Lies My Parents Told Me
Episode 17 of 22 within Season Seven. Item 140 of 145 overall.
Production number 7ABB17.
David Fury - Writer
Drew Goddard - Writer
David Fury - Director
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Buffy and her friends attempt to unravel the secret behind "The First's" control over Spike.

Meanwhile, Principal Wood seeks Giles' cooperation in destroying Spike for the good of everyone.

original airdate--March 25,2003        rating--2.3 million


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

  1. "Early One Morning" by Roger Whitaker.
  2. "Early One Morning" by Michelle O'Hare


Body Count

  • Two vampires, dusted by Spike
  • Anne Pratt, sired and dusted by Spike
  • Richard, dusted by Buffy

Goofs: When Buffy goes to Robin Woods office to tell him everything is still normal in the school you can see a crew member to the left of the screen.

  • After Spike finishes reading his poem to his mother, the piece of paper that it's written on disappears from his hands between shots. We never hear or see him put it in his pocket and he doesn't move to put it down on the table beside him.
  • When Spike tells his mother that he's become a vampire, she asks him if he's drunk. He responds with "Little bit." Just after he says this, someone can be heard coughing off-camera. It could be his mother because she isn't supposed to be well, but it seems odd that the camera wouldn't be on her during this. And a cough wouldn't really be necessary for the scene.


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139 Storyteller
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141 Dirty Girls
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alternative title

Also known as - Mothers and Sons

regional titles

Lies My Parents Told Me
Lies My Parents Told Me
Lies My Parents Told Me
Mütter und Söhne
Lügen Meine Eltern haben mir
Le bugie dei miei genitori
Lies My Parents Told Me