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)
Eric Saiet ...
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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17 November 1997 (USA)  »

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It is revealed there are forty-three churches in Sunnydale. See more »


The shot of the 'suitman' in the house of his first victim, shows his 'maggot-arm' turning into a human one, hand to just under the armpit. His arm shows no sleeve. In the shot right after that, he reaches for his cup of tea and you can see that his sleeve is rolled up to his elbow. See more »


Willow Rosenberg: Goody! Research party.
Xander: Will, you need a life in the worst way.
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lie to Me (1997) See more »


Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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The One Where Buffy Almost Gets Killed, Again...
1 February 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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