Season 1 Episode 3

In the Dark

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 19, 1999 on The WB

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  • Spike and Oz pay L.A. a visit.

    Much better than Buffy's "Harsh Light of Day", "In the Dark..." is the first real corker from the show. It was a good decision to inject a bit of history into the story in the form of Spike and Oz as it gave the proceedings some much needed weight. The torture scenes felt a bit OTT and the moment Spike mentions his partner in pain likes to eat children "and other nasty things" felt like yet another haphazard attempt at making the show more "adult" in tone when it really doesn't need to be. There's some great one-liners to be had by all, and Oz settles perfectly into the L.A. scene - pity he never moved on to Angel after he buggered off on Willow. Oh, and look, another helpless Blond...just sayin'.