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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 5: Never Kill A Boy on the FIrst Day Review
I like this episode. Nothing too monumental happens in it, no major characters die or fall in love or anything. It does introduce the "Anointed One" who plays a fairly big part for a couple seasons of the show. The love interest with Owen didn't really catch my interest. Probably because you know it's not going to last as soon as it begins. The comedy in this one is pretty hilarious. And the acting and dialog are good, as usual. The suspense with the killing of the people on the bus, and waiting to see if the anointed one actually happens is pretty good. I spent most of the episode waiting to see what happened next. I like Owen. He's a genuinely nice person, and surprisingly brave when things go bad for the group. And the fact that he turns out to be a thrill junkie is actually smirkingly satisfying. the whole episode left me feeling entertained. And the twist ending is also a nice smirking touch.
Comedy: 8 Acting: 7 Dialog: 7 Plot: 6 Action: 7 Suspense: 8 Romance: 6 Horror: 4 Overall: 7
Director: David Semel
Writer: Joss Whedon, Rob Des Hotel
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- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (TV episode 1997) - IMDb
Directed by David Semel. With Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter. While Buffy awaits the arrival of a warrior vampire, she dates a boy who is attracted to her exciting lifestyle.