The Goodbye Girl

EW Who do you think was the best Buffy villain ever?

SMG Angel. Angel and Spike.

EW Why?

SMG There was so much heartbreak when Angel went bad. This is the love of her life and now her job was to kill him! That's heartbreaking. Not to mention the poor girl has sex for the first time and, you know, turned him bad. I've heard of turning [someone] gay, but...

EW So, how would you like the show and your work on it to be remembered?

SMG I hope positively. One thing about the show was it was never categorized. It was drama, comedy, action, horror, all of those things combined. And I just want people to remember it as a fabulous run, a fabulous seven years.

EW Do you know what your last scene in the last episode will be?

SMG I can't even imagine. All I can say is that I really hope I have the last line.... Even talking to you -- I don't know how I seem to you, I don't know if I seem once removed from it, [but]I don't think the enormity has hit me. (Additional reporting by Carrie Kravetz and Missy Schwartz)

Buffy by the Numbers


Buffy by the Numbers Buffy helped put The WB on the ratings map, but by the time the aging series landed at UPN in 2001 it had lost much of its bite.

SEASON 1 (1996-1997) WB 3.7 Million Viewers SEASON 2 (1997-1998) WB 5.2 Million Viewers SEASON 3 (1998-1999) WB 5.3 Million Viewers SEASON 4 (1999-2000) WB 4.7 Million Viewers SEASON 5 (2000-2001) WB 4.4 Million Viewers SEASON 6 (2001-2002) UPN 4.5 Million Viewers SEASON 7 (2002-to date) UPN 4.2 Million Viewers

''This isn't about leaving for a career in movies.... I need a rest. Teachers get sabbaticals. Actors don't.''

''[Scooby-Doo's] reviews were scathing. And I took it really hard.''

Originally posted Mar 07, 2003 Published in issue #699 Mar 07, 2003 Order article reprints
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