Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Buffy and her friends discover secrets about themselves as they battle a werewolf, its hunter, and their own emotions.


Bruce Seth Green


Joss Whedon (created by), Rob DesHotel (as Rob Des Hotel) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angelus
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Seth Green ... Oz
Camila Griggs ... Gym Teacher
Jack Conley ... Cain
Larry Bagby ... Larry Blaisdell (as Larry Bagby III)
Megahn Perry ... Theresa Klusmeyer
Keith Campbell ... Werewolf


While Xander and Cordelia make out in the woods in her dad's car, they are attacked by a werewolf, who has 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 Larry, but finds out his secret is he is gay and agrees to keep it secret. When Buffy and Xander check the corpse of Theresa,they find out she was killed by a vampire and not the werewolf. She animates as a vampire and attacks Buffy until Xander saves her by staking it. But not before the vampire gives Buffy the message that it was Angelus who sired her. After Oz wakes up naked in the wood and his aunt confirms Jordy is a werewolf. too. But Willow is through waiting for him to make the first move and goes to his house at sunset before Oz has a chance to chain ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

27 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cordelia implies that she has had sexual intercourse (claiming that her father falsely thought she was still a "good girl"). Since Cordelia was offered up as a virgin sacrifice to Machida early on in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Reptile Boy (1997), she must have lost her virginity at some point this season. See more »


Kane uses a Bunsen burner with the collar closed (cooler, yellow flame) to melt the silver for his bullets. Even allowing for cinematic time compression (so that we imagine more time passes than we actually see between him putting the crucible in the flame and pouring out the molten silver), raising that much silver to its melting point of 962C with a small burner fueled by camping gas would have taken far too long for him to have sat there patiently holding the little crucible on a stick that he uses, especially when we see just how many bullets he appears to have made in this session (they're all set out on the work bench). See more »


[first lines]
Willow Rosenberg: Hi.
Oz: Oh, that's what I was gonna say.
Willow Rosenberg: What'cha looking at?
Oz: This cheerleading trophy. It's like its eyes follow you wherever you go... I like it.
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Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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