5 The Hellmouth Is Officially ClosedInigoMontoya | 12/09/2007 | See all InigoMontoya's reviews (64)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer With the exception of the classic Season 2 this is the very best season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. After a very depressing and morbid season 6 in which Buffy became a self-loathing vampire humping recluse and Willow became a human flaying vieny evil magic junkie Season 7 takes us back to a more carefree vibe.The Season starts with a fantastic reintroduction to the brand new Sunnydale High where Dawn is a student, Spike is going mad in the basement and the new principal in no way reminds us of the wonderful Principal Shnieder. As Buffy confronts the souls of those she didnt save back in high school Spike is haunted by the spirits of all the past big bads (The Master, Drusilla, The Mayor, Adam, Glory & Warren) in one of the best scenes ever in Buffy. As the season moves on we are treated to classic Buffy Farce in episodes like Storyteller & Him and to classic Buffy drama in epsiodes like The Killer In Me and Lies My Parents Told Me.We are also treated to a host of young hot nubile slayer talent as Giles returns to Sunnydale with potential slayers and Giles reveals that The First Evil, the spirit that tried to kill Angel in Season 3 episode Amends, is back and going after the slayer line and it's up to Buffy to train and protect these young Slayer-to-bes (which includes Willows new love interest Kennedy)As the season rolls on we get to see some excellent stories as it's revealed that Spike vamped is own mother, the new principal is actually the son of the 2nd slayer Spike killed in New York in the 70s and Buffy has a nack for relating to teenagers as she becomes the new counsillor for the high school. This season also contains one of my favourite Buffy episodes ever - Conversations With Dead People.As the season closes Joss Whedon is reunited with his ol' Serenity buddy Nathan Fillion (Mel from Firefly) who plays evil and somewhat sexist Caleb, a priest with superhuman strength, but although Caleb becomes a major new enemy to Buffy she also gains a very useful ally in Slayer gone bad and now searching for redemption as Faith returns to Sunnydale.The final episode is quite simply one of the most awesome things to ever be put on television period and an inspired way to end Buffy as Joss restrengthens his original premise for Buffy, that women are more powerful than we think as Buffy & Willow change the world forever and Spike finally feels the presence of his soul.The DVD Boxset of this series is brilliant and filled with lots of goodies, including a couple of hidden easter eggs. Commentaries by writers, directors and for the first time actors including James Marsters, Nicholas Brendon, Allyson Hannigan & Michelle Trachtenberg. Especially listen to the commentary by Joss Whedon on the very last episode Choosen. Featurettes covering the plot and the thought of saying goodbye to Buffy including an overview of season 7.Buffy The Vampire Slayer was a classic, one of the best television shows of the 'Generation X' era and possibly one of the best series on TV ever. If Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon & Allyson Hannigan were cast in the original movie back in 92 and Joss wasnt literally kicked off the project the movie would have become one of the best films ever. So watch all 144 episodes of Buffy and enjoy one of the best shows with one of the most capable, talented and multi-facited cast and crew ever, I mean hell, they even did a musical!