History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E2SomeAssemblyRequired

10th Jan '16 9:57:12 AM tropermorgan1234
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4th Jan '16 2:57:03 PM tropermorgan1234
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->''People don't fall in love with what's right in front of them. People want the dream. What they can't have. The more unattainable, the more attractive.''

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->''People don't fall in love with what's right in front of them. People want ->''"I'm an old-fashioned gal. I was raised to believe that men dig up the dream. What they can't have. The more unattainable, corpses and women have the more attractive.''
babies."''
-->--'''Buffy Summers'''
30th Dec '15 5:01:48 AM tropermorgan1234
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Jenny promises Giles a second date.




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Jenny promises Giles a second date. While Buffy talks to Chris about his agonising decision to bring back his brother, Angel arrives. Xander talks to Willow, brushing off Cordelia who tries to thank him for saving her life. Buffy and Angel leave together through the graveyard. Angel admits he was jealous over Buffy's dance with Xander but Buffy reassures him that she's not in love with Xander.



30th Dec '15 4:59:48 AM tropermorgan1234
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Two mad science students are trying to make a "perfect girlfriend" for one's Frankenstein's Monster of a brother, an old boyfriend of Cordelia's, by assembling body parts of recently-dead girls.

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Two mad Buffy is waiting for a vampire to rise and is arguing with Angel about their relationship, or lack of one. Angel decides to leave and as Buffy follows, she falls face first into an open grave. The body appears to have been dragged out recently.

The next day, Buffy and Xander catch Giles practising asking Ms Calendar out on a date. Giles listens to Buffy's findings and fears someone is trying to raise a zombie army. Buffy finds Willow signing up for the
science fair and she's talking to Chris, the reigning champ. As Buffy approaches, Chris' friend Eric takes pictures of girls passing by.

Willow finds the grave belonged to a girl named Meredith Todd had recently died in a car accident along with two other girls, Jane Atkins and Cathy Ryan. The Scoobies head to the cemetery to investigate. Buffy tells the others not to tell Angel as they are having problems.
That night, Cordelia leaves cheer-leading practice and heads to her car. Sensing someone is following her, she hides behind a dumpster. After feeling it's safe to come out, she bumps into Angel. They find dismembered body parts inside the dumpster and Angel decides to help her out.

The Scoobies return to the library to find a frightened Cordelia clinging to Angel. They decide to abandon the zombie theory and go to check other science student's lockers. They find medical books and an article about Meredith Tyler in Chris' locker and a jigsaw of female body parts in Eric's. Chris and Eric are building their dream girl.

In a secret lab, the two
students are trying to make finishing up with their experiment but they still need a "perfect girlfriend" for one's Frankenstein's Monster of a head. Eric has lined up three candidates: Buffy, Willow and Cordelia. Chris' brother, Daryl comes out from the shadows, looking disgusting and grotesque. He picks Cordelia's picture. Daryl was a popular athlete who died in an accident some years before. He was brought back by his brother and was promised a live-in companion.

The next day, Giles stumbles when asking Jenny Calendar on a date but she ends up asking him to come with her to the football game where she continues to tease him. Meanwhile, the Scoobies realise the science guys still need a head but as brain tissue decays so rapidly, they can't just dig up bodies from graves. The boys must kill someone and take the head straight away.

Buffy finds a lab in Chris' house and discovers the boys' next target. As she runs off to warn Cordelia, Daryl appears from the shadows. In the locker room, Cordelia is getting ready as Chris sneaks up behind her. Eric puts a bag over her head but is beaten up by Buffy. After Cordelia leaves, Chris tells Buffy about Daryl. They head back to his house and find Daryl is missing.

Buffy and Chris head back to the school. At the football game, Daryl watches Cordelia from the bleachers. As she goes to the water fountain, he drags her away. Daryl and Eric take her to an abandoned building where Eric plans to decapitate Cordelia. Cordy sees her
old boyfriend crush, Daryl in his decomposed state and screams. At the game, Buffy and Chris realise they're too late but Chris tells her where they can find Eric.

Meanwhile, Willow and Xander crash Giles' date with Jenny. Chris had told them what happened as Buffy rushes to the science lab. In the ensuing fight, a burner is knocked over and starts a fire. Xander arrives with the others and they help Cordelia escape. Giles and Willow drag an unconscious Eric out
of Cordelia's, by assembling body parts of recently-dead girls.
the way. As Daryl is about to kill Buffy, Chris stops him. The others escape and Daryl decides to stay behind with the unfinished creation and die in the fire.

Jenny promises Giles a second date.



11th Nov '15 5:11:31 AM Angelus25
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: "Some Assembly Required" would have been a lot easier to swallow had there been a mention of the guys using magic to augment their biology work, but there wasn't anything said about it. First, it's highly unlikely that all three dead cheerleaders would have had the same blood type and been compatible enough for their parts to be grafted together. Second, there's no way any of their cells would have still been living by the time the bodies were recovered and used. (Ditto with the dead football player who was brought back.) Third, no one seems to recall that heads can't be transplanted without severing the spinal cord, which results in complete paralysis. It's hard to imagine that that's what the reanimated dead kid had in mind when he wanted a girl built for him.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: "Some Assembly Required" would have been a lot easier to swallow had there been a mention of the guys using magic to augment their biology work, but there wasn't anything said about it. First, it's highly unlikely that all three dead cheerleaders would have had the same blood type and been compatible enough for their parts to be grafted together. Second, there's no way any of their cells would have still been living by the time the bodies were recovered and used. (Ditto with the dead football player who was brought back.) Third, no one seems to recall that heads can't be transplanted without severing the spinal cord, which results in complete paralysis. It's hard to imagine that that's what the reanimated dead kid had in mind when he wanted a girl built for him. Chalk it up to the Hellmouth to explain why the boys' methods did work on Daryl.
11th Nov '15 5:10:15 AM Angelus25
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Two mad science students are trying to make a "perfect girlfriend" for one's Frankenstein's Monster of a brother, a old boyfriend of Cordelia's, by assembling body parts of recently-dead girls.

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Two mad science students are trying to make a "perfect girlfriend" for one's Frankenstein's Monster of a brother, a an old boyfriend of Cordelia's, by assembling body parts of recently-dead girls.
25th May '15 6:36:31 AM Odon
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* ThatCameOutWrong: Angel scoffs at the idea that he's jealous of Xander as "he's just a kid".

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* ThatCameOutWrong: ThatCameOutWrong / JustAKid: Angel scoffs at the idea that he's jealous of Xander as "he's just a kid".
6th May '15 3:40:34 AM coralina33
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Bangel. Xander also mentions being called an idiot by someone he's attracted to kinda turns him on.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Bangel.Buffy and Angel. Xander also mentions being called an idiot by someone he's attracted to kinda turns him on.
25th Apr '15 9:47:24 PM 102372
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* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Angel worries that Xander is a possible love rival, as he can spend more time with her, including during the day. In fairness, that MatingDance Buffy gave to Xander was [[OperationJealousy meant to give him just this wrong impression]].

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* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Angel worries that Xander is a possible love rival, as he can spend more time with her, including during the day. In fairness, that MatingDance Buffy gave to Xander was [[OperationJealousy meant to give him just exactly this wrong impression]].



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: And do wacky things like bring your brother back to life or do the "sexy dance" with your best friend.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Cordelia again, played hilariously in this conversation:
-->'''Cordelia:''' ''[coming in]'' Hi. Sorry to interrupt your little undead playgroup, but I need to ask Willow if she'll help me with my science fair project. ''["The Tomato: Fruit or Vegetable?"]''\\
'''Willow:''' It's a fruit.\\
'''Cordelia:''' I would've asked Chris to help me, but then that would've brought back too many memories of Daryl.\\
'''Willow:''' I found it! Meredith Todd died in a car accident last week.\\
'''Cordelia:''' Of course, I have learned to deal with my pain.\\
'''Buffy:''' How was her neck?\\
'''Willow:''' Fine, except for being broken.\\
''[Giles comes out of his office]''\\
'''Cordelia:''' Hello! Can we deal with my pain, please?\\
'''Giles:''' [[SarcasmMode There, there]].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: And do wacky things like bring your brother back to life or do the have a "sexy dance" with your best friend.
25th Apr '15 9:37:23 PM 102372
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* FalseReassurance

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* FalseReassuranceFalseReassurance:



* GoodIsNotSoft: Buffy's intolerance for those with a soul doing the wrong thing is first addressed in this episode, believing Chris does not get any benefit of the doubt. "He's just a ghoul."

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* GoodIsNotSoft: Buffy's intolerance for those with a soul doing the wrong thing is first addressed in this episode, believing episode. Chris does not get any benefit of the doubt. "He's just a ghoul."



* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Angel worries that Xander is a possible love rival, as he can spend more time with her during the day. In fairness, that MatingDance Buffy gave to Xander was [[OperationJealousy meant to give him just this wrong impression]].
* ImprovisedWeapon: During the fight in the graveyard, Buffy panics when she can't find her stake. She takes the shovel off the vampire and stakes him with that.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy and do wacky things like bring your brother back to life, or do the "sexy dance" with your best friend.

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* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Angel worries that Xander is a possible love rival, as he can spend more time with her her, including during the day. In fairness, that MatingDance Buffy gave to Xander was [[OperationJealousy meant to give him just this wrong impression]].
* ImprovisedWeapon: During the fight in the graveyard, Buffy panics when she can't find her stake. She stake, so she takes the shovel off the vampire and stakes him with that.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy and LoveMakesYouCrazy: And do wacky things like bring your brother back to life, life or do the "sexy dance" with your best friend.friend.
-->'''Willow:''' Love makes you do the wacky.



* MirrorScare
* MixAndMatchMan

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* MirrorScare
MirrorScare: Chris scares Cordelia.
* MixAndMatchManMixAndMatchMan: Daryl's "girlfriend".
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