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Help me, oh Buffy afficinados, for I am confused!

We've just started on the second season - watched the first two eps of that last night. On the credits at the end of the first ep ("When She Was Bad") was a listing for "Tara". Huh? There was no Tara in that episode - I'm sure I'd have recognised her from all of glitterboy1's icons, if nothing else! - and I had somehow got the idea that Tara doesn't appear until the 5th season, although admittedly I don't know where I got that from. The second ep ("Some Assembly Required") didn't have that credit.

I don't want to go look at episode and character guides for fear of spoiling myself in a major way, so can anyone enlighten me??
When I wrote the CULES play, I had four characters who in my head were teenagers 1,2,3 and 4. However, I decided that casting someone as Teenager 3 might upset them, so I gave them all names, even though I think they never used them at all (or did anything beyond hang around and be backing dancers...)
A good point. I'm sure actors would rather have a named character on their CV than "man in nightclub" type things.