Season One

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Season One

Main cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers | Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris | Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg | Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase | Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles


Episodes: 1. Welcome to the Hellmouth | 2. The Harvest | 3. Witch | 4. Teacher’s Pet | 5. Never Kill A Boy on the First Date | 6. The Pack | 7. Angel | 8. I Robot, You Jane | 9. The Puppet Show | 10. Nightmares | 11. Out of Mind, Out of Sight | 12 Prophecy Girl


1.1 Welcome to the Hellmouth

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SYNOPSIS | GALLERY | COMMENTARY | SCRIPT | TRANSCRIPT
Written By: Joss Whedon
Directed By: Charles Martin Smith
Air date: 10 March 1997
Big Bad: The Master
Dustings: Thomas by Buffy
Casualties: Boy by Darla
Weaponry: Stake and chair leg used by Buffy
Guest stars: Mark Metcalf as The Master | Brian Thompson as Luke | David Boreanaz as Angel | Ken Lerner as Principal Bob Flutie | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers | Julie Benz as Darla | J. Patrick Lawler as Thomas | Natalie Strauss as Teacher | Carmine Giovinazzo as Boy | Amy Faith Chance as Aphrodesia | Tupelo Jerome as Girl #2 | Persia White as Aura
Summary: Sophomore Buffy Summers transfers to Sunnydale High to make a fresh start but can’t escape her destiny as a Slayer, because Sunnydale just happens to be at the mouth of hell.


1.2 The Harvest

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SYNOPSIS | GALLERY | COMMENTARY | SCRIPT | TRANSCRIPT
Written By: Joss Whedon
Directed By: John T Kretchner
Air date: 10 March 1997
Big Bad: The Master
Dustings: Vampire in the woods by Buffy | Vampire from air vent by Buffy | Vampires in The Bronze x 2 by Buffy | Jesse by Xander | Luke by Buffy
Casualties: Jesse | Bouncer by Luke | Bronzer Goer by Luke
Weaponry: Branch | Cross | Stake | Pool Cue | Cymbal | Holy water | Cymbal stand
Guest stars: David Boreanaz as Angel | Julie Benz as Darla | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers | Brian Thompson as Luke | Ken Lerner as Principal Bob Flutie | Mark Metcalf as The Master | Eric Balfour as Jesse | Mercedes McNab as Harmony Kendall | Jeffrey Steven Smith as Guy in computer class | Teddy Lane Jr. as Bouncer | Deborah Brown as Girl
Summary: Buffy swings into action in a fight to the death with The Master, a powerful vampire intent on making a meal of her newfound friends and re-opening the mouth of hell.


1.3 Witch

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Written By: Dana Reston
Directed By: Stephen Cragg
Air date: 17 March 1997
Big Bad: Catherine Madison
Dustings:
Casualties:
Weaponry: Spell castings | mirror
Guest stars: Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summmers | Elizabeth Anne Allen as Amy Madison | Robin Riker as Catherine | Jim Doughan as Mr. Pole | Nicole Prescott as Lishanne | Amanda Wilmshurts as Senior Cheerleader | William Monaghan as Dr. Gregory
Summary: School spirit gets ugly when cheerleader tryouts take a supernatural turn, and Buffy gets bewitched as she ties to make the squad.


1.4 Teacher’s Pet

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Written By: David Greenwalt
Directed By: Bruce Seth Green
Air date: 24 March 1997
Big Bad: She-Mantis
Dustings: Vampire in the Bronze by Xander (in his daydream) | Claw by Buffy
Other Slayings: She-Mantis by Buffy
Casualties: Dr Gregory by She-Mantis
Weaponry: Stake | Picket Fence | Bug Spray | Bat Sonar | Machete
Guest stars: David Boreanaz as Angel | Ken Lerner as Principal Flutie | Musetta Vander as She-Mantis | Jackson Price as Blayne Moll | Jean Speegle Howard as The Real Miss French | William Monaghan as Dr. Gregory | Jack Knight as Homeless Guy | Michael Ross Verona as Teacher | Karim Oliver as Bud#1
Summary: Buffy gets bugged by the substitute teacher who’s seducing and devouring the boys at Sunnydale high.


1.5 Never Kill A Boy on The First Date

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SYNOPSIS | GALLERY | SCRIPT | TRANSCRIPT
Written By: Dean Batali and Rob Des Hotel
Directed By: David Semel
Air date: 31 March 1997
Big Bad: The Master
Dustings: Vampire in the cemetery by Buffy | Vampire in the sunken church by The Master | Militia Guy by Buffy
Other Slayings:
Casualties: Bus driver and four passengers including Collin and Militia Guy
Weaponry: Stake | Cross | Furnace
Guest stars: David Boreanaz as Angel | Mark Metcalf as The Master | Andrew J Ferchland as Collin/The Anointed | Christopher Wiehl as Owen Thurman | Geoff Meed as Andrew Borba | Paul-Felix Montez as Mysterious Guy | Robert Mont as Van driver | Erika Amato as Herself (Velvet Chain)
Summary: Buffy starts dating a classmate, but is interrupted by a vampire plot to lead her to hell.


1.6 The Pack

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SYNOPSIS | GALLERY | SCRIPT | TRANSCRIPT
Written By: Matt Kiene and Joe Reinkemeyer
Directed By: Bruce Seth Green
Air date: 7 April 1997
Big Bad: The Zookeeper
Dustings:
Other Slayings:
Casualties: Herbert the Pig by The Pack | Principal Flutie by the The Pack | Zookeeper by Hyenas
Weaponry:
Guest stars: Ken Lerner as Principal Flutie | Eion Bailey as Kyle DuFours | Michaela McCraine as Rhonda Kelley | Brian Gross as Tor Hauer | Jennifer Sky as Heidi Barrie | Jedd Maynard as Lance | James Stephens as Dr. Weirick | David Brisbin as Mr Anderson | Barbarak K. Whinnery as Mrs Anderson | Gregory White as Coach Herrold | Justin Jon Ross as Joey | Jeffrey Steven Smith as Adam | Patrese Boren as Young Woman |
Summary: Buffy and Willow discover that all men are animals when Xander and the bother boys from the school are possessed by bloodthirsty demonic hyenas.


1.7 Angel

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Written By: David Greenwalt
Directed By: Scott Brazil
Air date: 14 April 1997
Big Bad: Darla
Dustings: The Three by Darla | Darla by Angel
Other Slayings:
Casualties:
Weaponry: Crossbow | Gun | Stick
Guest stars: David Boreanaz as Angel | Mark Metcalf as The Master | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers | Julie Benz as Darla | Andrew J Ferchland as The Anointed | Charles Wesley as Meanest Vamp.
Summary: Buffy finds herself irresistibly drawn to the mysterious Angel, but must pull herself away when she discovers his terrible secret and ungodly past.


1.8 I Robot, You Jane

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SYNOPSIS | GALLERY | SCRIPT | TRANSCRIPT
Written By: Ashley Gable and Thomas A Swyden
Directed By: Stephen Posey
Air date: 28 April 1997
Big Bad: Moloch
Dustings:
Other Slayings: Moloch by Buffy
Casualties: Italian demon worshiper by Moloch | Dave by Fritz (under Moloch‘s influence) | Fritz by Moloch
Weaponry: Fire extinguisher | Fuse box
Guest stars: Robia La Morte as Jenny Calendar | Chad Lindberg as Dave Kirby | Jamison Ryan as Fritz Siegel | Pierrino Mascarino as Thelonius | Edith Fields as School Nurse | Damon Sharp as Male Student | Mark Deakins as Moloch | Joss Whedon as Radio Host
Summary: Reading can be fun – unless there’s a demon trapped in the book. Willow falls under a very literate spell that hides out on the internet and puts Buffy’s life on the line.


1.9 The Puppet Show

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Written By: Dean Batali and Rob Des Hotel
Directed By: Ellen S Pressman
Air date: 5 May 1997
Big Bad: Marc
Dustings:
Other Slayings: Marc (the last of the Brotherhood of Seven) by Sid
Casualties: Emily by Marc | Morgan by Marc | Sid
Weaponry: Kitchen Knife | Guillotine
Guest stars: Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers | Armin Shimerman as Principal Snyder | Lenora May as Mrs. Jackson | Natasha Pearce as Lisa Campiti| Krissy Carlson as Emily Djiemanowicz| Michele Miracle as Locker Girl | Richard Werner as Morgan Shay | Burke Roberts as Marc | Tom Wyner as Sid (voice) | Chasen Hampton as Elliot Terhune
Summary: Someone is killing the school’s talent show contestants for their organs and all eyes are on a spooky ventriloquist named Sid.


1.10 Nightmares

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Written By: David Greenwalt
Story By: Joss Whedon
Directed By: Bruce Seth Green
Air date: 12 May 1997
Big Bad: Kiddie League Baseball Coach
Dustings:
Other Slayings: The Ugly Man by Billy
Casualties:
Weaponry: Stake
Guest stars: Mark Metcalf as The Master | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers | Andrew J Ferchland as The Anointed | Jeremy Foley as Billy Palmer | Dean Butler as Hank Summers
Summary: When everyone’s nightmare’s become reality, Buffy has to draw on her mental strength to put the demons to bed.


1.11 Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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Written By: Ashley Gable and Thomas A Swyden
Story By: Joss Whedon
Directed By: Reza Badiyi
Air date: 19 May 1997
Big Bad: Marcie Ross
Dustings:
Other Slayings:
Casualties:
Weaponry: Baseball bat | Scalpel
Guest stars: David Boreanaz as Angel | Armin Shimmerman as Principa Snyder | Clea Duvall as Marcie Ross
Summary: Ignore her at your own risk – Coredelia campaigns for the May Queen Crown, but the supernatural force of an unpopular girl conspires against her with dangerous consequences for Buffy and her friends.


1.12 Prophecy Girl

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SYNOPSIS | GALLERY | SCRIPT | TRANSCRIPT
Written By: Joss Whedon
Directed By: Joss Whedon
Air date: 2 June 1997
Big Bad: The Master
Dustings: Vampire in the teaser (and two others we don’t see) by Buffy | Vampire in the library by Giles | Vampire in the hall by Angel | The Master by Buffy
Other Slayings:
Casualties: Buffy by The Master
Weaponry: Stake | Cross | Battle Axe | Crossbow | Table
Guest stars: David Boreanaz as Angel | Mark Metcalf as The Master | Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers | Robia LaMorte as Jenny Calendar | Andrew J Ferchland as The Anointed
Summary: Buffy’s future looks bleak when Giles discovers book that foretells her death and the end of the world, but she’s determined to survive and party at the spring fling.