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Rank the Season 1 Episodes

Samuel Reyes

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#1
For me it's...

1. Prophecy Girl (The one where Buffy dies the first time)
2. Angel (The one where we find out Angel is a vampire)
3. Nightmares (The one where the gang's worst fears come to life)
4. The Puppet Show (The one where the puppet turns out to be the good guy)
5. The Pack (The one where the principal gets eaten by his own students)
6. Welcome to the Hellmouth (The one that started it all)
7. The Harvest (The one where Jesse dies... hardly knew him)
8. Witch (This one's pretty self-explanatory)
9. Out of Mind, Out of Sight (The one with the invisible girl)
10. Never Kill a Boy on The First Date (The one where we realize Joss Whedon will never let his characters be truly happy)
11. Teacher's Pet (The one where Xander's status as a demon magnet is established)
12. I Robot, You Jane (The one that goes out of its way to tell us that meeting strangers over the Internet is wrong)
 

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#2
1. Welcome to the Hellmouth (not necessarily my favorite, but it is the most iconic and deserves the number 1 spot)
2. Nightmares
3. Prophecy Girl
4. The Puppet Show
5. The Pack
6. Out of Mind, Out of Sight
7. Angel
8. Witch
9. The Harvest
10. Teacher's Pet
11. Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
12. IR, YJ
 

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#3
Good lists. This is mine based on the ones i enjoy rewatching the most.
1. Prophecy Girl
2. Welcome to the Hellmouth
3. The Harvest
4. Angel
5. The Puppet Show
6. Teacher's Pet
7. The Pack
8. Witch
9. Out of Mind, Out of Sight
10. Nightmares
11. Never Kill a Boy
12. I Robot, You Jane. 
@Blaze lol. Sorry. Not a big fan of Nightmares and I in did see it recently, still don't think it's great. But to be fair to properly rank each ep I'd have to go back and rewatch s1 again.
 
Blaze
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How dare you put Nightmares this low!
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#4
12. 'I Robot, You Jane'
11. 'Teacher's Pet'
10. 'Witch'
9. 'The Pack'
8. 'Out of Mind, Out of Sight'
7. 'Never Kill a Boy on the First Date'
6. 'The Harvest'
5. 'The Puppet Show'
4. 'Welcome to the Hellmouth'
3. 'Angel'
2. 'Nightmares'
1. 'Prophecy Girl'
 

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#5
12. 'I Robot, You Jane'
11. 'Teacher's Pet'
10. 'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind'
9. 'Never Kill A Boy On A First Date'
8. 'The Harvest'
7. 'The Pack'
6. 'Nightmares'
5. 'The Witch'
4. 'Angel'
3. Welcome To The Hellmouth'
2. 'The Puppet Show'
1. 'Prophecy Girl'
 
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#6
12. 'Teacher's Pet'
11. 'I Robot, You Jane'
10. 'Never Kill a Boy On the First Date'
9. 'The Witch'
8. 'Nightmares'
7. 'The Harvest'
6. 'The Pack'
5. 'Angel'
4. 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind' (people have been a bit rough on this episode:()
3. 'Welcome to the Hellmouth'
2. 'Prophecy Girl'
1. 'The Puppet Show'
 

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#7
Aww, so sad that everyone rank "I Robot, You Jane" so low.
I love that episode. All the campy computer stuff is so much fun.

Only to see Buffy's version of being a detective in a "trench coat" makes it better than many other episodes in season 1. :)

/SK
 
Mr Trick
Mr Trick
That is a cool moment I agree!
caitaintdead
caitaintdead
I'm actually sad that I ranked it so low but I love a lot of Season 1 episodes!

caitaintdead

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#8
1/ Prophecy Girl
I firmly believe that it is the most iconic episode of BtVS of all time. That 90's outfit!
2./ Welcome to the Hellmouth
3./ Never Kill a Boy On the First Date
Okay, I know it isn't perfect, but it is a fun episode! I love seeing Buffy just dating someone without being all 'in love' and she has the cutest outfits. Plus the quote "When the apocalypse comes, beep me".
4./ Nightmares
5./ Witch
6./ The Harvest
7./ Out of Sight, Out of Mind
A little off topic, but you know that Sporcle game? The one where you have to name all the episodes of Buffy in 20 minutes? Well I can never get the name of this right. I sit there staring at the screen saying to myself "it is NOT see no evil, hear no evil, STOP typing that in" no matter how many time I play it. Clea is kick ass.
8./ Angel
9./ The Puppet Show
10./ The Pack
11./ I Robot, You Jane
12. Teacher's Pet
 

caitaintdead

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#10
Haha, and I thought I could just sneak back in :p
You've had a name change though? Who do I know you as!?

PS. I attempted to quote this and absolutely failed.
PPS. I can audibly hear the mods groaning and saying 'oh no, CAIT'S BACK!'
 
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#11
Haha, and I thought I could just sneak back in :p
I dont think you much sneak anywhere.

I attempted to quote this and absolutely failed.
Good to know somethings never change.

I can audibly hear the mods groaning and saying 'oh no, CAIT'S BACK!'
Much is different. The mods are more silent but deadly now. When you hear them there's no problem, but when they dont say anything and just linger around, thats when you have to really be on the lookout. They are like farts that way.
 
caitaintdead
caitaintdead
And you STILL won't tell me who you are! I obviously like you though, you use an analogy of farts to describe mods.

Wild At Heart

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#12
01. Angel
02. Prophecy Girl
03. Welcome To The Hellmouth
04. The Harvest
05. Never Kill A Boy On The First Date
06. Witch
07. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
08. Nightmares
09. The Pact
10. I Robot, You Jane
11. Teacher's Pet
12. The Puppet Show
 

NikonTheVampire

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#13
For me:

1. Prophecy Girl
2. Angel
3. The Puppet Show
4. Welcome to the Hellmouth
5. The Harvest
6. Nightmares
7. Witch
8. Out of Mind, Out of Sight
9. Never Kill a Boy on The First Date
10. The Pack
11. Teacher's Pet
12. I Robot, You Jane

You may wonder why the Puppet Show is so up there. I love the canon it provides. The loneliness of the slayer and the demon hunter. It gives me a glimpse of this life the girl that fights darkness has.
 
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#14
For me:

1. Prophecy Girl
2. Angel
3. The Puppet Show
4. Welcome to the Hellmouth
5. The Harvest
6. Nightmares
7. Witch
8. Out of Mind, Out of Sight
9. Never Kill a Boy on The First Date
10. The Pack
11. Teacher's Pet
12. I Robot, You Jane

You may wonder why the Puppet Show is so up there. I love the canon it provides. The loneliness of the slayer and the demon hunter. It gives me a glimpse of this life the girl that fights darkness has.
Am really with you on this one, its an episode which unfairly falls under the redar. I love it! One that just bares repeat viewings.
 

Samuel Reyes

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You may wonder why the Puppet Show is so up there. I love the canon it provides. The loneliness of the slayer and the demon hunter. It gives me a glimpse of this life the girl that fights darkness has.
I like that episode too, one that kind of gives you an idea about the themes to be explored later in the show.
 
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#16
1) Angel
2) Prophecy Girl
3) Welcome to the Hellmouth
4) The Harvest
5) Out of Mind, Out of Site
6) Never Kill A Boy On A First Date
7) Teachers Pet
8) The Witch
9) The Pack
10) The Puppet Show
11) I Robot, You Jane
12) Nightmares
 
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#17
1) Angel
2) Prophecy Girl
3) Welcome to the Hellmouth
4) The Harvest
5) Out of Mind, Out of Site
6) Never Kill A Boy On A First Date
7) Teachers Pet
8) The Witch
9) The Pack
10) The Puppet Show
11) I Robot, You Jane
12) Nightmares


Interested to know why Nightmares is your bottom choice below IRYJ? And 7th pretty high for Teacher's Pet?
 
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There both really petty reasons lol

I love the concept of Nightmares but it's the episode I enjoy the least because of the clown scenes. I'm terrified of clowns.

And I like Teachers Pet because of the appearance of Angel. It seems even after all these years the Bangel in me is still strong lol you might notice that the top part of the list all have Angel appearing in them :)
 
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There both really petty reasons lol

I love the concept of Nightmares but it's the episode I enjoy the least because of the clown scenes. I'm terrified of clowns.

And I like Teachers Pet because of the appearance of Angel. It seems even after all these years the Bangel in me is still strong lol you might notice that the top part of the list all have Angel appearing in them :)
Well since there was no Spike to outshine him this season I guess I will let you off:p