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Buffy feels she has no social life due to Giles's taxing schedule and Angel's reluctance to dating. She rebels by setting aside her better judgement and going with Cordelia on a double-date with a couple of college boys. What they do not know is that the fraternity they belong to has built its power on a long tradition of worship and sacrificing girls to a demon.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 5V05
Airdate: Monday October 13th, 1997
Network: WB



  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Greg Vaughan
As Richard
Todd Babcock
As Tom Warner
Jordana Spiro
As Callie

Co-Guest Stars
Danny Strong
As Jonathan
Recurring
Jason Posey
As Linebacker
Coby Bell
As Young Man

Uncredited
Scott Duthie
As Frat Brother #2
Recurring
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.8/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 5th out of 14 WB shows for the week.

Ranked 100 out of 118 prime time shows.

When Willow, Xander, Giles and Angel storm the Fraternity, Angel goes into the household without being invited, despite being a vampire. This is because the fraternity brothers are only temporary residents.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Act of FaithBring Me On 
Louie SaysShe 


Episode Quotes
Willow: (trying to explain the Indian film they are watching) She's sad because her lover gave her twelve gold coins, but then the wizard cut open the bag of salt, and now the dancing minions have nowhere to put their big maple... fish thing.

Willow: I know! We could go to the Bronze and sneak in our own tea bags and ask for hot water.
Xander: Hop off the outlaw train, Will, before you land us all in jail.

Giles: Buffy, you think I don't know what it's like to be sixteen?
Buffy: No. I think you don't know what it's like to be sixteen. And a girl. And the Slayer.

Angel: This isn't some fairy tale. When I kiss you, you don't wake up from a deep sleep and live happily ever after.
Buffy: No. When you kiss me, I wanna die.

Xander: So, Cor, you printing up business cards with your pager number and hours of operation, or just going with a halter top tonight?

Willow: I can't believe she lied to Giles. My world is all askew.
Xander: Buffy's lying? Buffy's going to frat parties? That's not askew, that's cockeyed.
Willow: Askew means cockeyed.

Willow: The reflection thing that you don't have. Angel, how do you shave?

Willow: (to Angel) Well, why do you think she went to that party? Because you gave her the brush-off! (to Giles) And you never let her do anything except work and patrol! And I know she's the Chosen One, but you're killing her with the pressure! I mean, she's sixteen going on forty! (back to Angel) And you! I mean, you're gonna live forever! You don't have time for a cup of coffee? Okay, I don't feel better now, and we've gotta help Buffy.

Xander: One day I'll have money. Prestige. Power. And on that day they'll still have more.

Buffy: I told one lie, I had one drink.
Giles: Yes, and you were very nearly devoured by a giant demon snake. The words "let that be a lesson" are a tad redundant at this juncture.



Episode Goofs
Christopher Dahlberg's last name is misspelled Dalhberg.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerJoss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon
Consulting ProducerHoward Gordon
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorKimberly Ray
CastingMarcia Shulman
Unit Production ManagerGary Law
First Assistant DirectorBrenda Kalosh
Second Assistant DirectorRandy Lafollette
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistJeri Baker Sadler
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorEyal Gordin
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 EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKevin Burns (2)  |  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
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianDayton Nietert
ScoreShawn K. Clement  |  Sean Murray (3)
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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