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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a drama about a young girl who inherits the powers to fight the demons that threaten the Earth. She lives in Sunnydale, California which happens to be the Hellmouth and must learn to master her powers while also trying to have some semblance of a normal life. The WB 1997 - 2001. UPN 2002-03.

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Season 4

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1 The Freshman Buffy, Willow and Oz begin their first semester at...
Buffy, Willow and Oz begin their first semester at UC Sunnydale. Buffy is overwhelmed by all the change and seeks comfort from Giles and her mom. When a new friend (Eddie) runs away from college Buffy suspects foul play. She then runs into the gang of vampires who killed him and took his stuff. Their leader Sunday beats her up and almost breaks her arm. Buffy turns now to the Bronze and does find support from Xander. They locate the vampires hideout and Xander goes to gather weapons.
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2 Living Conditions Buffy and Kathy irritate each other deeply. Buffy ...
Buffy and Kathy irritate each other deeply. Buffy feels like Kathy is anal and horning in on her turf. Kathy sees Buffy as a grumpy, freeloading slob. Buffy's attitude becomes so harsh that her friends begin to worry about her. When Buffy declares that Kathy must be a demon Giles ties her up.
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3 The Harsh Light of Day Spike returns to Sunnydale with Harmony on his arm...
Spike returns to Sunnydale with Harmony on his arm and minions drilling underground. He is looking for the gem of Amarra, the Vampire Holy Grail. Buffy is seeing Parker regularly and she sleeps with him after lots of talk about living for today. The next day she searches for Spike while he fails to call. Spike finds the ring and tossing Harmony aside takes Buffy on. Meanwhile Anya seeks out Xander and suggests that they sleep together.
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4 Fear, Itself It’s Halloween and the gang are attending a frat...
It’s Halloween and the gang are attending a frat party with a haunted house theme. Buffy is still upset over Parker while Oz worries about what might happen if Willow pushes her magic any further. Xander invites Anya to the party and Giles gets in the Halloween spirit by dressing up in Mexican apparel. Once they arrive at the party things begin to get scary.
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5 Beer Bad Xander gets a job at the pub on campus but gets ab...
Xander gets a job at the pub on campus but gets abuse from college guys who look down on him. Buffy ends up drinking with them to help take her mind off Parker. After a heavy night of beer she seems a lot slower than normal. Willow is worried by Oz’ sudden interest in the female singer of another band. She also comes across Parker and has a go at him. They are interrupted by the now devolved college boys who barricade themselves in and start a fire.
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6 Wild at Heart Spike is captured by the men in army gear. The ful...
Spike is captured by the men in army gear. The full moon approaches and Willow is still concerned by Oz’ attraction to Veruca. Professor Walsh is then attacked by two werewolves and Oz wakes up next to Veruca. She doesn’t believe in cages and he doesn’t tell anyone about her. He does convince her to stay in his cage but ends up making out with her as they turn. Willow finds them the next morning and is heartbroken. Veruca tries to kill her by finding her just before sun rise. Oz turns and kills her. He then leaves Sunnydale.
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7 The Initiative Spike wakes up in a lab but escapes. Riley punches...
Spike wakes up in a lab but escapes. Riley punches Parker in the face for talking about Buffy in a disrespectful manner. Having realised that he likes her he asks Willow for advice on how to ask her out. Willow is trying to come to terms with Oz’ departure but offers some help. We also learn that Riley and his friends are the army commandos and Professor Walsh is in charge of the lab \ army base they operate out of. They go searching for Spike who is in Willow’s room. He tries to bite her but experiences searing head pain. Riley’s group assault the dorm just as Buffy returns and in the confusion Spike escapes.
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8 Pangs At the opening of the new Anthropology building Xa...
At the opening of the new Anthropology building Xander falls into an old Mission. He releases a vengeful Chumash spirit who begins killing those who oppressed his people. Angel watches Buffy from the shadows trying to keep her safe. Xander contracts several diseases which the Chumash had suffered from while Willow and Buffy debate the ethics of hurting the spirit. Spike turns up at Giles’ apartment begging for help. Buffy is determined to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal but the spirit calls on reinforcements and storms the building.
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9 Something Blue Willow’s struggles to get over Oz are exacerbate...
Willow’s struggles to get over Oz are exacerbated when he sends for his stuff. To deal with the pain Willow casts a spell to have her will come true. She can’t take away her pain but inadvertently begins to affect people around her. She makes Giles go blind, inspires Buffy and Spike to get engaged and makes Xander into a magnet for demons. As chaos reigns Anya’s old boss D’Hoffryn summons Willow and invites her to become a vengeance demon.
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10 Hush Buffy dreams of a little girl talking about “The...
Buffy dreams of a little girl talking about “The Gentlemen.” They turn out to be demons who steal the voices of Sunnydale’s inhabitants. They then glide in and cut people’s hearts out. Buffy and Riley have to patrol the streets and end up kissing. Giles researches and then explains who the Gentlemen are using a slide show. Tara, a girl from Willow’s wicca group, tries to find her during the night but is chased by the Gentlemen. She and Willow combine forces to save themselves. Buffy and Riley also have to fight together to kill the demons.
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11 Doomed An Earthquake interrupts Buffy and Riley’s tell-...
An Earthquake interrupts Buffy and Riley’s tell-all chat. The Initiative think that the Slayer is a myth while Buffy doesn’t want Giles figuring out who the commandos are. Willow goes to a party and is upset when she hears Percy call her a nerd. She tries to take a quick nap but runs into a dead guy. Apparently the earthquake was the start of another Apocalypse as a group of Vahrall demons try to open the Hellmouth. Buffy tells Riley that they can’t be together. Spike tries to kill himself and so Willow insists on bringing him along to Sunnydale High.
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12 A New Man At Buffy’s surprise nineteenth birthday party Gi...
At Buffy’s surprise nineteenth birthday party Giles feels old and irrelevant. When he finds out that no one told him about the Initiative he is double annoyed. He tries to talk to Maggie Walsh about what is best for Buffy and is even more irritated. After all that he runs into Ethan Rayne and they go out drinking. The next day Giles wakes up as a demon and can no longer be understood in English. Xander is scared when he sees him and only Spike can help. Buffy and Riley get on his trail and track him to Ethan’s motel room.
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13 The I in Team Buffy is shown around the Initiative, given a page...
Buffy is shown around the Initiative, given a pager and goes on a mission. Afterwards she sleeps with Riley. Willow is feeling ignored and spends more time with Tara. Forrest spots Spike out shopping and shoots him with a tracer. Spike runs to the Scoobies to ask them to help him. Buffy asks many questions at a briefing and then later asks Riley about 314. Professor Walsh has cameras in Riley’s room and so decided to eliminate her. Buffy is sent out to track a potential threat but it is a setup.
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14 Goodbye Iowa Riley comes to ask Buffy what happened while she i...
Riley comes to ask Buffy what happened while she is wondering if he knew about Maggie’s plan. Riley returns home to find that Maggie is dead. Adam escapes and kills a boy. She and Riley have an angry confrontation before setting off separately to hunt for the demon they think is responsible for both killings. Willow tries to help with a spell but Tara sabotages it. Riley finds Buffy at Willy’s Bar and freaks out. He is in withdrawal from the chemicals Maggie was feeding him. Buffy and Xander sneak into the Initiative and confront Dr Angleman. Adam returns just as Riley does.
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15 This Years Girl (1) Buffy has been searching for Adam and worrying abo...
Buffy has been searching for Adam and worrying about Riley. Riley returns, injured but stable. Faith wakes from her coma and goes in search of revenge. A demon delivers a package to her with a message from the Mayor and a special device. The police are on the hunt for Faith and a group of British men arrive by helicopter too. Faith heads to Buffy’s house and ties Joyce up. Buffy arrives and they fight. The police are soon on the scene but Faith uses the device which switches her consciousness with Buffy’s.
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16 Who Are You (2) Fuffy is taken away by the police and then capture...
Fuffy is taken away by the police and then captured by the men from the Watcher’s Council. Baith takes a bath and gets used to her new body. She books a flight out of town and then pops by Giles’ house to catch up with the Scoobies. She tells them she is off to hunt for Adam but goes dancing at the Bronze instead. After teasing Spike she mocks Tara and then heads to Riley’s. Tara senses that something is wrong and she and Willow perform a spell to locate Buffy. The next day Fuffy returns to find Giles while Baith heads for the airport. Meanwhile Adam has stirred up some vampires who invade a local church during a service. Baith and Fuffy rush to the scene.
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17 Superstar Buffy, Anya, Willow and Xander struggle to deal wi...
Buffy, Anya, Willow and Xander struggle to deal with a nest of vampires. So they head to find Jonathan at his mansion and he saves the day. Jonathan is a superstar in Sunnydale and advises the Initiative about Adam while also helping Buffy come to terms with what Faith did. Buffy and Riley are struggling with that issue as Tara becomes integrated into the group. On her way home from the Bronze she is attacked by the same demon that earlier Jonathan claimed was no big deal. Buffy is suspicious and works out that something about this world is amiss.
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18 Where The Wild Things Are Buffy and Riley are having a lot of sex. Anya and ...
Buffy and Riley are having a lot of sex. Anya and Xander are not and she is worried that they are about to break up. At a party at Riley’s house Buffy and Riley disappear to enjoy more alone time while Xander and Anya argue. The other party goers begin to experience strange sexual phenomenon and apparitions. Vines grow to protect Buffy and Riley from the party and the others are forcibly ejected by a spirit. They rush to find Giles who is playing guitar at a coffee house. They discover that before the building was a frat house it was a home for children.
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19 New Moon Rising Oz returns and spends the night talking with Willo...
Oz returns and spends the night talking with Willow. She confesses to Buffy that she is in love with Tara. A werewolf attacks Graham and kills another soldier. Oz smells Willow on Tara and turns. Riley and company capture him and nearly kill him. When he turns human Riley tries to help him escape. Adam comes to see Spike and recruits him for his coming war. Buffy and the Scoobies break into the Initiative with Spike’s help and free Riley and Oz.
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20 The Yoko Factor (1) Spike offers to break into the Initiative and stea...
Spike offers to break into the Initiative and steal some important files about Adam. As the Scoobies agree to his plans he spreads misinformation to make them turn on one another. Buffy returns from L.A. and Xander reveals to Riley how Angel lost his soul. Riley then finds Angel beating up some soldiers and the two get into a confrontation. Buffy and Forrest try to attack Adam when he appears in a cave and he kills Forrest. Angel apologises to Buffy and she reassures Riley about their relationship. The Scoobies fall out in a big way and Riley goes to see Adam.
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21 Primeval (2) Adam reveals that there is a chip inside Riley whi...
Adam reveals that there is a chip inside Riley which allows him to be controlled. He shows Riley the secret lab where he will build the new master race of human-demon-machines. Spike encourages Buffy to make up with Willow so that she can decrypt the computer disks he supplied them. Buffy figures out that he was behind their argument and the Scoobies make up. They also concoct a plan to defeat Adam and make their way into the Initiative. Adam’s war begins but Buffy is able to defeat him with a special spell. The government abandon the Initiative and destroy the facility.
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22 Restless The gang are all wired after the spell and plan on...
The gang are all wired after the spell and plan on staying up late to watch movies. Instead they fall asleep instantly and begin having strange dreams. Willow and Xander are chased by some unseen being while also facing their friends and family in unusual scenarios. Giles then seems aware that it is the first Slayer who is pursuing them. They are each killed in their dreams before finally Buffy confronts the first Slayer and waking them up.
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