Owen Thurman was a Sunnydale High student to whom both Buffy Summers and Cordelia Chase were attracted. He enjoyed the works of Emily Dickinson, even keeping a book of her poetry with him as a safety blanket.
Owen accompanied Buffy, Xander Harris, and Willow Rosenberg to the Sunnydale Funeral Home when Rupert Giles was trapped on the premises by a group of vampires. He was injured by a newly-risen vampire before Buffy managed to kill it under the false pretense that he had just killed her date. The following day, Owen expressed an interest in further dates due to the violent nature of the night before, but Buffy gently turned him down, recognizing that his attitude would simply result in him getting killed if he stayed in her world for too long.
Behind the Scenes
- He was portrayed by Christopher Wiehl.
- Owen was initially named "Chambers" for the original script of "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date".
- Owen is the first male Buffy kisses on the show.