The first season of Buffy comes to an end in this episode written by Joss Whedon. It went by far too quickly. It starts off with Xander practicing what he is going to say to Buffy when he asks her out by trying it out on Willow. This must be so hard for Willow since she has such strong feelings for Xander. He of course doesn't even notice.
Meanwhile across town Buffy almost ruins Cordy's make out session while fighting vampires. It seems that more and more of the undead are coming into town and giving the slayer problems. Back at school Giles is pulling an all-nighter, it seems that the prophecy says the Master will rise and the slayer will die. Before he can look into it anymore the whole town is struck by a massive Earthquake. The Master is beyond excited, calling out glory, glory. Could he be talking about Ben? Is Ben Glory? Am I getting ahead of myself? Is he simply saying glory since he is all into his vampire religion and I'm just reaching? Most likely but it is still fun to think about.
Buffy goes to school the next day and Giles is acting all weird towards her. Pushing her away, almost as if he can't stand to be in the same room with her. He has too much on his mind. She is bothered by the way he is acting but he doesn't explain, he just kind of sends her away. This is too hard for him, he cares about her too much, almost as a father cares for a daughter.
The Scooby's walk out of class and Willow talks about nerds being in, it was true back then and even more true now. This show was oh so ahead of its time. Xander gives Willow the nod telling her to leave before kicking some kid out of his seat. He sits Buffy down and goes into his pitch, just a bit before changing tactics and just coming out with it. SHe sits there and watches him make a fool of himself. She points out that he and Willow are her best friends, he says Willow isn't looking to date her, or if she is she is playing it close to the chest, its a bit of unintentional foreshadowing that I've always liked. Xander tells Buffy that doesn't matter, she either feels something or she doesn't and she says she doesn't. He asks her to try and then makes a snide remark about Angel before storming off. I've been in both their places before and neither one is fun. I always feel bad for both of them. Emotions always make life so much harder. Poor Xander, poor Buffy. Poor me.
Giles calls Angel asking him to come meet him after the sun goes down and Jenny shows up to tell Giles she is scared. That signs all point to the end times and that a monk keeps emailing her about the anointed one. Giles is sure he is dead but snaps at Jenny to go and find out everything she can from the monk. She doesn't like that he is being so forceful but she does as he asks. This is a more manly Giles that we won't see again for a few years.
Cordy is getting ready for the dance and even sucks up to Willow a bit to ask her a favor. It is nice to see how much Willow has grown over this season. She is more sure of herself and less mousey. She spots Xander and breaks off from Cordy to go talk to him. He tells her how bad it all went. He asks her to be his date and she shoots him down. She doesn't want to be his back of date and who can blame him? I love Xander, even if the internet hates him, but that was cold. Willow is his best friend and he knows how she feels about him, how could he not? He had no right to treat her like that.
Blood comes out of the sink, sending Buffy to go find Giles who she finds talking to Angel. She over hears him saying that she is going to die tomorrow night. This makes her laugh, people do weird things when they find out bad news. The two men go to find her freaking out. At first she keeps her cool, just asks a lot of questions like is Giles going to train the new slayer, or how she dies, or if it will hurt or why Willow had never seen anything like this before and Buffy makes her promise to stay in before going back to her slayer duties. Oh and Willow likes the dress.
Jenny gets up to speed on everything that is going on with the Master and Buffy. It also seems the monk who knew about the anointed one is missing. The last thing he sent out implies that the anointed one is a kid. Giles plans on going against the Master himself but Buffy stops him. Buffy knocks him out and tells Jenny to tell Giles she said something cool. Jenny points out that it will cost her life and Buffy says maybe she can take him with her.
Buffy finds the anointed one and tells him that she knows who he is. He leads her into the tunnels. The Scooby's meet up in the library as everyone gets up to speed. Willow and Xander don't seem too happy that Jenny is here. Xander takes off to go save Buffy leaving everyone else to sit and plan the next move.
Xander heads over to Angel's house and tells him to take him to the Master's lair. Angel points out how out of league Xander is but Xander pulls out a cross and tells him he hates him but Buffy likes him and he needs Angel to prove Buffy right. They both know that the other loves her and the two of them go to look for her. Jenny and the others change tactics and start looking for the location of the hellmouth.
Buffy finally comes face to face with the Master. She tries to act tough and even fires an arrow right at his heart. To bad he catches it. Angel and Xander are not getting along as they go looking for her. Willow and Giles put together that the hellmouth must be at the bronze since that is where the harvest was. The prom is going on there as they speak so Jenny and Willow rush off to warn everyone. The Master catches Buffy from behind. Her fate is sealed. The vampires close in on the school and we learn that the hellmouth isn't at the bronze it is under the school. The Master uses his powers to bring Buffy to him, the Master tells her that she sets him free by coming there. Her blood gives him the power. He bites her and drinks from her. I'll never know why he didn't drain her, he just drank a little and drops her into a puddle. Tells her he likes the dress and breaks out of the barrier.
Angel rushes to the lair and Xander is right behind him. Angel pulls Buffy out of the water and tells Xander that she is dead. CPR is the only thing that can save her and only Xander can do since Angel is already dead and has no breath. Cordy saves Willow and Jenny as the vampires close in on the school. See she is a hero, the best hero of them all! Buffy wakes up coughing out the water. Xander saved her life. The slayer is back yo!
Cordy drives through the school to get to the library, you just have to love her. You have to, if you don't there is something wrong with you. The girls make it to the library and Giles tries to block the door. The vampires keep trying to break it down. Meanwhile behind them some kind of demon tentacle starts to break through the floor.
The Master takes in the surface world now that he is free as Buffy leads Angel and Xander to go find the Master. Buffy feels different, somehow stronger than she use to. Why? I don't know but she does. The vampire swarm into the library from all sides. Buffy somehow knows right where the Master is and is on a mission to stop him. Xander and Angel stand guard while Buffy goes to face the Master alone.
The tentacle demon breaks into the library from under the library and Giles figures out where it is. The Master is freaked out by Buffy still being alive. He uses his powers to pull her towards him once again. Giles tries to keep the demon at bay as it tries to kill the girls. Buffy breaks free of the Masters spell and starts to kick his ass. Xander is showing himself as a better and better fighting against the undead now. The Master gets ahold of Buffy but she breaks free and knocks him down into the library. He gets stabbed through the heart and dies. The demon is sucked back into the hellmouth that closes. The vampires flee. For some reason the Master turned to bones instead of dust.
The Scooby's all get together and decide to go to the bronze. After all the day is won and Buffy is back from the dead. The season ends with Angel talking about how much he likes her dress. Such an amazing end to the first season. How could anyone not love this show? It is so ahead of its time.
It seems that Fox aired the last two episodes in the right order, so that is good. This episode written by Tracy Tormé himself, starts off with Quinn in jail and his lawyer telling him that he needs to take the insanity pled, if he tells the judge about Sliding they would let him go. He tells her he isn't crazy.
In court the next day we find out that the crime is spray painting an over pass and the sentence is death. Damn this world believes in overkill! They open the vortex, beat up the cops and take Quinn through the vortex. He is still wearing the handcuffs. They have 3 days on this Earth and everyone here seems happy. Laughing a lot, all while looking at Remy. Someone asks him if he is here for the crying man convention. Arturo points out it means that they aren't home but Remy says this world is better. That people here are smarter and more enlightened here. They get swarmed by fans so they sneak into the hotel that always has the same guy running it. He is a huge fan of Remy. Quinn starts picking the locks of his cuffs with help from Wade.
It turns out on this world Remy died 8 years ago. The news showed footage of our Remy walking and now everyone thinks that Remy has returned from the dead. The news comes to talk to his old manager for the convention. It turns out that our Remy turned this manger down on our world and he is the one who turned this Remy into Elvis more or less. The manger finds out that our Remy is here and thinks that he is the real one. He wants to find him and restart his career as well.
Remy's fans tear him apart and Arturo as well when he goes to save him. The police get the manager inside. He tells Remy that he set up a concert that will pay a million dollars a song. Quinn points out that they slide at 9 and that would be in the middle of the show. It is too much of a risk but Remy says he is doing it. Wade points out that even a few songs would fix all their money problems. As the Sliders sneak out the back a fan knocks Remy out and kidnaps him.
The Remy from this world learns about the concert on TV while the manger talks the Sliders out of calling the cops. Quinn calls anyways. Remy learns that his kidnapper is one of the spinning tops. The name of his group. He tells Remy to sign a letter saying that he stole all his ideas from him and Remy just starts laughing. This guy is crazy.
The double walks in, he is a thinner version of Remy. He said he faked his death to get out of the business. The actor who plays him is the twin brother of the man who plays Remy. He tells the Sliders that he had the kidnapper locked up since he is crazy and if he has their Remy he will kill him. The sliders also tell this worlds Remy that they are Sliders and from another world. He has a hard time believing it, after all who wouldn't?
The concert is going badly, the manager just keeps putting fake Remy's on stage. Meanwhile the Sliders and this world's Remy find him and save our Remy. The two Remy's meet and are weirded out about it all. Our Remy is jealous that this Remy got everything he ever wanted and walked away from it. This Remy talks about how it all just became too much of a good thing. This Remy tells our Remy that he can have his life, our Remy jumps at it and this world Remy tells him to be careful for what he wishes for.
Remy tells the Sliders that he is staying here. They aren't happy about it but there is nothing they can do. Remy says goodbye to the Sliders and tell Quinn that he is sorry for all the times he blamed Quin for everything. This worlds Remy comes to watch the show. Wade lets it slip that the concert is a million dollars a song and he freaks out. The Sliders take off to find a place to slide away when this worlds Remy comes out on stage. Lucky Quinn spots him. Our Remy is at a loss. Now both Remys fight it out on who is the real one with a sing off. This world's Remy sells ours out as an imposter and sends him away. There goes Remy's dreams. It is all over for him, at least on this world. The poor guy.
Remy hopes on the next world he will be even bigger. Well he is still the king, just one of many who sells ice cream. Poor guy.
This episode of Enterprise written by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga, sees the crew on its way to Terra Nova, a colony that just up and vanished one day. It is a sci-fi version of Roanoke, the colony in North America that vanished with nothing but a word written into a tree.
No one knows what happened here, it seems that relations between Earth and Terra Nova became difficult. They didn't want another colony to set up on their world. One day they just stopped responding to Earth. It has been 70 years since anyone has heard from them. T'Pol asks why Earth didn't ask the Vulcans to reach out to them and Trip simples replies that asking Vulcans for help comes with too much baggage.
The Enterprise finds the colony, it is intact but there seems to be no one around. However there is radiation on the surface. Not a lot but enough that staying for a long time could cause problems. Archer, T'pol go down to the surface with Reed and Mayweather to see if they can find any clues. It seems the radiation 70 years ago, when they stopped talking to Earth would have been deadly. But if that killed them then where are the bodies? T'Pol asks if they could have left but it seems their city is built out of the ship. Reed finds someone running in the woods and gives chase.
The person leads them down into the caves where Archer and Reed follow suit. T'Pol and Mayweather stay topside to keep look out. Archer ad Reed find weird looking aliens. He tries to talk to them and as if they have seen any of the people from the surface. A fight breaks out and the captain and Reed take off running. They call T'Pol for directions on how to escape from the tunnels. Reed gets shot but it isn't bad, he starts forward but is captured by the aliens. They keep firing preventing Archer from going back for them. One of the aliens attack Mayweather but T'Pol saves him. The three of them take off leaving Reed behind. T'Pol tells them that her scans show they aren't aliens, they are in fact human. There are over 50 of them in the underground caves.
Archer and Phlox go back to the surface to try and find Reed. The humans take them down to the tunnels to find them. They seem to deeply distrust humans. They don't think that they are humans. They want Archer and co gone. Arche agrees they just need to get Reed up and running again. The people on this world think that the humans dropped poison on them and drove them underground. Only one person there, an older lady is the only one who was alive 70 years ago when it happened. She was nothing more than a child when it happened. Archer tries to tell them that they too are human and they don't want to believe Archer.
It seems the old lady has lung cancer and needs treatment. Phlox offers to treat her but she needs to go back to the ship. Her son demands to go with her and that Reed stays here to assure that no harm comes to them. Reed agrees and Archer goes along with it.
Archer keeps trying to convince them that they use to be humans. They fight against this knowledge so hard. They ask for him to stop and Archer leaves Phlox to his work. T'Pol finds an asteroid crash site that explains what happened. It is what caused the rain that nearly wiped them all out.
It seems that the radiation that forced them underground has started to get into their water, it is what caused her cancer. He finds a picture of the old lady when she was a little kid, as a human. Proving that she is a human. Her son tries to get her away from these truths. While the son doesn't want to believe it the mother is starting too. She remembers just a bit of it. Archer freaks out, he can't leave the humans down there to die but they don't want his help. T'Pol suggests using force to move them. Archer says they can't use force he has to get them to agree to it. T'Pol asks if it is the right thing to do, they won't fit in on Earth. The tunnels are their homes, Earth wouldn't be the right fit for them. It would destroy who they are. Archer calls Trip into his office.
The three of them start looking for a new location to move the colony that is outside of the radiation field. Archer goes to take the mother and son back to the tunnels and tries to talk the mother into moving her people to that part of the planet. The son believes that Archer wants their tunnels for himself.
The shuttle lands and falls through the ground. It seems that the tunnel has given way to the weight of the shuttle. The son takes Archer's phaser and leads his mother and Archer to Reed and the others while Mayweather stays with the ship. One of the planets people is pinned in the water below. Archer and the son work together to save the fallen man, going a long way to prove faith in each others people.
The two of them make it down to help the trapped man but he water is getting higher and higher, they don't have much time left. They can't get the tree off of him and Archer asks for his phaser back. The son doesn't trust him at first but Archer talks him into it and uses the phaser to cut the tree in half. They free the man before he drowns. They get him back to camp alive.
Reed isn't doing so well, his wound is starting to get infected. The mother forces her son to tell the others what they have learned. Her son doesn't want to believe it, he just wants to stay and be happy but the mother believes Archer and talks her people into moving onto the other side of the planet.
Mayweather is beyond excited that the crew figured out what happened. Archer lets him put the report together and thus ends the tale of what happens when humans split off from civilization.
One of my favorite episodes from season one, Eggheads written by Jacob Epstein & Scott Smith Miller. The sliders end up stuck on this world for 5 days. There are scientists on all the posters and Quinn is on a giant billboard. People rush him and start asking for his autographs. It seems that on this world intelligence is prized and scientists are this worlds version of athletes.
Remy gets them a cab to escape from the crowd who all but climb on top of the cab. The Quinn and Arturo of this world are known as the Sliders, it seems they slide off this world a while ago. Quinn thinks that if he can use his doubles equipment than he can get them home. They rush to his doubles house.
The house is for sale but the asking price is so high no one has bought it yet so the Sliders make themselves at home. Down in the basement there is no Sliding machine. It is starting to look like maybe he didn't slide. Quinn and Arturo decide to take over the lives of their doubles.
On this world Arturo is the chairman of the university and just as famous as Quinn. Quinn is called down to practice for what seems to be athletic and intellectual at the same time. Quinn is the captain of the team and his men don't much care for his return. It turns out that the guy who was feeling in for him is working with someone who threatened Quinn to leave. It seems on this world Quinn is the best at this game.
Arturo has a pretty young woman in his office, he is excited until he is served divorce papers. I get why they are taking over their doubles lives to try and make their way home but it seems to me that they are ruining their doubles lives and they don't seem to care or even give it any thought. Quinn is not doing so well in the game while Arturo figures out the woman divorcing him is his late wife. The poor guy.
About half way through the game Quinn finally starts to get the hang of it. Quinn makes it and takes the square he needed to win the game. What the hell did I just watch? Remy lost all of their money betting against Quinn. They make it home and it seems the mafia is there waiting for Quinn. He is in trouble. He tells Quinn that if he throws the next match he will make the million dollars go away.
Arturo goes to visit his late wife, or really his doubles soon to be ex-wife. He believes that his double is in Europe and Quinn's is on the run. That there is in fact no sliding device on this world. Quinn tries to quit the team but his teammate won't pass on his message, he makes Quinn tell the coach himself. The coach is not happy that Quinn is costing him everything. Quinn leaves but no sooner does he make it to the end of the field than he meets two FBI agents. He makes a deal with the agents to set up the mafia and still win the game for the coach. Arturo meets with his ex-wife.
Quinn takes the field once more. He is kicking ass in the game. While he is playing, Arturo is recording a message for this worlds Arturo trying to convince him to fix things with his wife. He gives the tape to his secretary and tells her to give the tape to him the second he gets back. The mafia shows up and Quinn tells the coach to take him out, Quinn tells the coach about the player working for the mob. Things are getting tense in these last few minutes.
The mob chase Quinn out of the arena and it is seen all over TV. They have 2 minutes till the slide and they rush up stairs trying to avoid being caught by the mob. They make it with just 30 second to spare but the Mafia get there with their guns drawn just in time. Things don't look good for our heroes till the FBI shows up. They sliders open the vortex and slide out, thus ending another great episode of this 90's gem.
CLERKS SEASON 1 EPISODE 4: A DISSERTATION ON THE AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN INSIDE A COURTROOM, LET ALONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE LAW, BUT HAVE SEEN WAY TOO MANY LEGAL THRILLERS
Bloody hell does this show have long ass titles! This episode written by David Mandel, Kevin Smith & Steve Lookner is no exception. Once more we start with live action Jay and Silent Bob throwing us into the episode. Randal heads into the store and talks about how he hired a bouncer to only let 3 people in a day to rent videos. I love Randal. He is one of the greatest characters ever invented.
Randal and Dante argue over who can do whose job better and some how end up doing surgery and messing it up. They run out of the hospital and agree to change jobs for a day. At 7:59 Randal calls Dante to roast that he is doing great opening the store. At 8 he calls back and everything is going to hell. Some guy even says he will burn the store down. Randal asks him to come down to the store.
Dante shows up and Randal shoots at him. Everything is in ruins. Randal is ready for war and Dante has to talk him down. He then cleans up the store and Randal swears him back into running the store. Jay slips and falls on the floor and demands a pack of cigarettes and Randal says no, he even says what are you going to do? Sue us? A lawyer even walks in and Randal tries to get him to take Jay's class and Randal keeps bugging him until he agrees to take Jay's case. It takes him a day and an angry mob to convince the guy. Randal says he wasn't in charge and can't be put in the case. So now Quickstop and Dante are being sued for 10 million dollars. Randal doesn't understand why Dante is mad at him for this. Judge Reinhold, the actor is the judge in this case.
Randal becomes Dante's lawyer, Dante tries to get him tossed off the case and the Judge overrules Dante and lets Randal be the lawyer just because he likes his movies. The jury is made up of all NBA players. They go back to Lando to try and find out how to get the jury to side with them. He says to make them feel like Dante is one of them. Randal went very racist with it. Randal starts questioning Dante about things to embarrass him. He is the worst lawyer who has ever lived. He doesn't even ask him any questions that make sense.
Randal starts questioning Directors and demanding money back. Randal rests the case and they end up in an elevator with the jury who are saying that Dante is guilty. Randal gets a massage from a guy who knows something about the case. He starts talking about JFK and runs off. Randal then calls Silent Bob onto the stand. He gets set down since he won't talk. Dante and Randal both have dreams about the outcome. The judge even has a dream that he gets called away to do Beverly Hills cop 4.
Right before we really find out what happen we get a massage saying that the footage was lost and now it becomes an anime and everything goes crazy. Even having a robot car being driven by a bear. A slave ship run by a rat. Like nothing fit or makes sense in this ending. But it is funny as hell. Dante and Randal take down the rat slaver.
It ends with a next week on Clerks where the Judge works at the store and Jay slips and falls and sues the store starting it all over. So funny! I love this cartoon!!
Here we have the last of the season one episodes that sets something up that is never followed up on. In this story by Joss Whedon that was written by Ashley Gable & Thomas A. Swyden, we meet a girl named Marcie who turns invisible and gets recruited by the FBI but we never see her again, not even in the initiative season. It is a damn shame.
Cordy is telling Harmony and her boyfriend about what kind of dress she is going to wear to the dance and Buffy runs into her. Cordy and Harm mock Buffy as they leave her behind looking like a fool. Cordy then jumps into talking about the time in the first episode when Buffy attacked her.
Cordy actually knows what she is talking about in her English lit class. This is one of the first times we see that Cordy is smart as well as beautiful. Her boyfriend brags to his friends that he is going hook up with Cordy. His friends take off and a floating bat with a girl's laugh beats the hell out of him.
The next day Cordy is bribing people with food to get them to vote for her and Willow and Xander fall into inside jokes about how stupid Cordy use to be. They see that Buffy isn't into it so they mock the idea of winning the title queen at a dance and Buffy says at her old school that was important to her. Xander tries to back track but they are interrupted by news that Cordy's boyfriend was beat by a floating bat. Buffy goes to investigate but Snyder stops them, at least until Willow and Xander start talking about a lawsuit.
Once in the locker room Buffy sees that someone wrote Look on the lockers Giles finds the Scooby's in the caf and tells them that he is worried about all of this. It doesn't seem like anything he has ever heard before. One of his guesses is an invisible creature, that was almost on the mark. His other guess, that of it being a ghost is what everyone thinks is the answer. Xander is asked to help Giles but wants to switch with Buffy, at least until he is told he has to talk to Cordy, aw if he only knew what is to come.
Cordy isn't worried about her boyfriend being beat up, she is instead worried about how she will look standing next to him. Buffy tries to talk to Cordy when Harmony is pushed down the stairs. The girl laughing is heard this time by Buffy, she takes off to follow it as Snyder tells Harmony not to sue. Buffy is attacked by the invisible girl. Buffy bumps into her and figures out that it isn't a ghost but a real girl who can turn invisible.
The Scooby's try to figure out who it is, the only thing they have to go on is that it has something to do with Cordy. Buffy stays late to protect Cordy and we can see just how jealous she is as she watches Cordy get ready. She misses the limelight.
As Giles looks up invisible girls he runs into Angel who came to talk to Giles and says that it is too hard to be around Buffy because of how he feels about her. Angel wanted to talk about the Master. He warns that something big is on the way. It turns out that Angel has the book that Giles is missing about slayer lore.
We keep seeing flashbacks of this girl, Marcie trying and failing to be friends with Cordy. Meanwhile in the here and now Cordy is named queen. While Cordy is talking we see two men in suits watching her. Later that day Buffy finds Marcie's yearbook and figures that she must be the ghost girl. The teacher who was helping Cordy is attacked by Marcie, she puts a bag over her head and chokes her out. Cordy shows up and saves her life. On the board, writing itself is the word Listen.
It turns out that they all knew her but none of them remember her. They also learn that Marcie really is out to hurt Cordy runs into the library to ask Buffy for help. Buffy agrees to help her out. None of them have ever heard of look, listen and learn so they are all confused about the last word. Buffy and Cordy talk about what it is to feel alone. Cordy says that she feels alone all the time, that most of her friends just want to be around her so that they can feel popular but don't really care about her or what she thinks.
The Scooby's hear her playing the flute and go to find her. Buffy stands guard outside the closet while Cordy gets changed. Marcie leads the Scooby's into the boiler room where it turns out she was playing a tape to trick them into going down there and locking them in. Buffy starts talking about when she use to be popular and Cordy mocks her until she stops talking. Buffy goes inside only to find Marcie has captured her. Meanwhile the gas is on full down in the boiler room. The Scooby's don't have much time left. Buffy takes a hard fall and is put to sleep with drugs.
Buffy and Cordy wake up tied to chairs where the word Learn is written for all to see. Cordy's face is numb and Marcie gets ready to cut into it while the Scooby's try to escape the boiler room. It all seems hopeless. The Scooby's pass out and Marcie cuts Cordy. Buffy breaks free and knocks Marcie back while Angel saves the Scooby's and shuts off the gas. Buffy tries to fight Marcie but it is hard when you can't see who you are fighting. She tells Cordy to shut up and she starts listening for Marcie, it works and she knocks her down, just as Buffy starts winning the men in suits show up and tell everyone that they are FBI. They take Marcie and leaves.
Everything seems to be back to normal, but Giles lies to Buffy about Angel saving them and Cordy tells the gang thank you. Willow invites Cordy to lunch but her boyfriend shows up and she falls back into form. Marcie is sent to a school full of invisible kids who are being trained to become assassins. Something that could have been called back to later on even in the comics but never was. This one bothers me the most out of all of them because it is such a cool idea. Bring back Marcie!
This episode written by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski starts off on the island 5 years ago when Oliver's new friend teaches him how to hunt. Ollie goes to pick up the dead bird but is captured by men in masks and tossed into a hole in the ground while bars are placed over it.
In his current life Detective Lance is questioning Oliver who keeps telling him that he isn't the Arrow, his mom and step dad break up the interrogation. He tells his parents that he wants Laurel to be his attorney. She says no so Oliver represents himself. Laurel shows up at court and says that she is going to be attorney. She gets him house arrest with an ankle bracelet until the trial is over.
Oliver wants to throw a giant party at his house and Lance yells at Laurel about defending Oliver. He blames Oliver for killing his daughter. She points out that Sarah made her own choice and they can't put all of that blame on him. Diggle shows up in Olvier's room and Oliver tells him that he set himself up to get arrested. He asks Diggle to follow his next target and he sends Diggle to his underground base.
Ollie's step dad, Walter, has the boat that Oliver and his father were on when it went down moved to another location. The DA offers Oliver a deal but he turns it down. Detective Lance tells Oliver he will never believe anything he says. Oliver says that he will take a lie detector test in front ofu Detective Lance. Funny thing about the lie detector test, it was creator by the same man who created Wonder Woman. Very cool bit of information.
5 years ago Oliver is brought to meet the leader of the men who captured him. His name is Edward. Oliver tells the man that he can pay him a great deal of money for getting him off the island. The man shows him a picture of the guy who has been helping him and asks if Oliver knows him. Ollie says no and Edward calls his bluff and storms out. He gives Oliver over to a man who has what looks to be Deathstroke but isn't.
Thea is worried that Oliver might be the arrow and be going away for a long time. Oliver tries to convince her that he isn't. That nothing is going to happen to him. She starts to believe him and tells him that she can't lose him again. Oliver's mom meets with Malcolm again.
Oliver starts the lie detector test. Now in the past he is a bad liar but now he is doing pretty good. He keeps flashing back to his time being tortured on the island. He admits he wasn't alone on the island. He admits that he was tortured on the island. Lance asks him if he killed anyone and Oliver says yes, when he asked Sarah to come with him he killed her. He unhooks himself and leaves. Laurel asks if her dad will drop the charges and he says no.
The party starts and Oliver makes a speech mocking his situation. Lance is at the party. Oliver tells Diggle his plan, he wants a 100 witness seeing Oliver at the house while Diggle is across town stopping the back guys. Diggle tells Oliver that from now on he never lies to him. That isn't how this partnership works. Diggle agrees to plan.
The man that Walter hired to move the ship was found dead in a car crash. Laurel shows up at the party to talk to Oliver in private. She apologizes for how her father acted and he said that he understands it. She tells him that Sarah dying is what caused the divorce. Lance blames Oliver for that as well. He asks Laurel why she doesn't hate him as well and she tells him how she did for so long. She asks to see the scars and he takes off his shirt to show her. They start kissing and I can't help but feel bad for Tommy. I think Laurel does too because she rushes out of the room.
In the past the fake deathstroke is ordered to kill Oliver but the old man he was protecting shows up dressed as the hood and saves him. In the here and now Diggle shows up and stops the gun deal. Walter calls his wife to the office in the middle of the night and tells her that he found the ship and that she had it hidden. She begs him not to look into all this anymore. That it is too dangerous. Diggle calls to tell him everything is done and a man with a gun shows up trying to kill Oliver. They get into a fight. Lance come in saving him. Talk about ironic.
Oliver's mom blames Lance for causing all of this to happen. He removes the ankle monitor since the Arrow has been seen across town. Lance feels like shit, it is made worse when Oliver thanks him for saving his life. His mom then goes to confront Malcolm about trying to kill Oliver and all he can say is sorry. She tells him that if anything happens to her family she will take him down hard.
Laurel shows up with the results of the lie detector test and tells Oliver that she sees a slight flutter on his test. She knows that he lied and can fake the results. He tells her that he can't tell her or anyone else the truth about what happened because they would never look at him the same again. She tells him that nothing can ever happen between them again and he says he knows.
Diggle points out that Oliver underestimated how much people would care and look into what he was doing. Walter leaves the house for a while. Lance goes back to drinking and Laurel gets him out of the bar. Oliver takes off and stops the gun deal, finishing what Diggle started. Oliver's plan worked!
Some more jumping around in the viewing order thanks to our friends over at Fox. Episode 8 which should have been episode 6 written by Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin starts off with our heroes landing in what looks to be a jungle. They have about 6 and a half weeks until the next slide. Remy wastes no time in once more blaming Quinn for everything.
The sliders think they might be home, Arturo says that the food sold at the stand is the best in the world. They fight over how to split it. Arturo says that it could be home. Clinton is president, only it isn't Bill, it is Hillary. Hey maybe they didn't go to another world, maybe they just went to the future? No it's another world and hopefully she doesn't become our next president.
They find out very soon that this world treats men the way that our world treats women. The four of them have no money and they have to quickly find jobs if they want to get a place to stay. Remy starts singing asking for change. Quinn tries to work but he can only get work as a nanny. Men have no rights on this world. Remy wears out his voice, but he sang enough to get them a room. They just don't have the money for real food. Wade on the other hand gets a job. She is working for the mayor. Who gave her a cash advance. They have money! The mayor needs people to help with the campaign and Wade gets the guys jobs. The Sliders are going to be having money soon!
Arturo quickly gets into it with a woman on the elevator. She quickly puts him in his place. This is not the world for him, it is made even worse by the fact that the woman he hit on and got shot down by is the mayor. His new boss. Arturo is not fitting into this world at all. He is a bit of sexist himself and being on the other side of it doesn't sit well with him. A random guy talks to Arturo about his views and tells him that he has a offer that he might like.
Quinn is in his interview and is quickly put down and treated like a sex object by the lady who is interviewing him. He doesn't feel comfortable in it but there isn't much he can do about it. Arturo didn't do as well and was turned away. The reporter from earlier asks Arturo for a few minutes of his time.
He takes Arturo to a bar and they tell him that they agree with his views. They want him to run for mayor. He is in shock and doesn't have anything to say. He agreed and Wade tries to talk him out of it. Throwing his own words at him. He wants to help men get equal rights on this world. They slide on the same day the election is set to end so it works out perfectly.
Wade and Quinn are dating, I don't remember that and I've seen this show a million times. I always remember them as flirting and skating around a relationship but never going all the way for it. A girl pulls up and picks Remy off the street telling him she can help him get signed. He goes with her to lunch to talk all about it.
Arturo jumps right into his campaigning. It is not going well for him. He makes the news but as a joke. Wade keeps pointing out that men are bad and women are good. Wade and Arturo are the same on this issue but from the opposite sides. Wade tries to drag Quinn into the fight but he is smart enough to stay silent. Meanwhile Remy goes home with the lady who picked him. She is such a guy, right down to the horrible pick up lines. He asks about the record producers and she says all in good time and starts kissing on him. Telling him if he wants her help she has to help him.
Arturos campaign starts gaining steam. Not a lot but a great deal more than anyone ever thought. He even gets a debate like he was asking for. He is doing good and his office is attacked. People are not happy with what he is doing. He gets a call with a bomb threat.
Remy got laid is beyond happy about it. Quinn calls him, how did he get the ladies phone number? Unless Remy has been staying there a few days. Quinn is getting just as tired of this world as Arturo. He isn't liking how he is being treated either. The mayor calls Quinn into her office where she shows him a slam ad against Arturo. Quinn asks to talk to Wade, she tells Quinn that she had nothing to do with this. He is pissed at her for siding with the mayor over Arturo. Quinn quits and problems between the two are building.
Quinn goes to see Arturo and tries to talk him out of continuing the election. Arturo says he has to, he is even going to stay on this world if he wins. Remy meets his new girls ex boyfriend who shows up uninvited and tries to chase Remy out. They get into it. Remy finds out that she isn't even a record producer.
Someone shoots at Arturo. Things are getting worse and worse. Wade's sexism is getting more and more annoying. Remy is getting more and more hurt by this girl. She takes him for granted and he is starting to bitch and whine about it. She kicks him out. Arturo tries to throw the election. He thinks that if he withdraws it would throw men back many decades but if he loses it wouldn't hurt the cause. He plans to cry during the debate, turning the crowd against him. He storms off stage crying. The people who have been pushing him to become mayor come up and tell him that while he pushed some of his supports away he gained even more. It helped him instead of hurting him. He now has a good shot at winning.
Arturo still hasn't decided on if he was going to stay or not. Wade and Arturo make a bet, if he loses than he is Wade's slave on the next slide. He is announced the loser and gives a speech telling his people to fight on. Arturo agrees to slide away. The sliders jump through the vortex, moments later it comes out that the numbers were wrong, Arturo won. He was elected mayor! He will just never know!
The Sliders are on a paradise world and Arturo is stuck serving Wade hand and foot. Sucks for him, the slide lasts just over 9 days.
This episode that has a story by Joss Whedon and was written by David Greenwalt starts off with a bang. Buffy is walking through the Masters lair and he moves in for the kill when Buffy wakes up. Joyce sends her off to school but assures her that her father is going to come see her this weekend. Buffy tells Willow that her parents got divorced last year but were separated a while before that. It doesn't really fit with the comics but that means they messed up since this came first.
We learn very quickly that Xander only pays attention to what girls wear and not what they say, even if the girl in question is his teacher. Buffy spots a little boy hanging out outside the classroom and moments later a kids book is over come with spiders. They swarm all over him.
Buffy keeps having nightmares, waking up screaming throughout the night. Buffy keeps worrying that her father isn't going to come for her but Joyce keeps telling her that she will show. Giles was lost in the back of the library. He seemed shaken. The Scooby's go to talk to the guy who was over run with spiders and he tells them how he loves spiders, until he was set off to camp and his brother let them all die and ever since he has had nightmares about spiders overrunning him. He blames himself for getting them all killed.
Cordy tells Buffy there is a history test and Buffy follows her. She isn't ready for it, Cordy seems unusually cheerful towards her. It is nice to see them getting along again. If only for a bit. Buffy goes to write her name on the test and her pencil breaks. Time seems to just be flying by. Her history teacher is a guy but in the pilot wasn't it a woman? She talked about the fun part of the black plague was. . . I think that was a mistake but it could just be part of the nightmares.
A girl goes down stairs to have a smoke break and the creepy little boy tells her that she shouldn't go down there. A monster attacks her beats her up, ironically there is a sign that says smoking kills. Buffy and Giles go to visit the girl who was beat up and she tells them that the only thing she heard was lucky 19. It turns out that she is the second victim. The first is the little boy who Buffy keeps seeing around the school and he is in a coma.
People around the school start having their worst fears come true. Xander and Willow walk into class and suddenly his clothes are gone. Giles can't read, he can normally read 5 languages. Buffy thinks the coma kid might be astral projecting. They are trying to figure it out when Hank Summers, Buffy's dad shows up and asks to talk to her. They go outside and he says that it is time to tell her the truth. He tells her that they broke up because of Buffy. Her being there was too much for them to handle. They couldn't deal with it. She ruined their lives because she was rude and not as smart as she should have been. He also tells her that she is being immature by crying about it. He also tells her that he doesn't want to do these weekend visits anymore, they don't do anything for him so he leaves. She sees the coma boy.
Xander and Willow head to the library to find Giles and Buffy. They only find Buffy, she is still elsewhere. Willow puts together that it is everyone's nightmares coming true. Giles said that dreams would be a wacky musical version of this. . . can you say Once More With Feelings!!! Giles and Willow put together that it must be Billy, the coma kid. They need to stop him fast because he just turned Cordy, my love, into a nerd with bad hair and that can not stand!
Buffy goes to talk to Billy. He is so sad, poor kid. He is lucky 19, or at least that is what the monster calls him. Buffy tries to get the information out of him but the monster shows up and starts attacking the slayer. He is a lot stronger than she is, forcing Buffy to run.
The Scooby's split up to find Buffy. Willow spots Cordy being dragged kicking and screaming into the chess club. That poor poor girl I should go save her. Some grabs Willow and she screams as we jump over to Xander finding a blocked off part of the school and a trail of candy bars leading him down a path he should not follow. Look I love candy but even I'm not that stupid. Come on Xander!! Buffy and Billy end up at the baseball field where the kid tells Buffy how he messed up the game. He should have won it for them. Buffy points out that there were other kids playing and it wasn't all his fault. The monster has found them again! They run off! Leading them to a cemetery.
Willow is thrown on stage to sing an opera, something she doesn't know how to do!! She is scared out of her mind of being in front of people as we learned last episode with the dramatic reading. Xander is attacked by a killer clown, something that he has been afraid of since he was 6. Buffy and Billy are attacked by the Master who throws her in a coffin and buries her alive, something that I has always been scared of, and something that will come back to hunt her in a few years. Willow and Giles find Xander as the killer clown chases them down, until Xander mans up and knocks the clown out. It makes him feel a lot better. No one else seems to be facing their fears the way he is.
Willow spots that the graveyard is across the street and it is night there. They find Buffy's gravestone. Giles is devastated. Buffy digs her way out of her grave, something she will do again years later. Giles and the others freak out for a moment when they see that she is a vampire. He tells her that they can fix this. She just has to keep it together till then.
The Scooby gang goes to Billy's room and see his astral form telling him that he is too scared to wake up. The monster attacks. Buffy goes to face him. Vampire slayer verses the monster, it is a lot closer fight this time. Buffy knocks him out. She tells Billy to come finish it himself. He does it and the nightmares all go away as Billy wakes up. Just then the coach shows up and calls the boy his lucky 19. Buffy tells him he is awake and the coach doesn't seem happy. The boy calls him out on it and he tries to run off but Xander and Giles catch him. The coach gets arrested and Buffy's dad, her real dad comes to pick her up, thus ending this episode.
I like this episode a lot because it shows us that sometimes the most evil of monsters are really humans. We are the most evil thing in this world and this episode shines a light on it.
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