"He hardly talks to anyone. He's solitary, mysterious - he can brood for forty minutes straight. I've clocked him."
Willow Rosenberg
"Never Kill a Boy on the First Date"
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 1, Episode 5
Buffy Episode 1x05 003
Airdate March 31st, 1997
Writer Rob Des Hotel
Dean Batali
Director David Semel
Producer Joss Whedon; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Gail Berman; Sandy Gallin; David Greenwalt; Gareth Davies; Joseph M. Ellis; David Solomon
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar; Nicholas Brendon; Charisma Carpenter; Alyson Hannigan; Anthony Stewart Head
Previous "Teacher's Pet"
Next "The Pack"

"Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" is the title to the fifth episode from season one of the supernatural action/comedy series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The episode was directed by David Semel with a script written by Rob Des Hotel and Dean Batali. It first aired on the WB Network on March 31st, 1997.

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  • Buffy makes reference to Clark Kent in this episode. Clark Kent is the human altar ego of the Kryptonian superhero, Superman. The comparison is that Buffy likens herself to a superhero and requires a dual identity.

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  • Rupert Giles: Buffy, maintaining a social life as a Slayer is... problematic at best.
  • Buffy Summers: We haven't been properly introduced. I'm Buffy, and you're history!
  • Cordelia Chase: That boy is gonna need some serious oxygen after I'm through with him.
  • Buffy Summers: Oh, that's great! I kill 'em, you fence their stuff.
  • Rupert Giles: All right. I'll just jump into my time machine, go back to the 12th century and ask the vampires to postpone their ancient prophecy for a few days while you take in dinner and a show.
  • The Master: There will be a time of crisis, of world's hanging in the balance. And in this time shall come the Annointed, the Master's great warrior. And the Slayer will not know him, will not stop him. And he will lead her into hell. As it is written, so shall it be. Five will die, and from their ashes the Annointed shall rise. The Brethern of Aurelius shall greet him, and usher him to his immortal destiny. As it is written, so shall it be.
  • Rupert Giles: I had very definite plans about my future. I was going to be a fighter pilot. Or, possibly a grocer.

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