10 Thrilling TV Moments When Characters Finally Learned The Truth

10. The Scoobies Find Out They Pulled Buffy Out Of Heaven (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer thrived on secrets between its close-knit characters, but season six was notorious for the complicated web of lies which dominated the first dozen episodes. Willow refused to tell Tara about her abuse of magic, Xander and Anya were both unsure about their relationship, Giles couldn't tell Buffy that he was planning to leave and Buffy herself was trying to hide her emptiness after her resurrection. The musical episode Once More With Feeling is consequently one of the all-time great hours of Buffy, as every character is forced to reveal their secrets by spontaneously bursting into song. The gang has been under the impression that they saved Buffy from hell, and their shocked silence as she reveals the truth is heartbreaking: "So that's my refrain/I live in hell, 'cause I've been expelled from heaven/I think I was in heaven". Sarah Michelle Gellar may not have the best singing voice, but she sells Buffy's spiralling depression, and Alyson Hannigan's devastated expression completes the moment and is a perfect demonstration of why this series is a genre classic.

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