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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Lie to Me (1997)

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Original Air Date:
3 November 1997 (Season 2, Episode 7)
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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"Lie To Me," etc.
 (From The AV Club. 17 July 2008, 10:31 AM, PDT)

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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers

Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris

Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg

Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase

David Boreanaz ... Angel

Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)

Robia LaMorte ... Jenny Calendar (as Robia La Morte)

James Marsters ... Spike

Jason Behr ... Billy 'Ford' Fordham

Juliet Landau ... Drusilla

Will Rothhaar ... James

Julia Lee ... Chanterelle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Todd McIntosh ... Vampire (uncredited)
Joseph Benjamin Stewart ... Vampire Night Club Extra (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Joss Whedon 
 
Writing credits
Joss Whedon (created by)

Joss Whedon (written by)

Produced by
Gail Berman .... executive producer
Gareth Davies .... producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
Howard Gordon .... consulting producer
David Greenwalt .... co-executive producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui .... executive producer
Kaz Kuzui .... executive producer
Gary Law .... co-producer
David Solomon .... co-producer
Joss Whedon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shawn K. Clement 
Sean Murray 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Gershman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Regis Kimble  (as Regis B. Kimble)
 
Casting by
Marcia Shulman 
 
Production Design by
Carey Meyer 
 
Set Decoration by
David A. Koneff  (as David Koneff)
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
 
Makeup Department
Jeri Baker .... hair stylist
Mark Garbarino .... special effects makeup coordinator
John Maldonado .... makeup artist
Todd McIntosh .... makeup supervisor
Michael S. Pack .... special makeup effects artist
John Vulich .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Production Management
Gary Law .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brenda Kalosh .... first assistant director
Randall LaFollette .... second assistant director (as Randy LaFollette)
 
Art Department
Lisa Gamel .... paint foreman
Gustav Gustafson .... lead man
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer
Steve West .... construction coordinator
Ken Wilson .... property master
Victor Anderson .... propmaker (uncredited)
Damon Hight .... general foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer
Robert Guastini .... dialogue & adr editor
Maury Harris .... production sound mixer
Peter Nusbaum .... re-recording mixer
Todd Orr .... re-recording mixer (as Todd Keith Orr)
Cindy Rabideau .... supervising sound editor
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist (uncredited)
Mike Marchain .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Jennifer Badger .... stunt double
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double
Julie Michaels .... stunts
Michael Owen .... stunts
Jeff Pruitt .... stunt coordinator
Brian Hite .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glenn DiVincenzo .... Steadicam operator
Eyal Gordin .... camera operator
John Keefer .... set grip
Tom Keefer .... key grip
Dayton Nietert .... chief lighting technician
Bob Snowdon .... grip
Erin Franklyn .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael A. Russell .... assistant costume designer
Sydney Conrad Shapiro .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Marilyn McMahon Adams .... assistant editor (as Marilyn Adams)
Kent Pritchett .... colorist: dailies
Brian Wankum .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Fernand Bos .... music editor
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Marc David Alpert .... assistant: Gareth Davies (as Marc D. Alpert)
Dean Batali .... executive story editor
Rob DesHotel .... executive story editor (as Rob Des Hotel)
Caroline Kallas .... assistant: Gail Berman
Lesley King .... script supervisor
Jordana Kronen .... location manager
George Montgomery .... title designer
Edwin L. Perez .... production auditor
R.D. Price .... assistant: David Greenwalt (as Robert Price)
Phyllis H. Saldutti .... production coordinator (as Phyllis Saldutti)
George Snyder .... assistant: Joss Whedon
Amy Wolfram .... script coordinator
Thomas Cobb .... title designer (uncredited)
Jeremy Jacobs .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
45 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Julia Lee makes her first appearance in this episode. Her character appears several times (first as Chantarelle then Lily, and finally as Anne, taking Buffy's second name as her own by gratitude) throughout "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and also the spin-off "Angel" (1999). Her character even discusses the various name changes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Angel visits Buffy to reveal what he knows about Billy Fordham, after entering the kitchen, he leaves the door open a few inches and then stands at the counter opposite Buffy. In the next shot, Buffy and Angel walk out of the kitchen and the door is closed completely.See more »
Quotes:
Angel:These people don't know anything about vampires: What they are, how they live, how they dress...
[a guy cuts through them dressed exactly like Angel]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Angel: Blood Money (#2.12)" (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
ReptileSee more »

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The One Where Buffy's Friend Wants To Be A Vampire..., 6 December 2014
Author: Taylor Kingston

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I really like this episode. I ducted two points because I absolutely hated the character of Ford.

In this episode, Buffy's friend from her old school, Ford, moves to town. And he transfers to Sunnydale High. But the thing is, he's a bit suspicious. Neither Willow nor Xander believe that his intentions are good. So they do some digging, along with Angel's help. He's especially suspicious when he tells Buffy that he knows her secret of being The Slayer. How does he know this? Why didn't he say anything in the last year? Why is he suddenly in Sunnyvale? All will be answered. It turns out that Ford is dying, so doing the only sane thing he could think of, he decides to become a vampire. He chooses to sacrifice Buffy in order to get Spike to turn him. He lures Buffy into a club, where everyone believes that vampires are just "misunderstood". How dumb can people be? I'll answer that for you. Really dumb. In the end, Buffy escapes and traps Spike, Ford, and all the other vampires, including Drusilla, in the club. They eventually turn on Ford and eat him.

Overall, I give this episode an 8 out of 10.

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