Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 4 Episode 14

Goodbye Iowa

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 2000 on The WB

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  • Here's Adam (BOOOOOOOO!)

    The Good;

    Some great acting from Marc Blucas as Riley comes apart. Love Buffy's rallying speech in her sushi pyjamas and Riley recognising Spike.

    The Bad;

    A pretty dull episode in many ways, Adam is a stupid enemy. I always said that the more Joyce in an ep the better it is, well, the more Adam in an ep the worse it is. The idea that he had a floppy disc player in 2001, really! Also the little boy he kills is the dumbest kid ever.

    Best line;

    Anya; "He was GI Joe for one night, it wasn't as if he was in The Nam"

    Character death;

    Byebye another Initiative scientist and some poor MP


    No but Riley threatens one of Willy's patrons with his pistol.


    Cutting the demons arm off, nice!

    Kinky dinky;

    Trying to remain inconspicuous Xander tried to kiss Buffy.

    Calling Captain Subtext;

    Buffy, Willow and Anya spend the night in bed together. Amazed if the slashficcers didn't make great play of that! Upon seeing the Initiative Xander asks if he can have sex with Riley too. So, why does Tara ruin Will's demon hunting spell? One day we'll find out. Spike comments that Buffy has tragic taste in men, foreshadowing indeed.

    Guantanamo Bay;

    The Initiative are very brazen, charging around in Humvees, guns blazing. Buffy hits Willy but at his own request, the last time he'll be seen in the series.

    Scoobies to the ER;

    Riley goes cold turkey and gets stabbed.

    Apocalypses; 5,

    Questions and observations;

    Giles still has his Mark of Eyghon tattoo, you'd think he'd want rid of it? In the scene where Riley and Buffy meet at the murder site the camera goes very funny in places, going octagonal? Spike says he has a cousin who married a Privlops demon but like most of what Spike says he's probably lying.

    Marks out of 10; 6/10 Adam is going to drag the scores down for the rest of the season.