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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Where the Wild Things Are

Having patched up their rough spot, Buffy and Riley begin spending a good deal of intimate time together. Unbeknownst to them, their sexual activity in the fraternity house unleashes paranormal powers that is linked to its past.

Episode Info
Episode number: 4x18
Production Number: 4ABB18
Airdate: Tuesday April 25th, 2000
Network: WB

Director: David Solomon
Writer: Tracey Forbes

Guest Stars
Amber Benson (1)Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Leonard RobertsLeonard Roberts
As Forrest Gates
Bailey ChaseBailey Chase
As Graham Miller
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya
Kathryn JoostenKathryn Joosten
As Mrs. Holt

Co-Guest Stars
Neil DalyNeil Daly
As Mason
Bryan CuprillBryan Cuprill
As Roy
James Michael ConnorJames Michael Connor
As Scientist (credited as James Michael Conner)
Jeffrey SharmatJeffrey Sharmat
As Drowning Boy
Jeri AustinJeri Austin
As Running Girl
Danielle PessisDanielle Pessis
As Christy
David EnglerDavid Engler
As Intiative Guy
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 4.9/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 5th out of 16 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 2.7 in the national ratings.

Ranked 98 out of 139 prime time shows.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Anthony Stewart Head (John Kinh on guitar)Behind Blue Eyes 
CaviarI Thought I Was Found 
CroonerParker Posey 
Face To FaceThe Devil You Know (God Is a Man) 
FondaOne of a Kind 

Episode Quotes
Anya: I don't understand. I'm pretty, I'm young. Why didn't you take advantage of me? Is something wrong with your body?
Xander: There's nothing wrong with my body.
Anya: Well, there must be. I saw that wrinkled man on TV talking about erectile dysfunction...

Buffy: Think about it - who better to bring together a bunch of demon types than someone who's made out of a bunch of demon types?
Tara: So, he's, um, bridging the gap between the races.
Willow: Huh. Like Martin Luther King.

(as Riley and Buffy run off)
Willow: They're probably goin' to...
Giles: Yes, thank you, Willow. I did attend University in the Mesozoic Era. I do remember what it's like.

Xander: Is it me? Am I the crazy one?
Buffy: Uh-huh. Absolutely.
Willow: Hey, Buffy? This might be a good time to mention that someone so not me spilled something purpley on your new peasant top, which I would never borrow without asking. Still love me?
Buffy: Uh-huh. Huh? What about my peasant top?
Willow: Nothing.

Anya: A year and a half ago, I could have eviscerated him with my thoughts. Now I can barely hurt his feelings. Things used to be so much simpler.
Spike: You know... you take the killing for granted. And then it's gone, and you're like... I wish I'd appreciated it more. Stopped and smelled the corpses, you know?
Anya: Yeah. Now everything's complicated.

Xander: "Lowell House. 1962."
Julie: Yes.
Xander: Uh, just, you know, impressing you with my knowledge of local history. Or my knowledge of reading.
Julie: And you didn't even have to sound anything out!
Xander: You should see me add short columns of small numbers.
Julie: You're funny.
Xander: Thanks. That is, funny "how amusing", or funny "back away and avoid eye contact"?
Julie: Kinda both.

Willow: We have to go back in there.
Anya: Why?
Xander: Because Buffy and Riley are trapped.
Anya: So? She's a Slayer. He's a big soldier-boy. What do they need you for?
Xander: Anya, look around. There's ghosts and shaking, and people are going all Felicity with their hair.

Giles: When you called to Buffy and Riley, they didn't cry out or respond in any way?
Anya: No. They're probably dead.
Xander: Unless they were too busy doin' it to answer.
Giles: Doing what?
Xander: You know, for a god of acoustic rock, you're... kind of naive.
Giles: I didn't think you meant... In the midst of all that, do you really think they were keeping it up? Oh, for a different phrasing.

Xander: So with Buffy and Riley having... you know, acts of nakedness around the clock lately, maybe they set something free, like a big, bursting poltergasm.

Xander: What do you feel?
Anya: Upset, afraid of being without you, and a little hungry.
Xander: I meant about the house.
Anya: Oh. Still haunted.

Buffy: If Riley and I hadn't... gotten so wrapped up in each other, none of this would have happened.
Anya: True. Feel shame.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon
Supervising ProducerMarti Noxon
ProducerGareth Davies  |  David Fury
Co-ProducerJane Espenson  |  David Solomon
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorNancy Forner
CastingJennifer Fishman  |  Anya Colloff  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
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 EditorGolda Savage
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerRon Evans  |  Adam Sawelson  |  Kurt Kassulke
LeadmanKeith A. Cuba
Director of PhotographyRaymond 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 (1)  |  JD Peralta
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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