Buffy's life is further complicated by mounting financial problems, a flooded basement, and a warrior demon out for her blood.



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Episode cast overview:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
M'Fashnik Demon
Mr. Savitsky
John Jabaley ...
Brian Kolb ...
Bank Guard


Buffy's life is further complicated by mounting financial problems, a flooded basement, and a warrior demon out for her blood.

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16 October 2001 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The letters on the periscope in Andrew, Warren, and Jonathan's "lair" actually reads "Geek" in Russian. See more »


Warren Meers: So... you guys wanna team up and take over Sunnydale?
Andrew WellsJonathan Levinson: Okay.
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References Spider-Man (1967) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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It's sink or swim...
2 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Giles...the human snooze alarm in reverse -- even beyond his "Debbie Downer" reaction to Willow having brought Buffy back from the dead. Yeah...the initial hugs-all-around-return of The Watcher was all nice and teary-eyed and swell. But after that...I swear...the guy sucks all the energy out of the show, even though technically, he is right when he challenges Willow about not knowing where Buffy had been prior to bringing her back. (OK...I admit...I really wanted him to make the BIG EXIT after he got speared a few episodes back, so maybe I'm more than a bit prejudiced.)

The Geek Trio -- quirky, lame, and mildly amusing ("And since this is my mom's house I think what I say goes".) -- in their attempt to hire a demon to rob a bank for them with the promise that they'd kill Buffy as payment for his services afterward.

If anything, this show highlights how expensive it is to be dead and then return. There's nothing worse than being yanked out of a heavenly realm only to find your basement flooded and your bank account depleted. Oh...the humanity...nobody can really put a price tag on the value of The Slayer -- with the possible exception of Anya, whose perspectives on all things human is refreshing. Sometimes.

And let's not even get into Xander's fear of commitment issues as he struggles to go public about his engagement to Anya.

And slowly but surely Buffy's sense of humor is returning. Demon to Buffy: "You have cost me, Slayer". Buffy's retort: "I have cost YOU? That's a designer lamp, ya mook!"

And is there anything funnier than one geek calling another geek a geek? Well...yeah...there is. But still...

And what would any BtVS major crisis be without the perennial Buffy-Angel dynamic duo deja vu rendezvous?

I'll say this much -- "Flooded" tries. It tries to be funny. It tries to address the rightness/wrongness of having brought Buffy back. It tries to address the commitment issues facing couples about to get married. It tries to address grown up responsibilities and the financial struggles many of us are facing. It tries to address geekdom -- in particular -- and fitting in -- in general. In short...it tries. Sometimes it tries too hard; sometimes it doesn't try hard enough; sometimes it succeeds; sometimes if falls short. "Flooded" -- a solid 6 1/2. Give or take. More or less.

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