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...off the Gentlemen after they stabbed her, and Riley didn’t know that the box needed to be smashed.
When the characters have their voice back, everyone sits down and has a serious conversation with the people who mean the most to them. Willow and Tara talk about their similar passion in witch craft; Xander and Anya make up and talk about their relationship and how they both truly feel about each other; Giles and his lover Olivia talk about Giles duties of a watcher and fighting monsters, vampires, and demons. When Riley goes to see Buffy in her dorm room they sit down on the bed and Riley says “I guess we have to talk” Buffy replies “I guess we do” but then neither of them say anything they just stare at each other. Overall, “Hush” shows the importance of communicating with the people you care the most about, and how it is something that is often taken for granted.
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