Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 (1997 - 1998)


Season 2
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Buffy finds its footing in season two, crafting a season that balances supernatural hauntings and high school happenings with ease.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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Air date: Sep 15, 1997

Xander and Willow worry about Buffy's behavior; Cordelia and Ms. Calendar are kidnapped; Buffy turns Angel away.

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Air date: Sep 22, 1997

Buffy discovers that body parts missing from girls' graves are being used to build the perfect woman.

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Air date: Sep 29, 1997

Angel's former friends arrive in Sunnydale; Buffy must shield her mother when a gang of vampires crashes parent-teacher night.

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Air date: Oct 6, 1997

Buffy and Giles (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anthony Stewart Head) become suspicious of a Peruvian exchange student (Ara Celi) with whom Xander (Nicholas Brendon) falls in love.

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Air date: Oct 13, 1997

Buffy and Cordelia attend a fraternity bash where they are offered as human sacrifices to a half-man, half-snake creature.

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Air date: Oct 27, 1997

Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) loses her slaying ability while trick-or-treating with neighborhood children.

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Air date: Nov 3, 1997

Buffy's fifth-grade crush arrives in Sunnydale intending to deliver her to Spike in exchange for the immortal life of a vampire.

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Air date: Nov 10, 1997

Buffy and Angel race to save Ms. Calendar's soul from a demon; Giles is jeopardized by the discovery of a murder victim.

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Air date: Nov 17, 1997

Buffy and Angel have a disastrous first date, while Spike plans to capture Angel in hopes of using him to cure an ailing Drusilla; Buffy meets the new slayer in town.

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Air date: Nov 24, 1997

Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) confronts Kendra (guest star Bianca Lawson), the new slayer in town, then must work with her to save Angel (David Boreanaz).

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Cast & Crew

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Buffy Summers

Actor
Nicholas Brendon
Alexander "Xander" Harris

Actor
Alyson Hannigan
Willow Rosenberg

Actor
Charisma Carpenter
Cordelia Chase

Actor
Anthony Stewart Head
Rupert Giles

Actor
David Boreanaz
Angel

Actor
Robia LaMorte
Jenny Calendar

Guest Star
Robin LaMorte
Jenny Calendar

Guest Star
Kristine Sutherland
Joyce Summers

Guest Star
James Marsters
Spike

Guest Star
Juliet Landau
Drusilla

Guest Star
Seth Green
Daniel Osbourne

Guest Star
Bianca Lawson
Kendra

Guest Star
Andrew J. Ferchland
Collin

Guest Star
Brian Thompson
The Judge

Guest Star
Jason Hall
Devon MacLeish

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Armin Shimerman
Principal Snyder

Guest Star
Kelly Connell
Norman Pfister

Guest Star
Danny Strong
Jonathan Levinson

Guest Star
Saverio Guerra
Willy the Snitch

Guest Star
Joss Whedon
Executive Producer
Gail Berman
Executive Producer
Sandy Gallin
Executive Producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui
Executive Producer
Kaz Kuzui
Executive Producer
David Greenwalt
Executive Producer
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News & Interviews for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2

Critic Reviews for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2

  • Jan 02, 2022
    Season 2 of Buffy picks up quickly, revving us through a pretty successful classic arc surrounding new villains like Spike and Drusilla, and the tossing and turning of the Angel-Buffy dynamic, all while slowly adding dimensions to the so-called Scooby Gang. The show is still finding its voice, and could have included some less played out archetypes. For what it means to the series, it gets a nice pass.
  • Apr 10, 2021
    The first three seasons are epic.
  • Aug 31, 2020
    Best season of the greatest TV Show!! A massive step up from season 1! Worth sticking around if you are thinking of quitting
  • Jul 29, 2020
    Season 2 is much better than Season 1. There's much more character development, and, where Season 1 consisted of an endless stream of fights, Season 2 features more interesting elements of the characters lives.
  • Dec 22, 2019
    Best big-bad in the show
  • Oct 12, 2019
    Season 2 of Buffy is the most intense, dramatic, and satisfying season in the series. The only issue with this season is its own lack of cohesion. Episode 13, "Surprise," offers a dramatic and satisfying turn in the series. The issue with this is that certain episodes after the turn do not fit the overall tone of the second half. Episodes like "Go Fish" offer nothing to the overarching storyline and are largely considered filler episodes. Issues aside, when this season shines, it shines bright and makes for excellent television. The season finale "Becoming" is one of the best episodes of the series and possibly one of the best written episodes in television history.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    Buffy sleeps with Angel and he loses his soul. The shit hits the fan and some supporting characters don't make it to season 3.
  • Mar 27, 2019
    This rating is for the original TV series, not the HD remaster. Try to see the original version if you can, they messed with the artistic integrity of the original by messing up all the color screening in the remaster which makes night time look like day, the actors look like plastic, etc. Buffy the Vampire Slayer started off as a campy and cheesy show comedy show but quickly developed into a show with great drama in it and quickly became one of my favourite shows as I watched it over the seasons. It never takes itself too seriously, sometimes poking fun at itself, yet it delivered a surprising amount of character development and drama for a show that started as a silly premise based on the original movie (the original movie was pretty boring, the show is way better)..
  • Mar 21, 2019
    Season 2 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer is one of the highest points for this cult classic. The metaphors about the dangers of puppy love and unsafe sex can feel shoe-horned in during One-Off episodes, but the overarching Big Bad plot for season two was played out wonderfully.
  • Aug 11, 2018
    One of the best TV shows for Sci-Fi! Can’t wait for new show!

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