Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, Episode 9

What's My Line?: Part 1 (17 Nov. 1997)

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Spike brings in three professional bounty hunters to eliminate Buffy while she ponders on what her profession might be if her fate wasn't already sealed.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Kelly Connell ...
Norman Pfister


"Career Week", a must at Sunnydale High by order of the principal, finds Xander has a future as jailer; Willow and geek Oz are nerdy first choice for top class companies. Buffy realizes that she has practically no future apart from that of a Slayer, at best law enforcer. Meanwhile Spike sends the order of Taraka, four deadly assassins who can assume any form, to eliminate the Slayer while, as Giles and Willow's research soon learns, a special cross stolen from the tomb of inventor Dulac, a theologian and mathematician, is added as key to his coded manuscript a vampire minion stole stole from Giles' library to find a cure for Spike's weakened, crazy vampire lover Drusilla... Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Drama | Fantasy


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When Xander and Cordelia break into Buffy's house, the scenes were filmed on location in the actual house. By the time production had begun on "What's My Line, Part Two", they had moved to a replica sound stage. The only noticeable difference is the windows on either side of the front door. When Cordelia lets Norman Pfister into the house, you can see the windows are standard glass with curtains. However, in Part Two they are slim panes of non-see through glass. See more »


One of the assassins of the Order of Taraka is shown getting off a bus. In a wide shot, the steps are one color with signs reading "Watch your step". In the close up, the steps change color and the signs are missing. See more »


Buffy: Note to self: religion - freaky.
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References What's My Line? (1950) See more »


Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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The One Where Buffy Almost Gets Killed, Again...
30 January 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really like this episode. I find it really good and entertaining.

In this episode, it's Career Week at Sunnydale High and everyone's taken a test to see what job they'd be suited for. Xander got prison guard. Buffy got cop. And Willow wasn't assigned anything. She's too smart. The fair is going all fine, but when Buffy is almost killed by a cop, they must find a way to destroy the Order O Taraka. And you know who sent the order to kill Buffy? Spike. Of course he gets others to do his dirty work. It's so funny when Xander and Cordelia go to Buffy's house and are almost killed by a bug man selling cosmetics. Or that could happen in Part 2, I'm not sure.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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