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The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth.

A small shrine to the nerdiest supervillans on TV. This week:

Geek wars: During their weekly bitching session, Jonathan and Andrew make reference to Jawa burgers, Darth, Midichlorians and a galaxy far, far away - all references to George Lucas's Star Wars saga.

Up, up and away: Andrew mentions that ex Luthor had a false epidermis escape kit in the Superman Versus the Amazing Spider-Man Treasury edition comic book. He also compares Willow to X-Men character Dark Phoenix - the insanely powerful reincarnation of Jean Grey.

Writer Doug Petrie is a huge comics fan, having written several Buffy comics and worked on the screenplay for the upcoming Fantastic Four feature film. He even dabbles as an illustrator too.

Previously on Buffy: Being the final episode of the season (it was show as a double bill with Grave in America) the opening recap is much longer than normal. As Xander announces at the start, "This is what happened this year..."

Willowsaurus: To herald the arrival of Dark Willow at the police station, the camera pans in to a cup of coffee which ripples in time with the thunder and lightening. It's an homage to Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, where a cup of water wobbles to the footsteps of an approaching T-Rex.

Big Bad skin: Dark Willow seems to have developed an unsightly varicose vein problem on her face. There's probably a magic cream for it.

Awesome: How cool is the final shot of Giles? It almost makes up for the duller moments of the season. (Okay, maybe not the ones with Riley.) We loved the truck-driving Momma scene too, even if the roadside kept changing between shots.

Beam me up Anya: Now that she's got her Vengeance Demon skills back, Anya can conveniently teleport everywhere. Bet that's a handy plot device which will be so cancelled next season.

Seeking nirvana: "Here we are now, entertain us," says Spike as he's abut to go into combat. It's a quote from uber-teen angst track Smells Like Teen Spirit, by grunge kings Nirvana.

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