All Episodes, Season 1

1.10 Nightmares

 

“Scary. I’ll tell you something, though. There are a lot scarier things than you. And I’m one of them.”

Buffy

Nightmares are becoming real! And maybe they are real. Or maybe they’re not. We’re confused and unsure.

This one is stuffed with…stuff. Little House on the Prairie. Twin Peaks. Judy Blume. Confusion about baseball terminology. And (of course) pigeon sex.

2
Back off a little there, Joyce
3
Poor Wendell
6
That’s one creepy teacher
7
Laura here is a throwback to Ronette Pulawski from Twin Peaks
8
This doctor was giddy with excitement to tell all his patients’ stories
9
Willow’s locker has a Nerf Herder sticker along with her photo of Giles
10
John doesn’t think this is bad. Jess disagrees
12
We don’t like you, Hank
13
My two dads
14
Hank showing off his bottom, part 1
15
Hank showing off his bottom, part 2
16
We hate to see sad Buffy
17
Cordy is so brilliant
18
Cordy continues to be brilliant
19
Xander is concerned about Nazis. And so he should be,
20
That poor student must be dead
21
We LOVE Willow
22
They meet at last. Or do they? We’re confused about reality in this episode
23
Shiiittttt!
24
Giles’s scream is amazing
26
Oh Giles, we do love you
27
SMG looks great as a vampire
28
There goes the CGI budget
29
Nice hat, you monster
30
Yeah, we still hate you, Hank

Trivia

From The Buffy Trivia Guide, a website Jess created back in the heady early 2000s.

The following exchange between Buffy and Giles was deleted from Nightmares:

Giles: “Are you all right? You look a bit peaked.”
Buffy: “Hospital lighting. It does nothing for my fabulous complexion.”
Giles: “Are you…sleeping all right?”
Buffy: “I’ll sleep better when we find this guy. Nothing like kicking the crap out of a bad guy to perk up my day.”

Source: The Watcher’s Guide by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
When Sarah Michelle Gellar started filming Buffy, she had a fear of graveyards and being buried alive, which is ironic seeing as her character was buried alive twice in the show, and spends most of her evenings in graveyards. The crew built their own mock graveyard in the car park of the Buffy lot for season two. In an interview on British TV (shown on SKY One) with Richard Blackwood, Sarah Michelle Gellar called herself a “puss” because of her fear.

Quotes

Willow: “I don’t like spiders, okay? Their furry bodies, their sticky webs – what do they need all those legs for anyway? I’ll tell you: for crawling across your face in the middle of the night.”

Buffy: “Scary. I’ll tell you something, though. There are a lot scarier things than you. And I’m one of them.”

Xander: “I’m not worried. If there’s something bad out there, we’ll find, you’ll slay, we’ll party.”

Willow: “When Buffy was a vampire, you weren’t still, like, attracted to her, were you?”

 

Links

 

 

Hush: is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast, where we’re watching every Buffy episode, one at a time. Hush is presented by long-time Buffy fans Jess Beeley and John Byrne, who live in Limerick, Ireland.

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