Buffy returns from summer vacation sporting an attitude and suffers from recurring nightmares involving the Master. Meanwhile, the Anointed One and his followers plot their revenge.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
...
...
Jenny Calendar (as Robia La Morte)
...
...
...
...
...
Tara
Edit

Storyline

Buffy returns from her summer vacation after defeating the Master and is not the same fun-loving slayer she used to be. Her cold, distant behavior escalates when she discovers that the remaining vampire population are planning to resurrect the Master. Written by Alex

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1997 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is derived from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "And when she was good, She was very, very good. But when she was bad she was horrid." See more »

Goofs

Giles' hand brushes against the Master's bones making them bend like rubber. See more »

Quotes

Hank Summers: At least when she was burning stuff down, I knew what to say.
See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

It Doesn't Matter
Alison Krauss & Union Station
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Buffy has an attitude problem
3 June 2016 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

(Credit to Alex on IMDb) Buffy returns from her summer vacation after defeating the Master and is not the same fun-loving slayer she used to be. Her cold, distant behavior escalates when she discovers that the remaining vampire population are planning to resurrect the Master.

Buffy is heading into darker territory. Season one ended with a bang, but they hadn't even scratched the surface in season one. Season one was rather green. They were just starting to realize that they are legit. Bad Buffy was fun to watch. I'm so used to Buffy being the bubbly, charismatic heroine that it was somewhat surreal to watch at times. She treats her friends, her family, and everyone else mean. Her bitter and selfish attitude really made this show. Wait until you see the black dress she wears in a training scene. That was so hot! There are so many great scenes in this episode. The dancing scene with Xander and Buffy is harsh and downright cold. We even get a huge hint of a romance between Xander and Willow. There were hints before, but they really turned it up a notch here. Just like season one ended with a bang, season two starts off with a bang!

9.5/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
did the dialogue feel natural to you? ifnothingwedomatters
Parker Abrams as regular character austin-pearce
Hardest episode to get through. Buffbuffbuffysummers
Buffy influences ferimea_teleute
Giles and Joyce mybabyblue
doublemeat palace ifnothingwedomatters
Discuss When She Was Bad (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?