1×05 Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
Craving the life of a normal teenager girl, Buffy agrees to a date with the mysterious and brooding Owen. Giles discovers a prophecy of coming danger which would interfere with her plans, but she chooses Owen over battling the forces of darkness. When Giles goes out on his own and is trapped by a group of vampires, Buffy must figure out a way to balance dating and Slaying. Oh, the woes of the Chosen One.
Owen: You see that? He tried to bite me! What a sissy!
This was just a meh episode. I can’t even really think of anything bad or good to say. Well, Owen ends up wanting to date her cuz of the adrenaline rush she can help induce with the fights/slaying she gets herself into to. If this were the case, would you really tell someone that? Yah, let’s date, cuz your bad luck gets me all high. Yah, that relationship didn’t go far.
1×06 The Pack
After enduring the annual field trip to the zoo, Buffy and Willow discover that all men are animals when Xander and the other boys from school are possessed by bloodthirsty demonic hyenas. After Buffy notices this significant change in Xander’s personality, she must figure out what happened and how to reverse it before something terrible happens. Er, something more terrible I suppose.
Buffy: It shouldn’t be too hard to find a new principal. Unless they ask what happened to the last one.
Look, Xander gets new friends! But not cuz he’s cool or friend-worthy. Just cuz they all get possessed together. That’ll make any group all bond-y and such. I found this episode slightly annoying. The hyena-like laugh the pack all develop was worse than nails on a chalkboard. However, the scene where most of the pack eye a little caged piglet was entertaining. Even with said obnoxious laugh. Ok, yah, not gonna waste more text on this one.
After Angel saves Buffy from a gang of vampire warriors, their relationship starts to become more intense. As their love blooms, Buffy learns that Angel has been hiding a dark secret. She hesitates, not sure what to believe, but when Angel’s secret puts someone she loves in danger, she knows what she has to do.
The Master: Angel. He was the most vicious creature I ever met. I miss him.
So, yah, Buffy discovers that Angel is *gasp* a vampire. Ok, this might have been crazy shocking the first go-round. But it lost it’s impact this time. Still cool to see Buffy scream bloody murder after Angel gets all vampire-y after they have their first kiss. See, I guess he vamps out when he’s all hot and bothered. That has to get awkward at times, right? You probably wouldn’t want him going downtown, if you know what I’m saying? Yeoooooouuuuuch. Unless you’re into that, then, that’s cool.
Not only is dear Angel a vampire, but he’s cursed. Cursed with a soul. He feasted on the wrong gypsy girl a hundred or so years ago and her people put the whammy on him. He’s special, he’s the only vampire around with a conscience. For that reason, he has bagged blood and helps the slayer with cryptic warnings. You rebel. As the pic shows, we get a good shot of sexy Angel’s back with a tattoo. I could care less about the ink, but bare skin is HAWT. One gets their thrills as they can, ok?
1×08 I, Robot… You, Jane
Reading can be fun – unless there’s a demon trapped in the book. In 1418, a group of Italian priests use magick to trap the demon Moloch in a book, only to be released if the book is ever read aloud. This being the digital age that it is, the book isn’t read, but scanned for archiving purposes. And this is done, of course, by the students of Sunnydale High. So, he gets released alright, but into the ‘net. Bwahahaha. Meanwhile, Willow meets a nice boy online. His name is Malcolm. Get it? Moloch/Malcolm? Crazy kids.
Buffy: (to Willow) So, you’ve been seeing a guy, and you don’t know what he looks like? Okay, this is a puzzle. No, wait, I’m good at these. Does it involve a midget and a block of ice?
It was so weird to see such big lunky computers with no graphical interface really. And, I almost forgot about floppy disks. Wow, pre-CD era. How did we cope? How far we’ve come. But some things haven’t changed… you can still find sleeze balls trying to find chicks that are way younger than them online. I guess there are some themes that are just universal.