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Season Four Quick Reference Guide

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# Air
57 10/05/99 [unknown] 4ABB01 The Freshman
MOVING ON - Trying to adjust to the rigors of college life at the University of California, Sunnydale proves to be harder than Buffy imagined. She moves into a dorm, must contend with a less-than-stable roommate and the complexities of dating college men. On campus, Willow is overly enthused about college life and her ongoing romance with Oz, and Xander unexpectedly returns from his self-discovery adventure. Elsewhere, Giles seems to be enjoying his life away from being a librarian and a Watcher.
[87/4.4/7 (4.1/7:4.7/7)]
58 10/12/99 [unknown] 4ABB02 Living Conditions
ATTACK OF THE KILLER ROOMMATE - Dorm life proves to be quite an adjustment for Buffy when her roommate drives her crazy with her idiosyncrasies even invading Buffy's dreams and the gang must come together to find away to get her to move out. Away from the dorm, Buffy meets Parker Finch, a handsome older classman who is the first guy Buffy has been attracted to since her break-up with Angel.
[88/3.8/6 (3.6/6:4.0/6)]
59 10/19/99 [unknown] 4ABB03 The Harsh Light of Day
JAMES MARSTERS RETURNS AS SPIKE - The underworld version of Sid Vicious, Spike, returns to Sunnydale in search of the vampire version of the Holy Grail, a mythical relic that supposedly engenders the wearer with unimaginable powers, and it's up to Buffy to stop him. Meanwhile, Buffy is distracted by dating issues as she deals with her feelings for a new boy who happens to not be a blood-sucking vampire, but is equally as difficult to understand. Xander has romance issues of his own when his prom date from last spring, Anya, can't get the X-man out of her mind.
[93/3.4/5 (3.3/5:3.5/5)]
60 10/26/99 [unknown] 4ABB04 Fear Itself
HOUSE OF HORRORS - Buffy reluctantly agrees to join Willow, Oz and Xander at a Halloween party where they stumble into a real-life house of horrors masquerading as an innocuous fraternity. Meanwhile, Giles is called upon to help out the college crowd when all he wants is to get into the spirit of the holiday.
[89/4.1/6 (3.9/6:4.2/6)]
61 11/02/99 [unknown] 4ABB05 Beer Bad
ANOTHER ALE FOR MY FRIEND - When Buffy is befriended by a group of upperclassmen who convince her to drown her sorrows with them, bartender Xander becomes suspicious when Buffy and her new friends return to their primordial roots. Back at The Bronze, Willow is aware of Oz's attention being turned to a new performer, the sexual and charismatic Veruca.
[96/3.5/5 (3.4/5:3.7/6)]
62 11/09/99 [unknown] 4ABB06 Wild at Heart
HONEY, IT'S A FULL MOON - Buffy does her best to console Willow when Oz is undeniably drawn to another woman, Veruca. Even after it is discovered that his attraction stems from the fact that she is also a werewolf, his powerful primitive instincts may be too innate to ignore.
[91/4.1/6 (4.0/6:4.2/6)]
63 11/16/99 [unknown] 4ABB07 The Initiative
THE TRUTH IS DOWN THERE - Unbeknownst to Buffy and the gang, Spike is captured by a commando squad for The Initiative, a mysterious underground laboratory beneath the streets of U.C. Sunnydale. Meanwhile, Buffy's Psych T.A., Riley, has a major slayer crush and turns to Willow for advice on ways to woo.
[97/3.5/5 (3.4/5:3.6/5)]
64 11/23/99 [unknown] 4ABB08 Pangs
A DRAMATIC "BUFFY"/"ANGEL" TWO-HOUR EVENT - Unbeknownst to Buffy, Angel lurks in the shadows of Sunnydale trying to protect her and keep her safe, while her perfect Thanksgiving feast is disrupted by an army of Chumash Indians, the original inhabitants of Sunnydale, whose spirits have come alive to recreate the wrongs that were done to their people.
[80/4.2/7 (4.1/7:4.3/7)]
65 11/30/99 [unknown] 4ABB09 Something Blue
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW... - Buffy is only one of many who must bear the repercussions of a spell gone awry when Willow, pining over the disappearance of Oz, tries to imbue herself with the power to have her will done. The fallout includes Buffy falling in love with Spike and planning to marry him, Giles going blind and Xander becoming even more of a demon magnet.
[94/3.7/6 (3.7/6:3.7/6)]
66 12/14/99 [unknown] 4ABB10 Hush
SILENT NIGHT - A silence falls over Sunnydale when otherwordly beings come to town and steal the power of speech from all the residents. Meanwhile, Riley gets is his first clue to Buffy's slayerside when they have a fight with the outside visitor, and Willow attends a wicca group that's not all she had hoped.
Riley Finn: Marc Blucas. Anya: Emma Caulfield. Forest Gates: Leonard Roberts. Olivia: Phina Orucheas. Tara: Amber Benson. Maggie Walsh: Lindsay Crouse.
[93/4.1/7 (3.8/6:4.4/7)]
67 1/18/00 [unknown] 4ABB11 Doomed
WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE - While Buffy and Riley grapple to come to terms with what they now know about each other, the reopening of the Sunnydale Hellmouth sends Buffy and the gang back to high school to prevent impending apocalypse. Meanwhile, Spike has lost all will to live without the ability to kill, but he grows heartened by the approaching end of the world.
[90/3.5/5 (3.4/5:3.6/5)]
68 1/25/00 [unknown] 4ABB12 A New Man
ANOTHER BUFFY BIRTHDAY DEBACLE - Buffy and Riley explore the extent of each other's powers as they become more romantically entwined. Feeling left out these days, Giles turns to his old buddy Ethan Rayne for camaraderie, but Giles must rely on an unlikely source when he is transformed into a demon and mistakenly hunted down by an unknowing Buffy.
[84/3.9/6 (3.8/6:3.9/6)]
69 2/08/00 [unknown] 4ABB13 The I In Team
FRIEND OR FOE - Buffy's friends become hurt and concerned when her involvement with Riley and the Initiative becomes more intense. Meanwhile, Professor Walsh sends the slayer on a mission that brings her close to revealing a dangerous secret.
70 2/15/00 [unknown] 4ABB14 Goodbye Iowa
MOTHER MAY I - Buffy and Riley's relationship is put to the test when she investigates Professor Walsh's death and comes up against the Initiative's secret weapon. While Buffy is trying to find a way to save Sunnydale from rogue warrior demon on the loose, Riley becomes paranoid and delusional and challenges Buffy when he discovers that his mentor has been killed. Elsewhere in town, Spike has become the outcast among demons since he has taken up with the Scooby-Doo Gang.
71 2/22/00 [unknown] 4ABB15 This Year's Girl
ELIZA DUSHKU RETURNS AS FAITH IN A TWO-PART EPISODE - Buffy is preoccupied with catching the creature that attacked Riley, but her problems are just beginning when she learns That Faith has awakened from her coma and has gone seeking revenge to the only home in which Faith remembers Buffy living. Meanwhile, once she is set free, Faith receives a mysterious gift left behind from the Mayor.
72 2/29/00 [unknown] 4ABB16 Who Are You
THE CONCLUSION OF A TWO-PART EPISODE WHEN FAITH RETURNS - Buffy battles to escape the clutches of the Watcher's Council special operations team who plan to send her to England, while Faith continues to wreak havoc in the lives of Buffy's family and friends. Meanwhile, it's Willow and Tara who figure out Buffy's whereabouts, but not before Faith has done some serious damage to Buffy's relationship with Riley.
73 4/04/00 [unknown] 4ABB17 Superstar
FANTASY VS. REALITY - Buffy, still reeling from the discovery that Riley was intimate with Faith, must put aside her personal emotions and summon the strength to uncover why the entire town thinks that former high school nerd, Jonathan, is Sunnydale's newest version of a superhero.
74 4/25/00 [unknown] 4ABB18 Where the Wild Things Are
LOST IN LUST - Buffy and Riley unleash a powerful supernatural force that awakens during a Lowell House fraternity party and causes everyone's hormones to kick into overdrive, threatening the very lives of Buffy and Riley. In order to free them, the gang must battle the spirits of children from the 1950s who have come back to avenge past abuses.
75 5/02/00 [unknown] 4ABB19 New Moon Rising
OZ COMES HOME TO WILLOW - Willow and her friends are stunned when Oz returns to Sunnydale claiming he still loves Willow and has his full moon frolics under control. Meanwhile, Willow tries to sort out her feelings for Oz and finally tells Buffy about her new relationship with Tara. But when the moon sets, a transformed Oz is captured by The Initiative and an unlikely source breaks his alliance to come to the rescue.
76 5/09/00 [unknown] 4ABB20 The Yoko Factor
DAVID BOREANAZ GUEST-STARS IN A SHOWDOWN FOR BUFFY'S HEART - Buffy is even more certain of her love for Riley when Angel's surprise visit to Sunnydale brings Riley and Angel to blows. Meanwhile, Spike joins forces with Adam and devises a plan to tear the Slayer apart from her gang, leaving her wide open for her enemies to attack.
77 5/16/00 [unknown] 4ABB21 Primeval
DEMONS ALL 'ROUND - Buffy's estrangement from her friends and Giles threatens to keep the group from stopping Adam's plan to design a master race of human/demon hybrids. Elsewhere, Riley is captured by Adam and learns that before Professor Walsh death, she had implanted Riley with a chip that could destroy his power and bond him to Adam forever.
78 5/23/00 [unknown] 4ABB22 Restless
THE CHEESE STANDS ALONE IN A SEASON FINALE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOSS WHEDON - A primal animal force stalks Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles in their nightmares as they each come face to face with their worst fears.

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