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"Welcome to Hellmouth"
SPECIAL TWO-HOUR SERIES PREMIERE -- Picking up where the feature film left off, Buffy Summers and her mum (or mom, depending) move to Sunnydale, California, for a fresh start, unaware of the evil lurking in this quiet suburb. Somewhat reluctant in her role as the slayer, Buffy quickly makes friends and enemies at her new school. While also meeting her new Watcher, Giles, the school librarian, her newly assembled team encounters the ever-abundant unearthly creatures in Sunnydale.
"The Witch" -
When students start dropping out of cheer leading tryouts by spontaneously combusting, going blind and losing the power of speech, Buffy and her posse suspect a powerful witch is in their midst. Buffy herself soon becomes the target of a deadly spell as they discover the witch's true identity. Meanwhile, Xander finally musters up the nerve to ask Buffy out on a date but in the throes of a witch's spell, Buffy's response isn't exactly as he'd hoped.
"Teacher's Pet" -
A substitute teacher's infatuation with Xander is flattering to the lovesick teen, but alarming to Buffy. When she turns out to be not just your average teacher, they are all in for a suprise.
"Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" -
Buffy tries to maintain some semblance of a normal teenage social life by opting for a hot date instead of helping Giles protect Sunnydale from a violent vampire prophecy. As she's blinded by love, Buffy ignores the signs of the dark forces aligning against her. Meanwhile, while Buffy's being romanced, The Master (guest star Mark Metcalf) is plotting her demise by invoking the wrath of the "Anointed One," a great warrior vampire who is The Master's most powerful weapon against the slayer.
"The Pack" -
When Buffy and the rest of Sunnydale High endure the annual field trip to the zoo, Xander and some other kids sneak into the quarantined hyena exhibit, but leave in an altered state. It's up to Buffy, Giles and Willow to discover the cause behind Xander's bizarre behaviour and reverse the transformation before it's too late. Meanwhile, Xander's new aggressive demeanour doesn't play well with his old friends.
While Buffy grows more and more annoyed with Angel's) mysterious disappearing act, she can't deny her growing obsession with him. Meanwhile, it's killing Xander that Buffy doesn't have a clue how he feels about her and, as he vents his frustration's to Willow, she knows all too well how he feels. And in the underworld, The Master is incensed that Buffy has taken the lives of so many members of his family, and he summons warrior vampires to annihilate her.
"I, Robot - You, Jane" -
Buffy and Giles face a demon spirit who has been trapped since the Dark Ages and is unleashed into cyberspace. Meanwhile, Willow has fallen for a cyber-beau whom she met online and Xander and Buffy are wary of who this anonymous wooer may turn out to be. Charisma Carpenter also stars.
"The Puppet Show" -
Sunnydale High School's annual talent show serves as a backdrop for murder when Buffy must catch a knife-wielding stealer of human organs . Meanwhile, Snyder, the new principal (guest-star Armin Shimerman) is a discipline-loving brute who forces Giles to run the talent show and orders Buffy, Xander (Nicholas Brendon), and Willow to perform.
The world of nightmares and reality become one when everyone in Sunnydale is living out their worst fears. While Xander comes to school in his underwear and Giles is unable to read, Buffy must unravel the mystery before reality folds completely into the world of nightmares.
"Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight"
Buffy and Cordelia become unlikely allies to combat an invisible spirit that has targeted Cordelia and everyone around her. Meanwhile, Angel goes to Giles to warn him that Buffy could be in grave danger.
"Prophecy Girl" -
SEASON FINALE - Buffy wants to resign from her life of slaying when Gilesuncovers an ancient prophesy that spells out her deadly fate, as the Master's (guest star Mark Metcalf) ascension from the Hellmouth is at hand. As the earth begins to crack open, Xander, Willow and Cordelia face an army of demons and the prophetic end of the world. Meanwhile, Xander finally asks Buffy to the prom with equally disastrous consequences.
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