Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4, Episode 7

The Initiative (16 Nov. 1999)

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Spike finds himself targeted by a group of commandos after he escapes from a military lab underneath the Sunnydale campus.

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Spike is captured by the paramilitary commando in the campus, but escapes from a hi-tech facility unable to bite or fight against humans. Meanwhile, Riley Finn (Marc Blucas) finds that he likes Buffy, but is incapable of establishing a dialog with her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Willow reveals that Oz's real name is Daniel Osbourne. See more »

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In the teaser, as Spike wakes up in the Initiative and the camera pulls back, his red sweater is hanging open and you can see the imprint of what looks like a microphone cord concealed under his black T-shirt. Then, when the view cuts to a different angle, suddenly his sweater is closed. See more »

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[first lines]
Forrest Gates: Women. Young, nubile, exciting. Each one a mystery waiting to be unlocked. Think any of them are gonna show? 'Cause the party'd be lame if we lack for hotties. Professor? You with me?
Riley Finn: No. I'm with this large pile of ungraded papers due at 3:00.
Forrest Gates: How are you gonna learn anything if you keep doing schoolwork? Oh... Check her out. Is she hot, or is she hot?
Riley Finn: She's Buffy.
Forrest Gates: Buffy? I like that. That girl's so hot, she's buffy.
Riley Finn: It's her name, Forrest.
Forrest Gates: You've established first contact? ...
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Disclosing the Paramilitary Commando in the Campus
6 August 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Spike is captured by the paramilitary commando in the campus, but escapes from a hi-tech facility unable to bite or fight against humans. Meanwhile, Riley Finn (Marc Blucas) finds that he likes Buffy, but is incapable of establishing a dialog with her.

This episode discloses the members of the paramilitary commando in the campus and their leader. It was a great surprise for me to see who is leading the experiments with demons at UC Sunnydale. The intriguing situation of Spike, who is unable to suck blood, promises unusual resolutions to satisfy his need of blood. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil) "A Iniciativa" ("The Initiative")


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