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Professor Maggie Walsh (Character)
from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)

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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The I in Team (#4.13)" (2000)
Professor Maggie Walsh: Almost time to wake up, Adam. And take your first look at the world.

Professor Maggie Walsh: We always take precautions. All we need you to do is get a visual on this thing.
[gives Buffy a com-cam]
Professor Maggie Walsh: This will feed me back an image and I can advise you from there. I don't wanna put you in any unnecessary danger.
Buffy Summers: Oh, that's okay. Danger's my birthright.

[last lines]
Professor Maggie Walsh: So, all right, fine. If she wants a fight, we'll give her one. Won't we, Adam? I've worked too long, too long... to let some little bitch threaten this project; threaten me. She has no idea who she's dealing with. Once she's gone, Riley will come around. He'll understand. It's for the greater good. He'll see that. And if he doesn't... well, first things first. Remove the complication and when she least expects it - Aah!
[a long sharp spear suddenly bursts from her chest]
Professor Maggie Walsh: Adam?
Adam: [looking down at Walsh's body] Mommy.

[Professor Walsh has ordered a test of Buffy's abilities. Therefore, at night, several Initiative Commandos have been deployed to search for The Slayer in a dark woods at night. Buffy ambushes them, and soon many of the soldiers are on the ground]
Professor Maggie Walsh: Lights!
[the bright lights of a humvee parked on a hill illuminate the area. Buffy and the lead commando see Professor Maggie Walsh hurrying down to them. She walks past the lead commando, who is pulling off his mask to reveal he's Riley Finn. Walsh faces Buffy with a chilly expression]
Professor Maggie Walsh: It took the patrol team 42 minutes to track you and you neutralized them in 28 seconds.
Buffy Summers: I was just lucky.
Professor Maggie Walsh: I see.
[Walsh ignores Riley's proud smile]
Professor Maggie Walsh: Well, still. Very impressive.
Buffy Summers: [to Riley] I was just being modest with the whole 'lucky' thing. You got that, right?
Riley Finn: I got it.
Graham Miller: Awesome, Buffy.
Forrest Gates: Pfft!
[He walks away from this celebration of Buffy's skills, as fighting her had left him with bruises and bruised pride]
Riley Finn: See? You're a hit. Everybody loves you.
[Cut to Walsh standing beside the humvee, looking on. She doesn't look happy, much less loving]

[Walsh and Riley show Buffy around the underground Initiative complex, including The Pit]
Professor Maggie Walsh: Your visitor's pass. And I've assembled some reading material to bring you up to speed.
Buffy Summers: Oh. And I thought I was never gonna get homework from you again.
Professor Maggie Walsh: You can't take that home. That's classified material. Highly sensitive. When you're through reading those pages, you'll have to eat them.
Riley Finn: She's joking.
Professor Maggie Walsh: Don't worry, it doesn't happen very often. Shall we? Much of our hands-on research with the HSTs is performed here. We call this 'The Pit.'
[Buffy sees a pair of green squid-faced demons lying on two tables, while scrub-clad techs work on them]
Buffy Summers: And what do you call those?
Riley Finn: Tough. It took eight of us to bring those two down.
Professor Maggie Walsh: They'll be under our control soon enough. Doctor Angleman! Head of our science team. He's a leader in the field of xenomorphic behavior modification.
Buffy Summers: Behavior modification?
Professor Maggie Walsh: We've made significant advances in reconditioning the sub-terrestrials. Bringing them to a point where they no longer pose a threat.
Buffy Summers: So I've seen.
[Walsh and Riley look at her]
Buffy Summers: On the Discovery Channel. With gorillas and sharks. They, they made them all nice. You haven't seen it?

Professor Maggie Walsh: I think we've got a situation.
Dr. Angelman: The Slayer?
Professor Maggie Walsh: She's becoming a liability.
Dr. Angelman: We knew that was a danger. Does she know about the project?
Professor Maggie Walsh: She knows it exists. She already holds too much influence over Riley - over Agent Finn.
Dr. Angelman: We move to the contingency scenario?
Professor Maggie Walsh: Right away.
Dr. Angelman: That's too bad. She could have been a powerful ally.
Professor Maggie Walsh: I know.
Dr. Angelman: And Finn will take it hard.
Professor Maggie Walsh: That's why sooner is better.

Professor Maggie Walsh: This is your objective. Sub-T: 67119. Demon class: Polgara species. Though visual confirmation has not yet been made, we're confident of the target's approximate position, as it leaves behind a distinct protein marker. Dr. Angleman will brief you on its defenses.
Dr. Angelman: When threatened, bone skewers jut from the creature's forearms during battle. It's imperative when ensnaring it not to damage its arms. That's all you really need to know.
Buffy Summers: Question.
Professor Maggie Walsh: Buffy?
Buffy Summers: Why exactly can't we damage this polka thing's arms? I, uh, not that I want to, it's just in my experience when fighting for your life, body parts get damaged and - better its bits than mine. Or ours.
Dr. Angelman: We wish to study the physiology of every subterrestrial's natural defenses. It's part of the research we do here. Uh - Yes?
Buffy Summers: What do they want?
Dr. Angelman: Want?
Buffy Summers: Why are they here? Sacrifices, treasure, or they just get rampagy? I find it's easier to predict their responses if I know...
Dr. Angelman: They're not sentient. Just destructive, I believe.
Professor Maggie Walsh: They do have keen eyesight, however. You might want to be suited up for this.
Buffy Summers: Oh.
[glancing at the green-clad commandos around her]
Buffy Summers: You mean the camo and stuff? I thought about it but, I mean, it's gonna look all 'Private Benjamin.'
[This gets chuckles from some of the commandos]
Buffy Summers: Don't worry, I've patrolled in this halter many times.
[This gets even more chuckles and Riley has to bow his head and clench his jaw]
Professor Maggie Walsh: Why don't we give our attention to Dr. Angleman
[Buffy raises her hand again]
Professor Maggie Walsh: and save all questions until the end.
Dr. Angelman: Actually, I'm finished.
Professor Maggie Walsh: Oh. Uh, well, Agent Finn, deploy the teams.
Riley Finn: Okay, listen up. We'll be going in a four squad set-up. Team Leaders: Gates, Taggart, and Stavros. Alpha Team, you're with me.
Professor Maggie Walsh: Report for TLs for assignment and weapons requisitions. Reminder: this is a zap-n-trap, people. Capture, not a kill. Any questions?
[sees a raised hand and sighs]
Professor Maggie Walsh: Buffy?

Professor Maggie Walsh: It's a small job. Reconnaissance. Probably a waste of a Slayer's abilities, but my boys are on assignment, so I...
Buffy Summers: No. It's okay. I'm up for some action.
Professor Maggie Walsh: I doubt you'll get any on this one. We have a reading of a class three sub-terrestrial moving through the sewer tunnels just on the edge of town.
Buffy Summers: Class three?
Professor Maggie Walsh: It's a low-level threat. Minimal aggression. Meager defenses.
Commando: Professor Walsh.
[Approaches to hand her a taser rifle]
Professor Maggie Walsh: They barely show up on the scanner and occasionally turn out to be raccoons.
Buffy Summers: [Examining the gun] Wow. You're not crazy about raccoons, huh?
Professor Maggie Walsh: We always take precautions. All we need you to do is get a visual on this thing. This will feed me back an image and I can advise you from there. I don't want to put you in any unnecessary danger.
Buffy Summers: Oh. That's okay. Danger's my birthright... Professor Walsh. There's, uh, there's still some stuff about all this that I'm not clear on.
Professor Maggie Walsh: Well, when you get back, we can have a talk.
Buffy Summers: Good. Okay. When I get back. Am I supposed to salute you?
Professor Maggie Walsh: No.

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A New Man (#4.12)" (2000)
Professor Maggie Walsh: So, the Slayer!
Buffy: Yeah. That's me.
Professor Maggie Walsh: We thought you were a myth.
Buffy: Well, you were myth-taken

Professor Maggie Walsh: Oh, I'm, heh quite sure of that. And I'm just as sure that we can learn from each other. I'm working on getting you clearance to come into the Initiative. I think you'll find the results of our operation most impressive. Agent Finn here, has killed or captured - how many is it?
Riley Finn: [note of pride] Seventeen. Eleven vampires, six demons.
Buffy: Oh... Wow. I mean, that's... seventeen.
Professor Maggie Walsh: What about you?
Buffy: Me?
Professor Maggie Walsh: How many hostilities would you say you've slain?

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Initiative (#4.7)" (1999)
Professor Maggie Walsh: You know the rules, you know I hate exceptions, and yet somehow you feel your exception is exceptional.
Willow: Oh, but...
Professor Maggie Walsh: It is. To you. But since I'm neither a freshman nor a narcissist, I have to consider the whole class. If your friend can't respect my schedule, I think it's best he not come back.
[Willow, looking hurt and miserable, walks off]
Buffy Summers: [walks up to Walsh] You know, for someone who teaches human behavior, you might try showing some.
Professor Maggie Walsh: It's not my job to coddle my students.
Buffy Summers: You're right. A human being in pain has nothing to do with your job.
[walks away]
Professor Maggie Walsh: I like her.
Riley Finn: Really? You don't think she's a little peuliar?