Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer- Band Candy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 3
Episode: “Band Candy” (November 10, 1998)

Synopsis by Jason Henderson

Overview

When the Sunnydale gang sells chocolate for the band that packs a mighty hormonal wallop, adults become teenagers, Giles a young turk and Buffy’s mom his gal-pal. But the real heat’s in Xander and Willow’s feet, and it’s not the chocolate doing it. All this, and Angel does Tai Chi.

Credits:

Screenplay: Jane Espenson
Direction: Michel Lang
Buffy: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Cordelia: Charisma Carpenter
Angel: David Boreanaz
Willow: Alyson Hannigan
Xander: Nicholas Brendan
Oz: Seth Green
Mr. Trick: K. Todd Freeman
Giles: Anthony Stewart Head

Synopsis

We open with Buffy unenthusiastically studying for her SAT with Giles while on nightwatch at the graveyard. “This isn’t supposed to be easy, you know,” Giles says. “It’s a rite of passage.”

The Mayor of the Hellmouth has yet another meeting with Fixit vampire Mr. Trick. Seems Sunnydale has a demon problem and the town must pay a tribute. Mr. Trick has jst the connection to make it happen.

With two days to go, the slayer gang lament the coming of the SATs, except Cordelia, who does well on standardized tests. “Come on. I can’t have layers?” But between now and then, they all have a new job: the band needs money for uniforms (Xander: “Those tall, furry hats don’t come cheap.”) and they’re pressed into selling candy bars.

Buffy’s mom buys twenty, bless her, but won’t go for the apotheosis that would come of letting Buffy drive. (They slayer failed her written exam and still lacks a license.) Mom still has issues about runaway Buffy, anyway, so she’s tugging the strings a little hard.

So is Giles.

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