Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Conversations with Dead People 

Buffy strikes up a conversation with a vampire who was once an acquaintance in high school. Dawn defends Joyce from a menacing creature.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Xander Harris (credit only)
Anya (credit only)
Holden Webster
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Buffy has a conversation with a vampire who once went to Sunnydale High, and learns something interesting about Spike. Joyce materialises to Dawn in the living room. The ghost of Cassie brings a message to Willow from beyond the grave. Meanwhile, Andrew and Jonathan have returned to Sunnydale on a mission to save the town Written by spyk_

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Release Date:

12 November 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the DVD commentary, a scene was intended for Kali Rocha to return as Halfrek to haunt Anya. This scene was never made as Kali Rocha was busy with her stage acting in New York. See more »


After Dawn pulls the plug on the television set she holds it up in front of her chest, but in the reverse angle she is holding the plug down by her hip. See more »


Warren Meers: [as The First] We've been over this. That death thing was all part of the master plan. C'mon, if you strike me down?
Andrew Wells: I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine, of course. Do you think Willow can kill me too?
Warren Meers: [as The First] Hey don't worry if not pulls of his end of the bargain, we'll both become gods.
Andrew Wells: That boy is our last hope.
Warren Meers: [as The First] No, there is another.
Andrew Wells: Wait, really? Who's our last hope?
Warren Meers: [as The First] No I was just going with it. It was a thing. No he's our last hope.
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For the second time in the series the episode title appears on screen at the opening. The date and time which follows corresponds with the date and time the episode originally aired. See more »


References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »


Written by Angie Hart and Joss Whedon
Performed by Angie Hart
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The One With The Dead People...
1 February 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I enjoy this episode, but it also bores me a bit. And I get upset when I don't see Xander, because he's like my favorite character. Other than Anya and Spike. Oh, and Anya isn't in it either. This episode is interesting. Especially because one of the characters, Holden, becomes a sort of key character in the spin-off, Angel.

In this episode, everyone is having a conversation with a dead person, hence the episode title. Buffy talks to a vampire that she used to know. Dawn talks to her mother. Willow talks to Cassie. Meanwhile, Jonathan and Andrew return to town to take care of some unfinished business. Buffy learns some interesting things about Spike, stuff she wish she didn't need to know. And Joyce and Cassie aren't the spirits of Joyce and Cassie. They're The First, playing a game on them, trying to convince them to do things. The writers wanted Terra to come back, but she didn't want to play something evil, so she opted not to.

Overall, I give this episode a 7 out of 10.

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