Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7, Episode 16

Storyteller (25 Feb. 2003)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Principal Robin Wood (as DB Woodside)
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Crying Girl (as Corin Amber Norton)


Andrew creates a documentary called "Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyres", a record of the current situation in Sunnydale to show to future generations. He manages to capture many important moments, and to annoy almost everyone in the house. But Buffy needs to tear him away from his filmmaking because the Seal of Danzalthar is active and Andrew may hold the key to closing it before it destroys the town. Written by Alex

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When the Scoobies pressure Andrew for useful information about the evil Seal of Danzalthar, Andrew tries to squirm out of it by asking instead for a "cool, refreshing Zima." Buffy replies, "No Zima!" and Spike says, "Shut your face about the Zima, just talk." Jane Espenson, the writer of this episode and a co-executive producer of "Buffy," had some years before created the name "Zima" for the adult beverage while working for a marketing firm. See more »


When Andrew is explaining the ins and outs of Sunnydale, his marker-pointer changes from black to red and back again between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Andrew Wells: [to camera] Oh, hello, there, gentle viewers. You caught me catching up on an old favorite. It's wonderful to get lost in a story, isn't it? Adventure and heroics and discovery: don't they just take you away? Come with me now, if you will, gentle viewers. Join me on a new voyage of the mind. A little tale I like to call: Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyrs.
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Storyteller? I think not. Storykiller is more like it.
11 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pardoy of Alistair Cooke's "Masterpiece Theatre".

And as another reviewer already pointed out...the funniest line was at the very beginning...when Anya comes into the bathroom where Andrew is filming himself...and she says to him: "For G-d's sakes, Andrew. You've been in here for 30 minutes. What are you doing?" Andrew: "Entertaining and educating". Anya: "Why can't you just masturbate like the rest of us?" (The more I watch this series...the more I like Anya!!!)

There's filler. And then there's filler. And then there's "Storyteller".

On a scale of one to ten...where 10 is the best..."Storyteller" would be less than 1. It's the equivalent of the faint residue that might still be there after you clean your microwave after exploding a marshmallow inside it -- just for fun. The end (which, admittedly, is better than the other 40 minutes of this burner) clearly does not redeem the rest of this mess.

Xander and Anya go for a roll in the hay after opening up some feelings during Andrew's interview. But then they're not quite sure where to go from there.

Jonathan's blood helped to open the Seal of the Hellmouth. Andrew's tears helped to seal it. Great.

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