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7Joss Whedon Describes A Battle Between Buffy and The Black Widow

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Oh, hey there, nerds! How’s it going? Great, I hope! Listen, I know you’re probably getting all excited for The Avengers, and let’s be real, it hasn’t been more than a month since you sat down and watched an episode or 22 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And that’s ok. But you want to know what will make it even more ok?

Joss Whedon recently took the time to describe how a battle between Natasha Romanoff from The Avengers, also known as the Black Widow and played by Scarlett Johansson in the movie, and Buffy would do down:

Buffy would go easy at first, but as soon as Natasha popped her with a Widow Sting, she’d start bringing some slayer brawn to the fray. Natasha’s fast, but a couple of good connects and she’s wobbling, possibly something broken — she whips out her glock and now Buffy’s dodging — right where Natasha wants her. Natasha shoots the cable holding the steel barrels and they tumble onto Buffy, nearly burying her — Buffy just arcs out of the way, grabbing the splintered cable and swinging directly onto Natasha, a bullet grazing her cheek as her feet land hard on the Russian’s shoulders, sending her back flat — crack! — on the floor, Buffy wrenching the gun away and tossing it, fist ready for the final strike. Natasha, struggling to stay conscious, says the fight’s over. Buffy agrees, but Natasha explains: She poisoned Buffy hours ago. That waitress that brought her salad …? Natasha smiles. The poison is dormant — ’til it’s activated by adrenaline. Buffy’s eyes narrow. “Too bad I didn’t use any.” Wham! Natasha’s out for the count, and Buffy’s heading — slowly — to Willow for a mystical cleanse.

Now, I’m not remotely a comic book fan, nor am I any kind of excited about The Avengers, but you guys know that I’m a Buffy girl, through and through, and I don’t think you have to be a fan of both of these ladies to understand just how incredibly wonderful this is.

Who is looking forward to The Avengers? And, more importantly, I just got Netflix, so which Buffy episode should I show my boyfriend to get him completely hooked?

April 12, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
Filed Under: Joss Whedon

7 Responses to “Joss Whedon Describes A Battle Between Buffy and The Black Widow”

  1. Monique says:

    Now this is jumping ahead many seasons BUT if you want to show him a really great episode, the first one I always show to my friends to try and hook them is Tabula Rasa. Buffy geeks forever!!!

    • Emily says:

      I LOVE Tabula Rasa! I’ll have to go back and watch it (darn!) to see how many references it makes to the whole resurrection thing though. But ahh, Tabula Rasa!

  2. Tara says:

    Beer bad!

  3. liz says:

    The episode where Buffy’s mom dies.

  4. puddin says:

    “Hush.” Definitely “Hush!” It’s creepy and clever and funny and has military guys, and it won an award. That’s what I’m going to use to rope my fiancee in.

  5. puddin says:

    Oh but also “The Body” is amazing, I have to agree. That one won an award as well, but I think it resonates more powerfully when you’ve seen the show and have a handle on everyone’s personalities already.

    • Emily says:

      I definitely agree. I don’t think I would have been nearly as touched by Anya’s monologue if I hadn’t seen her from the beginning. And Willow! Oh, goodness.

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