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First off, thanks very much [livejournal.com profile] damnskippytoo and [livejournal.com profile] aerintine for my glass hearts, they made my day just a little bit brighter. <3


Now, let's get this started:



In the Jossverse there's just no shortage of answers to this question.

The most obvious choice would the ending scene of You're Welcome. Not the kiss, but after the phone rings and Angel's been told that Cordy already died. And he stands there with grief etched into his face and eyes, helpless to fight what's happened, and left bereft of his heart.

I thought about Buffy's face when she realized the portal to hell was opened even though she got Angel back moments before, and how very young she looked when she realized she still needed to kill Angel.

I thought about Darla's amazing sacrifice for Connor, and how she didn't even hesitate because that's a mother right there. Regardless of what she was normally, in that instant, she reacted as a mother would, and as a mother, I empathize like mad.

I could say Doyle's sacrifice, which was essentially the same as Buffy's in The Gift, except there was nothing left after the noise and lights faded, not even a body to bury, and only two people left to grieve him.

Or Wesley's death. Because regardless of what I feel about what Wesley did to Angel and Connor, in the end, it's Wes, and it was sad to watch the death of yet another core character on AtS.

But I'm gonna go with a scene in The Body. When the camera fades to Dawn crying in school, because someone was insensitive to her, and the audience already knows what's coming, and knows that it's gonna be so much worse than a mean girl, and there Dawn was, unknowing, untainted. And then Buffy comes and you can see her tell Dawn but not hear the words and then Dawn begins to cry, and then collapses to the floor while her classmates watch. Because that right there is what made me remember my mother's death, and even writing about it right now still has the power to make my heart rocket into my throat.

*deep breath*

Joss is an asshat but that was a great scene.

Date: 2012-02-15 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yazizzle33.livejournal.com
My dad died in October and it's still very much in the forefront of my mind, so reading that scene you described kind of just brought me to tears.

Date: 2012-02-17 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samsom.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry, I got so caught up in my own recollections that I forgot there might be others out there that get triggered by what I said. *hugs*

Date: 2012-02-17 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yazizzle33.livejournal.com
It's alright. It's not a problem. :)

Date: 2012-02-15 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damnskippytoo.livejournal.com
Yeah, there is no shortage of heartbreak in the Jossverse. It's truly impossible to pick just one. I agree with all the above and would add in The Body when Anya loses it because she doesn't understand death. I can't explain why that gets me except they're all ignoring her and then yelling at her for being insensitive and she just. doesn't. understand. why she'll never see Joyce again. *sob*

Tara being shot. Shocking and heartbreaking.

If you want to add pissed off to heartbreaking I'd go with the end of AtS S3 when Angel is put in the box by Connor and dumped in the ocean and Cordy ascends. I couldn't f***ing believe it. I was so sad AND pissed off that I was yelling at the TV, "WTF is happening here?! Noooooo!!!"

But maybe my number one hearbreaking moment was when I heard CC wasn't going to be in S5 and the crew was going to spend the whole season in a law firm office. Tragic and boring.

Date: 2012-02-17 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samsom.livejournal.com
If you want to add pissed off to heartbreaking I'd go with the end of AtS S3 when Angel is put in the box by Connor and dumped in the ocean and Cordy ascends. I couldn't f***ing believe it. I was so sad AND pissed off that I was yelling at the TV, "WTF is happening here?! Noooooo!!!"

You know, by then I was so resigned to the writers pathetic need to bring a couple that close to happening only to drive them completely apart, I just sighed in disgust at their predictability.

Now, the end of s4....talk about rage inducing and full of tears...*hangs onto you*

But maybe my number one hearbreaking moment was when I heard CC wasn't going to be in S5 and the crew was going to spend the whole season in a law firm office. Tragic and boring.

You're so right. This WAS the most hearbreaking thing. I completely scrub my answer. TRAGIC AND BORING AND ULTIMATELY DOOMED TO FAIL.

Date: 2012-02-15 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manthk.livejournal.com
I have never been able to watch The Body properly after the first watch because every scene hurt too much...

Though,one very heartbreaking Buffy Dawnie scene in is in the next episode Forever when Dawn tears that piece of paper and... Buffy's face when she hopes against hope that her mommy has come back.

Date: 2012-02-17 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samsom.livejournal.com
Suprisingly, I was very unmoved by Buffy's "Mommy?". It seemed a bit too...deliberate on Joss' part, to break our hearts. Her against-the-odds hope, otoh, did things to me.

But the real heartbreak was the Summers' girls kneeling on the floor inside the open door, holding each other and completely breaking down because their mother was dead. Buffy's plaintive "what are we gonna do?" tore at me because I understood the sentiment so much.

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