Go Fish
Episode 20 of 22 within Season Two. Item 33 of 145 overall.
Production number 5V20.
Elin Hampton - Writer
David Semel - Director
546 votes

When a monster starts preying on members of the Swim Team, Buffy takes it upon herself to protect the star players, while Xander goes undercover to discover the truth about the missing team mates.

original airdate--May 05,1998  rating--3.6 million

network--The WB 

songs--Theme song--buffy the vampire slayer by Nerf Herder

  1. "Mann's Chinese" by Naked.
  2. "If You'd Listen" by Nero's Rome.
  3. Shawn Clement and Sean Murray - original score


Body Count:

  • Dodd McAlvy, turned into a Gill Monster
  • Sean, turned into a Gill Monster
  • Gage Petronzi, turned into a Gill Monster
  • Cameron Walker, turned into a Gill Monster
  • Nurse Greenliegh, eaten by Gill Monsters
  • Coach Marin, eaten by Gill Monsters

Monster of the Week: 

  • Gill-man from The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the final Universal movie monster to be reimagined in this season. In the films, the creature is posited to be the last surviving member of a race of amphibious monsters that were prolific in the Devonian age. The creatures primarily lived in an unexplored lagoon deep in the Amazon rainforest.

Members of the swim team were exposed to a steroid mix which was added to the water supply in the steam room. The coach invented the mixture using fish DNA and reports of similar experiments made by the Soviet Union. The mix transformed four of the boys into amphibious monsters, who all escape to live in the sea.


Buffy Summers looks like your typical high school cheerleader type, with nothing to worry about but grades and boys. Change that to vampires and demons and you'll be right. For Buffy is the "chosen one," the latest in a long line of Slayers whose destiny it is to fight evil.

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regional titles

Gaan vissen
Go Fish
Les hommes-poissons
Das Geheimnis der Fischmonster
Téigh Éisc
Il DNA del campione
Un Asunto Escamoso