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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)
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 (4 total) »


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

Joss Whedon (written by)

Rob DesHotel (executive story editor) (as Rob Des Hotel) &
Dean Batali (executive story editor)

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 (score by)
Sean Murray (score by)
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 
Art Direction by
Stephanie J. Gordon 
Set Decoration by
David A. Koneff  (as David Koneff)
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
Makeup Department
Jeri Baker .... hair stylist
John Maldonado .... makeup artist
Todd McIntosh .... makeup supervisor
John Vulich .... special makeup effects creator
Mark Garbarino .... special effects makeup coordinator (uncredited)
Sean Kenney .... lens technician (uncredited)
Michael S. Pack .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
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 .... leadman
Steve West .... construction coordinator
Ken Wilson .... property master
Victor Anderson .... propmaker (uncredited)
Juliette Blasor .... props (uncredited)
Damon Hight .... general foreman (uncredited)
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer
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)
Mark Cleary .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Robert Guastini .... adr editor (uncredited)
Robert Guastini .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Mike Marchain .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jeff Pruitt .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Badger .... stunts (uncredited)
Sophia Crawford .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Hite .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Julie Michaels .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Owen .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eyal Gordin .... camera operator
Tom Keefer .... key grip
Dayton Nietert .... chief lighting technician
Glenn DiVincenzo .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Erin Franklyn .... grip (uncredited)
John Keefer .... set grip (uncredited)
Bob Snowdon .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Pazdernik .... set costumer (uncredited)
Cindy Rosenthal .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Michael A. Russell .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Sydney Conrad Shapiro .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Marilyn McMahon Adams .... assistant editor (as Marilyn Adams)
Brian Wankum .... post-production coordinator
Kent Pritchett .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Location Management
Jordana Kronen .... location manager
Music Department
Fernand Bos .... music editor
Nerf Herder .... theme
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator (as Robert Ellis)
Other crew
Marc David Alpert .... assistant: Gareth Davies (as Marc D. Alpert)
Caroline Kallas .... assistant: Gail Berman
Lesley King .... script supervisor
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)
George Montgomery .... title designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

45 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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Guest star Jason Behr reunited with Sarah Michelle Gellar 8 years later when they made The Grudge (2004).See more »
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 »
Ford:You can't touch me, Summers. I know all your darkest secrets.
Xander Harris:Care to make a small wager on that?
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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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