Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, Episode 4

Beauty and the Beasts (20 Oct. 1998)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Fantasy
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Oz becomes the prime suspect when a series of animal-like attacks occurs in Sunnydale.

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Xander minds Oz, caged in the library for his lunar werewolf nights, but dozes off; a boy is kill in the woods and the window is open, so Faith takes second watch. Buffy dates gentle Scott Hope and takes mandatory school counseling with Mr. Platt, who says she must conquer her 'demon', obsession with a lost love. Looking for the werewolf, Buffy bumps into Angel, now a half-naked beast, and locks him up cuffed to chains in the mausoleum but tells nobody, not even Giles who says even after centuries of torture in the hell-dimension he may still be a redeemable monster, then finds Platt, murdered during the day. Scotty's school friends Pete Clarner and Debbie Foley share a horrible secret. The gangs suspects them because of links to the victims, meanwhile Angel breaks his chain... Written by KGF Vissers

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The lunchbox Willow uses to hold tools in the morgue is Scooby-doo themed. See more »

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Angel came back from Hell more or less a feral creature, so where did he get his pants from, and how did he remember that he needs to wear pants? See more »

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Xander: I can handle the Oz full monty. I mean, not handle handle, like, uh, hands-to-flesh, handle.
Willow: Okay, well, it's not for you. It's for me. Um, 'cause I'm still getting used to half a monty.
Xander: Oh, good. Half? You and Oz? Which half?
Willow: [quirks her eybrow and smiles] Wouldn't you like to know.
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I really enjoy this episode. It's very good but also kind of creepy. But it has a lot of themes and messages behind it, like about abusive relationships.

In this episode, there has been animal-like attacks and everyone suspects Oz, as he is the resident werewolf. But when Buffy discovers that it's actually one of her boyfriend, Scott's best friends, taking a formula to become a beast to "protect" his girlfriend, she has to help his girlfriend understand that what he's doing is wrong. He is basically on steroids and kills people.

Best part of the episode: When Buffy helps the girl out of her relationship.

Worst part of the episode: When the beast boyfriend turns into the beast.

Overall, I give this episode a 7 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Great.


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