"Phases" is an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, and Alyson Hannigan. Buffy and her friends discover secrets about themselves as they battle a werewolf, its hunter, and their own emotions.

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... Buffy Summers
... Xander Harris
... Willow Rosenberg
... Cordelia Chase
... Angelus
... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
... Daniel Osbourne
... Gym Teacher
... Cain
... Larry Blaisdell (as Larry Bagby III)
... Theresa Klusmeyer
... Werewolf
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While Xander and Cordelia make out in the woods in her dad's car, they are attacked by a giant werewolf, who also killed various animals, on the night before the full moon. Giles insists no silver bullets, as a werewolf remains an innocent human except for three nights per lunar month, an ethical consideration wasted on former ivory poacher Kane, who wants his twelfth werewolf kill for the fur. Xander suspects and confronts school bully Lary, but finds out his secret is in fact queerly innocent and worth keeping. When they check the corps of Theresa, the only human fatal victim, Xander saves Buffy staking her: she's a vampire, attacking courtesy of her sire Angelus... After Oz wakes up naked in the wood, his aunt confirms Jordy is a werewolf too, but Willow is trough waiting for him to make the first move... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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27 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the opening scene, Oz remarks on the moving eyes of the cheerleader statue, a reference to Amy's evil mother, who was a former cheerleader, and was trapped in that statue in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Witch (1997). See more »

Goofs

(at around 46 mins) Xander's mouth movement does not match at all as he says "werewolf" to Buffy. See more »

Quotes

Giles: The werewolf, uh, is such a-a potent, e-e-extreme representation of our inborn, animalistic traits that it emerges for three full consecutive nights - the full moon, and, uh, the two nights surrounding it.
Willow: Quite the party animal.
Giles: Quite. And, it, uh, acts on-on-on pure instinct, no conscience, predatory and-and aggressive.
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Pack (1997) See more »

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Blind For Now
Performed by Lotion
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