Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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After discovering the corpses of two young children bearing a symbol linked to the occult, Joyce spearheads a campaign to rid Sunnydale of witches.

Director:

James Whitmore Jr.

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Jane Espenson (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Seth Green ... Daniel Osbourne
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Elizabeth Anne Allen ... Amy Madison
Harry Groener ... Mayor Richard Wilkins
Jordan Baker ... Sheila Rosenberg
Armin Shimerman ... Principal Snyder
Lindsay Taylor ... Little Girl
Shawn Pyfrom ... Little Boy
Blake Soper ... Michael Czajak (as Blake Swendson)
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Storyline

The discovery in Sunnydale park of a boy and girl aged 7-8, apparently murdered ritually as indicated by markings, soon tracked to witchcraft -as used by sorcery apprentice Willow-, has an unusual emotional effect. Buffy's mother, who was there in an attempt to bond, founds the soon influential Mothers Opposing the Occult, MOO, actually including fathers and sympathizers, which alas targets white as well as black magic, even slaying, actually urged by the two killed kids to 'hurt the bad girls'. Eagerly helped by principal Snyder, mayor Wilkins and the police, MOO manages to have the school lockers searched, Giles' books confiscated and risking to end up a stake, where they believe witches must be solved, even if this extreme 'punishment' concerns their own daughters. When the gang realize nobody ever identified the kids, they find there's more to Hans and Greta Strauss, in their dark past... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

12 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Angel's speech to Buffy about purposes for fighting evil is reminiscent to the speech he gives Kate Lockley in Angel: Epiphany (2001). See more »

Goofs

When the team looks up old newspaper articles about murdered children, a German text from 1649 briefly flashes on the screen. The text does not make any sense, and looks like an electronic word-by-word translation of an English original. See more »

Quotes

Buffy: Giles, we need those books.
Giles: Believe me, I've tried to tell that to the nice man with the big gun.
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Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Gingerbread
29 August 2018 | by elenaluluSee all my reviews

I'm a huge Buffy fan and I've always enjoyed this episode. I think the demon is scary and different. The humor is great in this episode


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