Guest Starring: 
 Kristine Sutherland: 
 (Joyce Summers) 
 Jeremey Ratchford: 
 (Lyle Gorch) 
 James Parks: 
 (Tector Gorch) 
 Danny Strong: 
 Rick Zieff: 
 (Mr Whitmore) 
  12. Bad Eggs.  
  A teacher, under the influence of a giant squid-like demon, gives everyone in the school eggs that start to take over people's minds.  
  Great quotes:  
  • Xander and Cordelia are getting along well as usual; Xander suggests it would be "... better if you didn't talk.", Cordelia insists that she would prefer him kissing her "...with the lights off."
  • What or who exactly are the "...trendoids..." that Cordelia refers to?
  • Xander after nearly eating an egg-monster "Can I say guergh?!" Buffy: "I see your guergh and raise you a ngeegh!".
  Fantastic moments:  
A picture of lethargy.
  • Willow and Xander reacting to the teacher talking about sexual relations should bring a smile to your face.
  • When Buffy emerges from the mother Bezoar covered in black slime it has a very comic-book feel.
  • Buffy and Willow lounging about rather lethargically in the library is really funny, they do a great job of mirroring each other's behaviour. They both get in a couple of lines with a syntax that could only come out of BtVS. Willow: "Have you noticed the weirdness of them?" and Buffy: "Should I have guilt..."
  Duff Bits:  
  • Possible 'Alien' rip-offs are aplenty; apart from the obvious 'egg' connection the creature even drops on Buffy's shoulder in a virtual remake of what happens to Ripley.
  • Basically the egg-monster is lame and could have been made with SFX out of the 60s, clearly they were saving the budget for something in the future.
  • The sequence where the security guard snoops around in the school basement is far too long and an all-to-obvious filler.
  • I presume the egg on the library bookshelf is that one that gets Giles. Does this mean Giles sleeps in the library?
  • Jonathan screaming and then leading them to the mother Bezoar is rather convenient and lends more evidence to the fact that 'Bad Eggs' should be a 'B' movie.
  Dean's comments:  
Can you spell 'Alien rip-off'?
This is poor, about as bad as it gets on 'Buffy'. I get the impression that the writers are trying to play the episode in terms of getting the Scoobies to have to experience parenting from the other side. This idea fits in well with the themes for the rest of the season, the problem is that totally messed up the execution. There's only the comedy that stands out, the baddies are lame and the whole premise of a teacher distributing eggs seems ridiculously contrived. All in all, episode doesn't have the usual polish that I'm used to in BtVS.
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