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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First episode to be named after a Buffy character. See more »

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Towards the end, Darla fires over 40 rounds from two semi-auto pistols without reloading. The pistols used were single-stacked, using standard magazines, and couldn't possibly hold 20+ rounds each. See more »

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Rupert Giles: It seems you encountered the Three. Warrior vampires, very proud and very strong.
Willow Rosenberg: How is it you always know this stuff? You always know what's going on. I never know what's going on.
Rupert Giles: Well, you weren't here from midnight until six researching it.
Willow Rosenberg: No, I was sleeping.
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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith, Hope & Trick (1998) See more »

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One of the best episodes of the first season
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We learn about the mysterious Angel in this tightly scripted episode. The extent of Buffy's feelings for him is also revealed. Comedic relief is provided by the vain Cordelia and Darla had some great lines, too. After a couple of episodes that filled out the other main characters but did not much further the plot, this episode moves along swiftly while providing the backstory to one of the most popular characters on the show.

For me, three episodes really stood out in the first season: the series premiere, which grabbed my attention with the first scene; this episode, which provided the first major twist in what would become a main character; and the season finale, which as is the norm in the story does not disappoint.


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