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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: What's My Line? (2)

The revelation of a new Slayer relieves Buffy of worry of her duties, but she soon finds herself back in battle when she discovers that Spike has taken Angel who is the key to curing Drusilla. The two Slayers must coordinate their methods to stop the upcoming ritual.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: 5V10
Airdate: Monday November 24th, 1997
Network: WB

Director: David Semel
Writer: Marti Noxon

Guest Stars
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Oz
Saverio GuerraSaverio Guerra
As Willy
Kelly ConnellKelly Connell
As Norman Pfister
Bianca LawsonBianca Lawson
As Kendra
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Spike
Juliet LandauJuliet Landau
As Drusilla

Co-Guest Stars
Danny StrongDanny Strong
As Hostage Kid

Spice WilliamsSpice Williams
As Patrice
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 5.5/8 in the ratings.

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

This episode scored a 3.5 in the fast nationals.

Ranked 84 out of 104 prime time shows.

This episode includes the first time Giles kills a vampire onscreen, and the first time Willow ever kills a vampire.

This is the beginning of Xander and Cordelia's relationship.

Episode Quotes
Kendra: They call me Kendra. I have no last name, sir.
Buffy: Can you say "stuck in the 80's"?

Willow: There's a Slayer handbook?
Buffy: Wait. Handbook? What handbook? How come I don't have a handbook?
Willow: Is there a T-shirt, too? 'Cause that would be cool.

Xander: Who sponsored career day today? The British Soccer Fan Association?

Buffy: You and bug people, Xander. What's up with that?
Xander: No, but this dude was completely different than praying mantis lady. He was a man of bugs. Not a man who was a bug.

Buffy: Angel. He's Drusilla's sire.
Xander: Man, that guy got major neck in his day!

Willow: Don't worry, Buffy, we'll save Angel.
Kendra: Angel? But our priority is to stop Drusilla.
Xander: Angel's our friend! Except I don't like him.

Kendra: Did anyone explain to you what "secret identity" means?
Buffy: Nope. Must be in the handbook.

Kendra: You talk about slaying like it's a job. It's not. It's who you are.
Buffy: Did you get that from your handbook?
Kendra: From you.

Episode Goofs
Cordelia picks a worm out of her hair and runs out of the library, past Kendra. When Kendra's back is to the camera, her arms are behind her back, but they are folded in front of her when it cuts to the next shot.

When Xander shuts the book on the worm, the cover is different in the distant shot than it is in the close up.

After Kendra opens the door to the taxi, the scene alternates between two shots, one of which is over Kendra's right shoulder. In this shot, her hair is slung over the shoulder. Yet, in the other shot, her hair switches between over the shoulder and behind her neck.

Episode References
Buffy: You and bug people, Xander. What's up with that?
Buffy alludes to the episode "Teacher's Pet" in which Xander becomes the teacher's pet to a woman who is in reality a praying mantis.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerSandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Joss Whedon
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 DirectorRobert D. Nellans
Second Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
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 SupervisorKelly Akers
Production CoordinatorPhyllis Saldutti
Script CoordinatorAmy Wolfram
Assistant EditorGolda Savage
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKevin Burns (1)  |  Todd Orr  |  Jim Fitzpatrick (3)
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Art DirectorStephanie J. Gordon
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorDean Batali  |  Rob des Hotel
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianDayton Nietert
ScoreSean Murray (3)  |  Shawn K. Clement
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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