43 min., 1998
Written by Rob Des Hotel/Dean Batali
Directed by Deran Sarafian
My rating: ★★★
Great Motörhead song…a pretty decent Buffy episode.
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This week’s Buffy episode starts with her walking through a graveyard and hunting vampires (big surprise). While hunting she jumps around a corner ready to stake a potential vampire, but instead it is actually Xander, Willow and Cordelia. Too bad she didn’t actually stake one of them…that would be hilarious. The three of them are hunting themselves because Buffy is “really” sick and should be at home. After a little more talking Angelus shows up and a fight ensues between him and Buffy. Buffy is clearly outmatched and her three friends have to jump in and save the day. Buffy stands up and then collapses and then she is taken to a hospital. While there she is seeing a strange man following a kid.
Now the main villain of this episode is called Der Kindestod. He’s a kinda cool bad guy with a pretty interesting concept behind how and why he kills, but not totally original. The only real problem with him is that he reminds me of a half-assed Freddy. Not really with the look as a whole, but with the whole concept of him. When he is introduced the music is very Nightmare On Elm Street-like and even the way he picks up his hat and brushes it off just cries Freddy. So overall it’s just an okay episode.Have You Read...?