First Date
Episode 14 of 22 within Season Seven. Item 137 of 145 overall.
Production number 7ABB14.
Jane Espenson - Writer
David Grossman - Director
250 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.
  3. "Still Life" by Patty Medina


Body Count

  • One Harbinger of Death, beheaded by Giles
  • 3 vampires, dusted by Buffy
  • 2 vampires, dusted by Robin Wood
  • Lissa, beheaded by Buffy

Monster of the Week: 


  • Lyssa: Her demonic nature isn't touched upon before her death at the hands of Buffy, but she is apparently a non-descript temptress demon.




  • Potentials: Joanna, another potential is introduced in this episode, she apparently came to them between episodes. Also, Chao Ahn is shown on screen for the first time.
  • The First: The First finally returns in this episode and attempts to manipulate Andrew.




  1. Spike: Spike's chip has been removed entirely, much to the chagrin of Giles. We also find out that Spike will play some other role in The First's plans.
  2. Willow and Kennedy: Willow and Kennedy have apparently gotten together after their date in the previous episode.
  3. Principal Wood: Principal Wood has been revealed as a "freelance" vampire slayer. He was the son of a former slayer and maneuvered himself into Sunnydale to fight the evil to come. It is also revealed that he was raised by his mother's watcher.



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regional titles

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