Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, Episode 14

Bad Girls (9 Feb. 1999)

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Faith convinces Buffy to live on the wild side, with fatal consequences.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)


The gifted students enjoy early college admissions, while Xander and Buffy rather worry about present high-school exams. The mayor and his cronies look forward to his demonic ascension, after 100 days of invulnerability. Buffy's council-appointed new, young Watcher Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is received coldly, forbids Giles even to be kept informed but proves his research-excellence by identifying instantly swords as belonging to the 15th century duelist vampires sect El Eliminati, the survivors of which still look for demon Balthazar's buried amulet; Buffy and Faith successfully search for it at the cemetery and clean out a vampire layer. Angel takes the amulet: it's not safe enough with greenhorn Wesley. The order reports to Balthazar's blob-shaped representative about his amulet. Impetuous Faith drags Buffy along, they get arrested and kill the innocent deputy mayor Allan Finch. Both watchers get captured by the sect, Angel brings the slayers... Written by KGF Vissers

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One of the colleges from which Willow receives acceptance letters is Wesleyan University, Joss Whedon's alma mater. See more »


When Buffy and Faith kick in the blinded window, you see a vampire on the floor with his legs in the sunlight. However, his arm, which is in the shade, catches fire. See more »


Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Buffy, you will go to the Gleaves family crypt tonight and fetch the amulet.
Buffy: I will?
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: [pauses] Are you not used to being given orders?
Buffy: Whenever Giles sends me on a mission, he always says 'please'. And afterwards I get a cookie.
[she grins at Giles]
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Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Great, Dark Episode.
6 January 2014 | by (London) – See all my reviews

"Bad Girls" is about the great bad influence that Faith has on Buffy. She tells her about how good she feels when she's killing vampires and how she's always craving for more and Buffy pretty much agrees with her. Buffy leaves her Chemistry test, which we've heard so much about, because Faith comes opening the window all "girlfriend lets kill some vamps!" and the certain scene ends with both of them dancing all sweaty with a bunch of horny guys. Of course one could understand that Buffy's been acting so carelessly, due to the fact that the new watcher's in town, an awful coward I must add... It could be a way of rebellion, an act of disapproving and making a point to herself, she's the Slayer, she wants something? She gets it, according to "F". This episode also shows how much can someone be influenced by his peers, a great metaphor for teenagers who this show was meant for; Buffy starts acting carelessly, dumps her friends and her test, steals, flirts, gets arrested and as you can understand stop being her usual self. Anyway, from my point of view this episode really stresses how different is Buffy from Faith. When Faith kills that man, Buffy is devastated she knows that, that's not what they do, they're supposed to protect people from getting hurt… She wants to solve things out, talk about it, she does have respect for life, whereas Faith wants to act like it never happened, she's in complete denial, she doesn't give a damn says so herself "I don't care". I have to admit to this point that I've haven't finished the third season yet, but I understand that this episode will definitely play a major role to the plot. To sum up, it was a great episode and I must say that there was some serious heat between Buffy and Faith throughout the episode… Anyway I think it will leave you with a bittersweet feeling. 10/10 without a doubt!

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