Season 2, Episode 12 - “Bad Eggs”
Original airdate: Jan. 12, 1998
Project 310 re-watch date: Jan. 13, 2009
Simply put -- I don’t like this episode. It’s not as frustrating to watch as “The Pack”, but it’s just not good. It goes back to the Season 1 formula, does it in a cheesy way, and doesn’t advance any major story in any way.
I can’t imagine what it must have been like to be a “Buffy” fan back when the show was airing, waiting a month after “Ted” to get a new episode and ending up with this.
So, instead of harping on the negative (like how at no point in the episode do they establish any kind of motive for the mother demon, or explain ANY of the plot), I’m going to do something different.
When I’ve been watching these episodes, I usually cut them off right when the Executive Producer Joss Whedon black screen comes up. But for some reason, I let the credits run a little on this one, and there was one that stood out to me.
Someone named Brie McCaddin was apparently in the episode enough to earn a credit as “Cute Girl.” Now, there are plenty of cute extras in an average “Buffy” episode, so I went online to try and see what Brie McCaddin looks like. Only, when I got to her IMDB page, I found that this was one of just two credits she received in her acting career. She was also credited in one episode of “Pacific Blue”.
Further searching on the internet turns up almost nothing. In fact, most sites that have an entry for Brie McCaddin don’t even have the “Pacific Blue” credit, just one appearance as “Cute Girl” on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in 1998.
This mystifies me. How does someone’s acting career (if it even was that) reach the point of making a credited appearance on “Buffy” and then doing nothing of note again. I’d love to know more about Brie McCaddin. What was her experience like on “Buffy”? What other twists and tales did her acting career take? And most importantly, where is she now?
There’s a Brie McCaddin in New Jersey on Friendster, and one who works at a custom framing shop in Philadelphia on LinkedIn, but I can’t be sure either is THE Brie McCaddin (if there is such a thing).
If anyone has any info about Brie, please send it along. I’d love to hear it. Maybe something good can actually come out of this bad episode.