Never Kill A Boy On The First Date

In the middle of a late night sparring session a the cemetery, Buffy and Giles discover a ring with a mysterious engraving on it. The scene shifts to the Master Vampire's lair, where the Master explains that the Anointed One - The Master's greatest warrior and the Slayer's greatest foe - is due to rise from the ashes of five dead. The next day, Buffy is asked out by a handsome, poetry loving classmate named Owen who she's smitten with. Buffy's good mood is spoiled by Giles, who's connected the engraving in the ring to a violent prophecy which is about to be fulfilled... that night. Buffy very reluctantly joins Giles at the cemetery, but nothing happens there. Meanwhile and airport van crashes and although the five passengers survive the wreck, they die when the van is overtaken by vampires.

The next day, Owen and Buffy decided to try again, much to Giles' - and a very jealous Xander's - chagrin.

As Buffy prepares for her date, Giles comes over with the news: five people were killed the night before, just as the prophecy described, and one of them was wanted for murder. This leads Giles to believe he is the Anointed One. Buffy insists on going to the Bronze with Owen, but Willow and Xander agree to go along with Giles to the funeral home to check the bodies for clues. Giles is greeted by vampires and though Will and Xander try to help him, they realise this is Buffy's domain. They run off to the Bronze to fetch her, but she's already hooked up with Owen. Unable to blurt out their news, they merrily suggest to Buffy a jaunt at the funeral home.

Once they get there, they're shocked to find Owen followed them. As Buffy looks around for clues, the murdered - now a vampire - rises and tears the place apart. Buffy kicks him, knocking him on a gurney, which hits the cremation oven and slides him right in. The next day, Owen is pumped up about the previous night's adventures and can't wait for the next date. Realising she almost got him killed, Buffy reluctantly gives him the 'let's be friends' speech. Giles commends her on her maturity and reminds her that she did prevent a disaster. But all is not resolved. We see the master in his lair, welcoming the Anointed One: it is an 8-year old boy from the van accident, who smiles to reveal a mouth full of fangs.

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