STEEL MAGNOLIAS. BtVS Intertext/Allusion.

In "Something Blue" Willow (still distraught after Oz's departure) and Buffy engage in the following exchange:

BUFFY: (answering phone) Hello? Uhh.. I'll be right there. (Hangs up) Spike escaped.

WILLOW: A-and you're going? Now?

BUFFY: Sorry - duty thing.

WILLOW: Well, I mean, what's the rush? Spike can't hurt anyone, right? And I figured since I'm kinda grievey, would could, know, have a girl's night. We could eat sundaes and watch Steel Magnolias and you can tell me how, at least I don't have diabetes.

BUFFY: Will, I can't hang out with you until I get Spike back to Giles, you know that. Okay, I'll be back as soon as I can. I promise.

Steel Magnolias is a 1989 chick flick, a family drama set in a Louisiana beauty parlor, directed by Herbert Ross and starring Julia Roberts, Shirley Maclaine, Dolly Parton, and Sally Field.

--David Lavery