First Date

Season 7 Episode #14
Overall Episode #136; Original air date February 11, 2003
Written by Jane Espenson. Directed by David Grossman.

Slay Me - episode rating
<== <== (out of 5 stakes)

The Story:
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Giles is explaining how he barely avoided being beheaded by one of the First's Bringers when he is tackled by Spike. At first he is surprised when Spike's chip doesn't go off and then becomes angry when Buffy explains that she decided to have it removed. Xander meets a girl, Lyssa, and asks her out for coffee. Principal Wood catches Buffy snooping around in his office and asks out for dinner. Meanwhile, the First, as Jonathan, tries to convince Andrew to kill the Potentials. On their way to dinner Wood and Buffy get ambushed. Buffy is shocked to learn that Wood is the son of a slayer. Xander's date, once again, turns out to be a demon who is planning to kill him. Wood notices the lingering connection between Buffy and Spike while they are fighting Lyssa. Buffy convinces Spike to stay in town though the First made it clear it wasn't done with him yet while Wood receives a visit from the First, in the form of his mother, who informs him that her killer was Spike.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Spike: I should move out. Leave town. Before it is time for me.
Buffy: No. You have to stay.
Spike: You got another demon fighter now.
Buffy: That's not why I need you here.
Spike: Is that right? Why's that, then?
Buffy: Because I'm not ready for you to not be here.

Slayage - 7 - Bringer from England in flashback by Giles with axe; 3 vampires staked by Buffy and 2 by Robin in alley outside restaurant; Demon Lissa, Xander's date, beheaded by Buffy with sword.

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 Jenkins; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Anthony Stewart Head - Rupert Giles; Ashanti - Lyssa; Danny Strong - Jonathan Levinson/The First; Kristy Wu - Chao-ahn; Tom Lenk - Andrew Wells; Iyari Limon - Kennedy; Sarah Hagan - Amanda; DB Woodside - Principal Robin Wood; K.D. Aubert - Nikki/The First; Rob Nagle - Robson.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Ammunition by Trebling Blue Stars and Patty Medina's Still Life. Episode score by Robert Duncan.

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