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Buffy is introduced to the Initiative, which preoccupies her from her friends, leading Willow to begin spending more time with Tara. Buffy's introduction into the Initiative is not given a warm welcome by all with Professor Walsh seeing the Slayer as a threat.

Meanwhile, Spike is desperate to be rid of a tracer.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x13
Production Number: 4ABB13
Airdate: Tuesday February 08th, 2000
Network: WB

Director: James A. Contner
Writer: David Fury


  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Amber Benson (1)Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Recurring
George HertzbergGeorge Hertzberg
As Adam
Recurring
Leonard RobertsLeonard Roberts
As Forrest Gates
Recurring
Bailey ChaseBailey Chase
As Graham Miller
Recurring
Jack StehlinJack Stehlin
As Doctor Angleman
Recurring
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya
Recurring
Lindsay CrouseLindsay Crouse
As Maggie Walsh
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Neil DalyNeil Daly
As Mason
Recurring
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
Marc BlucasMarc Blucas
As Riley Finn
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.5/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 4th out of 15 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.5 in the national rating.

Ranked 95 out of 136 prime time shows.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Black LabKeep Myself Awake 
DeliriumWindow to Your Soul 


Episode Quotes
Willow: I implore you Neisa, blessed goddess of chance and fortune. Heed my call. Send to me the heart I desire.
Xander: You know magic at the poker table qualifies as cheating.
Willow: That wasn't magic. I was praying. Two, please.

Willow: Guess she's out with Riley. You know how it is with a spanking new boyfriend.
Anya: Yes, we've enjoyed spanking.

Buffy: A twinkie? That's his lunch? Oh, he is so going to be punished.
Willow: Everyone's getting spanked but me.

Spike: Wipe your feet when you enter a person's home.
Giles: Ah, yes. Careless of me, tracking mud all over your, uh, mud.

Xander: Well, try one! Check these flavors. Cherry-berry. Maple walnut. Ooh, almond licorice.
Anya: Ew.
Xander: Anya, we don't say "ew" in front of potential customers.
Anya: Just skip this part and tell him you want money to buy me pretty things. He'll understand.
Giles: Very well. Um, maple walnut.
Xander: An excellent choice.
(Giles takes a bite, chews, then stops)
Giles: Please leave my home now.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerJoss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui
Supervising ProducerMarti Noxon
ProducerGareth Davies  |  David Fury
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Jane Espenson  |  James A. Contner
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorRegis Kimble
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff  |  Jennifer Fishman
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorBrenda Kalosh
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorAllen D. Easton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerEd Duffy
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorRhonda Hyde
Production CoordinatorCathy Carr (2)
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Adam Sawelson  |  Ron Evans
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman  |  Raymond Stella
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Production SupervisorMarc D. Alpert
Art DirectorCaroline Quinn-Decker
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorDouglas Petrie
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantDiego Gutierrez (2)  |  Charles Murray (4)
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistMichael Moore (3)
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Stunt DoubleSophia Crawford
Makeup ArtistBrigette A. Myre  |  Robin Beauchesne
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
 
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