Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bargaining (2)

Season 6, Ep 2, Aired 10/2/01
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  • Episode Description
  • As a gang of demon bikers attack, the Scooby Gang is chased away from Buffy’s gravesite thinking that the resurrection was a failure. They do not realize that the Slayer is alive...right where they left her. Buffy is awake but disoriented and afraid as she must claw her way out of her own grave. The Slayer is back, but if her friends cannot get to her and snap her out of the daze she is in, they may lose Buffy all over again.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Emma Caulfield


  • James Marsters


  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy Anne Summers

  • Nicholas Brendon

    Alexander 'Xander' Harris

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Willow Rosenberg

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Part two struggles a bit because it spends too much screen time dragging out the lame biker demon threat.

    By tarafan2, Jul 16, 2013

  • Season 6, Episode 2.

    By Wanted23, Jul 27, 2009

  • Bargaining (2)

    By TrueTvWatcher, Nov 05, 2010

  • Buffy + UPN = Resurrected Buffy

    By annericelover, Jun 16, 2010

  • fAntastic second part of the season opener.

    By PinderPower, Sep 13, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Xander:I know we've been going straight because I've been following the North Star.
      Willow: Xander, that's not the North Star, it's an airplane.

    • Spike: Let's fly, pigeon!

    • Xander: Our spell. Our resurrection spell worked like a magic charm. We brought you back to life, Buffy. Right where we left her.
      Willow: Oh god.
      Xander: In her coffin.

    • Razor: (after Tara fries him with a spell) There's a witch in the mix.
      Xander: I happen to be a very powerful man-witch myself.

    • Xander: There's something you don't see very day. Unless you're us.

    Notes (7)

    • This episode was originally titled "Hell."

    • This is the very first episode without Anthony Stewart Head (Giles).

    • In the US box set Bargaining 1 & 2 are all one episode, which is odd since none of the other 2 parters that aired together are like that on any other Box Set.

    • This episode includes a flashback to "The Gift".

    • In the episode "Nightmares" we learned that one of Buffy's greatest fears is being buried alive. That may have been foreshadowing for the events in the beginning of this episode.

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    Trivia (9)

    • Nitpick: Buffy must break out of her coffin and dig the standard 6 ft to get out of her grave. Being surrounded by soil as she digs with her bare hands would make her filthy. Yet the only dirt on her person is a smear on her right cheek for the whole episode. There is no soil in her hair or on her dress. Furthermore, with her need to breathe she would have inhaled soil while she dug upwards, possibly suffocating before reaching the surface or at least gasping desperately for air when she made it out of the ground.

    • Goof: The blood marks on Willow's face change from position to position from shot to shot and the shape of the blood spots changes too.

    • Goof: When the newly resurrected Buffy is walking through the town, she's not wearing the cross around her neck that she was before and afterwards.

    • On the widescreen DVD release, when Dawn and Buffy are on top of the tower you can see someone walking/running at the ground.

    • Goof: When Buffy jumps over the fence to get away from the demon biker you can see that she is wearing black sneakers.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Xander: We've got trouble, right here in Hellmouth City. In the musical The Music Man, written by Meredith Wilson, the lead character (Harold Hill) sings a song about how the town is in trouble because they want to add a poolhall in town for the children, as opposed to buying his musical instruments. The song goes, "We've got trouble, right here in River City. That starts with a "T" which rhymes with "P" which stands for pool."

    • Xander: And how long have you known that your girlfriend's Tinkerbell?
      Tinkerbell is the fairy featured in the children's story Peter Pan, written by J. M. Barrie.

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