Buffy sees Joyce lying on the couch, calls 911 and unsuccessfully follows emergency procedures. When the paramedics arrive, they realize that Joyce is dead. Buffy calls Giles and goes to the school to tell Dawn. Along the day, the Scooby gang grieves the death of Joyce and sympathizes with Buffy. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
Joss Whedon wrote the dinner scene in order to have a few minutes to display the credits so the audience wouldn't be distracted by them on Buffy's first actions. See more
(at around 41 mins) After they sit down, a camera is visible on the wide screen on the left. See more
You know, my big sister could really beat the crap out of her. I mean, really, really.
Instead of the regular opening credits, a flashback scene was created that consisted of the whole cast having Christmas dinner at the Summers' house. It was created so as not to have written credits appearing over the dramatic opening scenes. See more
References The Powerpuff Girls
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett See more