to Dawn, through telekinesis), manages to set about on her way to bring her mother back to life, with the aid of Spike, who chooses to help the young girl out of sympathy, and for her protection. Dawn Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by Michelle Trachtenberg. ... Willow Rosenberg is a fictional character in the popular television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Alyson Hannigan. ... Dawn Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by Michelle Trachtenberg. ...


After obtaining the required artifacts, thanks in part to the strange Doc, who would again appear later on in the series, Dawn finally summons her mother, only to be faced by Buffy, who, informed by Tara (who had been alarmed by the missing book), tells Dawn of the risks that such a spell ensues, and tells her to cancel it immediately. Dawn Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by Michelle Trachtenberg. ... Buffy The Vampire Slayer Buffy Anne Summers is the title character in the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the television show of the same name (though it should be noted that, being different interpretations of an original concept, these are actually two seperate entities, as explained below). ... Tara Maclay is a fictional character in the television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Amber Benson. ... Dawn Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by Michelle Trachtenberg. ...


As a zombie Joyce approaches the Summers home, an argument ensues, which eventually leads to the sisters confessing each others feelings as to what the future holds now their mother is gone, each realizing that the other is suffering equally. Joyce Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Kristine Sutherland. ...


Finally, Joyce knocks at the door, causing a frail Buffy to run to it in tears, in hope of being given her "mommy" back, only for Dawn to finally fully realize the harm that a defectuous, unliving Joyce would bring to them, and finally cancel the spell by ripping one of the artifacts, a photo of Joyce herself, apart. Joyce Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Kristine Sutherland. ... Buffy The Vampire Slayer Buffy Anne Summers is the title character in the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the television show of the same name (though it should be noted that, being different interpretations of an original concept, these are actually two seperate entities, as explained below). ... Dawn Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by Michelle Trachtenberg. ... Joyce Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Kristine Sutherland. ... Joyce Summers is a fictional character in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Kristine Sutherland. ...


Buffy is faced by empty air as she opens the door, and the sisters finally come to terms with the fact that their mother is truly gone, and break down in each others' arms, the episode ending on a shot of both embracing while on the floor. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Buffy Anne Summers is the title character in the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the television show of the same name (though it should be noted that, being different interpretations of an original concept, these are actually two seperate entities, as explained below). ... An episode is to television and radio what a chapter is to a book: a part of a sequence of a body of work. ...


Arc Significance

Writing and Acting

Production Details

Quotes and Trivia

See also

The following is a list of episodes for the television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...

External Links

  • "Forever" on BuffyGuide.com

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