Since compiling our list of the ’Ten Greatest Episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ back in May, we thought it was about time that we listed our picks for the worst episodes of Buffy.
As great as Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, I think we can all agree that not every episode is as memorable and exciting as ‘Hush’ or ‘Once More With Feeling.’ Here’s a list of ten episodes that will forever represent the low points of Buffy.
1. Where the Wild Things Are (Season 4, episode 18)
First up is ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’ To be honest, I don’t think there’s anything positive that I can say about this episode. For a large chunk of it, Buffy and Riley are at a frat party upstairs compelled to have sex with each other, while the rest of the Scooby gang attempt to fight off the angry manifestations of a group of children who were abused by the woman who formally managed the home. Personally, I was never really a fan of the whole Buffy-Riley relationship and the episode just seemed a little pointless. Nothing much happens, and if anything, its one redeeming quality is that it’s in this episode that fans first saw Giles (played by Anthony Stewart Head) sing (quite well, I might add) at the Espresso Pump.