Buffy tells soldier Riley, who insists to be a nice, otherwise normal Iowa boy, she knows all about his secret military commando unit, and that she is the slayer, they agree on discretion and a time-out. However mismatched the involuntary house-mates are, frustratingly 'implant-innocent' Spike can't even hit Xander, fails a suicide attempt by falling on a stake. Willow is sad to find Percy drove to Sunnydale all the way from USC to visit Laurie but considers her a negligible nerd. Giles presumes Buffy's panic after an seismic tremor unjustified, till he checks the triangular mark carved into a corps Willow found in her bed, left by a demon race associated with the sacrifice of three -Buffy and Riley find one in the cemetery, each's team is alerted- and the word of Valios; by the time Giles figures out it's a talisman in his possession, it's robbed by the demons, who may now be able to open the apocalyptic hell-mouth in the high-school ruins left from the mayor's ascension...
Did You Know?
First episode Riley (Marc Blucas) is credited as a main character instead of a guest star. See more
At 31:20, outside the Historical Museum Sunnydale as Spike walks away from Willow and Xander, the camera rails are clearly shown on the right of frame. See more
I told you. I said end of the world. And you're like, "Pooh-pooh, Southern California, pooh-pooh."
I'm so very sorry. My contrition completely dwarfs the impending apocalypse.
No, it can't be. We - we've done this already.
It's the end of the world. Everyone dies. It's rather important, really.
So what do we do?
I stop it.
For the syndicated rerun, Forrest Gates' reference to Lara Croft as a fantasy was dubbed over to him saying "the Easter Bunny" apparently in the wake of the successful release of the Angelina Jolie movie of the same name. The "Easter Bunny" version is the version heard in the Region 1 DVD set. See more
References Donkey Kong
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett See more