Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bad Girls

Season 3, Ep 14, Aired 2/9/99
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  • Episode Description
  • While on a mission to retrieve an amulet before a powerful demon can use it to restore his strength, Faith introduces Buffy to her reckless method of slaying which leaves Buffy wanting more of the wild life. Meanwhile Giles is trying to keep his cool in front of the insufferably stuffy new watcher, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy Anne Summers

  • Seth Green (I)

    Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne

  • David Boreanaz


  • Nicholas Brendon

    Alexander 'Xander' Harris

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Willow Rosenberg

  • Fan Reviews (19)
  • Bad Girls

    By arkanitoo, Jul 13, 2012

  • Fan-bloody-tastic!

    By joxerlives, Jan 19, 2012

  • Bad Girls

    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 15, 2010

  • Season 3, Episode 14.

    By Wanted23, Apr 26, 2009

  • Buffy and Faith bond.

    By addict666, Jul 31, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Balthazar: (big gross blubbery demon, addressing Wesley and Giles) You know what I want.
      Giles: (snarkily) If it's for me scrub those hard to reach areas I'd like to request that you kill me now. (vampire shoves him) Ow.
      Wesley: Are you out of your mind?! This is hardly the time for games!
      Giles: Why not? They're going to torture us to death anyway.
      Balthazar: Not wrong about that.

    • Joyce: (After griping about her diet and asking Buffy about brunch) Are you sure you don't want waffles?
      Buffy: Yeah...but if you want some I'll help you make them.
      Joyce: Nah, that's okay...they only don't have calories if I'm making them for you.

    • Wesley: Of course, training procedures have been updated quite a bit since your day. Much greater emphasis on field work. Giles: Really? Wesley: Oh yes. Not all books and theory nowadays. I have in fact faced two vampires myself. Under controlled circumstances, of course. Giles: No danger of finding those here. Wesley: Vampires? Giles: Controlled circumstances.

    • Buffy: Hey! (Jumps into Angel's arms) You're not leaving, are ya? Angel: I saw you making friends. (Angel looks over to the guys that she and Faith were dancing with) Buffy: Them? (Buffy looks back at them also) Boys! I like you. What's the matter? (Gets off of Angel) You're not afraid of little me, are ya?

    • Wesley: Well... looks authentic enough. Of course there are tests to be made before actual verification. Buffy: How about verifying that your "nearly extinct" cult was out in magnum force last night. Faith and I got into a serious party situation. Giles: You alright? Buffy: I had to lather, rinse, and repeat about five million times to get the sewer out of my hair, but other wise I'm of the good. Thank you for asking. (Glares at Wesley) Wesley: Perhaps there are a few more than anticipated, but I would expect you to be ready for anything. Remember the three key words for any Slayer: preparation, preparation, preparation. Buffy: That's one word three times. (bell rings) I have a chem test. It's so sad that I'm actually happy about that. Giles, we need to talk. Wesley: Buffy, I must ask you to remember that I'm you watcher. From now on, anything you have to say about Slaying you will say to me. The only thing you need to discus with Mr. Giles is overdue book fees. Understood? Buffy: (to Giles) We'll talk. Giles: Of course. Wesley: (to Giles) You're not helping. Giles: I know, I feel just sick about it.

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    Notes (10)

    • In the opening sequence, Faith and Buffy are fighting vamps in tandem. Faith doesn't believe that Buffy never slept with Xander in all their time fighting side by side. It is unclear why she is questioning this fact, since Xander made it clear he was a virgin in "The Zeppo" when he said he'd "never been up with people" and Faith assured him not to worry as she would "steer him around the curves".

    • Doug Petrie said that Balthazar was directly linked to Marvel Comics, since he had always wanted to do a character who was like the Kingpin, especially Frank Miller's version.

    • Music: Buffy and Faith are dancing at the Bronze -- "Chinese Burn" by Curve

    • Alyson Hannigan first met future-husband Alexis Denisof on the set of this episode. While they did like each other, Alyson was already dating and the two decided not to get involved while working on the same show. However, some time later Alyson was single again and Alexis had moved away from Buffy and they decided to give it a go. The two were married in September 2003.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce.

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    Trivia (18)

    • Goof: It's been shown before in multiple episodes that only direct sunlight will cause a vampire to burst into flames. Yet, strangely, when Buffy and Faith burst in on the vampires' nest, the one vampire's clothed (and therefore shadowed) arm bursts into flames, yet his fully exposed hand is fine.

    • Nitpick: The nameplate on the mayor's desk is not straight. Given the fact that Mayor Wilkins is compulsively neat, it seems odd that he would have overlooked this.

    • Mayors to do list: * Greeting Scouts, done * Plumber union reschedule, done * Call temp agency, done * Become Invincible, done * Meeting with the PTA, * Haircut

    • Buffy makes a reference to "Prophecy Girl" when she remarks, "I hate when they drown me."

    • Nitpick: When Buffy meets Angel after Finch's death Angel's breath can be seen. Interestingly Buffy's breath can't be seen!

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    Allusions (8)

    • Buffy: Okay, we got ten, maybe twelve bad guys and one big demon in desperate need of a Stairmaster.
      The Stairmaster is a piece of exercise equipment that is designed to mimic the motion of climbing stairs (without actually getting the user any higher in the building). Buffy refers to the grossly large Balthazar by suggesting he needs to lose weight.

    • Buffy: I had to lather, rinse and repeat about five million times to get the sewer out of my hair.
      Lather, rinse, repeat are the instructions printed on many shampoo bottles.

    • Xander: The comedy stylings of Miss Cordelia Chase, everyone.
      The gimmick of a given stand-up comedian is often referred to as comedy stylings by the host.

    • Allan: I like to read Cathy.
      A long running newspaper cartoon, Cathy concerns the trials and tribulations of a single woman, written by Cathy Guisewite since 1976.

    • Mr. Trick: Nobody can tell Marmaduke what to do. That's my kinda dog.
      The cartoon character Marmaduke is a great dane, created in 1954 by Brad Anderson. He's pretty much big enough to do whatever he wants.

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