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Buffy is visited by Ford, an old friend from her old high school. While she is relieved that she doesn't have to hide her Slayer identity from him, a jealous Angel, along with Willow and Xander, discover that Ford is himself hiding something from Buffy.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 5V07
Airdate: Monday November 03rd, 1997
Network: WB

Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon

Guest Stars
Robia LaMorteRobia LaMorte
As Jenny Calendar (credited as Robia La Morte)
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Spike
Juliet LandauJuliet Landau
As Drusilla
Jason BehrJason Behr
As Billy "Ford" Fordham
Jarrad PaulJarrad Paul
As Diego

Co-Guest Stars
Julia LeeJulia Lee
As Chanterelle

Todd McIntoshTodd McIntosh
As Sunset Club Greeter
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 5.0/7 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 2nd out of 12 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.4 in the fast nationals.

Ranked 98 out of 113 prime time shows.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Creaming JesusReptile 
Shawn Clement & Sean MurryBlood of a Stranger 
The Sisters of MercyNever Land 
WilloughbyLois on the Brink 

Episode Quotes
Cordelia: And I know the peasants were all depressed...
Xander: I think you mean oppressed.
Cordelia: Whatever. They were cranky.

Xander: (mocking Buffy) "This is Ford, my bestest friend of all my friends!" Jeez, doesn't she know any fat guys?

Buffy: So. What'd you do last night?
Angel: Nothin'.
Buffy: Nothing at all. You ceased to exist?

Ford: Oh. I thought you were just slaying a vampire.
Buffy: What? Whating a what?

Willow: Oh! Angel, what are you doing here?
Angel: I wanted to talk to you.
Willow: Oh, well... Well?
Angel: I can't. Unless you invite me, I can't come in.
Willow: Oh! Well, okay, I invite you. To come in.

Angel: I guess I need help.
Willow: Help? You mean like on homework? No, 'cause you're old and you already know stuff.
Angel: I want you to track someone down. On the 'Net.

Giles: A book! It took one of my books!
Jenny: Well, at least someone in this school is reading.

Ford: I want to be like you - a vampire.
Spike: I've known you for two minutes and I can't stand you. I don't really feature you living forever. (to Drusilla) Can I eat him now, love?

Xander: Angel was in your bedroom?
Willow: Ours is a forbidden love.

Buffy: It'd be simpler if I could just hate him. I think he wanted me to. I think it made it easier for him to be the villain of the piece. Really, he was just scared.
Giles: Yes, I suppose he was.
Buffy: Nothing's ever simple anymore. I'm constantly trying to work it out. Who to love or hate, who to trust. It's just, like, the more I know, the more confused I get.
Giles: I believe that's called growing up.
Buffy: I'd like to stop then, okay?

Giles: You mean life?
Buffy: Yeah. Does it get easy?
Giles: What do you want me to say?
Buffy: Lie to me.
Giles: Yes, it's terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.
Buffy: Liar.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerSandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Joss Whedon  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Gary Law
Consulting ProducerHoward Gordon
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorRegis Kimble
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 MixerTodd Orr  |  Peter Nusbaum  |  Kevin Burns (1)
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Art DirectorStephanie J. Gordon
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorRob des Hotel  |  Dean Batali
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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