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The Initiative


Episode Info

Riley (Marc Blucas) likes Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar). He even punches Parker (Adam Kaufman) for making disparaging remarks about her. Despite his masculine confidence as an Initiative Commando -- an elite sect of the military that hunts and studies monsters -- he is nervous about asking Buffy out. He even goes to Willow (Alyson Hannigan) for advice. This leads to Riley proffering some cheese squares for Buffy at a party. Needless to say, they are both unaware of each other's secret night life. Meanwhile, Spike (James Marsters) -- or "Hostile 17," as he is now called -- is languishing in a holding cell in the Initiative's underground compound below Riley's fraternity house. Spike soon breaks out and attacks Willow in her dorm room. Mysteriously, he is unable to bite her.


Sarah Michelle Gellar
as Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon
as Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan
as Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Head
as Rupert Giles
Lindsay Crouse
as Maggie Walsh
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