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Rank the Season 2 Episodes

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solitarysapphic

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Since I'm doing a rewatch right now, I've decided to do these for each season after I finish them and while it's still fresh in my mind. Just finished Season 2 today so here we go!

1. Becoming Part 2
2. Becoming Part 1
3. Passion
4. Innocence
5. School Hard
6. Halloween
7. Lie To Me
8. What's My Line Part 2
9. What's My Line Part 1
10. I Only Have Eyes For You
11. Surprise
12. When She Was Bad
13. The Dark Age
14. Phases
15. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
16. Inca Mummy Girl
17. Ted
18. Reptile Boy
19. Some Assembly Required
20. Killed By Death
21. Go Fish
22. Bad Eggs
 

margybee

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Oh, fun!

Okay:

1. Becoming Pt. 2
2. Becoming Pt. 1
3. Innocence
4. Passion
5. Lie to Me
6. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
7. I Only Have Eyes For You
8. Halloween
9. Surprise
10. Phases
11. School Hard
12. When She Was Bad
13. What's My Line Pt 2
14. What's My Line Pt 1
15. Killed By Death
16. The Dark Age
17. Inca Mummy Girl
18. Go Fish
19. Ted
20. Reptile Boy
21. Bad Eggs
22. Some Assembly Required
 

MarieVampSlayer

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Sineya
This is gonna be hard because it is my favroite season but here it goes:

22. Bad Eggs - Vampires cowboys zzzzzzzzzzz
21. Some Assembly Required - Good idea but just not my type
20.Reptile Boy - I like the metaphor but not the giant snake
19.Go Fish - Good moments (Sexy Xander) & Bad moments (Fish rape thing)
18. Inca Mummy Girl - I like it but they are so much better episode here
17. Ted - John Ritter we miss you!
16. Killed by Death - I actually thought this monster was creepy, eyes things eurk!!!
15. The Dark Age - I loved to learn about Giles but not so much the monster
14. Phases - Love werewolf Oz but not the macho hunter
13. When She Was Bad - I love this episode and bitch Buffy
12. Lie to Me - I love the moral of the episode, so true!
11. What's My Line, Part 1 - We meet Kendra :)
10. School Hard - Spike and Dru!!!
9. I Only Have Eyes for You - Such a good Bangel episode even if it is sad!
8. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered - Good Xander centric episode, very funny
7. What's My Line, Part 2 - Buffy and Kendra kick ass!
6. Halloween - My favorite Halloween episode
5. Innocence - Like everyone - rocket launcher
4. Passion - I still cry evrytime I watch it!
3. Surprise - I was never so happy and so sad in less than a minute!
2. Becoming, Part 1 - I love the build up to what's coming....
1. Becoming, Part 2 - The Absolute Best

But honestly I love them all, even bad eggs has some good parts!
 

PaulParmar1

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Sineya
1. Passion
2. School Hard
3. Becoming Part 2
4. Becoming Part 1
5. Innocence
6. Surprise
7. Halloween
8. Lie To Me
9. Innocence
10. Killed By Death
11. Inca Mummy Girl
12. What's My Line Part 2
13. What's My Line Part 1
14. Ted
15. Phases
16. Bewitched , Bothered and Bewildered
17. When She Was Bad
18. Reptile Boy
19. Some Assembly Required
20. I Only Have Eyes For You
21. The Dark Age
22. Bad Eggs
 

RachM

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Okay, here we go, fave to least fave ...
  1. Becoming
  2. What's My Line Parts 1 & 2
  3. Surprise
  4. I Only Have Eyes For You
  5. Halloween
  6. Phases
  7. Passion
  8. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  9. Killed By Death
  10. The Dark Age
  11. Innocence
  12. Lie To Me
  13. When She Was Bad
  14. Some Assembly Required
  15. School Hard
  16. Reptile Boy
  17. Go Fish
  18. Inca Mummy Girl
  19. Ted
  20. Bad Eggs
 

buffy1990

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Season 2 is weird for me. I find I love the overall arc, but dislike some of the early season and also think parts of it are a little unfocused (throwing Go Fish in randomly right at the end of a season, for example). In general I tend to rank Angel/Buffy episodes higher than the one-off episodes, with a few exceptions.
  1. Becoming, Pt. 2
  2. I Only Have Eyes For You
  3. Passion
  4. Innocence
  5. Becoming, Pt. 1
  6. School Hard
  7. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
  8. Surprise
  9. When She Was Bad
  10. Phases
  11. What's My Line, Pt. 2
  12. Reptile Boy
  13. Halloween
  14. What's my Line, Pt. 1
  15. Lie to Me
  16. Ted
  17. Inca Mummy Girl
  18. Killed by Death
  19. The Dark Age
  20. Bad Eggs
  21. Some Assembly Required
  22. Go Fish
 

Mr Trick

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Yeah I tend to think that is because the early part of the season is maybe still material left over from season one, and that the show was still trying to find its feet at this point. Would still say it is one of my favourite seasons and agree that it does have some of the best ever episodes.

22. Go Fish (despite Xander's speedos moment;))
21. Reptile Boy
20. Inca Mummy Girl
19. Some Assembly Required
18. Bad Eggs
17. Lie to Me
16. What's My Line pt 1
15. The Dark Age
14. Killed by Death
13. What's My Line pt 2
12. I Only Have Eyes For You
11. Phases
10. Ted
9. Becoming pt 1
8. When She Was Bad
7. Becoming pt 2
6. Halloween
5. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
4. School Hard (Spike is bad arse in this episode!)
3. Surprise
2. Innocence
1. Passion
22. Go Fish (maybe the worst epi ever)
21. Inca Mummy Girl
20. Reptile Boy
19. Some Assembly Required
18. Bad Eggs
17. Killed by Death (though its a fun episode just for the Cordy moments)
16. Phases
15. What's My Line Part 1
14. The Dark Age (underrated?)
13. What's My Line Part 2
12. Ted
11. When She was Bad
10. Lie to Me
9. Halloween
8. Becoming Part 1
7. Surprise
6. I Only Have Eyes for You
5. Passion
4. School Hard
3. BB&B
2. Innocence
1. Becoming Pt 2
 

slayer730

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  1. Passion
  2. I Only Have Eyes for You
  3. Becoming, Part Two
  4. Becoming, Part One
  5. Innocence
  6. School Hard
  7. Lie to Me
  8. Halloween
  9. Surprise
  10. When She Was Bad
  11. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  12. What's My Line, Part Two
  13. Phases
  14. What's My Line, Part One
  15. Ted
  16. The Dark Age
  17. Some Assembly Required
  18. Reptile Boy
  19. Go Fish
  20. Bad Eggs
  21. Killed by Death
  22. Inca Mummy Girl
 

Serenityrose

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1. Becoming pt 2
2. Innocence
3. Passion
4. School Hard
5. Becoming pt 1
6. Surprise
7. Lie to Me
8. What my Line pt 2
9. What's my Line pt 1
10. I Only Have Eyes
11. Halloween
12. Phases
13. Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered
14. Killed by Death
15. Dark Ages
16. Ted
17. When she was Bad
18. Some Assembly Required
19. Inca Mummy Girl
20. Reptile Boy
21. Bad Eggs
22. Go Fish
 

Mrs Gordo

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Black Thorn
  1. Becoming pt 2
  2. Becoming pt 1
  3. Innocence
  4. Surprise
  5. What my Line pt 2
  6. What's my Line pt 1
  7. Passion
  8. I Only Have Eyes for You
  9. When she was Bad
  10. Lie to Me
  11. Halloween
  12. School Hard
  13. Bad Eggs (Ya'll don't understand!)
  14. Phases
  15. Some Assembly Required
  16. Reptile Boy
  17. Ted
  18. Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered
  19. Dark Ages
  20. Go Fish
  21. Inca Mummy Girl
  22. Killed by Death
 

spikenbuffy

"Look, it's blood, it's Summers blood. "
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1. Passion
2. Becoming pt 2
3. Becoming pt 1
4. Innocence
5. Surprise
6. School Hard
7. When She Was Bad
8. Lie To Me
9. Halloween
10. Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered
11. Reptile Boy (yeah I know, but I love that episode, Buffy is adorable in this episode, I love the character interactions and Bangel is adorable)
12. What's My Line pt 2
13. What's My Line pt 1
14. Dark Ages
15. I Only Have Eyes ... (Good episode but I just love the others more)
16. Phases
17. Ted
18. Some Assembly Required
19. Killed by Death
20. Inca Mummy Girl
21. Bad Eggs
22. Go Fish
 
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WillowFromBuffy

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1. Passion
2. Becoming pt 2
3. Innocence
4. When She Was Bad
5. I Only Have Eyes For You
6. Lie To Me
7. Becoming pt 1
8. Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered
9. Surprise
10. What's My Line pt 1
11. School Hard
12. Halloween
13. Phases
14. What's My Line pt 2
15. Ted
16. Dark Ages
17. Killed by Death
18. Reptile Boy
19. Bad Eggs
20. Inca Mummy Girl
21. Go Fish
22. Some Assembly Required
 
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RDHWesley

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1. Becoming One and Two (Fantastic finale, from the Angel flashbacks to the moment he gets a sword rammed into his chest, this is one of my favourites. Sounds like I don't like the guy. I do!)
2. Innocence (I think this is where David Boreanaz finally shines as an actor. He's amazing as Angelus and I love the emotional heart of this episode)
3. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (One of the funniest episodes and I like the way Xander learns something here. Amy also makes a welcome return)
4. Ted (I'm honestly surprised so many people seem to hate this one. Ritter's casting is great and I love how real it feels. I don't even mind that he turns out to be a robot)
5. Lie To Me (I like the plot of this more than anything else and the ending scene between Buffy and Giles in the cemetery is really nicely done)
6. Halloween (Really nice idea behind it and Ethan Rayne is at his best)
7. School Hard (Introduces Spike and Drusilla. They're both excellent. Not much else to say)
8. Passion (Jenny's death is really nicely handled and this is the first time Angelus is proven to be as evil as they say. It's also the first episode to ever make me cry - the moment when Buffy rescues Giles from the factory)
9. Surprise (Rewatching this is particularly painful. I'm not a massive Bangel person but I love what Buffy and Angel's relationship represents: idealistic, young love. This episode teases you with it before Innocence takes it away)
10. I Only Have Eyes For You (Some cool horror moments in this episode and I really like the whole ghosts doomed to repeat the same event concept)
11. What's My Line One and Two (I'm not a big fan of Kendra but her inclusion here is really nice and any episode featuring Spike and Dru as the big villains are always going to find favour with me)
12. Phases (I miss Oz. Don't like the hunter character though)
13. Inca Mummy Girl (It's kind of dumb but I enjoy the episode's energy and Xander gets some nice development as well)
14. Killed by Death (The Kinderstod is a really menacing villain but the episode as a whole doesn't use him that well. The idea that there isn't a demon and it's all in Buffy's head is a good one but isn't really expanded on)
15. Some Assembly Required (Not bad, but nothing special. Giles and Jenny are sweet together and that's probably the best thing in it)
16. The Dark Age (I like the first half of this episode for how weird it is but once Jenny gets possessed it becomes a bit too gloomy)
17. When She Was Bad (Hate the way Buffy acts in this one but it's understandable given what she'd been through. It's basically a coda to Season 1 more than anything else)
18. Go Fish (This episode just got put at a bad time. We're on the edge of our seats for the final fight between Buffy and Angelus and we get a throwaway dedicated to a swim team turning into fish people)
19. Bad Eggs (The Bezoar isn't a bad idea, it's the cowboys that make this one annoying)
20. Reptile Boy (Bad plot and bad villain combined with unfunny and insulting treatment of Xander makes for a pretty awful story)
 

SpikeBad

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Here's my ranking. I just went by my most favorite to rewatch.

22. Some Assembly Required
21. The Dark Age
20. Inca Mummy Girl
19. Reptile Boy
18. Bad Eggs
17. Killed by Death
16. Ted
15. Go Fish
14. Phases
13. Surprise
12. What's My Line, Part 1
11. What's My Line, Part 2
10. Becoming, Part 1
9. Lie to Me
8. When She Was Bad
7. Innocence
6. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
5. Halloween
4. School Hard
3. Becoming, Part 2
2. Passion
1. I Only Have Eyes for You (My favorite episode of the whole series)
 
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