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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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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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What the Divinyls were singing about See more (2 total) »

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

Jarrad Paul ... Marvin / Diego

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)
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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
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 Des Hotel .... executive story editor
Caroline Kallas .... assistant: Gail Berman
Lesley King .... script supervisor
Jordana Kronen .... location manager
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)
 

Series Crew
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Produced by
James A. Contner .... co-producer: only episodes he directed since 1999
 
Casting by
Chadwick Cohn 
Jennifer Fishman (1998-2003)
Amy McIntyre Britt (1998-2003) (as Amy Britt)
 
Production Design by
Carey Meyer (1997-2003)
 
Set Decoration by
Kelly Donovan 
 
Costume Design by
Eileen A. Dunn 
 
Makeup Department
Suzan Bagdadi .... hair stylist
Christopher Burdett .... creature effects designer
Barney Burman .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects artist: zombie bodies
Susan Carol Schwary .... hair stylist
Jason Collins .... supervisor: Almost Human, Inc.
Ken Culver .... prosthetic technician
Roxy D'Alonzo .... special makeup effects artist
Glenn Hetrick .... special makeup effects artist
Matthew Jorgensen .... sculptor/painter: Tech Optic Nerve
Dugg Kirkpatrick .... hair stylist
Mark Landon .... additional makeup artist
Jeff Lewis .... special makeup effects artist
Veronica Lorenz .... makeup artist
Rodd Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Maverick .... special makeup effects artist
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human Inc. (seasons 6-7)
Myke Michaels .... special makeup effects artist
Anthony Miner .... key hair stylist
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects artist
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician
Michael Peterson .... lab makeup effects
Stephen Prouty .... special makeup effects artist (as Steve Prouty)
Brad Scott .... hair stylist
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist
Steven E. Anderson .... makeup artist (seasons 6-7) (uncredited)
Rick Bongiovanni .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Gabriel De Cunto .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Tom Irvin .... special makeup effects artist: Optic Nerve Studios (uncredited)
Michael Marino .... sculptor: optic nerve (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John P. Aguirre .... second assistant director
Velvet Andrews-Smith .... dga trainee (1999)
Ted Arlauskas .... dga trainee
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director
Mindee Clem .... dga trainee (2002-2003)
Bryan Cox .... dga trainee
Joe Lotito .... first assistant director: second unit
Stephen Messer .... second assistant director
Carla R. Ponzio .... second assistant director: second unit (seasons 3-5)
Jeff Pruitt .... second unit director
Krista Reymann .... dga trainee
Brendalyn Richard .... dga trainee (2003)
Ellen Rosentreter .... dga trainee
Melissa Rudman .... dga trainee
Paul Schneider .... dga trainee (1998)
 
Art Department
Will Batts .... set designer
Juliette Blasor .... props
Win Craft .... set dresser
Skip Crank .... assistant property master
Doug Devine .... set dresser
Scott Duthie .... storyboard artist: action unit
Katie Gonzalez .... assistant property master (season 7) (as Katie Sanner)
Courtney Jackson .... assistant property master
Happy Nakamura .... property assistant
Eric Rood .... set dresser (2001-2003)
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer (1996-2002)
Stella Starlight .... shopper (1996-2000)
Danny L. Turk .... carpenter
Val Wilt .... foreman
 
Sound Department
David Barbee .... sound effects editor (multiple episodes)
Jessy Bender .... sound utility
David Beres .... utility sound
Gary Boatner .... boom operator: second unit (2001)
Susan Cahill .... assistant sound editor (final season)
Tom Caton .... boom operator
Juan Cisneros .... boom operator: second unit (season 3)
Juan Cisneros .... utility sound technician: second unit
David Diamond .... boom operator
Michael Florimbi .... sound mixer
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Kevin Hyde .... boom operator
Andy King .... sound effects editor (as Andrew I. King)
Brian D. Lucas .... sound recordist
Paul Vik Marshall .... production sound mixer
Paul Vik Marshall .... sound mixer: second unit
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Steven Morrow .... production sound mixer: second unit
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Chris Quilty .... boom operator: second unit
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4
Raymond E. Spiess III .... sound editor
David Yaffe .... sound mixer (1997-2002)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Alfrey .... special effects makeup
Evan Campbell .... special effects makeup
Dan Crawley .... special effects technician
Nathan Franson .... special effects technician
Scott Hastings .... special effects technician
Jeff Jingle .... animatronic creature design/puppeteer
Matthew Jorgensen .... special effects makeup
Rodd Matsui .... special effects technician
Michael O'Brien .... mold/seaming departments: Optic Nerve
Gary Yee .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Douglas Aiken .... digital compositor: morphing
Kelly Bechtle-Woods .... digital artist: 3D animator
Miles Bellas .... digital artist
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects coordinator
Christian Boudman .... digital compositor
Stephen Brand .... visual effects supervisor
Brent Burpee .... systems engineer
David Carlson .... visual effects animator
Dan Carrington .... Flame artist
Rick Cortes .... digital compositor
John Decker .... digital artist
Leif Einarsson .... computer graphics lead animator: Digital Magic
Eyal Erez .... senior effects animator
Fish Essenfeld .... senior compositor
Randy Goux .... visual effects
Seth Tyler Hall .... digital effects artist
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor
Sherry Hitch .... digital artist
Wensen Ho .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Simon Holden .... digital compositor: pilot episode
Raji Kodja .... 3D artist: Kinetic FX
Craig Kuehne .... visual effects
Mark Lipsmeyer .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Steven Meyer .... digital compositor
Bill Millar .... special visual effects
Andrew Orloff .... CG supervisor
Jose Perez .... visual effects
Deb Santosa .... visual effects artist
Rick Shick .... digital compositor
Emile Edwin Smith .... digital artist
Michael Vaglienty .... Flame artist
Jeff West .... lead effects artist
Bryan Whitaker .... digital effects artist
Bob Williamson .... digital compositor
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic studios (uncredited)
Scott Ramsey .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Robert Alonzo .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Greg Anderson .... stunt double
Noby Arden .... stunt double: Buffy #2
Brian Avery .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Ron Balicki .... stunts
Melissa Barker .... assistant stunt coordinator (multiple episodes)
Melissa Barker .... stunt double: Eliza Dushku (four episodes)
Melissa Barker .... stunt double: Sarah Michelle Gellar/Buffy (1999-2003)
Melissa Barker .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
Nicole Basanda .... stunts
Paul Beahm .... stunts
Cheryl Bermeo .... stunt double: Buffy's Sister
Erik Betts .... stunts (3 seasons)
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Tamara Bossett .... stunt double
Tamara Bossett .... stunts
Jon Braver .... stunts: multiple episodes
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts
Marla Casey .... stunt double
Richard Cetrone .... stunts
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
Lauro Chartrand .... stunts
Ken Clark .... stunt performer
Bruce Comtois .... stunt driver
Laura Lee Connery .... stunts
Tim Connolly .... stunts
Brycen Counts .... utility stunts
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double: Buffy (1996-2000)
Alex Daniels .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... utility stunts
Danial Donai .... stunts
Kelly Donovan .... stunt double: Xander
Danny Downey .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (various episodes)
Scott Duthie .... stunts
Casey Easlick .... utility stunts
Nathan Engelman .... stunts
James Ent .... utility stunts (1 episode)
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Roel Failma .... stunt performer
Anita Hart .... stunts
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunt double: Clara Bryant
Squeen Holzen .... stunts
Lisa Hoyle .... stunts
Cinda-Lin James .... stunt double
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Hannah Kozak .... stunts
Don Lee .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Scott Leva .... stunts
Michael Li .... stunts
Anna Lauren Long .... assistant to stunt coordinator
Kurt D. Lott .... utility stunts
Diana R. Lupo .... stunts
Brian Machleit .... stunt double
Alex Madison .... stunts (as Gail Monian)
Dina L. Margolin .... stunts
Rob Mars .... stunts
Brad Martin .... stunt double: Angel
Brad Martin .... stunts
Ron McCord .... stunts
David Morizot .... stunts (seasons 5-7)
Joe Murphy .... stunts
Chris O'Hara .... stunts (3 seasons, multiple episodes)
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Gábor Piroch .... stunt rider
Nicole Randall .... stunt performer
Rex Reddick .... stunts
Tanoai Reed .... stunts
Scott Rhodes .... stunt double
Scott Rhodes .... stunts
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Tim Rigby .... stunts
Allen Robinson .... stunts
Joe Russell .... stunt performer
Marcus Salgado .... stunt performer
Gregg Sargeant .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double: Willow
Tim Sitarz .... stunts
Mike Smith .... stunts
Gary Ray Stearns .... stunts
Justin Sundquist .... stunts
Ronn Surels .... stunts
Mary Torres .... stunts
Clark Tucker .... stunts
Jon Valera .... stunts
Lee Waddell .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Michele Waitman .... stunt double: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Ryan Watson .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer
Alex Wen .... stunts (3 seasons)
Lee Whittaker .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Darlene Ava Williams .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Chickanis .... electrician
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... assistant chief lighting technician (seasons 2-3)
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... rigging gaffer (seasons 2-3)
Joseph L. Gonzalez .... electrician
Gretchen Hatz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Jackson .... grip
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (2002)
Gary Molyneux .... dolly grip: second unit
Bob Myers .... grip
Evan A. Nesbitt .... first assistant camera: second unit
Bill Olofsson .... assistant camera
Charles Papert .... Steadicam operator
Charles Papert .... camera operator: "a" camera
Shayna Ritenour .... camera loader (season 7)
Shayna Ritenour .... camera loader: second unit (season 5)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip
David Scott .... best boy: second unit
David Scott .... electrician
David Neal Stewart .... electrician (1997-1998)
R. Michael Stringer .... grip
Wayne Stroud .... dolly grip
Jaimie Trueblood .... still photographer
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera operator
Chuck Whelan .... additional assistant camera
David Yellin .... electrician (1997)
Jason Zakrzewski .... second assistant camera: second unit (seasons 4, 5)
 
Casting Department
Michael V. Nicolo .... casting assistant (2000-)
Dana Olson .... extras casting
Robyn Owen .... casting assistant
Christine Yammine .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elaine Down .... set costume
Jessica Pazdernik .... costumer
Kelli Stallings .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mark Hornish .... editor: main titles
 
Music Department
Percy Faith .... conductor: "Theme From 'a Summer Place'"
Steven Gizicki .... music consultant
Wataru Hokoyama .... orchestrator (2002)
Alex Kharlamov .... composer: additional music
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
David Klotz .... music editor (final season)
Dana Niu .... composer: additional music
Brandon Walker .... assistant music editor
 
Transportation Department
James G. Brill .... driver
John Magoo McGivern .... driver
Beau Reed .... driver
Gaston Wurth .... transportation
 
Other crew
Debra Leilani Bakeman .... set medic
Kendal Brenneman .... stand-in
Ericka Bryce .... production medic
David M. Burns .... production assistant (1998-1999)
Ardy Brent Carlson .... production assistant (as A. Brent Carlson)
Rupert Cole .... production assistant
Cheryl Diamond .... studio teacher (2001-2003)
Lee Ebersole .... production assistant
Jaroslava Fernandez .... special effects contact lens technician
Jessica A. Gihon .... assistant accountant: UK (2002)
Chip Hall .... production assistant
Paul Harrison .... key assistant location manager
Elisabeth James .... assistant production office coordinator
Mitch Kelleher .... production assistant
Margery Kimbrough .... script supervisor: second unit (2002-2003)
Misty D. Lahti .... set production assistant
Anna Lauren Long .... assistant to second unit director
Matthew J. Lynch .... production assistant
Doug Meyer .... additional production assistant (seasons 5 and 6)
Jose Molina .... assistant: Howard Gordon
Cobb Montgomery .... title designer
Tracy L. Moody .... script supervisor: second unit (season 3)
Raul Moreno .... production assistant (1997)
Emre Sonmez .... assistant location manager
Tony Swatton .... weapons
Licia Wolf .... additional script supervisor
Lisa Womble .... production assistant
 
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Runtime:
45 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Guest star Jason Behr reunited with Sarah Michelle Gellar 8 years later when they made The Grudge (2004).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:
[on the balcony outside Willow's bedroom]
Angel:Unless you invite me, I can't come in.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Lois On The BrinkSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
What the Divinyls were singing about, 15 January 2012
Author: Joxerlives from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Lie to Me;

The Good; The central story is very strong and it makes great fun of all the vampfans out there (Twilight lovers I'm talking to you ). The scene with Dru and the kid in the playground is scary as hell . First appearance of Chantrelle/Lily/Anne and she's great. Angel in the vamp club is hilarious. Ingenious the way Buffy defeats Spike and co, once again you see that this girl has brains and guile and not just looks and brawn. Adore the Angel/Will scene, her hiding her undies and telling him she's not allowed boys in her room. Willow finally realising what the Divinyls song 'I touch myself' is really about (you know if that had been sung by a guy they'd have never played it on the radio). Willow still in her 'startled virgin' phase which they play for laughs and will eventually be taken over by Dawn as Will grows more and more worldly. The Divinyls also provide music for the Buffy movie. Lovely scene between Giles and Buffy at the end.

The Bad; Not much, strong ep

Best line; Giles; "I believe that's called 'Growing up" Buffy; "Then I'd like to stop now, OK?" but also Willow (about Angel) "Ours is a forbidden love" Xander (after Chantrelle describes vamps as 'the lonely ones') "Actually we call them the nasty, pointy, bitey ones" and Giles' wonderful speech at the end.

Questions and observations; Cordy identifies with Marie-Antoinette. One day she too will be a Queen with people having their heads cut off 'Over the Rainbow'. Ford likes Jack Palance as Dracula which is also the version Angel recommends (you wonder did he ever meet the real thing? He was certainly in Romania) Don't bother looking for Ford in the Buffy movie, I assure you he's not even mentioned. Jason Bher (Ford) will work with SMG again in The Grudge. We get the story of Angelus and Drusilla for the first time, explaining why Angel was reluctant to talk it over with the Scoobies. Ford is SUCH a scumbag. OK, you're dying but that doesn't mean you kill dozens of other people to enable you to 'live'. His scheme also seems unnecessarily elaborate, why not just catch a vamp, chain it up in the open and tell it either to sire you and you'll release it or it'll be dead by sun-up? Buffy entered a beauty contest at Hemery (check out 'I know what you did last summer' for SMG in a swimsuit pageant). Giles and Jenny have their second date at a monster truck rally which I think would have been a great episode in itself. Spike keeps his word and sires Ford, as with his love of Dru he seems a very atypical vampire. Great stuff 8/10

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