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Trivia / Buffy the Vampire Slayer S4 E7 "The Initiative"

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  • Completely Different Title:
    • French: "Intrigues en sous-sol" (Schemes in the basement)
    • German: "Die Initiative" (The Initiative)
    • Portuguese (Brazil): "A Iniciativa" (The Initiative)
    • Spanish (Latin America and Spain): "La Iniciativa" (The Initiative)
  • Deleted Role: Scott Becker is credited as "Lost Freshman" although his scene was cut.
  • Deleted Scene:
    • This line was cut:
    Buffy: "Giles, I live in a dorm now. Filled with what the young people these days call 'the young people'."
    • After Giles tells Xander to shut up, they would continue:
    Xander: "Just setting the mood, big guy."
    Giles: "I don't think I ever fully appreciated how Buffy deals with this every night."
    Xander: "Buffster's the champ. Way she deals with the boredom. The violence. And all without these tasty little cucumber sandwiches to keep her going..." [Xander reaches into a brown paper bag. Fishes about. Empty.] "Hey, who ate the last one?"
    Giles: "Still, it's nice to be able to make oneself useful. I dare say we'll see some action before the night is through."
    Xander: "Commandos'll never see us coming. We're shadows, we're the wind, unseen and un—
    Lost Freshman: [offscreen] "Excuse me? You guys know which way's Mather House?" [Pause. Giles points.] "Thanks."
  • No Stunt Double: According to Mercedes McNab, she and Nicholas Brendon did their Wimp Fight themselves, but "we wore knee pads and shin guards… which was kind of ridiculous seeing it was just such a cheesy fight."


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