Having gained control of Riley's mind, Adam sets in motion his plot to create an army of unstoppable soldiers and destroy the Initiative.

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When Buffy sees Spike in Adam's cave, she realizes that Spike is intriguing the Scooby gang to destroy their friendship following Adam's instructions. She meets Willow, Xander and Giles and they apologize to each other. They also realize that the monsters were not captured by the Initiative, but actually they are the Trojan Horse of Adam to fight against the commando from inside. Once Buffy alone is not able to defeat Adam, the Scooby gang decides to transfer the best of each one of them, i.e., the witch power of Willow, the strength of Xander and the expertise of Giles, to Buffy through witchcraft to make her powerful and capable of fighting against Adam. Meanwhile, Riley finds that he has a chip over his heart and connected to his central nervous system to modify his behavior and obey Adam. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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After the spell takes effect and Buffy becomes one with Willow, Xander and Giles, Buffy's voice changes. The effect was achieved by combining the 4 actor's voices. See more »

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When Buffy pulls the power battery/heart out of Adam's chest, the way she is holding it changes between shots. In a close-up, she is holding it in her open palm, horizontally. Then in a far shot, she is holding it up and down, vertically. Then in the final close up, she is holding it in her open palm again, horizontally. See more »

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[Spike finds Riley in the cave with Adam]
Spike: Slightly stiffer than usual.
[clicks his fingers in Riley's face, with no response]
Spike: Subtle, but I like it.
[pokes Riley in the chest, still no response]
Spike: What's with him?
Adam: I activated his chip.
Spike: Oh. So it's chips all around, is it? Someone must've bought the party pack.
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Referenced in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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One for All, All For One – The End of the Initiative
24 August 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When Buffy sees Spike in Adam's cave, she realizes that Spike is intriguing the Scooby gang to destroy their friendship following Adam's instructions. She meets Willow, Xander and Giles and they apologize to each other. They also realize that the monsters were not captured by the Initiative, but actually they are the Trojan Horse of Adam to fight against the commando from inside. Once Buffy alone is not able to defeat Adam, the Scooby gang decides to transfer the best of each one of them, i.e., the witch power of Willow, the strength of Xander and the expertise of Giles, to Buffy through witchcraft to make her powerful and capable of fighting against Adam. Meanwhile, Riley finds that he has a chip over his heart and connected to his central nervous system to modify his behavior and obey Adam.

"Primeval" is the best episode of the Fourth Season of Buffy. The story is excellent, showing the importance of synergy and friendship to resolve difficult situations. Riley uses the strength of his love for Buffy to remove his chip and save her, who becomes extremely powerful with the gifts of her dearest friends. End of Season, end of the Initiative, which now is definitely closed. Last but not the least, like the Three Musketeers, the Scooby gang finds how important is the saying: "One for All, All For One". My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Primitivo" ("Primitive")


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