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Published:April 12th, 2007 08:36 EST
Relationships change in second season DVD of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer

Relationships change in second season DVD of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer

By Garrett Godwin

Junior year of high school became a time of new friends, enemies, loves, pain, and betrayals when season two of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer is available on DVD.

The Slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar) receives two new allies in her fight against evil: musician Oz (Seth Green) and spoiled brat Cordeila Chase (Charisma Carpenter).  She also faces two new enemies: William the Bloody known as Spike (James Marsters) and his better yet cooky half Druselia (Juliet Landau).  The Slayer grows even closer with Angel (David Boreanaz), the vampire with a soul.  Even Xander (Nicholas Brendan) and Willow (Alyson Hannigan) found surprising romance -- just not with each other.

The sophomore season's episode highlights includes:

"When She Was Bad": Buffy struggles to deal with the aftermath of her battle with the Master (Mark Metcalf) from last season's "Prophecy Girl", affecting the relationships of those closest to her.

"School Hard": It is parent-teacher night that is turned into a nightmare when Spike, Dru, and their vampire enforcers take over Sunnydale High for a showdown against Buffy.

"Halloween": The costume Buffy is wearing for Halloween causes her to her slaying abilities, leading to everyone to supernaturally become who they're dressed up to be.

"The Dark Age": Watcher Giles' (Anthony Stewart Head) past comes back to haunt him.

"What's My Line": Buffy must not only deal with an contract on her head, but also another Slayer when Angel is kidnapped by Spike and is used for an ritual to save his beloved Dru.

"Surprise/Innocence": The relationship between Buffy and Angel takes a turn for the worse, as Angel becomes Angelus once more.

"Phases": While Buffy deals with the loss of her soul mate, Willow must deal with Xander and Cordelia's relationship, and finds love with a werewolf -- Oz.

"Passion": Angel's desire to torment Buffy and those she loves leads to the death of someone close to them.

"Becoming": The final battle between Buffy and Angelus draws near as Willow finds a cure to restore Angel's soul.

Featuring all 22 episodes with extras that include interviews with the cast and crew, this was the season that hits its stride.

Watch the continuing growth of "girl power" when season two of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer is available on DVD.