My favorite underrated moment is in the episode Ted. It rarely gets mention because it’s a filler episode but it’s cute moment between them.
Basically, Buffy is venting to Angel about her mom’s new boyfriend Ted, who seems too good to be true. She has her suspicious about him, but mostly everyone thinks she’s paranoid.
I just love this scene because they act like a normal couple. You have the girlfriend telling her boyfriend about her problems at home and he is just listening to her, but you can tell from his face that he really wants to say to her, “Honey, enough. You’re repeating yourself.”
But he is such a sweetheart. He heard worse things in his long life and listening to a teenage girl talking about her problems is nothing. But he listens patiently and even tries to change the subject to get her mind off of things.
Even though it is a short scene, it just shows how they can easily talk about other things that didn’t involved vampires and demons.
As occasionally happens in large groups of females, the women of the Summers house get their cycles in sync one month, including the potentials. It’s absolute chaos, with Buffy getting increasingly scatterbrained, Willow stuck in bed with debilitating cramps, Dawn eating everything she can get her hands on, and Vi, usually a quiet and good-natured girl, becoming a total monster and snapping at anyone who dares defy her. With Anya, Faith, and the rest of the potential slayers showing varieties of symptoms, the house is becoming a chamber of misery and torment.
The males of the household have ranging reactions this phenomenon.
Giles is trying to be as helpful and supportive as he can, constantly making runs to pick up whatever the girls require. He tries to remain composed, but is in truth terribly flustered by the subject.
Robin Wood has cut back on his visits drastically, and only stops by infrequently to check in or share news. He isn’t too embarrassed by the ladies’ functions, but prefers to avoid the drama abundant in the house.
Xander is dazed and uncomfortable with the proceedings and tries to stay as much out of the way as possible, sometimes going as far as to hide in closets and small rooms.
Spike was the first one to realize what was happening, as a vampire, being able to detect blood. He has barricaded the basement and is confining himself to it.
Strangely, Andrew is handling the situation best by far. He has taken it upon himself to act as a source of support and comfort to the ladies in their difficult time, listening to their problems and making sure they are well taken care of. He is often found handing out chocolate and sending Giles out for necessities ranging from iron supplements and heating pads to ice cream. He wasn’t knowledgable about ‘that time of month’ at first, but quickly googled it and found what he needed to know.