Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, Episode 2

Some Assembly Required (22 Sep. 1997)

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Two science club nerds use body parts to create the "perfect girlfriend" for a teenager who has been brought back from the dead.

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While arguing whether he is jealous and has a vampire character, Angel and Buffy are attacked by a typical one, which is no problem, and she stumbles into an fresh grave, but remarks the body didn't rise itself as vampires do, it was dug up. Uncertain how to court a modern girl like miss Jenny Calendar, Giles can use some dating advice, then starts researching what evil purpose digging up girl bodies may serve, his guesses being a voodoo priest creating zombies or a flesh-eating demon, which is ruled out by a dig on the graveyard. Hiding (it was only Angel) in a dumpster near school, Cordelia finds thrown-away body parts. The gang correctly suspects science class ace Chris Epps, a recluse since his elder jock brother Daryl's fatal car accident, and geeky yearbook photographer Eric Gittleson, worries because there is no head taken yet and finds out only later the third perpetrator is already Frankenstein-monstrously 'reassembled' Daryl Epps, who wants a mate and chose Cordelia's head ... Written by KGF Vissers

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In this episode, Angel reveals that he is 241 years old. See more »

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As Giles fumblingly attempts to ask Jenny out, an Asian girl with glasses and a black miniskirt comes out of the door in the background. As Jenny is leaving the scene, the same girl comes out of the same door again. See more »

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[first lines]
Buffy: [sitting on top of the gravestone of Stephan Korshak] C'mon, Stephan, rise and shine. Some of us have a ton of trig homework waiting.
Angel: Hey. Is this a bad time?
Buffy: Are you crazy? You don't just sneak up on people in a graveyard. You make noise when you walk. You stomp or... yodel.
Angel: I heard you were on the hunt.
Buffy: I'm supposed to be, but... lazybones here doesn't wanna come out and play.
Angel: When you first wake up, it's a little disorienting. He'll show.
Buffy: It's weird to think of you going through ...
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"He gets to see you in the light..."
29 January 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Not one of the standout episodes, but good nonetheless. And, really, more than a little sad. Chris (aka unabrow boy) just wanted his brother back, and went about it the wrong, icky, creepy way. His friend was way more evil than he was. Also, didn't he kind of remind you of Egor? Intentional, I'm sure.

What I really loved about this episode, however, was the interaction between Angel and Buffy at the end. It was the first time that I think the audience really gets to see how doomed their love really is. His little speech explaining why he's jealous of Xander is so poignant and sincere. You can tell that he's truly in love with Buffy, while I think she's still in the beginning stages of her feelings for him. *le sigh* I just wish those two had it easier... But, then, I guess the show wouldn't be half as interesting, huh?


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