Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, Episode 2

Some Assembly Required (22 Sep. 1997)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Drama | Fantasy
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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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Frankenstein story
28 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

**Spoilers**

When the bodies of girls are being dug up in Sunnydale, Buffy soon finds out that someone is trying to build the perfect woman using the body parts of different people.

A average episode.Nothing special going on and its one of my least favourites from Season 2.

Introduucing Darryl a high school student that died and wants his alive brother to get him the perfect girl, even if that means to cut up girls different body parts and stick them on. A kind of silly episode.I liked the relationship between Jenny and Giles coming together though.There were some decent lines but there's not much to really get you into the episode.

5/10


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