Buffy hopes to learn more about what she's up against with the First by taking Spike prisoner; Xander and Anya interrogate Andrew.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Iyer ...
Principal Robin Wood (as DB Woodside)
Donald Bishop ...


Spike is held captive in the Summers home while the Scoobies ponder their options in the aftermath of his murder spree. Willow finds Andrew buying blood and decides to take him prisoner also. While they try to decide what to do next, the gang are interrupted by the mysterious hooded figures called "Bringers"... the minions of the First Evil. Written by Alex

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26 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Andrew will appear in every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer from this point onward. See more »


*At 33:16( You can clearly tell that it is not Sarah Michelle Gellar stabbing the intruders but instead her stunt double because of the much tanner and more muscled arms. See more »


Buffy Summers: This trigger. How do we holster... safety, or... I, I don't know guns. How do we make it stop?
Xander Harris: Well, usually the operative completes his task and either blows his head off or steals a submarine.
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References Babe (1995) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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The One With Andrew Is A Hostage...
28 March 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's so good and interesting. I love Andrew. He's definitely one of my all- time favorite characters. To be honest with you, I wrote a review for this episode, and then just before submitting it, I realized that I was talking about a completely different episode. Almost-fail.

In this episode, Spike is being held in Buffy's basement, voluntarily, since he's gone a bit crazy with the eating people thing, even though it's not his fault. They're trying to get him to tell them what's really going on. Willow goes to the butcher to get some animal blood for him, and she runs into Andrew. She forcefully brings Andrew home with her, and they keep him there as a hostage/prisoner. Whilst being tied up and enjoying his animal blood, Buffy leaves the room and he starts talking to himself. Then he goes nuts and tries to kill Andrew, who was being interrogated in the next room. Anya is actually the one who's interrogating Andrew, along with Xander's help. It's actually really funny.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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