"Restless" from a Seventh Season Perspective

March 23, 2003[Originally a Billie's Bytes column][p.s. I considered at one point revising this essay after the series finale aired, but later decided that it was more fun to leave it as it was, faulty and not-so-faulty predictions intact.][p.p.s. I don't seriously believe that Joss Whedon planned all of this; I think "Restless" was a stream of consciousness, and later, a lot of those