Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, Episode 5

Reptile Boy (13 Oct. 1997)

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Buffy and Cordelia attend a frat party where they are offered as human sacrifices to a reptile-like creature.

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The people around Buffy start needing more and more, and she starts feeling pulled apart. When Cordelia's college crush shows up on campus with a friend who has eyes for Buffy, Cordelia convinces Buffy to come with her to the frat party. But the party soon turns sinister, and Buffy learns the connection between the fraternity and the local girls who have recently gone missing. Written by Alex

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When Buffy is fighting the "giant snake" her shoes are black flats. When she is finished talking with Giles and walking up the stairs her shoes are chunky black heels. See more »

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[first lines; they're watching television]
Xander Harris: Is she dying?
Buffy: I think she's singing.
Xander Harris: To a telephone in Hindi. Now that's entertainment. Why is she singing?
Willow Rosenberg: She's sad because her lover gave her twelve gold coins. But then the wizard cut open the bag of salt, and now the dancing minions have nowhere to put their big maple... fish thing.
Xander Harris: Uh-huh. Why is she singing?
Buffy: Her lover? I thought that was her chiropractor?
Willow Rosenberg: Because of that thing he did with her feet? No. That was personal.
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The cult of Machida
16 November 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Buffy and Cordelia is invited to a fraternity party, but the fraternity is a cult and plan to use them as an offering to their snakelike patron.

The story in this episode is great and the execution is splendid. The fraternity is very cult-like with robes and a well placed base of operations. At the center of this episode is the unknown workings of the very secretive fraternities, you just don't known what might lie at their center (The Skulls is an other movie that deals with this issue). The acting is good while not breathtaking and the effects is just great, the snakelike patron is perhaps the best made effect in this episode (yes, yes I known that given the possibilities in our day and time it could be better, but this is/was not a million dollar budget) but the cave or cellar is also good. An 8 out of 10.


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