Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Prophecy Girl 

Giles discovers an ancient book foretelling Buffy's death at the hands of the Master.


Joss Whedon


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Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Mark Metcalf ... The Master
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Robia Scott ... Jenny Calendar (as Robia LaMorte)
Andrew J. Ferchland Andrew J. Ferchland ... Collin
Scott Gurney ... Kevin


In the first-season finale, Giles discovers an ancient prophecy which states that Buffy will face the Master and she will die. Upon hearing this, Buffy first denies her slayer roots, but when a small tragedy occurs at school, Buffy realizes she can't run from destiny, and decides to take on The Master. Written by Alex

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Release Date:

2 June 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At 43:25 marks the beginning of many "Hero Walks" for both the Buffyverse and the Angelverse. This one has Buffy in the lead, of course, followed by Xander and Angel. See more »


When Xander is asking Buffy to the dance, the strap from his knapsack appears and disappears from his shoulder. See more »


[first lines]
Xander Harris: You know how I feel about you. It's, uh, pretty obvious, isn't it? There's never been anyone else for me but you... And we're good friends, and it's time to take the next step. Would you, um... date me? Oh, that's good. "Date me." It's terrible, right?
Willow Rosenberg: Huh?... Oh, no, well, yes. "Date me" is silly.
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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Wish (1998) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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Season One
11 April 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

Season One of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is honestly quite poor when compared to basically all of the later episodes of the show. Although it contains two memorable and exciting episodes- "Angel" and "Prophecy Girl", it's really mostly a collection of poor or mediocre, and really formulaic (see monster becoming a threat, monster captures/endangers someone Buffy likes or is related to, and Buffy saves the day) episodes that serve no purpose or benefit but to introduce the characters and setting. Luckily, it's only 12 episodes long and the second season was an astronomical improvement.

Average rating based on all episodes: 5.33/10

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