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

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2: Episode 7 -- Buffy is lured into trap by vampire wannabes.


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

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The One Where Buffy's Friend Wants To Be A Vampire... See more (3 total) »


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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
Juliette Blasor .... props
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
Mark Cleary .... sound effects editor
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 Bloome .... foley artist (uncredited)
Mike Marchain .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
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
Jessica Pazdernik .... set costumer
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

45 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Cameo: [Todd McIntosh]The fake vampire who greets Buffy when she visits the Sunset Club is the show's make-up supervisor.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Drusilla:[to a dead bird] I'll give you a seed if you sing.
Spike:The bird's dead, Dru. You left it in a cage, and you didn't feed it, and now it's all dead, just like the last one.
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The One Where Buffy's Friend Wants To Be A Vampire..., 6 December 2014
Author: Taylor Kingston from Australia

*** 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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