Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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Having gained control of Riley's mind, Adam sets in motion his plot to create an army of unstoppable soldiers and destroy the Initiative.

Director:

James A. Contner

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), David Fury | 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)
Leonard Roberts ... Forrest Gates
Amber Benson ... Tara Maclay
Bailey Chase ... Graham Miller
Jack Stehlin ... Dr. Angelman
Conor O'Farrell ... Colonel McNamara
George Hertzberg ... Adam
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Lindsay Crouse ... Professor Maggie Walsh
Bob Fimiani Bob Fimiani ... Mr. Ward
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Storyline

When Buffy sees Spike in Adam's cave, she realizes that Spike is intriguing the Scooby gang to destroy their friendship following Adam's instructions. She meets Willow, Xander and Giles and they apologize to each other. They also realize that the monsters were not captured by the Initiative, but actually they are the Trojan Horse of Adam to fight against the commando from inside. Once Buffy alone is not able to defeat Adam, the Scooby gang decides to transfer the best of each one of them, i.e., the witch power of Willow, the strength of Xander and the expertise of Giles, to Buffy through witchcraft to make her powerful and capable of fighting against Adam. Meanwhile, Riley finds that he has a chip over his heart and connected to his central nervous system to modify his behavior and obey Adam. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to writer, David Fury, and director, James A. Contner, on the DVD commentary, it was a mistake that Buffy was separated from her friends in the previous episode with Buffy needing the encrypted disc information from Willow. Thus, the error was corrected by having it be a flaw in Spike's plan and subsequently having him push Buffy back towards her friends early on in this episode. See more »

Goofs

In the fighting scene between Forrest and Riley, Riley gets thrown over a table. In the next shot, you can see the chest-belt under his shirt (the thing with a wire to pull him back in the next shot). See more »

Quotes

Xander: See what you get for taking French instead of Sumerian?
Buffy Summers: What was I thinking?
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Connections

Referenced in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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One for All, All For One – The End of the Initiative
24 August 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When Buffy sees Spike in Adam's cave, she realizes that Spike is intriguing the Scooby gang to destroy their friendship following Adam's instructions. She meets Willow, Xander and Giles and they apologize to each other. They also realize that the monsters were not captured by the Initiative, but actually they are the Trojan Horse of Adam to fight against the commando from inside. Once Buffy alone is not able to defeat Adam, the Scooby gang decides to transfer the best of each one of them, i.e., the witch power of Willow, the strength of Xander and the expertise of Giles, to Buffy through witchcraft to make her powerful and capable of fighting against Adam. Meanwhile, Riley finds that he has a chip over his heart and connected to his central nervous system to modify his behavior and obey Adam.

"Primeval" is the best episode of the Fourth Season of Buffy. The story is excellent, showing the importance of synergy and friendship to resolve difficult situations. Riley uses the strength of his love for Buffy to remove his chip and save her, who becomes extremely powerful with the gifts of her dearest friends. End of Season, end of the Initiative, which now is definitely closed. Last but not the least, like the Three Musketeers, the Scooby gang finds how important is the saying: "One for All, All For One". My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Primitivo" ("Primitive")


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