Love Online - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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In Italy 1418, a powerful demon Moloch is corrupting and killing people in town. The monks, worried that Moloch will consume all, trap him inside a book for all of eternity.

In the present time, Moloch's book is sent to the Sunnydale High library. The computer lab crew are scanning books onto the the digital server. Moloch's book is scanned and his spirit is uploaded to the internet.

Willow is gushing over a new boy. Buffy presses for information, but Willow doesn't share any details. She met him online.

A webcam is monitoring Buffy and Willow as they're having a conversation. The computer sends a photo of Buffy to Fritz and tells him to watch her.

Willow's new crush is Malcolm Black. Buffy worries about her since Willow has no clue what Malcolm even looks like.

Strange tech problems start happening around Sunnydale High.

Xander is worried over Willow too. He thinks Malcolm could be anyone, pretending to be a high school student.

Fritz is being brainwashed by his computer screen. He's carving an "M" into his arm.

Willow rushes into the gym locker room late. Buffy worries over Willow's attitude and how much time she's spending with Malcolm. Willow has blown off a few classes.

Buffy chats with Dave about how to find Malcolm's location. She thinks Dave could be Malcolm; however, he's acting too strange about the situation.

Giles encourages Buffy to follow Dave. She follows him to a tech building where people are moving around materials. The building, in actuality, belongs to a company that shut down a year prior. No one should be in the building.

The computer screen sends Fritz a message to kill Buffy.

Willow is chatting with Malcolm online. He starts to give her the creeps after spilling information about Buffy's permanent record.

Dave lures Buffy into the gym shower with the intent to electrocute her. He changes his mind and saves her at the last minute. He panics; he no longer wants to serve Moloch. Moloch writes a fake suicide note on the computer and Fritz kills Dave.

Giles believes the demon Moloch has been freed from his book. Buffy realizes he's been transported into the computer instead. They try deleting the file, but Moloch stops them.

Buffy finds Dave's body hanging in the computer room.

Willow is kidnapped by Fritz and taken to C.R.D.

Giles asks Ms. Calendar's help in getting rid of Moloch from the internet. Ms. Calendar is a techno pagan; she can call on her coven to help bind him and remove him from the net.

Moloch's followers have transported him into a robotic body. He kills Fritz to show the extent of his power. He wants to be with Willow and repay her for helping him to be free from the book.

Buffy and Xander break into C.R.D. to save Willow. After nearly suffocating in the hallway, they pull her from the lab in time.

Giles, Ms. Calendar and her coven send an incantation around the net to stop Moloch. His connection to the net is severed; he is trapped in his robot form.

Willow stands up to Moloch and he pushes her out of the way. Buffy tricks Moloch into punching her, but he his an electrical grid instead. Moloch is electrocuted instead and explodes; his body is broken apart.

Giles thanks Ms. Calendar for helping with the spell.

Xander, Willow and Buffy bond over their complicated, and sometimes failed, romantic relationships.

Show:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Episode Number:
8

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 8 Quotes

Xander: I mean, sure, he says he's a high school student, but I can say I'm a high school student.
Buffy: You are.
Xander: Okay, but I can also say that I'm an elderly Dutch woman. Get me? I mean, who's to say I'm not if I'm in the elderly Dutch chat room?
Buffy: I get your point. I get your point! Oh, this guy could be anybody. He could be weird, or crazy, or old or...he could be a circus freak. He's probably a circus freak!
Xander: Yeah, I mean, we read about it all the time. You know, people meet on the net, they talk, they get together, have dinner, a show. Horrible ax murder.
Buffy: Willow...ax murdered by a circus freak. Okay...okay, what do we do? What are we doing? Xander! You get me started. We’re totally overreacting.
Xander: But that’s fun, isn’t it?

Willow: His name is Malcolm Black. He’s 18, lives in Elmwood, which is about 80 miles from here, and he likes me.
Buffy: Short? Tall? Skinny? Fat?
Willow: Why does everything have to be about looks?
Buffy: Not everything, but some stuff is. I mean, what if you guys get really really intense and then you find out that he...has...a hairy back?!
Willow: Well, no. He doesn’t talk like somebody who would have a hairy back. And anyway, that stuff doesn’t matter when you really care about each other. Maybe I’m not his ideal either?
Buffy: Hey, I’m just trying to make sure that he’s good enough for you. I think it’s great you met someone.