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The Scoobies also receive help from Angel, a vampire cursed with a soul, whose motives are not entirely clear at first. There is romantic tension between the group due to Buffy's burgeoning attraction to Angel, Xander's unrequited crush on Buffy, and Xander's own obliviousness of Willow's affection for him. The Scoobies distrust Angel at first but warm to him as the season progresses, while Giles comes to genuinely care for the other Scoobies and realizes that he must take an active presence in fighting demons and cannot simply rely on books and theoretical knowledge. The Scoobies often clash with popular student Cordelia Chase, who attempted to befriend Buffy on her first day, but Buffy objected to her treatment of the other Scoobies. Over the season, Cordelia becomes aware of the supernatural world around her and becomes a reluctant ally to the Scoobies, revealing a more intelligent side to her seemingly vapid personality.
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Although the season contains several standalone episodes, there is season-long story arc which focuses on The Master, an ancient vampire who recognizes Angel as having been a great evil prior to being cursed with a soul. The Master commands a cult of vampires known as the Order of Aurelius and is trapped in another dimension by mystical forces.
The season was shot throughout 1996, with the idea first visiting through Whedon's script for the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which featured Kristy Swanson in the title role. The director, Fran Rubel Kuzui, saw it as a "pop culture comedy about what people think about vampires." Whedon disagreed: "I had written this scary film about an empowered woman, and they turned it into a broad comedy. It was crushing." The script was praised within the industry, but the movie was not.
Parents need to know that while even grade-schoolers may be drawn to the high school setting, humor, and fun horror movie aspects of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this hugely popular vampire series' dark, mature themes aren't a good fit for younger kids. Violence increases in intensity over the seasons, with characters frequently being killed, and main characters are involved in sexual acts and scenarios. There's drinking, smoking, and allusion to drugs, as well as occasional language including "ass," "piss," and "bitch" and slurs like "spaz" and "slut." Adult themes also include abusive relationships, the loss of loved ones, and the portrayal of depression (though it's left unnamed). The series encourages female empowerment, mentoring, and teamwork. There are positive LGBTQ+ role models and storylines, but racial diversity is sorely lacking, and Black characters are portrayed stereotypically. The show is best for teens and adults, who will appreciate the multilayered story and the Romeo and Juliet subtext of some of the episodes.
In BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, teenager Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) must balance her day-to-day high school life with her responsibility as a vampire slayer. Working with her mentor Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) and her gang of friends, including Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Xander (Nicholas Brendon), Buffy must protect the California town of Sunnydale from all manner of dark forces that emerge from the Hellmouth lurking beneath.
The season culminates in Buffy finding out that there's a prophecy stating The Master will kill her. Because of this, she declares she's quitting. This doesn't last long, however, when Buffy discovers that she simply can't turn her back on helping people. Buffy confronts The Master and does, in fact, die from the encounter. Xander is able to revive her with CPR and the two of them, along with Angel, head to the school where the rest of the gang is fending off vampires. Buffy is then able to kill The Master. 041b061a72