Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1, Episode 7

Angel (14 Apr. 1997)

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Buffy discovers Angel's horrifying secret.

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The Master in the hell-mouth feels Buffy has slain too many of his 'family', so he sends the Three, strong vampire worriers, to kill her, but Angel intervenes, they both get away. Buffy takes him home to dress his wound, sees his tattoo and learns vampires killed his parents. Even knowing the Three will be killed -as punishment and as a lesson for the master's young son Colin- guardian Giles steps up Buffy's weapons training. When Angel kisses Buffy, he turns into a vampire, but jumps out of the window. However Darla, Colin's older sister, pretends to be a school friend so Buffy's ma invites her in, then bites her and arranges for Buffy to see only Angel holding her ma. Giles researched Angelus is an age old terrible European vampire, who mysteriously stopped feeding since emigrating to America. Buffy sets out to hunt Angel with a crossbow, but asks first why he spared her life, hence learns how Romany gypsies punished his cruelties by giving him a soul, and thus the pain of a ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Producer and writer Marti Noxon has stated that this episode, particularly the scene Buffy offers her neck to Angel, changed her negative impression on the series (before she was hired), which was based on the original film. See more »

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Vampires can't enter a house unless invited. Throughout Buffy this appears to be some kind of force field, as if the vampire has run into a brick wall. But in this episode, the vampire chasing Buffy and Angel gets its arm through Buffy's front door. See more »

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Angel: I can walk like a man, but I'm not one.
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References Mortal Kombat (1992) See more »

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Angel!
27 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After he saves her from a gang of vampire warriors, Angel and Buffy's relationship grows. As their love blooms, Buffy learns that Angel has been hiding a dark secret. She hesitates, not sure what to believe, but when Angel's secret puts someone she loves in danger, she knows what she has to do.

The revelation episode.This is a fantastic episode and one of the best in the first series.This is where the continuing storyline of the Angel/Buffy romance starts. I really enjoyed this episode very much and this is where everything starts. If your looking for a great episode this is the one.


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