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Buffy is presented with the question of the future of her life. From there, she audits classes with Willow and Tara, attends Xander’s construction site, and tries to work in the Magic Box. However, each time, she experiences weird phenomenon. Little is she aware that she is being tested by the Trio to test her abilities as an upcoming adversary to their plans.


Episode Info


Episode number: 6x4
Production Number: 6ABB05
Airdate: Tuesday October 23rd, 2001



  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Anthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Recurring

Guest Stars
Danny Strong
As Jonathan
Recurring
Adam Busch
As Warren
Recurring
Tom Lenk
As Andrew
Recurring
Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
James C. Leary
As Loose Skinned Demon
Recurring
Jennifer Shon
As Rachel
Recurring
Alice Dinnean
As Mummy Hand (credited as Alice Dinnean Vernon)
Recurring
Noel Gugliemi
As Vince (credited as Noel Albert Gugliemi)
Winsome Brown
As Woman Customer
Christopher May
As Male Customer
David Meunier
As Rat-Faced Demon (credited as David J. Miller)
Andrew Cooper Wasser
As Slime-Cover Demon
Richard Beatty
As Small Demon
Jabari Hearn
As Steve
Clint Culp
As Bartender
Mark Ginther
As Horned Demon

Uncredited
Marcia Ann Burrs
As Professor Bellamy
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Emma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 4.5/7 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 3rd out of 10 UPN shows for the week.

This episode received a 3.5 in the national ratings.

Ranked 85 out of 137 prime time shows.

Guest stars Mark Ginther and David Meunier both previously appeared in episodes of Angel.



Episode Quotes
Giles: Buffy, a word in your ear. If you think of the store as a library it'll help you to concentrate on service rather than selling.
Buffy: Yes. And then I'm going to marry Bob Dole and raise penguins in Guam.
Giles: (not listening) Yes, uh, quite right. Yes.

Warren: This mummy hand has ceased to be!
Andrew: It is an ex-mummy hand!

(Spike is playing poker and can't provide the ante)
Spike: So, who's gonna advance me a tiny tabby, get me started? (no one responds) C'mon. Someone's gotta stake me.
Buffy: I'll do it. What? You thought I was just going to let that lie there?



Episode Goofs
Once again, the closing credits uses the misspelling of "Effectgs". This time, this typo is on both Regions 1 and 2.



Cultural References
The title of this episode is a play on Life cereal brand name.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerFran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Marti Noxon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Fury
Supervising ProducerJane Espenson
ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Douglas Petrie
Co-ProducerJohn F. Perry  |  Marc D. Alpert
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Associate ProducerBrian Wankum
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorPeter Basinski
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Jennifer Fishman  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorMichael Cedar
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
Music EditorTim Isle
Music SupervisorJohn Christian King (1)
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripGeorge Palmer
Camera OperatorAllen D. Easton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerPeter M. Robarts
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteven Fidler
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorSuzanne McRobert
Production CoordinatorLisa Ripley-Becker
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorJoshua Charson
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Tom Perry  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographyRaymond Stella
Story EditorRebecca Sinclair  |  Steven S. DeKnight
Post Production CoordinatorTamara Becher
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Casting AssistantMichael Nicolo
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreThomas Wanker
AssistantKelly Wheeler  |  Brett Matthews  |  JD Peralta
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistKarl Wesson
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Visual EffectsRadium
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Makeup ArtistJay Wejebe  |  Brigette A. Myre
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
LeadpersonKeith A. Cuba
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorKen Lee
Post Production ServicesR!ot
Produced ByGareth Davies
ProcessingDeluxe
 
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