Guest Starring: 
 Kristine Sutherland: 
 (Joyce Summers) 
 Eliza Dushku: 
 Amber Benson: 
 Emma Caulfield: 
 George Hertzberg: 
 Leonard Roberts: 
 Alistair Duncan: 
 Jeff Rickets: 
 Kevin Owers: 
  16. Who are you?  
  Having taken over Buffy's body, Faith proceeds to take over Buffy's life. She soon begins to behave like Buffy though, as her psychosis deepens.  
  Great quotes:  
Faith teases Spike at the Bronze.
  • Tara to Willow: "I am you know ... yours."
  • Spike: "Do you know why I hate you Summers?" 'Buffy' "'Cos I'm a stuck up tight ass with no sense of fun?" Spike: "Yeah well that covers a lot of it." 'Buffy': "Cos I could do anything I want but instead I choose to pout and whine and feel the burden of slayerness? I could be rich, I could be famous, I could have anything, anyone, even you Spike. I could ride you at a gallop until your legs buckled and your eyes rolled up I've got muscles you've never even dreamed of I could squeeze you until you pop like warm champagne and you'd beg me to hurt you just a little bit more. And you know why I don't? Because it's wrong."
  • Weatherby: "Stop her you ponce!"
  • 'Buffy': "I am not a killer ... you don't know the first thing about me."
  • 'Faith' trying to convince Giles she's Buffy: "You turned into a demon and I knew it was you. You haven't had a job since you blew up the school which is valid, lifestylewise. Oh, oh, when I had psychic powers I heard Mum say you were like a stevedore during sex. Do you want me to continue?" Giles: "Actually I beg you to stop." 'Faith': "What's a stevedore?"
  Fantastic moments:  
  • It's really obvious that Sarah Michelle Gellar has done her homework and watched all the tapes of Eliza Dushku playing Faith. Top marks to a great actress as she plays Faith to perfection.
  • After Riley and 'Buffy' have sex there are lots of disjointed camera angles and shots as 'Buffy's' mental state begins to fragment.
  • The battle in the church is wicked, there's a brilliant staking of a vampire while he spins in the air. Gellar and Dushku really go for it (or at least their stunt doubles do), something that brings a great energy to the scene.
  Duff Bits:  
  • One of the Watcher's council guys uses the phrase 'Mother Country'. Does Joss Whedon think these people come from the 18th centaury?
  • What kind of lines are they feeding Amber Benson? All that talk of "... fractured energy..." makes her sound like a silly new-age mother-earth sort.
  • Smithy (of the Watchers' council) looks a lot like Richard Littlejohn (spokesman for the devil in the English press).
  • Once again Adam is utterly pointless.
  Dean's comments:  
Tara and Willow do a 'spell'.
The first part to this two-parter gave us a great premise, Joss Whedon comes in with the goods to make sure that 'Who are you?' is a work of genius, allowing Sarah Michelle Gellar to play just enough comedy, drama and psychosis in her role as Faith. The episode could quite easy have been set up as a comedy, but it plays out as a dark 45 minutes that looks at the nature / nurture debate.. This is seen most starkly as Faith's conscious emerges after spending time with the Scoobies, then Spike and finally Riley. Instead of being treated as an outsider and a criminal she is treated like a hero and performs heroic deeds (she saves a girl from a vampire in the Bronze and then feels that she is duty-bound to save the church-goers "... because it's wrong." not to). Faith says "I'm Buffy, I have to do this." and tells the vampires that she's "The one and only." slayer. All this is the start of Faith's redemption, something that is carried over into the 'Angel' series and then re-emerges in season 7. Just like in 'Lie to me', the boundaries between 'good' and 'evil' are broken down; things aren't as black and white as we might like to think. Working alongside this drama are lots of great moments, Faith's monologue to Spike in the Bronze is legendary amongst fans, the fractured nature of Faith's encounter with Riley and Buffy's attempts to get Giles to realise that it's her inside Faith's body are all moments of genuine class which (let's face it) are the Joss Whedon trade-mark on an episode.
Faith seduces Riley.
Just in case people weren't paying attention Faith tells everyone that Willow "... isn't driving stick anymore!" Just in case people still weren't paying attention, there is a juxtaposition of Riley unknowingly having sex with Buffy / Faith as Willow 'casts a spell' with Tara. That's right kiddies, Willow is a lesbian.
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