Giles discovers a prophecy that Buffy will face the Master and die. Terrified, she wants to quit as a Slayer but an incident in the school, which upsets Willow, makes Buffy decide to face her destiny. The Master drowns her but she’s resuscitated by Xander. Buffy finally kills the Master.
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Original Air Date: June 02, 1997
Mark Metcalf (The Master)
- The demon coming out of the Hellmouth at the end of “Prophecy Girl” was supposed to be frightening, however, seeing as how most mid-season replacements don’t have that big a budget, Joss had to make do with several people each wearing a “tentacle” costume and wiggling around.
- This is the first Buffy episode directed by Joss Whedon.
The Master: You were destined to die, it was written.
Buffy: What can I say? I flunked the written.
Buffy: You have fruit punch mouth.
- Buffy dies for the first time.
- Buffy comes back to life for the first time.
- The Master dies.
Marcie Ross is a quiet, unpopular girl in school who is ignored so much that she becomes invisible. She blames Cordelia and sets out to ruin her and her friends by hurting them in different ways. Cordelia is forced to turn to Buffy and her friends for protection, against all their wishes.
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Directed by: Reza Badiyi
Original Air Date: May 19th 1997
Clea Duvall (Marcie Ross)
Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall)
- Clea stared in Can’t Hardly Wait with Seth Green and Amber Benson
- Clea is also stars as FBI agent Audrey Hanson on Heroes
- Buffy’s line “Crush! Kill! Destroy!” comes from the classic Lost In Space TV show. Robot says it.
Snyder: ” There are no dead students here. This week.”
Giles: “I’ve never actually heard of anyone attacked by a lone baseball bat before.”
Xander: “Maybe it’s a vampire bat? I’m low on that one, huh?”
- Cordelia is proven to actually be human!
- The first time we see a government agency get invloved with the happenings on the Hellmouth.
- We see alot of the school.
Sorry for the chipmunking of the web player. I’ll have it fixed tonight. -Jason
A young boy is put in a coma and his nightmare world begins to take over Sunnydale. Everyone’s nightmares start to literally come true. Buffy rushes to help the boy before the world goes completely crazy – whilst having to deal with her own nightmare: she’s (temporarily!) become a vampire.
Directed by: Bruce Seth Green
Original Air Date: 12 May1997
Written by: David Greenwalt
Dean Butler (Hank Summers)
Jeremy Foley (Billy Palmer)
Johnny Green (Way Cool Guy)
- Giles speaks and reads five languages, on a good day
- First visits to the hospital
- Nerf Herder (the bad who did the theme) logo appears in Willow’s locker
The Master: “A dream is a wish your heart makes.”
- Deepest darkest fears of the Scoobies are revealed
- This is the first time The Master meets Buffy
Sunnydale High’s new Principal – Snyder – forces Giles to run the school’s annual talent(less) show. Things start to go wrong when a demon begins to steal body parts from those taking part. Things get worse when the Scoobies realise a ventriloquist’s dummy may be to blame. (Description provided by The Buffy and Angel Trivia Guide)
Directed by: Ellen S. Pressman
Original Air Date: 5 May 1997
Kristine Sutherland (Joyce Summers)
Armin Shimerman (Principal Snyder)
Tom Wyner (Sid’s Voice)
- Julie Benz will be in the upcoming Rambo film (Image Link)
- “REDRUM!” was an ad lib by Nicholas Brendon
- Willow running off the stage in the credits sequence was also not in the script
- According to Joss the reading of Oedipus Rex took a long time to shoot because the actors couldn’t keep from cracking up
Xander: “I have my pride. Okay, so I don’t have a lot of my pride, but I have enough so that I can’t do this.”
- Principal Snyder first appears
- Direct mention of previous slayers
- Cordelia sings
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