Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, Episode 6

Band Candy (10 Nov. 1998)

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Adults throughout Sunnydale behave like immature teenagers after they eat cursed candy.

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The students must study for standardized (SAT) tests and sell candy for the school band's new uniforms, even gang members who aren't in the band, but it's concocted by mayor Richard Wilkins's partner, Mr. Trick, and his subcontractor Ethan Rayne's men. Buffy lies to everyone so she can visit Angel, who is nearly normal again, just weak. Giles and ma Joyce Summers find out they are abused as false alibis but just send Buffy to bed, then work out a coordinated schedule for her and become close. The spiked candy turns adults into uninhibited, irresponsible 'teenagers'. Realizing vampires should be swarming, Buffy knocks their demonic intention out of Ethan... Written by KGF Vissers

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The accent used by Anthony Head for Young Giles is his own. See more »

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Outside the candy warehouse, as Buffy nips the cigarette from Giles' mouth he is bent over with his left arm extended straight out, but when the view cuts to the reverse angle he is standing up straight with his arm down at his side. See more »

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Giles: [teenage Giles] Let's find the demon and-and kick the crap out of it.
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Very Funny, but Not Game Changing
10 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I was watching this episode, I found myself simultaneously bored and delighted. It was a rather odd sensation.

I found it lack-lustre in that the plot is a bit overdone. Oh, the teenage main character is complaining that she's not being treated enough like an adult? Let's make all the adults act like teenagers so the actual teenagers have to take on adult responsibilities and realize the difficulties of things. Also, nothing really happens in this episode that feels eventful. More is revealed about The Mayor's entanglements and Ethan returns, but otherwise nothing you'd die without. Angel appears briefly, but his story isn't progressed (though he is shirtless for his entire appearance, which I suppose is good for some people). The big moment of stopping the monster of the week is somewhat ho-hum.

However, there are so many brilliant moments, it's absolutely worth watching. Young Giles, being "cool" and his casual British accent = wonderful. Him and Joyce, while a bit disturbing, is also wonderfully done. Willow and Xander's game of footsie is absolutely adorable. I think my favourite is when Joyce asks, "So why do they call you Ripper?" And Giles responds perfectly, "Wouldn't you like to know." But really, there are several one-off lines that are fantastic.

In conclusion, it's worth watching, but it's not the high point of the season or anything.


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