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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Inca Mummy Girl

An Incan mummy is released and assumes the identity of the foreign exchange student living with the Summers. Xander is immediately smitten with her, and while the two begin a loving relationship, he and the others are unaware that she must drain the life force from others to remain alive.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: 5V04
Airdate: Monday October 06th, 1997
Network: WB

Guest Stars
Kristine SutherlandKristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Oz
Ara CeliAra Celi
As Inca Mummy/Ampata

Co-Guest Stars
Jason Hall (1)Jason Hall (1)
As Devon
Danny StrongDanny Strong
As Jonathan
Kristen WinnickiKristen Winnicki
As Gwen
Clayne CrawfordClayne Crawford
As Rodney (credited as Joey Crawford)
Gil BirminghamGil Birmingham
As Peru Man (Bodyguard)
Samuel JacobsSamuel Jacobs
As Peruvian Boy (Ampata Gutierrez)

Bernard WhiteBernard White
As Tour Guide
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.1/7 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 6th out of 12 WB shows for the week.

Series star David Boreanaz does not appear in this episode.

This episode introduces Seth Green as Oz.

This episode featured the first appearance of Danny Strong.

This is a Xander centered episode.

This episode scored a 3.2 in the fast nationals.

Ranked 92 out of 105 prime time shows.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Four Star MaryFate 
Four Star MaryShadows 

Episode Quotes
Xander: Hold on a sec. So, this person who's living with you for two weeks is a man? With man parts? This is a terrible idea.
Willow: What about the beautiful melding of two cultures?
Xander: There's no melding, okay? He better keep his parts to himself.

Xander: Oh, that's Rodney Munson. He's God's gift to the belle curve. What he lacks in smarts, he makes up in lack of smarts.
Willow: You just don't like him 'cause of that time he beat you up everday for five years.
Xander: Yeah, I'm irrational that way.

Buffy: I wasn't gonna use violence. I don't always use violence. Do I?
Xander: The important thing is you believe that.

Buffy: (to Giles) Oh! I know this one! Slaying entails certain sacrifices, blah, blah, bity blah, I'm so stuffy, give me a scone.

Buffy: One day I'm gonna live in a town where evil curses are just generally ruled out without even saying.

Willow: So, Ampata, you're a girl.
Ampata: Yes. For many years now.

Ampata: You are strange.
Xander: Girls always tell me that. Right before they run away.

Buffy: (urging Giles to speed up in his car) Come on! Can't you put your foot down?
Giles: It is down.
Buffy: One of these days you're gonna have to get a grownup car.

Episode Goofs
When Ampata tries to drain Xander's life, her face begins to decay, but when it cuts to a shot from the side, you can see that her face is still normal.

Episode References
Xander asks Ampata if she's really a praying mantis upon agreeing to go to the dance with him. This is a reference to the episode "Teachers Pet", which begins his string of bad luck being a "demon magnet."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon
Consulting ProducerHoward Gordon
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorRegis Kimble
CastingMarcia Shulman
Unit Production ManagerGary Law
First Assistant DirectorRobert D. Nellans
Second Assistant DirectorRandy Lafollette
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistJeri Baker Sadler
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorRuss McElhatton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterKen Wilson (2)
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerMaury Harris
Script SupervisorLesley King
Production CoordinatorPhyllis Saldutti
Script CoordinatorAmy Wolfram
Assistant EditorGolda Savage
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKevin Burns (1)  |  Todd Orr  |  Peter Nusbaum
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Art DirectorStephanie J. Gordon
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorRob des Hotel  |  Dean Batali
Costume SupervisorDonna Barrish
Visual Effects SupervisorMichael Peterson (3)  |  Alex Eglis
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianDayton Nietert
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Caroline Kallas  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  George Snyder
Makeup ArtistJohn Maldonado
Special Effects Make-upJohn Vulich
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
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