Bargaining Part 1

Season 6 Episode #1
Overall Episode #101; Original air date October 2, 2001
Written by Marti Noxon. Directed by David Grossman.

Slay Me - episode rating
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That will put marzapan in your pie plate, bingo. -BuffyBot upon slaying a vampire.

The Story:
- - We're Talking About Raising The Dead - -
We rejoin the Scoobys a few months after Buffy's death. With the help of a fixed Buffybot the gang goes throught the motions of life and slaying, but things are not the same. Secretly Willow, Tara, Anya, and Xander plan a dangerous resurrection spell to bring Buffy back. Meanwhile feeling less than useful Giles heads back to England. Upon finding out the Slayer is really a robot, a pack of motorcycle demons decide to make Sunnydale their new home. Believing they failed, since the newly arrived motorcycle demons prevented them from finishing their spell, Tara, Anya, Willow, and Xander run for their lives as a resurrected Buffy awakens, six feet under ground, in her coffin.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Xander: House of chick, relax. I'm a man, and I have a tool...
Xander: ...Tools. Lots of plural tools, in my, uh, toolbox. Ah! Sandwiches. Excellent. Men like sandwiches.

Slayage - 3 - 2 vampires in teaser, 1 by Spike with his lighter, 1 by the Buffybot with stake. Razor (biker demon leader) kills the dorky vampire in the Hanson t-shirt by beheading him.

Body Count - -1 - Buffy is brought back from the dead by Willow, Xander, Anya, and Tara's resurrection spell.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caufield - Anya; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Anthony Stewart Head - Rupert Giles; Franc Ross - Razor; Amber Benson - Tara Maclay; Geoff Meed - Mag; Mike Grief - Klyed; Paul Greenberg - Shempy Vamp; Joy DeMichelle Moore - Ms. Lefcourt; Bru Muller - Teacher; Robert D. Vito - Cute Boy; Harry Johnson - Parent #1; Kelly Lynn Warren - Parent #2.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Permanence by Static X. Episode score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** The return of the Buffybot!!!!!!
** Check out the dorky vampire's Hanson t-shirt, before he's beheaded by Razor.
** Willow's resurrection spell.

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