WELCOME TO THE HELLMOUTH


Episode #: 101

Original Air Date: 25th March, 1997

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Written by: Joss Whedon

Duration: 44 minutes

A vampire named Darla, a member of the Order of Aurelius and a servant of The Master, murders a student and stuffs him in a locker. Buffy Summers arrives in Sunnydale hoping to have a fresh start free from her Slayer responsibilities. Popular yet vapid cheerleader Cordelia Chase attempts to befriend Buffy, but Buffy is repulsed by Cordelia's dismissive treatment of outcasts Xander Harris, Willow Rosenberg, and Jesse McNally. Buffy meets her new Watcher, Sunnydale High's librarian Rupert Giles, who warns Buffy that an increase in supernatural phenomena in Sunnydale in recent years is an indication of a forthcoming demon uprising. A mysterious figure named Angel, claiming to be a friend, offers guidance and warns about a "Harvest". That night, at a nightclub called The Bronze, a group of vampires led by Darla attempt to kidnap Willow and Jesse. Buffy manages to kill one of the vampires and scares Darla off, rescuing Willow, but a stronger vampire named Luke corners her.

Guest Stars:

Mark Metcalf as the Master

Brian Thompson as Luke

David Boreanaz as Angel

Ken Lerner as Principal Bob Flutie

Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers

Julie Benz as Darla

J. Patrick Lawlor as Thomas

Eric Balfour as Jesse McNally

Persia White as Aura

Tupelo Jereme as Girl

Natalie Strauss as Teacher

Carmine Giovinazzo as Boy

Script developed by Never Enough Design