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It’s time to meet our first non-vampire threat in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Are you prepared? Well, grab your pom-poms and let’s go.
We pick up this episode where "Welcome to the Hellmouth" left off, with Luke’s gaping jaws. But — oh no! — he’s burned by the cross that Angel gave Buffy, giving our heroine the chance to escape. This makes Angel’s rather redundant appearance in the previous episode a little more relevance, but he still doesn’t have a great deal to do in this two-parter.
We begin "Teacher's Pet" with Xander daydreaming. Pretty much most of what you need to know about the main theme of the episode is set up right from the start. Xander is striving for a traditional, patriarchal masculinity. He wants to save the damsel in distress—here, it's Buffy—and pull off an awesome guitar solo as well.
The first ever episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer opens on a shot of Sunnydale High School. This place is pivotal to the first three seasons of the show. In the world of Buffy, high school is not just hellish, it is literally built on a Hellmouth.