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Graduation Day: Part 2 ()

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On Ascension Day, Buffy and her friends prepare for the ultimate battle as they face off against the mayor and a horde of vampires.


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Buffy Summers
Xander Harris
Willow Rosenberg
Cordelia Chase
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Mayor Richard Wilkins
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Jonathan Levinson
Larry Blaisdell (as Larry Bagby III)
Harmony Kendall
Percy West
Principal Snyder
Paulo Andrés ...
Dr. Powell (as Paulo Andres)
Thomas Bellin ...
Dr. Gold (as Tom Bellin)
Samuel Bliss Cooper ...
Vamp Lackey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Student #1 (uncredited)
Stephen Silberkraus ...
High School Student (uncredited)
Student (uncredited)

Directed by

Joss Whedon

Written by

Joss Whedon ... (creator) (creator)
Joss Whedon ... (written by)
Jane Espenson ... (executive story editor)
Douglas Petrie ... (story editor) (as Doug Petrie)

Produced by

Gail Berman ... executive producer
Gareth Davies ... producer
Sandy Gallin ... executive producer
David Greenwalt ... executive producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui ... executive producer
Kaz Kuzui ... executive producer
Kelly A. Manners ... co-producer (as Kelly Manners)
Marti Noxon ... co-producer
David Solomon ... co-producer
Joss Whedon ... executive producer

Music by

Christophe Beck ... (score by)

Cinematography by

Michael Gershman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Regis Kimble ... (as Regis B. Kimble)

Editorial Department

Marilyn McMahon Adams ... assistant editor (as Marilyn Adams)
Brian Wankum ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

Anya Colloff
Jennifer Fishman
Amy McIntyre Britt

Production Design by

Carey Meyer

Set Decoration by

David A. Koneff ... (as David Koneff)

Costume Design by

Cynthia Bergstrom

Makeup Department

John Maldonado ... makeup artist
Todd McIntosh ... makeup supervisor
Michael Moore ... key hair stylist
Lisa Marie Rosenberg ... hair stylist
John Vulich ... special makeup effects creator
Matthew Jorgensen ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Sean Kenney ... lens technician (uncredited)
Michael S. Pack ... special makeup effects supervisor (uncredited)

Production Management

Marc David Alpert ... production supervisor (as Marc D. Alpert)
Kelly A. Manners ... unit production manager (as Kelly Manners)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Maggie Parker ... first assistant director
Alan Steinman ... second assistant director

Art Department

Will Batts ... set designer
Brian Dott ... prop builder
Randy Eriksen ... property master
Lisa Gamel ... paint foreman
Gustav Gustafson ... leadman (as D.C. Gustafson Jr.)
Caroline Quinn ... set designer
Steve West ... construction coordinator (as Stephen L. West)
Dylan J. Hay-Chapman ... set dresser (uncredited)
Damon Hight ... general foreman (uncredited)
David Ronan ... assistant propmaster (uncredited)
Kelly Schultz ... set dresser (uncredited)
Stella Starlight ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

Ron Evans ... re-recording mixer
Todd Orr ... re-recording mixer (as Todd Keith Orr)
Cindy Rabideau ... supervising sound editor
Adam Sawelson ... re-recording mixer
David Yaffe ... production sound mixer (as David Barr Yaffe)
Mark Cleary ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Robert Guastini ... adr editor (uncredited) / dialogue editor (uncredited)
Mike Marchain ... sound editor (uncredited)
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Bruce Minkus ... special effects coordinator
Damian Fisher ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Russell Lukich ... special effects makeup (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Loni Peristere ... visual effects supervisor
Chris John Jones ... computer graphics artist (uncredited)


Sophia Crawford ... stunt double: Buffy
Jeff Pruitt ... stunt coordinator
Jim Stephan ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jennifer Badger ... stunt double (uncredited)
Clayton J. Barber ... stunts (uncredited)
Edward Conna ... stunt double (uncredited)
Brian Hite ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Zach Hudson ... stunt actor (uncredited)
Samuel Le ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Christopher Leps ... stunts (uncredited)
Caryn Mower ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Ivan Allen ... lighting technician
Loren Johnson ... lighting technician
Tom Keefer ... key grip
Paul Stockwell ... lighting technician
Chris Strong ... chief lighting technician
Christopher Tufty ... camera operator (as Chris Tufty)
Tony Olivieri ... steadicam focus puller (uncredited)
Bob Snowdon ... grip (uncredited)
Tim Speed ... lighting console operator (uncredited)
Marshall Valentine ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

Lonnie Hamerman ... casting associate
Marcia Shulman ... original casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Lori DeLapp ... key costumer (uncredited)
Jessica Pazdernik ... set costumer (uncredited)
Cindy Rosenthal ... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Sydney Conrad Shapiro ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

Jordana Kronen ... location manager

Music Department

Fernand Bos ... music editor
Nerf Herder ... theme
Robin Kaye ... music consultant (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Bob Ellis ... transportation coordinator (as Robert Ellis)
Stan Mataele ... transportation (uncredited)
Charles 'Aloha Boy' Reed ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

David H. Goodman ... script coordinator (as David Goodman)
Diego Gutierrez ... assistant: Joss Whedon
Rhonda Hyde ... script supervisor
Edwin L. Perez ... production auditor
R.D. Price ... assistant: David Greenwalt (as Robert Price)
Elyse Allyn Ramsdell ... production coordinator (as Elyse Ramsdell)
Jeremy Jacobs ... stand-in (uncredited)
George Montgomery ... title designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Now that mortally wounded Faith has thrown herself on a truck so Buffy can't bring her blood to Angel, Buffy proves her love for him by insisting he drinks his medicine, Slayer blood, from her neck, even if she has to beat him till his vampire instinct takes over. He does pull away before she's drained and carries her, unconscious, to hospital for a human blood transfusion. The mayor brought Faith in at the same ward. Already healed Angel stops his attempt to smother Buffy, who soon feels 'ready for war' herself. Both camps make attack plans. Wesley has returned to help fight the ascension against the Council's will. He asks Cordelia to follow him to England in case they prevail, sealed with kissing, but the chemistry doesn't kick in. Willow and Seth are accomplished, matched kissers. Angel confirms his intention to leave after the battle, if they win. The next morning is the graduation ceremony, with the mayor's guest speech about graduating as ascension, till a solar eclipse starts his transformation into a dragon-size demon in basilisk-shape. His vampire goons attack, faced by Angel, Wesley and other men for the possibly final fight. The gang made sure their whole graduating class came with weapons hidden under their gowns, under 'military veteran' Xander's field command, with Giles manning the secret weapon. Written by KGF Vissers

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  • Graduation Day: Part 2 (United States)
  • 60 min
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Trivia During the time of its airing, this caused a great deal of controversy in the media. The Columbine High School massacre, only four weeks before the airing of Graduation Day: Part 1 (1999), was widely blamed on violence in entertainment. The WB had already pulled the plug earlier with Earshot (1999) (which itself was not aired until September), and feared that several scenes in this show would provoke high school students to do the same thing, especially those depicting the entire graduating class handling weapons against the mayor. On May 25, 1999, only two hours before this was due to air, The WB suddenly decided to replace it with a re-run from earlier in the season. This sudden move received huge attention in the media and thousands of letters were sent to the network demanding that the season finale be shown. Sarah Michelle Gellar publicly spoke out against the decision, although Seth Green agreed that it would seem "callous and inappropriate" after the Columbine shootings. The WB did not air this until July 13, 1999, almost two months after it was originally scheduled. Since nearly all US schools end their term in May or June, it was then felt safe. It attracted 6.5 million viewers, atypically high for The WB during summer, and comparable to what the show of the season had received. See more »
Goofs In Graduation Day: Part 1 (1999), Angel is shot by Faith with a poisonous arrow. The arrow should be around the nipple-area. However, the wound that is visible when he's lying in bed, is much higher, near his shoulder. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Gift (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme See more »
Quotes Oz: Guys, take a moment to deal with this. We survived.
Buffy Summers: It was a hell of a battle.
Oz: Not the battle... High School.
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