Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

After moving to Sunnydale, California, Buffy Anne Summers just wants to be a normal teenager. Back in Los Angeles, her first Watcher had died; she inadvertently burned down the gymnasium at her old high school; and her parents got a divorce. The move to Sunnydale is supposed to give both her and her mother, Joyce, a clean slate. But then she meets the school librarian, Rupert Giles, and quickly learns there is no escaping her destiny. With Giles as her new Watcher, she reluctantly steps back into her role as the Slayer. But this time she is not fighting alone. She now has an inner circle of special friends-- Willow, Xander, Cordelia, and a mysterious young man named Angel-- ready to join the fight and drive in a stake or two if need be.
After moving to Sunnydale, California, Buffy Anne Summers just wants to be a normal teenager. Back in Los Angeles, her first Watcher had died; she inadvertently burned down the gymnasium at her old high school; and her parents got a divorce. The move to Sunnydale is supposed to give both her and her mother, Joyce, a clean slate. But then she meets the school librarian, Rupert Giles, and quickly learns there is no escaping her destiny. With Giles as her new Watcher, she reluctantly steps back into her role as the Slayer. But this time she is not fighting alone. She now has an inner circle of special friends-- Willow, Xander, Cordelia, and a mysterious young man named Angel-- ready to join the fight and drive in a stake or two if need be.

Season 1 (12 episodes)

  • 1. Welcome to the Hellmouth

    Original air date: 03/10/1997 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/10/1997 Runtime: 43:35 min. Buffy Summers, a high school sophomore, transfers to Sunnydale High. There she meets her new "Watcher" and learns she cannot escape her true destiny.

  • 2. The Harvest

    Original air date: 03/10/1997 Runtime: 45:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/10/1997 Runtime: 45:11 min. A stranger named Angel tells Buffy that if she does not stop The Harvest, the Hellmouth will open and The Master will roam free.

  • 3. Witch

    Original air date: 03/17/1997 Runtime: 45:10 min.

    Original air date: 03/17/1997 Runtime: 45:10 min. In an effort to inject some normalcy into her life, Buffy tries out for the cheerleading squad-only to discover the competition wants her dead.

  • 4. Teacher's Pet

    Original air date: 03/24/1997 Runtime: 45:13 min.

    Original air date: 03/24/1997 Runtime: 45:13 min. Xander falls for a beautiful substitute teacher who is actually a She-Mantis intent on mating with, then decapitating, virginal boys.

  • 5. Never Kill a Boy on the First Date

    Original air date: 03/31/1997 Runtime: 45:00 min.

    Original air date: 03/31/1997 Runtime: 45:00 min. While awaiting the arrival of the warrior vampire called the Anointed One, Buffy's big date at the Bronze ends with an assault on a funeral home.

  • 6. The Pack

    Original air date: 04/07/1997 Runtime: 45:10 min.

    Original air date: 04/07/1997 Runtime: 45:10 min. A field trip to the zoo turns deadly after Xander and a clique of mean-spirited kids become possessed by the spirit of a demonic breed of hyena.

  • 7. Angel

    Original air date: 04/14/1997 Runtime: 45:09 min.

    Original air date: 04/14/1997 Runtime: 45:09 min. A moment of passion turns to terror as Buffy discovers Angel's true identity and learns about the Gypsy curse that has haunted him for almost 100 years.

  • 8. I, Robot, You, Jane

    Original air date: 04/28/1997 Runtime: 44:59 min.

    Original air date: 04/28/1997 Runtime: 44:59 min. Willow unwittingly unleashes a powerful demon named Moloch onto the Internet where he turns Sunnydale's computer crowd into his helpless pawns.

  • 9. The Puppet Show

    Original air date: 05/05/1997 Runtime: 44:57 min.

    Original air date: 05/05/1997 Runtime: 44:57 min. Buffy suspects that a ventriloquist's dummy may be harvesting organs from classmates performing in a school talent show.

  • 10. Nightmares

    Original air date: 05/12/1997 Runtime: 44:59 min.

    Original air date: 05/12/1997 Runtime: 44:59 min. The nightmare world of a comatose child sends Buffy and her friends into a realm where their worst nightmares become reality.

  • 11. Out of Mind, Out of Sight

    Original air date: 05/19/1997 Runtime: 44:53 min.

    Original air date: 05/19/1997 Runtime: 44:53 min. As Cordelia prepares for Sunnydale High's May Queen competition, an invisible force starts attacking her closest friends.

  • 12. Prophecy Girl

    Original air date: 06/02/1997 Runtime: 45:26 min.

    Original air date: 06/02/1997 Runtime: 45:26 min. As the Spring Fling dance approaches, Giles discovers an ancient book foretelling the Slayer's death at the hands of The Master.