Doublemeat Palace

Season 6 Episode #12
Overall Episode #112; Original air date January 29, 2002
Written by Jane Espenson. Directed by Nick Marck

Slay Me - episode rating
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The Story:
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Needing a steady income Buffy enters the exciting world of fast food at the Doublemeat Palace. From the start the restaurant and its workers seem less than normal. It isn't unusual for employees to disappear and never show up again. Those workers who stay act more like zombies than living people. Plus there's the special ingredient in the meat process which is a treasured secret. Buffy starts becoming suspicious when one of the more lively employees, Gary, disappears and she later finds a human finger in the meat grinder. Buffy gets fired after concluding that the secret ingredient is human flesh. Willow discovers that the burgers are really made from vegetables and shows up just in time to save Buffy from a demon by throwing it in the meat grinder. After admiting she knows the what the secret meat process is to the new manager, Buffy gets her job back in return for her silence.

Say What? - quote of the week ... More Quotes
Anya: This is why demons are better than people.
Willow: Interesting turn.
Anya: When I was a vengeance demon, I caused pain and mayhem, certainly, but I put in a very full day's work doing it! And I got compensated appropriately!
Xander: Welcome to today's episode of 'Go Money Go'. I hear it every day.
Willow: Right. For the rest of your life.
Anya: But supervillians want reward without labor! To make things come easy. It's wrong! Without labor there can be no payment and vice versa! The country cannot progress! Workers are the tools that shape America!
Buffy: Good to know. I was kinda feeling like a tool and now I know why.

Slayage - 1 - Wig lady by Willow by cutting off her demon head with a knife and throwing it into the meat grinder.

Body Count - 2 - Doublemeat employees Gary and Manny the Manager by Wig Lady.

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; Elizabeth Anne Allen - Amy Madison; Pat Crawford Brown - Wig Lady; Brent Hinkley - Manny the Manager; Kirsen Nelson - Manager #2; Kali Rocha - Halfrek; T. Ferguson - Gary; Marion Calvert - Gina; Douglas Bennett - Phillip; Andrew Reville - Timothy; Kevin C. Carter - Mr. Typical; John F. Kearney - Elderly Man; Sara LaWall - Housewife Type; Victor Z Isaac - Pimply Teen.

Rock On - Soundtrack: The Twist by Warren Bennett; Pow! by D. Austin; and Austin/Hughes' Power Play. Episode score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** The Doublemeat Palace uniforms. Check out the hat with the cow head and chicken tail.
**The Doublemeat's dehydrated pickle chips. For some reason they just make me laugh.
** Buffy walking through the Doublemeat Palace alone at night. Great use of color and camera movements to create tension and suspense.

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