Life Serial

Season 6 Episode #5
Overall Episode #105; Original air date October 23, 2001
Written by David Fury & Jane Espenson. Directed by Nick Marck.

Slay Me - episode rating
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The Story:
- - It's Like She's Completely Without Focus - -
Buffy decides that her life needs some direction. At the same time the Troika begin to put Buffy through some tests to determine her weaknesses. Thinking she might want to try college again, Buffy attends classes with Willow and Tara but finds she can't keep up with the other students. Next she trys construction work with Xander. Things seem to be working out until Andrew's demons force her to destroy the work site. Out of options Buffy trys retail at the Magic Box with Giles and Anya. Jonathan preforms a spell which makes time loop back on her until she can satisfy a specific customer. Bored with retail and the hour that wouldn't end, Buffy quits. Finally she turns to Spike who gets her drunk and takes her to play 'kitten poker'. More lost than ever Buffy turns to Giles who offers to help her until she gets back on her feet.

Say What? - quote of the week ... More quotes
Spike: What's wrong, luv?
Buffy: What's wrong? You were gonna help me! You, you were gonna beat heads and, and fix my life! But you're completely lame! Tonight sucks! And look at me! Look at, look at stupid Buffy! Too dumb for college, and, and freak Buffy, too strong for construction work. And, and my job at the magic shop? I was bored to tears even before the hour that wouldn't end! And the only person I can even stand to be around is a... neutered vampire who cheats at kitten poker!
Spike: Oh, you saw the cheating, did you?
Buffy: Also, I think you're drunk!

Slayage - 3 - Andrew's three apey demons by Buffy at Xander's construction site, 1 stabbed with shovel, 1 broken neck with cord, and 1 beheaded by lift.

Body Count - 0.

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; Danny Strong - Jonathan Levinson; Adam Busch - Warren Meers; Tom Lenk - Andrew Wells; Amber Benson - Tara Maclay; Paul Gutrecht - Tony; Noel Albert Guglielmi - Vince; Enrique Almeida - Marco; Marcia Ann Burrs - Professor Bellamy; Jonathan Goldstein - Mike; Winsome Brown - Woman Customer; Christopher May - Male Customer; David J. Miller - Rat-Faced Demon; Andrew Cooper Wasser - Slime-Covered Demon; Richard Beatty - Small Demon; James C. Leary - Loose Skinned Demon(Clem); Jennifer Shon - Rachel; Jabari Hearn - Steve; Derrick McMillon - Ron; Clint Culp - Bartender; Mark Ginther - Horned Demon; Alice Dinnean Vernon - Mummy Hand.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Star War Theme by The Horn arranged by Rex; Kidnapper Song by The Masticators; and Murder City Devils' Boom Swagger Boom. Episode Score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** Buffy versus the mummy hand in the basement of the Magic Box.
** Spike playing kitten poker.
** The Jonathan demon.

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