Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1, Episode 12

Prophecy Girl (2 Jun. 1997)

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Giles discovers an ancient book foretelling Buffy's death at the hands of the Master.

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In the first-season finale, Giles discovers an ancient prophecy which states that Buffy will face the Master and she will die. Upon hearing this, Buffy first denies her slayer roots, but when a small tragedy occurs at school, Buffy realizes she can't run from destiny, and decides to take on The Master. Written by Alex

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The massive demon coming out of the Hellmouth at the end of "Prophecy Girl" had to be frightening, but the budget didn't allow for computer-generated images. The masterminds at Optic Nerve ended up making tentacle "costumes". Each of the tentacles has a human being inside, manipulating from within. See more »

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When Willow, Jenny, and Cordelia are closing the door of the library to shut out the vampires, the doors are shown being shut from their point of view. But when it goes to the vampires point of view, the right door shuts again. See more »

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Buffy: So that's it, huh? I remember the drill. One slayer dies, the next one's called. I wonder who she is. Will you train her? Or will they send someone else?
Giles: Buffy... I...
Buffy: Does it say how he's gonna kill me? Do you think it'll hurt?
[Angel walks towards her]
Buffy: Don't touch me! Were you even gonna tell me?
Giles: I was hoping I wouldn't have to, that there was some way around it. I...
Buffy: I've got a way around it. I quit.
Giles: It's not that simple.
Buffy: I'm making it that simple. I quit! I resign! I-I'm fired! You can find ...
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Season One
11 April 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

Season One of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is honestly quite poor when compared to basically all of the later episodes of the show. Although it contains two memorable and exciting episodes- "Angel" and "Prophecy Girl", it's really mostly a collection of poor or mediocre, and really formulaic (see monster becoming a threat, monster captures/endangers someone Buffy likes or is related to, and Buffy saves the day) episodes that serve no purpose or benefit but to introduce the characters and setting. Luckily, it's only 12 episodes long and the second season was an astronomical improvement.

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