Buffy teams with Riley after she is allowed access to the Initiative; Spike is targeted by commandos.

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Buffy is working within the Initiative, excited by the military equipment and collaboration with her lover Riley, with whom she finally shares love to the full, but who proves trained as a selected soldier to follow orders without too many questions. Meanwhile professor Walsh hides from them a secret project, assembling 'Adam' from parts of various monster races. Xander hopes to become Anya's big spender by starting a business in 'Booster' bars, but nobody seems to like any of the flavors, at all. Spike just moved out to his crypt and told Giles he wanted nothing more to do with the gang, but has to rush back begging for their help after being shot by the commandos -now equipped with command cameras- with a dart, which Xander identifies as a tracer; Willow performs an ionization spell as camouflage during surgical removal. Professor Walsh feels inquisitive Buffy become a 'liability' with too much influence on Riley, and sets her up to be cornered in the sewers with two slasher demons ... Written by KGF Vissers

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At the Bronze, Xander is wearing a shirt with the Captain America shield on it. Buffy creator, Joss Whedon, would go on to direct The Avengers (2012), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), both of which feature Captain America as one of the main characters. See more »

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(at around 34 mins) The boom mic can be seen above Buffy as she is asking a question. See more »

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Willow Rosenberg: I implore you, Neisa, blessed goddess of chance and fortune, heed my call. Send to me the heart I desire.
Xander Harris: [the camera pulls back to show she is holding five cards] You know, magic at the poker table qualifies as cheating.
Willow Rosenberg: That wasn't magic. I was praying. Two, please.
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References Teen Witch (1989) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Removing the Complication
15 August 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Buffy is completely excited with Ripley and The Initiative, questioning many points of the operation. After capturing a demon, Buffy and Ripley make love, but Professor Maggie Walsh sees Buffy as a complication for the group and decides to get rid off her, betraying and sending Buffy to face death with two powerful demons. Meanwhile, Willow misses her friend and becomes closer to Tara Maclay (Amber Benson). The selfish Spike looks for help with Giles to remove a tracking device from his shoulder.

In "The I in Team", Buffy finally finds that Professor Maggie Walsh is also evil, but the real intentions of The Initiative are not disclosed. The last minutes of this episode are great, opening many possibilities for the next ones. Spike is hilarious, as usual, and in this moment he is my favorite character of this cool series. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Meu Papel na Equipe" ("My Role in the Team")


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