Since it went off the air in 2003, fans have been begging show creator Joss Whedon to bring back “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” in one form or another. Now, finally, like some sort of wish-granting Vengeance Demon, Whedon has finally brought the beloved show back to the air for one last episode:
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) July 5, 2014
Sorry, did we say episode? We meant napkin.
After summoning Whedon (currently directing “Avengers: Age Of Ultron“) on Twitter, because that’s a thing that can happen, the multi-hyphenate promised one wish. And that wish was granted.
Fans may note that there has been an (excellent) ongoing Dark Horse comic book series that’s added another three seasons to the show’s life, overseen by Whedon himself; as well as various spin-offs following Angel, Faith, Spike and Willow.
But look at that napkin. It has all the hallmarks of a “Buffy” episode: the angst, the jokes, the epic action sequences. And since Whedon wrote this napkin, we expect he’ll take a break for the next 20 napkins, only to return to tie things up when he writes the last napkin of the season.
…And then five seasons of napkins later, they’ll create this weird fanfic where the Buffy napkin has bizarre sex with a Spike napkin and okay now we’re pushing the metaphor just a little.
Point is: isn’t the Internet fun, you guys? You can make celebrities do WHATEVER YOU WANT.
Time to get Whedon to create that next season of “Firefly” on a series of towels and paperweights.