The 6th episode of the 1st season is titled ANGEL. In which, we learn much about the mysterious stranger who has been haunting Buffy's daydreams, mainly that he's a 240 year old vampire.
I wasn't keen on why Buffy felt she had to invite Angel to spend the night after the vampires had found her house. And why he agreed to stay. Seriously? The dude could have made it home fine, but I guess he wanted to spend a little time with the slayer. Ah, to be a teenager again, and sneak the boy into your room.
"Angel? Do you snore?"
"I don't know. It's been a long time since I've been in a position to have someone let me know."
Since this band of 3 tough vampires is after Buffy and her pals, Giles decides to up her weapons training. Though seriously, the defeated the 3 easily enough the first time they saw them. But whateve. During the training in the library we get our first good glimpse of Sarah Michelle Geller's stunt double wearing the awful wig.
Then there's the first kiss! Ohmygod! It's going so well, and then...Angel vamps out. Poor ugly forehead guy. I'd run, too, if I looked like that. He flees to his home and I forgot that the guy was living on bagged blood. Yuck.
Oh, sneaky Darla, making Buffy believe Angel bit her mom. Darla, we learn, is Angelus's creator. Her kills her. I didn't like her fashion sense, anyway.
And finally, another kiss to make things all better. Only, Angel has nerves of steel when we see what he had to go through to get that kiss. Buffy's cross necklace burned him. Poor guy. Good thing he's not like the vampires in my stories, or that holy wound would never heal!
All in all, an awesome episode.
#7, The Pack
Another great episode, in that Zander got to be serious and show some real sexy acting chops in a few scenes. He does alpha well. Wish they'd have let him show it off more during the course of the show. So Zander becomes a hyena (sort of) and plays dodgeball. Willow haz a sad.
The music in this episode rocked. Find some of it here.
Best line of the night: "They ate Principal Flootie?"
You gotta love this show. It's getting better with each episode.