Guest Starring: 
 Robia LaMorte: 
 (Jenny Calendar) 
 James Masters: 
 Juliet Landau: 
 Jason Behr: 
 (Billy Fordham) 
 Julia Lee: 
 Jarad Paul: 
  7. Lie To Me.  
  One of Buffy's old friends shows up in town and begins to cosy up to Spike and Drusilla, hoping to become a vampire..  
  Great quotes:  
Willow and Xander play great side-kicks throughout the episode.
  • The introduction of Ford is filled with classic lines. Buffy discusses her disappointment at Ford rejecting her: "Sitting in my room listening to that Divinyls song 'I touch myself'; of course I had no idea what it was about." Ford: "...would I be imposing?", Xander: "Only in the literal sense." Xander's use of language is improving. Xander asks "Geez doesn't she know any fat guys?" while Willow has a sudden revelation "Oh that's what that song's all about!". All are classic Joss Whedon lines.
  • Buffy in shock when Ford reveals he knows she is the slayer: "What? Whating a what?"
  • Diego: "I think we should gag her." Buffy: "I think you should try."
  • Buffy: "Does it get easy?" Giles: "What do you want me to say?" Buffy: "Lie to me." Deep.
  Fantastic moments:  
  • The pre-titles sequence is really spooky, and builds up a good tension about the possible past between Drusilla and Angel. One question though, why is Buffy hiding on a rooftop?
  • Cordelia's opinions on Marie Antoinette are classic.
  • Willow's unease at Angel being in her room and subsequent unease around Buffy "It makes me jumpy, I have to go away."
  • The visual gag about the way that Angel dresses is quite good.
  Duff Bits:  
  • None that stand out really.
  Dean's comments:  
A great story that challenges traditional concepts of good and evil, right and wrong; concepts that even in a series as well-thought-out as BtVS can often descend into cliché. The whole episode is about lies, truths and how 'evil' isn't a matter of black and white when is comes to people (which is why Buffy kills Ford so easy when he rises as a vampire). Buffy's dilemma about how to respond to Ford's revelations about his tumour is well executed. The episode is really well paced with a comedy opening where Xander and Willow are the sidekicks and then a slow development of Ford's character as he shows his darker side. The change in the style of direction of the episode once Ford is revealed to be 'bad' keeps everything moving along at a good pace. Buffy has Ford from her past while Angel has Drusilla from his, Angel tells Buffy that 'Some lies are necessary.' by the end of the episode she agrees.
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