Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 4 Episode 21

Primeval (2)

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 16, 2000 on The WB

Episode Recap

Adam tells Riley that he has a behavior modification chip wired to his central nervous system behind his heart. Through the chip Adam has control over Riley. Xander continues to worry about being directionless and ponders joining the army.



Professor Walsh, Dr Angleman and Forrest have all been brought back to life by Adam in a secret lab in the Initiative compound. Forrest is a human/demon/machine hybrid like Adam. When Buffy finds Spike in Adam's cave she figures out that he intentionally tried to split up the gang. Buffy tells the rest of them and they realise that Adam is going to attack the Initiative from the inside using the surplus demons that have been captured to fight all the scientists and commandos. When the carnage ends, Adam will have plenty of body parts to create an army of soldiers like him.



Giles finds a spell to destroy Adam's power center but the spell can only be recited in Sumerian and although Giles speaks the language, only Willow has the power and talent to perform it. Xander suggests that they need the power of all the gang members combined to defeat Adam and Giles agrees, citing a spell which can combine all their own special abilities together. The gang all break into the Initiative.



The Initiative soldiers are waiting and capture Buffy and friends. As Buffy tries to explain the situation to the Colonel, Adam cuts the power at the Initiative locking everyone in and freeing the demons from their cells. As the Initiative soldiers try to fight the demons the gang breaks free and make their way to 314 which is the entrance to Adam's secret lab.



Buffy goes after Adam and sees Riley strapped into a chair but is attacked by Adam and Forrest. The modified Forrest is beating Buffy when Riley pulls the chip from his chest and comes to her aid. Riley fights Forrest while Buffy goes after Adam. Adam has "upgraded" and now has a machine gun arm which he uses to fire at Buffy.



At just the right moment the gang's spell takes place and Buffy creates a barrier protecting herself from the bullets. Buffy rips out Adams power source and magically causes it to disappear. A demon breaks in on the rest of the gang and Spike comes to their rescue.



In a scene which takes place sometime after these events we see a government committee deciding to close down the Initiative which was an experiment to try to use demons to build super soldiers.