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The Puppet Show - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: After Buffy finds Morgan's brain, Willow pulls up Morgan's school file on one of the library computers without even touching the keyboard. One moment the monitor is on the desktop, the next it's showing Morgan's file.

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Teacher's Pet - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the episode 'Teacher's Pet', when Ms. French is eating her bug sandwich, her sleeves go from being up in the long shots to being pulled down in the close-up of the sandwich.

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Welcome To The Hellmouth (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Giles is giving his speech about the Hellmouth the books Buffy's holding keep changing from facing him to facing Buffy and back again.

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Witch - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Willow fills the test tube halfway with the witch-detecting potion, but when she hands it to Buffy it is only one-quarter full.

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I Robot, You Jane - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Buffy's birthdate starts at 1979. In "I Robot, You Jane", when the demon pulls up Buffy's file in the school system, it shows her year of birth as 1980 and her year as sophomore. But when her file comes up on the student's computer screen, it's changed to 1979 and that she is a senior. It wasn't until towards the end of season 1 in "Nightmares" that her birth year is 1981 (on her tombstone before she comes out as a vampire).

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Angel - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Vampires can't enter a house unless invited. Throughout Buffy this appears to be some kind of force field, as if the vampire has run into a brick wall. But in this episode, the vampire chasing Buffy and Angel gets its arm through Buffy's front door.

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Angel - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: In the episode 'Angel', during the climax at the Bronze Buffy puts down her crossbow and walks towards Angel, about 5 steps. When Darla bursts in a few seconds later the crossbow is back at her feet.

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Prophecy Girl - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: In the episode Prophecy Girl, during Buffy's rooftop fight with the Master, her shoes change in between shots from white heels, to black boots when she's kicking him, back to white heels.

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Never Kill A Boy On The First Date - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is talking to Owen at the end, there is a woman wearing a red/black checkered jacket, sometimes carrying a red bag, walking up the stairs behind Owen several times. You can also see her behind Buffy in shots facing her.

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The Pack - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Willow hides under the table in the classroom after fleeing the pack, we see that it is on legs and doesn't touch the floor. Yet when Xander comes in and scans the room, he sees the table but Willow's feet aren't visible, even though they should be judging by the height of the table from the floor.

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Witch - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: At home Buffy helps her mother open a crate. She tears off the cover and leaves it hanging by the side. Next shot the lid is back on. Not nailed anymore of course, but there was no time to put it back on.

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Witch - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Cordelia gets out of the car, she shuts the door, but in the next shot the door is open and is then hit by the truck.

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Teacher's Pet - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When we see Miss French make herself a bug sandwich, there are two, maybe three bugs left on her plate as she folds the bread. But when she eats the sandwich her plate is empty.

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Nightmares - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: In the season 1 episode "Nightmares", Buffy is talking to Willow about her mom's divorce and she shuts her locker. A few seconds later she shuts her locker again.

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Teacher's Pet - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Buffy finds Dr. Gregory's glasses on the lab floor she places them on the table, from the long shot she places them at the left end of the table near a plastic tub with a white lid, with the glasses open. Then it cuts to a close up where they are in front of a book on the right side of the table and are closed. Then cut back to the long shot and they are in the original place.

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Witch - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: At the beginning Buffy asks Giles, "You'll be stopping me how?" and he is facing her. Cut to him and he's looking down and away.

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Prophecy Girl - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Buffy drowns in Prophecy Girl, she falls into the pool with her hair tied in a ponytail and her arms under her. When she is discovered by Angel and Xander, her arms are by her sides and her hair is loose.

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Witch - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Xander and Willow are talking in the hall about his invisibility, the pen Willow toys with changes position back and forth between front and reverse shots.

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Angel - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Buffy leaves the Bronze (right before the Three attack her) to go home, she passes a strange-looking green-lit window. After the attack, she and Angel run past this window again, even though they're heading in the same direction Buffy was going anyway.

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Nightmares - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: In the scene where we see Buffy's mum drop her off at school, when Buffy is worrying that her dad will not show up, we firstly see Joyce's seatbelt is on. We then see her again and it is still on. However after the shot goes back from Buffy to herself, we can see her seatbelt is off. Then when the shot comes back to her again it is back on.

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Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When the gang are in the cafeteria and Giles comes along, Buffy is holding some food in her hand and Giles sits down, but in the next shot she has her drink in her hand and the straw at her mouth.

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Prophecy Girl - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Buffy falls down after the Master bites her, you can see her fall, then hear her hit the dry ground. But then a few shots later she falls again and this time into water.

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Teacher's Pet - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: After Buffy finds Dr. Gregory's glasses at the start of Miss French's class and places them on the table, they move position twice throughout the rest of the scene.

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Never Kill A Boy On The First Date - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the vampire breaks the glass with his head, the remaining glass disappears.

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Welcome To The Hellmouth (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Xander is talking to the girl at the Bronze his hand is on the pole and off the pole throughout.

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Spike: You listen to me. [Kneels in front of her.] I've been alive a bit longer than you, and dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine, and done things I prefer you didn't. I don't exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I follow my blood, which doesn't exactly rush in the direction of my brain. So I make a lot of mistakes, a lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years, and there's only one thing I've ever been sure of: you. [Buffy looks away; he reaches toward her face.] Hey, look at me. I'm not asking you for anything. When I say, "I love you, " it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Buffy: [Quietly.] I don't wanna be the one.

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Mistakes

Willow is turned into a ghost. Throughout the entire episode, she can't touch anything (can't turn the pages of a book, etc.), yet towards the end when she and Giles go to Ethan's shop, and she leaves, you can hear that she opened and closed the door, even though she can walk through walls and can't actually touch the door. The curtain moves when she leaves too.

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In addition to singing "Rest in Peace," James Marsters also played the song's guitar track.

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