Buffy and her friends discover secrets about themselves as they battle a werewolf, its hunter, and their own emotions.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Gym Teacher
Larry Blaisdell (as Larry Bagby III)
Theresa Klusmeyer


While Xander and Cordelia make out in the woods in her dad's car, they are attacked by a giant werewolf, who also killed various animals, on the night before the full moon. Giles insists no silver bullets, as a werewolf remains an innocent human except for three nights per lunar month, an ethical consideration wasted on former ivory poacher Kane, who wants his twelfth werewolf kill for the fur. Xander suspects and confronts school bully Lary, but finds out his secret is in fact queerly innocent and worth keeping. When they check the corps of Theresa, the only human fatal victim, Xander saves Buffy staking her: she's a vampire, attacking courtesy of her sire Angelus... After Oz wakes up naked in the wood, his aunt confirms Jordy is a werewolf too, but Willow is trough waiting for him to make the first move... Written by KGF Vissers

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27 January 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the scene just following Willow's admonition of Xander and Oz being "A couple of guys.", as Buffy and Giles "drive" into the parking lot of the Bronze, look behind the car. Stagehands are visible pushing the car into frame. See more »


Werewolf hunter Kane states he kills werewolves to obtain their teeth and pelts. However, in all other Buffyverse lore it's established that werewolves revert to human form upon death. See more »


Giles: Several animal carcasses were found mutilated.
Willow: You mean like bunnies and stuff? No, don't tell me.
Oz: Oh, don't worry. I mean, they might not look it, but bunnies can really take care of themselves.
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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The One Where Oz Is A Werewolf...
3 June 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy this episode. It's cool to see werewolves come into the Buffy Universe.

In this episode, people are being attacked by what is believed to be a giant dog. But Buffy and the gang realized that it's actually a werewolf, so they go to catch it. They meet a man who kills werewolves for sport, and who doesn't care that a werewolf is a person for most of the year. Oz was bitten by his cousin Jordy, and after waking up naked in the woods, he calls his aunt and finds out that Jordy is a werewolf, which leads Oz to become one as well.

Best part of the episode: When Buffy kicks the werewolf hunter's butt.

Worst part of the episode: The look of the werewolves, they're just super creepy.

Overall, I give this episode a 7 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Great.

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