Talk:Conversations with Dead People

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Does anyone know why Nicholas Brendon wasn't in this episode? Was there a behind the scenes reason, or did the writers just forget him? --Gero 11:04, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

I recall reading that originally he was planned to be in the episode, I read that they were even thinking of bringing back Jesse, his friend who died back in The Harvest. -- Paxomen 17:41, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
That would have been very interesting to see. Hard too, as there's hardly any mention of Jesse throughout the series, even though Him, Xander & Willow were friends. I suppose it makes sense why Xander wasn't there now.--Gero 01:13, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah I can't remember where I heard/read that so I'm not sure how true it is, I think there is commenatary on that episode which may reveal why Xander's not there. I think ultimately Xander's missing, because the writers were not sure how to use his character in Season 7, it seems that whilst he had gained some confidence and was no longer the butt-monkey this also made him less funny, yet at the same time the character lacked depth of many of the other Buffyverse characters available. Xander didn't even get his own episode in that Season! -- Paxomen 01:25, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, whither or not it's true, it does make sense (I'll have to try and get the DVD's sometime to try and confirm). I can't recall anyone besides Jessie that was close to Xander who died. Shame about him losing his annual episode too (he didn't really have one in season 4 either, but his normal role was larger), though he did have that great talk with Dawn, which is something.--Gero 10:09, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Amber Benson's reason[edit]

So does anyone know for sure why she didn't appear? I can remember hearing that she didn't want Tara seen like that (or something along those lines), but I can't be quoted on that. Can someone find a quote? --Gero 11:28, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

It's definitely out there, but it might be hard to find. --David Bixenspan 23:45, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
Quote is [1], in answer to the question 'Can you tell us why you chose not to return for season seven?',
"I wish that we could have worked it out but there were extenuating circumstances that I don't really want to go into.
I would love to have come back but sometimes there are things in your life that you have to stand up for and to tell you the God's honest truth, I really didn't want Tara to be bad, and that would have been a component of me coming back.
As much as I wanted to come back - and I almost did - that was something that was dogging my not wanting to come back. I just felt like people really loved that character and for her to be bad would just destroy people. So that was one of the reasons I didn't go back. "
I'm intending to edit that part of the article to more clearly reflect what Benson actually said (i.e. 'among other reasons, she "didn't want Tara to be bad" ').--Tyranny Sue (talk) 06:29, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Dawn's Confrontation[edit]

If the power that's taunting them all is the First, how does it have the power here to throw her around, create winds and cut her? I thought it was incorporeal and couldn't have any physical effect. Is there any reason or just laziness on the writer's part?

It's never made clear who/what that was, or that whole sub-plot about Dawn being warned about Buffy from their 'mom'. I have a feeling it was intended to be expanded upon, but since that was the last season, it couldn't. Since as far as I know nothing's been said about it in the comics, I think we have to chalk it up to bad writing. --Gero 14:15, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

There was another demon there, The First was only presenting itself as Joyce. So the other demon (that Dawn killed) could very well have created all the winds, as well as slashed her face. Ghola8

Or it could have been the Bringers who have used magic to effect the inside of the house.

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BetacommandBot (talk) 19:25, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


I guess they forgot all about Xander's best friend Jesse then? (talk) 10:01, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Dude, what? Lots42 (talk) 12:29, 13 January 2010 (UTC)


This article is crammed with seemingly randomly listed trivia. Lots42 (talk) 03:04, 9 August 2011 (UTC)


"The music Dawn is listening to while home alone is the same Buffy was listening to while washing dishes in season 5, before breaking down and crying over their mother's sickness."
I compared those salsa instrumentals in Season 5 Episode 9 "Listening to Fear" and Season 7 Episode 7 "Conversations with Dead People" and they are most definitely different pieces. Unfortunately I was not able to identify either song. The song in "Conversations with Dead People" is on several sites listed as "Nicolito" by the Los Cubaztecas. But that song sounds nothing like the one featured in the episode.ThRow (talk) 07:26, 28 June 2012 (UTC)