Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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Tension erupts between Buffy and an ailing Riley as they pursue Professor Maggie Walsh's killer.

Director:

David Solomon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Marti Noxon | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Marc Blucas ... Riley Finn
James Marsters ... Spike
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Amber Benson ... Tara Maclay
George Hertzberg ... Adam
Leonard Roberts ... Forrest Gates
Bailey Chase ... Graham Miller
Jack Stehlin ... Dr. Angelman
J.B. Gaynor J.B. Gaynor ... Little Boy (as JB Gaynor)
Saverio Guerra ... Willy the Snitch
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Amy Powell Amy Powell ... Reporter
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Storyline

Professor Maggie Walsh's only fellow researcher on project 3-14, Dr. Angelman, finds her killed by it, the 'demonoid' she assembled from various monster -, man and machine parts as an ultimate warrior: Adam is now loose and kills without any conscience. Giles can't maintain the Initiative won't come to his home when Riley turns up instantly, so the gang hides at Xander's while Spike barely escapes them by hiding under a corps in a tomb in his crypt, later to become attacked by demons who realize he turned good. Willow and Tara fail to locate the demon by summoning the dark goddess Tespia. Riley gets sick and aggressive -withdrawal from the drugs Maggie secretly mixed in the commandos' food- but goes after Buffy and Xander, who interrogated Willy the Snitch with him earlier and now break into the Initiative's military facility, where Adam also got in and explains he sees Riley as Maggie's other favorite (brain)child; Riley's rejection causes a fight... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The song playing on the jukebox in the bar scene is "Romeo & Juliet" by Lou Reed. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Angelman slips and falls in Dr. Walsh's blood despite not being close enough to step in it. There is also no evidence that the blood had been touched or smears of blood on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Riley Finn: That's Hostile 17.
Spike: No, I'm just a friend of Xaannderr's. Pfftt. Bugger it. I'm your guy.
Buffy: This is Spike. He's, um... It's a really long story, but he's not bad anymore.
Spike: Hey! What am I, a bleeding broken record? I'm bad, it's just I can't bite anymore. Thanks to you wankers.
Riley Finn: We've been looking all over the place for him - but you've known where's he's been all along.
Buffy: It's not like that.
Riley Finn: Then what is it like? What's he doing here?
Spike: Leaving you swabs to your dramatics, thanks. I've got my stories on...
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Connections

Features Zipping Along (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Bad Choices
15 August 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After the death of Professor Maggie Walsh, Buffy and Riley do not trust each other and The Initiative blames Buffy. The ultimate warrior Adam, designed with parts of the Polgara demon, escapes from the facility and kills a boy. Willow and Tara Maclay unsuccessfully try to summon the goodness of darkness Thespia to locate the Polgara. When Riley gets sick, Buffy decides to return to the facility with Xander to disclose the secret of room 314. But the invincible Adam is waiting for them.

In this episode, we see how Buffy makes bad choices when she finds a boyfriend. Riley seems to be another creation of Prof. Walsh. Once again Spike is hilarious, but I loved the line of Willow describing the differences between a cartoon and a documentary to Buffy. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Adeus, Iowa" ("Goodbye, Iowa")


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