People in Sunnydale prepare for Christmas tide, except Jewish Wilow, who tells lover Oz she's ready for physical intimacy, he decides to wait. Now his physical suffering is over, Angel is haunted by a new kind of nightmares and visions, always and everywhere, about Angelus' horrible past since the 19th century, with victims and other persona appearing and talking to him. Learning those visions even enter Buffy's dreams, focusing on sex with her to lose his soul and then killing her, Giles agrees to do research as Angel desperately begged him; he is helped by Buffy and Xander, for whom Christmas is a nightmare of lacking any family celebration. They find that Angel is tormented by the Bringers or Harbingers of Death, the three high-priests of the First Evil, older then demons and incorporeal, and Buffy finds the mark of its residence. Angel can't stand the fear of giving in to temptation at the price of her life and resolves to commit suicide by sunrise, Buffy's pleading to make him ... Written by
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The snow in this episode was artificial, as southern California at the time was going through an extreme heat wave at the time. The ground would have been too warm at that time to accumulate that much precipitation so quickly, let alone at all. See more
The First is often seen touching or caressing Angel, however it is later revealed in season 7 that the first is non corporeal and therefore would not have been able to touch anything. See more
Look, I'm weak. I've never been anything else. It's not the demon in me that needs killing, Buffy. It's the man.
You're weak. Everybody is. Everybody fails. Maybe this evil did bring you back, but if it did, it's because it needs you. And that means that you can hurt it. Angel, you have the power to do real good, to make amends. But if you die now, then all that you ever were was a monster.
The Monster in the logo wears a Santa hat while the tune of "Jingle Bells" can be heard under the regular "Grr, Argh." See more
Cant Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
Written and performed by Barry White See more