Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4, Episode 14

Goodbye Iowa (15 Feb. 2000)

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Tension erupts between Buffy and an ailing Riley as they pursue Professor Maggie Walsh's killer.

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Professor Maggie Walsh's only fellow researcher on project 3-14, Dr. Angelman, finds her killed by it, the 'demonoid' she assembled from various monster -, man and machine parts as an ultimate warrior: Adam is now loose and kills without any conscience. Giles can't maintain the Initiative won't come to his home when Riley turns up instantly, so the gang hides at Xander's while Spike barely escapes them by hiding under a corps in a tomb in his crypt, later to become attacked by demons who realize he turned good. Willow and Tara fail to locate the demon by summoning the dark goddess Tespia. Riley gets sick and aggressive -withdrawal from the drugs Maggie secretly mixed in the commandos' food- but goes after Buffy and Xander, who interrogated Willy the Snitch with him earlier and now break into the Initiative's military facility, where Adam also got in and explains he sees Riley as Maggie's other favorite (brain)child; Riley's rejection causes a fight... Written by KGF Vissers

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Willow offers the gang to hang out at her place, like she's living at home. But she now lives on campus with Buffy. See more »

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[Riley suddenly sees Spike sitting in Giles' apartment]
Riley Finn: [shocked] That's Hostile 17.
Spike: [bad American accent] No, I'm just a friend of Xanderrrzz.
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Spike: Bugger it. I'm your guy.
Buffy: This is Spike. He's, um... It's a really long story. But-but he's not bad anymore.
Spike: Hey! What am I, a bleedin' broken record? I'm *bad*. It's just, I can't bite anymore. Thanks to you wankers.
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Bad Choices
15 August 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After the death of Professor Maggie Walsh, Buffy and Riley do not trust each other and The Initiative blames Buffy. The ultimate warrior Adam, designed with parts of the Polgara demon, escapes from the facility and kills a boy. Willow and Tara Maclay unsuccessfully try to summon the goodness of darkness Thespia to locate the Polgara. When Riley gets sick, Buffy decides to return to the facility with Xander to disclose the secret of room 314. But the invincible Adam is waiting for them.

In this episode, we see how Buffy makes bad choices when she finds a boyfriend. Riley seems to be another creation of Prof. Walsh. Once again Spike is hilarious, but I loved the line of Willow describing the differences between a cartoon and a documentary to Buffy. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Adeus, Iowa" ("Goodbye, Iowa")


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