Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Never Kill a Boy on the First Date 

While Buffy awaits the arrival of a warrior vampire, she dates a boy who is attracted to her exciting lifestyle.



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Episode credited cast:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Paul-Felix Montez ...
Mysterious Guy
Van Driver
Andrew J. Ferchland ...
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Sarah Josephs ...
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Yearning for a normal life, Buffy agrees to a date with Owen. Giles discovers a prophecy of coming danger, but she chooses Owen over battling evil. When Giles goes out on his own and is trapped by a group of vampires, Buffy must figure out a way to balance dating and Slaying. Written by Alex

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31 March 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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At the conclusion of the episode, Owen is trying to set up another date with Buffy. In the background a woman in a red and black jacket carrying a red bag walks up the stairs. Seconds later, in the next shot of Owen, the same woman is walking up the stairs without the bag. Seconds after that, in the next shot of Buffy, the same woman with the same red bag on her shoulder is walking by at ground level. See more »


Giles: Buffy, this is no ordinary vampire. But we have to stop him before he reaches the Master.
Buffy: But cute guy! Teenager! Post-pubescent fantasies!
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Referenced in Angel: Spin the Bottle (2002) See more »


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More trials and tribulations of a teenage vampire slayer.
14 June 2015 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Teenage vampire slayer Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) juggles her social life with staking the undead, dating sensitive hunk Owen (Christopher Wiehl) whilst trying to find the Anointed One, who has been prophesied to rise up and release head bloodsucker The Master (Mark Metcalf). Needless to say, holding down a relationship while dealing with vampires doesn't prove all that easy.

Another Buffy episode that doesn't quite do it for me: whenever the Master and his vampiric acolytes are the central villains of the piece, I tend to switch off (mentally, not literally). Lucky for me, then, that—despite the show being called Buffy The Vampire Slayer—vampires are often the least of her worries, with far more exotic demons and creatures lurking in the shadows waiting to bring death and chaos to Sunnydale. Roll on the next episode...

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