Buffy is lured into a trap by a group of undead wannabes who hope that Spike will make them vampires in exchange for giving him the Slayer.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Jenny Calendar (as Robia La Morte)


Ford, an old friend of Buffy's from L.A., shows up unexpectedly in Sunnydale, and seems to know that she is the Slayer. When Xander, Willow, and Angel discover that he is involved with a cult-like group of disillusioned teens who idolize vampires, they must find out Ford's true agenda before it's too late. Written by Alex

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3 November 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Guest star Jason Behr reunited with Sarah Michelle Gellar 8 years later when they made The Grudge (2004). See more »


When Buffy takes Drusilla hostage and Spike tells everybody to stop, the girl Spike was biting has no visible wound from being bitten, despite her hair being completely out of the way and not obstructing the view of her neck and shoulder area where Spike was biting her. There should have been some blood coming from the wound, since she wasn't completely exsanguinated. In fact, she even had enough blood left to maintain consciousness and stay on her feet after Spike let go of her. See more »


Buffy: This is not the mother ship, people. This is ugly dead come to play.
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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: What's My Line?: Part 1 (1997) See more »


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Old friends
30 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lie to me deals with an old friend of Buffy's coming to Sunnydale from L.A. under false pretenses in order to seek immortality. It's a favorite of mine as we get a glimpse into her past where she had a major crush on him, her favorite snack was ores with apple juice and her favorite song was I touch myself giving us in dept analysis into her past. Another aspect is you can't help feel the betrayal she feels once her undercover work reveals he trades her to Spike in order to become a vampire to cute a brain tumor he's dying from leaving you sadden by these tragic circumstances beyond control. Yet I feel if he had taken Buffy's offer to let her go she'd had been by his side till the very end and be the true friend he needed during a difficult time.

Another aspect is how growing up is hard to do when it comes to right and wrong. Is it OK to lie to loved ones for a cute or do you turn be up front with your problems to see if they can help out.

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