Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Into the Woods 

After Buffy catches Riley in the clutches of a vampire-junkie, Riley makes an important decision regarding their relationship.

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Marti Noxon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Marti Noxon
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Marc Blucas ... Riley Finn
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Bailey Chase ... Graham Miller
Nick Chinlund ... Major Ellis
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Randy Thompson ... Dr. Kriegel
Rainy Jo Stout Rainy Jo Stout ... Junkie Vampire Girl
Emmanuel Xuereb ... Whip
Adam Gifford ... Tough Vamp (as Adam G.)
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After the surgery on Joyce, the surgeon tells Buffy, Dawn, Riley, Giles, Willow and Xander that the procedure was successful and the brain tumor had been totally removed, and Joyce would stay in the hospital for observation. While Anya and Xander watch Dawn, Buffy and Riley spend the night together in her house. However, the snoopy Spike sees Riley leaving Buffy's place in the middle of the night while stalking her, and finds that Riley is addicted to vampire bite in a junkie nest where people pay to be bitten by vampires. He discloses the truth to Buffy, and she breaks with Riley after an argument. When the Initiative invites Riley to go on an operation in Belize, he gives an ultimatum to Buffy about the future of their relationship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2000 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is dedicated to Gustav Gustafson, a member of the series' art department, who died on November 4, 2000. He was a close friend of Sarah Michelle Gellar. See more »

Goofs

After Riley stakes Spike, there is no hole in Spike's shirt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[in waiting room during Joyce's surgery]
Rupert Giles: Just me. Sorry... Can I get you anything?
Buffy Summers: No. Thank you.
Rupert Giles: Riley?
Riley Finn: No, I'm fine.
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References MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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Have a Nice Day. Don't Get Bitten
4 October 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After the surgery of Joyce, the surgeon tells Buffy, Dawn, Riley, Giles, Willow and Xander that the procedure was successful and the brain tumor had been totally removed, and Joyce would stay in the hospital for observation. While Anya and Xander lodge Dawn, Buffy and Riley spend the night together in her house. However, the snoopy Spike sees Riley leaving Buffy's place in the night while stalking her, and finds that Riley is addicted in vampire bite in a junkie nest where people pay to be bitten by vampires. He discloses the truth to Buffy, and she breaks with Riley after and argument. When the Initiative invites Riley to go to an operation in Belize, he gives an ultimatum to Buffy about the future of their relationship.

This episode is certainly the weakest of the Fifth Season and one of the worst of Buffy series. The explanation of Riley is shamefully ridiculous; Dawn is still and very annoying character; Xander giving advice to Buffy is weird; and in the end, Anya saves the show with her greeting: "- Have a nice day. Don't get bitten." But I was totally bored with this silly show. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Na Floresta" ("In the Forest")


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