Day of 2 of the EPIC Buffy the Vampire Slayer challenge involves every Scoobies favorite musical ever Once More with Feeling. This also happens to be Lorne’s favorite episode of the series. The challenge asks you to select your favorite song from this perfect episode, and that is an almost impossible task. How can you pick a favorite when there are so many great songs to pick from?! We have the Xander-Anya old fashioned petrifying romantic tune of I’ll Never Tell, the breakaway pop-hit Under Your Spell, and the rousing battle cry Walk Through the Fire! How can anyone select a favorite? Well, I kind of flipped a quarter, and my winner was Walk Through the Fire. What was my other selection you ask? Well, that was Spike’s rocking number Rest in Peace. So you can see why I had such a hard time picking a song.
Walk Through the Fire is narrowly my favorite song from this episode. I think the main reason why it stands out is the feeling of isolation the song starts out with and turns into a togetherness battle cry. It’s so perfectly Whedon. Yes, using Whedon as a verb is a stroke of writing genius. Plus it has a perfect Willow moment in an episode that features little of our favorite Witch. I think this lines mostly filler.
In closing it’s a perfect song. The prelude to the final moment. The rising action. The togetherness. The way everyone ends up singing together. Whedongasms shall be had. Also Firetrucks. Let it burn.