\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 3 of 3

30:01 – The End Previously on 15-Minute Hellmouth . . . Buffy meets and likes the sensitive Owen Thurman, who likes Emily Dickinson poetry because of her fascination with the morbid. Buffy attempts to go on a date with Owen, but issues concerning the Master, a vampire club known as the Order of Aurelius, and […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 In case you missed the part where I explained the premise of this \m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/ project, I am writing an annotated synopsis/review of every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (commonly known in the fandom as BTVS) in fifteen-minute increments. This was inspired, in part, by podcasts such as Star Wars Minute, […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 When this episode of Buffy aired in 1997, Puff Daddy (with Mase) was still #1 on the US top-ten charts with “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” while the Wallflowers’s “One Headlight” ruled the alternative charts. Around this time is when I realized my musical tastes were considered more “alternative” than “mainstream.” Over […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 4: “Teacher’s Pet” (airdate: Monday, March 24, 1997): Part 3 of 3

30:01 – The End Previously, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we discovered that attractive substitute teacher Natalie French is actually a giant praying-mantis monster. Sunnydale, California, is built on a Hellmouth. Get used to it. In the scene we were experiencing as we reached the 30-minute mark and the end of Part 2, Miss French […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 4: “Teacher’s Pet” (airdate: Monday, March 24, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Gregory, a Sunnydale High School science teacher who seemed like he would become another positive adult role model in Buffy’s life, was viciously murdered by a giant praying mantis monster, and his headless corpse was discovered in a school cafeteria refrigerator. Coincidentally, Dr. Gregory had […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 4: “Teacher’s Pet” (airdate: Monday, March 24, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 On this Monday in 1997, Puff Daddy (with Mase) still topped the US charts with “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” which didn’t make the English teachers happy. Spice Girls still reigned in the UK with “Mama.” This same Monday night, Billy Crystal hosted the 69th Academy Awards. The English Patient won Best […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 3: “Witch” (airdate: Monday, March 17, 1997): Part 3 of 3

30:01 – The End The last time we were with our favorite students at Sunnydale High School, Buffy Summers had been stricken with a bloodstone vengeance spell that is going to kill her in two or three hours (according to Giles). Amy Madison, an old friend of Willow’s who wanted to get on the cheerleading […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 3: “Witch” (airdate: Monday, March 17, 1997): Part 2 of 3

15:01 – 30:00 The last time we met to talk in Sunnydale, California, we had just found out that a girl named Amy Madison was the witch behind the stunt that made Amber Grove’s hands flame-on during the cheerleading tryouts. Amy didn’t make it on to the cheerleading squad, but was picked as a third […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 3: “Witch” (airdate: Monday, March 17, 1997): Part 1 of 3

00:00 – 15:00 The Monday in March 1997 that this episode aired, Bill Clinton was still President of the United States and John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” by Puff Daddy, featuring Mase, was the #1 song in the US. (“One Headlight,” by the Wallflowers was […]

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\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 2: “The Harvest” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 3 of 3.

30:01 – The End During our last conversation in the Sunnydale High School Library, we were rapidly approaching the end of Act III of the episode “The Harvest.” We knew we were heading back to the Bronze, where the Harvest was about to begin, with beefy vampire Luke serving as the Master’s proxy. But, first, […]

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