Buffy Anne Summers
Alexander 'Xander' Harris
The picture of the Word of Valios is actually just pasted into a King James Version Bible, in Ezekiel 30, to be exact. You can see that the verses skip straight from 15 to 22 behind it. Not only that, but in several places, the first letter of either 'Lord' or 'God' has been altered (presumably to make the substitution less apparent).
Willow says: "...The dead guy, he was propped up, like whatever killed him wanted to drain the blood out of him..." However, when she turns the light on, he's flat on his back and remains that way.
If you look closely though, you can see that his body is laying on a pile of pillows, which is what she could have meant.
When Xander picks up the unconscious Spike in the library you can see Spike give Xander an assist with his right arm, pushing up from the floor.
While there is a lot of damage, considering the sheer size of the explosion in "Graduation Day pt. 2", the library seems to be remarkably intact. Several bookshelves appear undamaged, though scattered, the return books cage is intact and the clock is still hanging on the wall.
In several shots after Spike gets tossed the bag of bones, they seem to disappear and then reappear again.
The student Willow finds in bed has his eyes open when the
lights come on, his eyes are closed on the close-up, and
when she jumps out of bed his eyes are open again. He must have faked the whole "bled to death" thing.
Spike was wearing 3/4 cargo shorts at Xander's and while they were walking to see Buffy, but in the school he is wearing jeans.
It's possible that Giles loaned him some jeans while they were there, but that doesn't sound like Giles.
It is physically impossible for Buffy to have fallen fast enough to catch the demon who jumped into the Hellmouth.
When Riley is briefing the Initiative on the demon Buffy was fighting he says it was "three meters tall... based on my visual analysis." That would make the demon almost ten feet tall.
Giles: It's the end of the world.
Buffy, Willow, Xander: Again?
Riley: No weapons. No backup. You don't go after a demon that size by yourself.
Buffy: I do.
Buffy: Death. Pain. Apocalypse -- none of them fun. Do you know what the Hellmouth is? 'Cause I went to school on top of it. For three years. We don't have that much in common. This is a job for you.
Riley: It's not just a job-
Buffy: It's an adventure, great, but for me it's destiny.
Buffy: Why is he even here? It's not like he can fight.
Willow: If we leave him alone he'll stake himself.
Buffy: And that's bad because...?
Riley: Well, hey! Willow, and Xander, right? Geeze, what are the chances, huh? Yeah, I was just passing by, and I thought I heard people inside.
Willow: You were just passing by, in your G.I. Joe outfit?
Buffy: No offense, but you do look wicked conspicuous.
Riley: I do? Paint-ball! Yeah, I was playing paint-ball, and then the aftershock.
Riley: This thing, this you-and-me thing, it's stupid.
Buffy: I know. Which is why we can't do it, the you-and-me thing.
Riley: No, I mean you're stupid. I mean... I don't mean that. No. I think maybe I do.
Buffy: Well, with sweet talk like that, you'll definitely melt my reservations.
Spike: I mean, am I even remotely scary anymore? Tell me the truth.
Willow: Well, the shirt is kinda... not very threatening. And the short pants... But, you know, it could also be 'cause I know you can't bite. Which I guess isn't what you really need to hear right now.
Xander: (to Spike) I hate to break it to you, oh Impotent One, but you're not the big bad anymore. You're not even the kind of naughty. You're nothing but a waste of space. My space. And as much as I always got a big laugh watching Buffy kick your shiny white bum, as much as I know I can give you a little bum-kicking myself right now, I'm here to tell you something. You're not even worth it.
Riley: What are you?
Buffy: Capricorn, on the cusp of Aquarius. You?
Riley: Sorry. Came out a little blunter than I intended. It's just... You're amazing - your speed, your strength.
Buffy: Also passionate, artistic, and inquisitive.
Giles: It was an earthquake, Buffy. A not uncommon occurrence in Southern California. No reason to think it was anything more.
Buffy: Oh, I so have a reason. A darn good reason. The last time we had an earthquake, I died.
Giles: Yes, I know that, and therefore, I completely understand your anxiety.
Buffy: Oh, good. 'Cause I'd hate for my little untimely, horrible death concern to be ambiguous.
Spike: Yeah! That's right! I'm back and I'm a bloody animal!
Buffy: You never called. So I didn't know...
Riley: Oh, hey. I'm sorry. I'm just… I'm a dead man. Secret. Highly. Or it's supposed to be. And-and then you find out. I can deal. You're special. But last night with your friends was a disaster. I mean, could I've been less convincing? I was trained to be sneaky and stuff, and I'm like "Hi! Paintball! Just passing by!" I should have just given them my security code and rank!
Buffy: You have a security code and rank?
Spike: What's this? Sitting around watching the telly while there's evil still afoot. That's not very industrious of you. I say we go out there and kick a little demon ass! What, can't go without your Buffy, is that it? Too chicken? Let's find her! She is the Chosen One after all. Come on! Vampires! Grrr! Nasty! Let's annihilate them. For justice... and for... the safety of puppies... and Christmas, right? Let's fight that evil! Let's kill something! Oh, come on!
Buffy: You ready?
Xander: Let's rock 'n' roll.
Spike: 'Let's rock 'n' roll'? You actually talk like that?
Forrest: Yes! She's cool, she's hot, she's tepid, she's all-temperature-Buffy.
Riley: Don't I know you?
Spike: Me? (bad American accent) No. No, sir. I'm just an old pal of Xander's here.
Buffy: I'm the Slayer. Slay-er.... chosen one, she who hangs out a lot in cemeteries?.... you're kidding. Ask around. Look it up, Slayer-comma-The.
"Doomed" is the first episode that we get to see what exactly happened to Sunnydale High from the explosion in Graduation Day (2).
Spike calls Xander a "poof" in this episode. Roughly translated, he's calling Xander gay, which would be appropriate seeing as Joss was uncertain of whether Xander or Willow would turn out to be gay. Up until now, there are numerous instances to support either one.
When Riley questions Spike, Spike fakes a bad Texan accent to avoid recognition. This is ironic, since when James Marsters(Spike) was originally auditioning, he gave Spike's character a Texan accent. The idea was rejected, and Spike ended up with his current accent.
"Doomed" is the only episode that three writers are credited with writing the script. David, Jane, and Marti broke the episode up into thirds to write since there was little time for one writer to write the complete episode.
The character "Percy" shows up randomly. He was last seen in "Graduation Day Part 2". He appears in one scene in this episode, and is never seen again.
In the shooting script, Amy's mother is mentioned and she is still trapped in the cheerleading trophy where she was imprisoned at the end of the season one episode "The Witch".
Riley asks Buffy "What are you?" and she replies, "Capricorn on the cusp of Aquarius." If she's not being flippant, this means her birthday is probably 19 January 1981.
This makes sense because when the episode "Surprise" aired in Season 2, it was Buffy's birthday and the air date of the episode was January 19th.
From this episode, Marc Blucas (Riley) is added to the opening titles cast line-up.
While Spike cannot bite or hurt humans, he can hit and hurt demons.
Buffy talks about a failed relationship with someone who knew her secret identity - meaning of course Angel.
Buffy says "the last time we had an earthquake I died" referring to the events in "Prophecy Girl."
Forrest: Maybe this is a bad time to tell you about Lara Croft.
Lara Croft is the fictional heroine of Tomb Raider video games and comic books. Forrest is assuring Riley that the Slayer is only a legend.
Riley: It's not just a job-
Buffy: It's an adventure, great, but for me it's destiny.
The Navy used to use the slogan "It's not just a job, it's an adventure" for their recruiting program during the 80's and 90's.
Forrest: Granted they're a little rarer than the ones you grew up with on that little farm in Smallville...
This might be a reference to Smallville, Kansas, the small town where Clark Kent (aka Superman) lived and grew up as a teenager.
Interestingly enough Leonard Roberts (Forrest) later appeared in two episodes of the TV series Smallville.
Forrest: You don't got game, son
A reference to the 1998 film He Got Game, which Leonard Roberts (Forrest) appeared in.
Buffy: Is this really the time for Donkey Kong?
Buffy pokes fun at Riley's high-tech tracking device by alluding to the video game Donkey Kong.
Xander: It's kind of the CBS logo. Hey, could this be the handiwork of one Mr. Morley Safer?
The CBS television network logo is a stylized eye. Morley Safer is a news caster for CBS.
Forrest: Yes already. She's cool, she's hot, she's tepid, she's all temperature Buffy.
Forrest plays on the fact that "cool" and "hot" are both positive slang adjectives and on the tagline for the laundry detergent Cheer. Cheer markets itself on the fact that it can be used in any water temperature, so its commercials refer to it as "all temperature Cheer".
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