Guest Starring: 
 David Boreanaz: 
 Mark Metcalf: 
 (The Master) 
 Christopher Wiehl: 
 Geoff Meed: 
 Andrew J Ferchland: 
  5. Never Kill a Boy on the First Date.  
  Buffy tries to lead a normal life by going on a date, but her sacred duties wont leave her alone.  
  Great quotes:  
  • Giles on Emily Dickinson: "She's quite a good poet for a..." Buffy "A woman?" Giles: "An American."
  • When Cordelia first sees Angel she says: "Hello salty goodness!" This is a line that is reprised in the forth season of 'Angel'.
  • Buffy: "If the apocalypse comes, beep me!"
  • Xander on Giles: "He's like 'super librarian'; knowledge is the ultimate weapon."
  Fantastic moments:  
  • Xander is the fall guy again. He looks on as Owen asks Buffy out, shamed by his 'Tweetie Pie' watch compared to Owen's gold one. He then goes on the tell Owen that he shouldn't touch or even look at Buffy on their date.
  • Once again Buffy is wearing a really skimpy outfit. Yes that is a 'classic moment'...
  Duff Bits:  
  • At the start of the episode the 'Anointed One' is described as a 'great warrior'. Except that he isn't at all.
  • When Buffy and Giles wait in the cemetery for the Anointed One to rise they seem to give up rather early. After all, Buffy still has time to get to the Bronze. Now either the Bronze is open really late on school nights or Giles has insider knowledge that says vampires always rise before 10pm.
  Dean's comments:  
Willow and Buffy talk about boys much to Giles' confusion.
I don't really like the episodes where Buffy is an annoying teenager (see 'Reptile Boy'), but at least there is a good ending as she rejects Owen for his own good and in doing so rejects a normal life as a teen girl. I suppose the episode was needed in order to show this TV version of Buffy as a more mature and responsible version of Kristy Swanson's film version. The mis-lead about who the Anointed One is certainly had me going when I first saw the episode; anyone who is that preachy has to be evil (besides he looks like Mark Kermode and keeps going on about 'Pork and Beans' for some reason). Despite all these good points I think that the plot is executed a little lamely. Looking back at these early episodes I think it's obvious that Willow is sorely underused, I think that an episode like this suffered enormously for that oversight.
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