Buffy joins forces with another Slayer in hopes of saving Angel from the clutches of Spike and Drusilla.

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The girl who attacked Buffy turns out to be no vampire but another slayer, Kendra, who assumed her duty while Buffy was drowned dead for a minute and works far more by the book Buffy ignored even to exist. Angel fears to die as the rising sun reaches into his holding place, but is dragged out in time by snitch Willy, only to be sold to Spike, who needs Drusilla's sire to revitalize her in a demonic ritual in an abandoned church which will kill Angel, and allows her first to enjoy torturing the shirtless hunk with holy water. Helping Cordelia escape the maggot-made Taraka order-killer makes Xander spike their formally continuing hatred with hot kisses, twice, a female killer fails to kill Buffy as police recruiter on career day... Written by KGF Vissers

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At the beginning of the episode, Buffy tells Kendra, 'Back off, Pink Ranger.' Sophia Crawford, who is Sarah Michelle Gellar's stunt double, also doubled for the original Pink Ranger. Additionally, her husband, Jeff Priutt, was the stunt choreographer for the first four seasons of 'Buffy,' as well as 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.' See more »

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Immediately after Willy the Snitch turns Angel over to Spike, the view cuts to an exterior "stock" shot of Buffy's house. The house's real-life "1313" address, located on the porch support post to the left of the front steps, is covered up, but the hanging plant that is usually dressed in to obscure it is missing. Also, Buffy's "1630" address, normally dressed onto the porch support post to the right of the front steps, is missing in this shot, and a "1313" placard, usually removed or obscured, has been left hanging in plain view above the front steps. (Later, when Xander and Cordelia come running out, the "1630" is in its usual spot on the right-hand post and the hanging plant is in its usual spot obscuring the left-hand post; the placard is never in the shot.) See more »

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Giles: Good Lord. You *were* dead, Buffy.
Buffy: I was only gone for a minute.
Giles: Clearly it doesn't matter how long you were gone. You were physically dead, thus causing the activation of the-the next slayer.
Kendra: She died?
Buffy: Just a little.
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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Surprise (1998) See more »

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Spike, Angel and Dru have their first scene together
18 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Angel, don't get me wrong, but he sure does get captured a lot here on BTVS. He does much better over on "Angel," where he's more capable and a better fighter. In "What's My Line? Part Two" and many other BTVS episodes though, his main job seem to be getting kidnapped so Buffy can save him. It's kind of unfair. Anyway, this episode picks up right where "What's My Line? Part One" left off, with Angel locked in a cage, Buffy fighting Kendra, and Spike working on the cure for Dru. This is the episode where Dru is cured, so it's pretty important. You really can't skip this episode, as Drusilla's recovery and Spike's subsequent injury are vital facets to the next part of the story arc this season.

"What's My Line? Part Two" mainly focuses on Buffy's attempts to rescues Angel. Learning that Angel's blood is the cure for Dru's illness, Spike captures him and ties him up at the factory. After Drusilla spends the afternoon torturing Angel for fun, Spike prepares them both for the healing ritual. It will probably kill Angel, of course, but Spike's certainly willing to chance it. Especially, after being reminded of the somewhat sordid past Angel and Dru share. Back at Sunnydale High, Buffy is adjusting to the idea of a second Slayer in the world. It seems that her momentary death at the hands of the Master, meant that a new Slayer was called. Buffy may not always like being the Chosen One, but she's also not happy with being half of the Chosen Two. Giles seems pleased as punch with Kendra's scholarly approach to slaying, which makes Buffy feel even worse. And when she learns that Kendra attacked Angel and now Spike has him, she's furious and sets off alone to save him. Meanwhile, Cordy and Xander are trying to adjust to their new feelings for each other. The kiss they shared in Buffy's basement has shaken them both. And Oz and Willow are growing closer. The episode ends with Angel safe, Dru cured and Spike injured... But their story's not over yet.

There's so much great stuff in this episode. I love Oz and Willow together. They each have a quirkiness about them that compliments the other perfectly. The animal cracker scene at the end of "What's My Line? Part Two" is one of the highlights of the episode. Also, anytime Spike, Dru and Angel are on screen together, I'm happy. The three of them play off each other so well and have so much history that they're just a joy to watch. And Spike's amazement when Kendra shows up at end fight is pretty funny. "Who the h*ll is this?" He's just as incredulous as Buffy was when Kendra first attacked her. Clearly, nobody told him about the second Slayer rising, either.

I do have a few complaints about the episode. First and foremost, Kendra has the most annoying accent in the history of the universe. (And she will have some serious competition for that title when the dreaded Potentials hit town in season seven.) I have nothing against the character or actress, but I literally cringe when she starts talking in that stilted dialect. Also, not to nit-pick, but I have a hard time believing that Angel couldn't escape that cage at Willy's. Just a few episodes ago, in "Lie to Me," Spike managed to breakout of a bomb-shelter. And know we're suppose to accept that Angel can't smash a little metal grate? Spike and Angel are generally portrayed as fairly evenly matched, so it seems doubtful that Angel couldn't just kick down that door and walk away before the sun came out. By season one of "Angel," he can punch his way out of a meat locker with no real difficulty. His helplessness in "What's My Line? Part Two" seems sort of contrived.

My favorite part of the episode: Jonathan's reaction to the police lady/assassin taking him hostage, shooting Oz and up trying to kill Buffy. "Was that a demonstration?"


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