Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 4 Episode 7

The Initiative

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 16, 1999 on The WB

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  • Maybe the best episode that involves The Initiative.

    The Initiative is my least favorite "Big Bad". I'm sure most people probably feel the same. This seasons only real fault if you ask me. Don't get me wrong. I don't dislike the the idea of the The Initiative, just the execution. Willows continues to grieve over Oz leaving. Meanwhile, the Buffy and Riley relationship starts to develop. Riley seeks Willows help in courting Buffy, but because of what has just happened to her, Willow is reluctant. Spike, who was captured by The Initiative earlier in the season escapes. He needs a place to stay, so he looks towards Harmony. He wants revenge on Buffy, so he heads over to her dorm and finds Willow instead. In an attempt to feed on her he discovers that something has been done to him in The Initiative that keeps him from being able to harm people.

    Let's also not forget one of the most Epic battles in the history of the show happens in this episode... Xander vs. Harmony...lol.
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