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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

 


Season Four

The Freshman

Trying to adjust to the rigors of college life proves to be harder than Buffy imagined. Dormitory life, with the complexities of sharing a room, takes some getting used to. On campus, Willow and Oz are really getting into the spirit of things, and only Xander, freshly returned from his self-discovery adventure, can help with a bunch of local vampire students. Elsewhere, Giles seems to be enjoying his life away from being a librarian and a Watcher.

Joyce Summers Kristine Sutherland
Kathy Dagney Kerr
Riley Marc Blucas
Eddie Pedro Balmaceda
Sunday Katharine Towne
Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse
Professor Riegert Robert Catrini
Dav Shannon Hillary
Tom Mace Lombard
Olivia Phina Oruchê

(5th October 1999)

Living Conditions

Buffy contends with her roommate, Kathy, whose habits are overbearing. Then she starts having demon-related nightmares. Buffy begins to suspect her roommate is evil and must die. Her friends become worried and start to watch her closely. Meanwhile she meets a rather attractive upperclassman.

Kathy Dagney Kerr
Parker Abrahams Adam Kaufman

(12th October 1999)

The Harsh Light of Day

Spike returns to Sunnydale in search of a fabled artifact called the "Gem of Amara" which is reputed to make its owner impervious to harm. Buffy and the gang must keep it out of his hands. During a daylight battle Buffy defeats Spike, gains possession of the relic, and passes it to Oz (who is heading off for a gig in LA) to give it to Angel. (This is the first Buffy/Angel crossover.)

Parker Abrahams Adam Kaufman
Harmony Kendall Mercedes McNab
Anya Emma Caulfield
Spike James Marsters
Devon Jason Hall
Brian Melik

(19th October 1999)

Fear, Itself

Buffy and friends attend the Halloween costume bash at the Alpha Delta fraternity house. Little do they suspect that the boys are about to release the Fear Demon, Gachnar. The demon methodically traps the partygoers inside the now-haunted house and forces them to confront their innermost fears: Xander becomes invisible; Willow can't control her magic; Oz succumbs to his lycanthropic nature; and Buffy faces the people she couldn't save.

Joyce Summers Kristine Sutherland
Anya Emma Caulfield
Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse
Parker Abrahams Adam Kaufman
Riley Marc Blucas

(26th October 1999)

Beer Bad

Buffy is befriended by a group of upperclassmen who convince her to drown her sorrows with them. New bartender Xander becomes suspicious when she and her new friends return to their primordial roots. Back at the Bronze, Willow is aware of Oz's attention being turned to a new performer, the sexual and charismatic Veruca.

Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse
Parker Abrahams Adam Kaufman
Riley Marc Blucas
Veruca Paige Moss

(2nd November 1999)

Wild at Heart

Buffy does her best to console Willow when Oz is undeniably drawn to Veruca, even after it is discovered that his attraction stems from the fact that she is also a werewolf, his powerful primitive instincts may be too innate to ignore.

Spike (Main Cast) James Marsters
Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse
Riley Marc Blucas
Veruca Paige Moss

(9th November 1999)

The Initiative

Unbeknown to Buffy and the gang, Spike is captured by a commando squad for The Initiative, a mysterious underground laboratory beneath the streets of Sunnydale. Meanwhile, teacher's assistant Riley has a major slayer crush and turns to Willow for advice on ways to woo.

Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse
Special Agent Riley Finn Marc Blucas
Parker Abrahams Adam Kaufman
Harmony Kendall Mercedes McNab
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Graham Miller Bailey Chase

(16th November 1999)

Pangs

Angel lurks in the shadows without Buffy knowing, while her perfect Thanksgiving feast is disrupted by an army of Chumash Indians, the original inhabitants of Sunnydale, in the form of vengeance spirits recreating the wrongs that were done to their people. (This is the second Buffy/Angel Crossover.)

Riley Marc Blucas
Angel David Boreanaz
Harmony Kendall Mercedes McNab
Anya Emma Caulfield
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Graham Miller Bailey Chase
Vengeance Spirit Todd Thawley

(23rd November 1999)

Something Blue

Buffy is only one of many who must bear the repercussions of a spell gone awry when Willow, pining over the disappearance of Oz, tries to imbue herself with the power to have her will done. The fallout includes Buffy falling in love with Spike and planning to marry him, Giles going blind, and Xander becoming even more of a demon magnet. (We learn that Anya became a vengeance demon 1120 years ago.)

Riley Marc Blucas
Anya Emma Caulfield
Amy Elizabeth Ann Allen

(30th November 1999)

Hush

Sunnydale is silenced when mysterious entities from a children's tale, known as "The Gentlemen," steal everyone's voices in order to harvest organs from the populace. Despite being unable to hear the silent cries of those in trouble, Buffy must stop the slaughter by finding alternate ways to communicate with Giles about the dangerous beings, resulting in some hilarious hand gestures (but only if you got to see BBC2's uncensored late-night repeat broadcast).

Riley Marc Blucas
Anya Emma Caulfield
Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse
Tara Amber Benson
Olivia Phina Oruchê
Wiccas: Brooke Bloom and Jessica Townsend

(14th December 1999)

Doomed

While Buffy and Riley try to come to grips with each other's secret identities, it's business as usual in Sunnydale: blackouts, earthquakes and the possible reopening of the Hellmouth. The Slayer and the commando must work together to battle a group of Vahrall demons bent on completing a ritual that could open the Hellmouth.

Riley (Main Cast) Marc Blucas
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Graham Miller Bailey Chase
Percy West Ethan Erickson

(18th January 2000)

The New Man

Buffy and Riley explore the extent of each other's powers as they become more romantically entwined. Meanwhile, disheartened after learning that Buffy has been keeping secrets from him, Giles goes out drinking with former friend (and evil magician) Ethan Rayne. But Giles wakes up with more than a hangover: he's been transformed into a demon. Unable to speak English and utterly unrecognisable, he must find a cure before an unsuspecting Buffy kills him.

Ethan Rayne Robin Sachs
Tara Amber Benson
Anya Emma Caulfield
Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse

(25th January 2000)

The I in Team

Buffy's relationship with Riley allows her almost total access to the Initiative. But the more she sees, the more questions she has about their operation and the motives of Maggie Walsh. Meanwhile, Willow feels she's been abandoned by Xander and Buffy because they both have significant others. She starts to drift closer to Tara.

Tara Amber Benson
Anya Emma Caulfield
Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Graham Miller Bailey Chase
Doctor Angleman Jack Stehlin
Adam George Hertzberg

(8th February 2000)

Goodbye Iowa

Riley finds out that his mentor, Professor Maggie Walsh, has been killed. Buffy learns firsthand about the Initiative's secret weapon, Adam, which escapes from the Initiative compound and sets off to wreak havoc on Sunnydale. Meanwhile, Riley is breaking down both mentally and physically, and no one seems to know why, and Spike has become an outcast among demons since he has been forced to keep company with Buffy.

Anya Emma Caulfield
Tara Amber Benson
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Graham Miller Bailey Chase
Doctor Angleman Jack Stehlin
Adam George Hertzberg
Willy Saverio Guerra

(15th February 2000)

This Year's Girl (Part 1 of 2)

Faith awakens from her coma and, intent on seeking revenge against Buffy, she heads straight to the Summers house and Buffy's mother, Joyce. Meanwhile once she has escaped from the hospital, Faith receives a mysterious gift from the departed Mayor Wilkins which will aid in her plans for vengeance by allowing her to steal Buffy's body.

Joyce Summers Kristine Sutherland
Tara Amber Benson
Faith Eliza Dushku
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Graham Miller Bailey Chase
Collins Alastair Duncan
Detective Chet Grissom
Mayor Richard Wilkins Harry Groener

(22nd February 2000)

Who Are You (Part 2 of 2)

With the aid of the gift from the late Mayor of Sunnydale, Faith is able to insinuate herself into every aspect of Buffy's life, while Buffy herself is kidnapped by the Watcher's Council in a case of mistaken identity. Faith fantasises about killing Willow and later runs into Spike. who is amazed by her honesty.

Buffy Eliza Dushku
Joyce Summers Kristine Sutherland
Tara Amber Benson
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Adam George Hertzberg
Collins Alastair Duncan
Anya Emma Caulfield
Detective Chet Grissom

(29th February 2000)

Superstar

Buffy must put aside the turmoil she feels about the night of passion shared by Riley and Faith (albeit Faith in Buffy's body) to investigate why she thinks superhero Jonathon is really a high-school nerd.

Jonathan Danny Strong
Anya Emma Caulfield
Tara Amber Benson
Graham Miller Bailey Chase
Adam George Hertzberg
Adam's Lackey Robert Patrick Benedict
Colonel George Haviland John Saint Ryan

(4th April 2000)

Where the Wild Things Are

A force that feeds on the passion generated between Riley and Buffy possesses Lowell House. They are trapped in Riley's room without their knowledge, too lost in the haze of their heightened emotions to notice the danger they're in. In order to free them, the gang must battle the spirits of children from the fifties who have come back to avenge past abuses.

Anya Emma Caulfield
Tara Amber Benson
Graham Miller Bailey Chase
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Mrs Holt Kathryn Joosten

(25th April 2000)

New Moon Rising

After a long absence, Oz returns to Sunnydale - his werewolf nature apparently under control. Not realising how much things have changed since he left he hopes to reunite with Willow, but she is less sure, since her relationship with Tara has deepened. To complicate matters, during the full moon, Oz is captured by the Initiative, and Riley has to make a career choice.

Oz Seth Green
Anya Emma Caulfield
Tara Amber Benson
Graham Miller Bailey Chase
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Colonel McNamara Conor O'Farrell
Adam George Hertzberg

(2nd May 2000)

The Yoko Factor

The sinister and powerful Adam decides to advance his plans for humanity's demise by enlisting Spike to turn the gang against one another without their suspecting it. Spike's reward is the removal of the anti-violence chip in his head, which has prevented the vampire from attacking humans.

Angel David Boreanaz
Anya Emma Caulfield
Tara Amber Benson
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Adam George Hertzberg
Colonel McNamara Conor O'Farrell

(9th May 2000)

Primeval

It's the final showdown on several fronts as Buffy faces Adam. The Initiative battles its demonic ex-prisoners and Buffy's friends must overcome their fears and once again work together as a team as all hell breaks loose below Sunnydale.

Adam George Hertzberg
Anya Emma Caulfield
Tara Amber Benson
Forrest Gates Leonard Roberts
Graham Miller Bailey Chase
Doctor Angleman Jack Stehlin
Colonel McNamara Conor O'Farrell
Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse

(16th May 2000)

Restless

Coming down from the excitement that was the night before, Buffy and the gang find themselves being stalked by a primal animal force that attacks each of them in their nightmares and forces them to face disturbing aspects of themselves. It turns out that the First Slayer hasn't changed with the times.

Joyce Summers Kristine Sutherland
Anya Emma Caulfield
Tara Amber Benson
Oz Seth Green
Principal Snyder Armin Shimmerman
Harmony Kendall Mercedes McNab
Cheese Guy David Wells
Adam George Hertzberg
First Slayer Sharon Ferguson
Olivia Phina Oruche
Xander's Dad Michael Harney

(23rd May 2000)

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