The Drudgeon reviews Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Episode 027 – Phases

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Episode 027 - Phases 44 min., 1998
Written by Rob Des Hotel/Dean Batali
Directed by Bruce Seth Green
Language: English
My rating: ★★★★

Buffy Vs. Werewolves! Kinda

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So in the town of Sunnydale there is a werewolf walking around that is attacking animals.  How do they know this? While at a make out point, Xander and Cordelia are attacked by one. Now werewolves are different in the world of Buffy as they are wolves for three days and then revert back to being human. This being known makes them not want to kill whoever the werewolf is. But there is a hunter in town called Cain who is going to kill it and there is no woman that can do what he can. While all of this is going on Willow is having problems with Oz and Cordelia is having problems with Xander. Willow really wants to move forward with Oz, but he seems to be holding back. Xander keeps talking about Willow, which is driving Cordelia crazy. As it turns out Oz is the werewolf and he is saved from Cain by Buffy and co., namely Willow who shoots him. Everything is fine as it wasn’t a kill shot and Willow and Oz finally kiss.

Pretty good episode with some pretty good acting. Seth Green does a great job again and Anthony Stewart Head, either through character development or he’s just plain awesome, is really starting to flow well in the role of Giles. The others are just okay with nothing new in the way of furthering their characters.


How is it that Buffy can bend the gun in half but when she’s fighting someone or something else, she never seems to have any strength, or barely enough to beat the baddie?

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