First Date
Episode 14 of 22 within Season Seven. Item 137 of 145 overall.
Production number 7ABB14.
Jane Espenson - Writer
David Grossman - Director
249 votes

Buffy goes out on a date with Principal Wood, who reveals his true identity, Xander gets a date with a cute girl who's more than meets the eye and "The First" attempts to convince Andrew to murder the potential Slayers.

original airdate--February 11,2003    rating--4.2 million


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

  1. "Ammunition" by Trembling Blue Stars. 
  2. "Still Life" by Trembling Blue Stars.


Body Count

  • One Harbinger of Death, beheaded by Giles
  • Three vampires, dusted by Buffy
  • Two vampires, dusted by Robin Wood
  • Lissa, beheaded by Buffy

Goofs: When Buffy, Spike and Principal Wood are driving, how does Principal Wood notice Spike in the rear view mirror if vampires don't cast a reflection?

  • In the graveyard scene when Cho-Anne says the Cantonese translation of 'I don't understand what any of you are saying', watch her closely in the shot just before it. She starts to mouth part of the line early, but we don't hear it.
  • When Buffy goes to save Xander from Lissa, she knocks a dagger out of her hand and it is thrown to the ground near the far end of the room. Two shots later it has moved closer to the door.

Trivia: At the very beginning of the episode when Giles and the Scoobies are walking in the graveyard, there's a gravestone clearly marked "Snyder", a reference to Principal Snyder, played by Armin Shimerman, who was a major character in the high school years.


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regional titles

First Date
First Date
date du premier
Das erste Date
Dáta an chéad
Primo appuntamento
primera Fecha