Buffy is working within the Initiative, excited by the military equipment and collaboration with her lover Riley, with whom she finally shares love to the full, but who proves trained as a selected soldier to follow orders without too many questions. Meanwhile, Professor Walsh hides from them a secret project, assembling 'Adam' from parts of various monster races. Xander hopes to become Anya's big spender by starting a business in 'Booster' bars, but nobody seems to like any of the flavors, at all. Spike just moved out to his crypt and told Giles he wanted nothing more to do with the gang, but has to rush back begging for their help after being shot by the commandos -now equipped with command cameras- with a dart, which Xander identifies as a tracer. Willow performs an ionization spell as camouflage during surgical removal. Professor Walsh feels inquisitive Buffy has become a liability with too much influence on Riley, and sets her up to be cornered in the sewers with two slasher ...
Did You Know?
This episode marks the first appearance of Adam, who will become the season's Big Bad. See more
When being integrated into the Initiative, Professor Walsh hands a pager to Buffy. Buffy then insinuates that she has never had one before and that she has meant to get one. However, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
, when she is about to go on her date with Owen she says to Giles "If the apocalypse comes, beep me." as she holds up a pager. See more
I implore you, Neisa, blessed goddess of chance and fortune, heed my call. Send to me the heart I desire.
[the camera pulls back to show she is holding five cards
You know, magic at the poker table qualifies as cheating.
That wasn't magic. I was praying. Two, please.
References Private Benjamin
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
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