Buffy's ex-boyfriend, Riley Finn, returns to Sunnydale with his new wife Sam to track down a nest of demons which threaten the future of the town.

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Riley returns to Sunnydale while pursuing a demon and seeks Buffy's help in killing it. He also comes with a surprise... he is married. His wife, fellow demon hunter Sam, befriends the entire Scooby Gang and gets along quite well with all of them, but Buffy's own "relationship" with Spike comes into question when her ex's perfect romance shows her just what she doesn't have. Written by Alex

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26 February 2002 (USA)  »

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When Buffy breaks up with Spike, she calls him "William" for the second and last time, the first time having been in "No Place Like Home", when she found Spike lurking outside her house. See more »

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The double-meat burger disappears and re-appears in Buffy's hand between shots. See more »

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Buffy: We have to find the nest, and fast, before Sunnydale turns into the Troublemeat Palace.
[Everyone turns and looks at her]
Buffy: I wish I'd said something else.
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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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I disagree with the previous comments
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not a fan of this season, and I can't say I loved it but I did like it.

First of all, I have to shake my head at all the Riley hating that seems to go on from so many Buffy fans. Riley was the boyfriend that any father would want for his daughter, if his daughter was a super hero. The break-up between Buffy and Riley was inevitable, precisely for the reason Riley said in season 5. He loved her, but she didn't love him. She may have loved what he represented, sort of having it all, but she didn't love him.

I LIKED the fact that Riley was able to come back having it pretty much together. Riley was a mess when he left because he really didn't fit in at Sunnydale. His wife was a wonderful character, the sort of woman everyone wanted to hate for getting him when Buffy couldn't, but then she was so nice, and so perfect for him. The contrast between the Finns and the scoobies was intentional, I think. Riley and Sam were a mirror to which Buffy and the gang could see their own dysfunction at this point, which I think was the point of the episode.

Best part of the show? Xander's reference to Nick and Nora Fury, two pop culture references in one line.


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