Faith uses a shaman's powers to take away Angel's soul.



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Horned Demon Skyler offers the slayers to sell them the Books of Ascension for $5,000, so he can flee from the Hell-mouth by plane; Faith informs the Mayor, who makes her steal them and kill Skyler, then turn to Angel 'scared' to seduce him but fails. Buffy consults the gang plus Wesley, they find a reference to a 1723 precedent when a whole English village disappeared. The mayor enlists someone in a ninja suit who manages to turn Angel back into Angelus by stealing his soul with Faith's help, they become lovers. The mayor demonstrates his invulnerability and approves Angelus's plan to capture and torture Buffy, just not kill her soon to avoid a replacement, again Faith helps, but actually... Written by KGF Vissers

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16 March 1999 (USA)  »

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The movie that Buffy and Angel are walking out of, Le Banquet D Amelia, is not a real movie. See more »


When Faith comes to Angel the first time, she shows him her hands covered in blood, but when she touches Angel's neck and hair, and her own hair, and even rubs both hands across Angel's shoulders and neck, she leaves no trace of blood behind; her hands are clean. In fact, the blood on her hands is shown to be dry and it would be obvious to assume that in the time taken for her to get from the Demons house to Angels mansion that this would be the case. Therefore, there would be no blood transfer onto either Faith or Angel. See more »


Mayor Richard Wilkins III: I've got two words that are gonna make all the pain go away. Miniature... golf.
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


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The One Where Faith Takes Away Angel's Soul...
20 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's just excellent. It is one of my all-time favorite Season 3 episodes and it very enjoyable to watch.

In this episode, Faith is determined to get Angel over to her and the Mayor's side, but she can't do this whilst he has a soul. She tries to seduce him and give him his "one moment of true happiness", but it doesn't work. So she gets a shaman to take away his soul instead. After this, Angel is on their side, and is happy to start wreaking mayhem. He let's the Mayor know that he does not work for him, but he will help. They start by kidnapping Buffy, and just before Faith and Angel kill her, Faith leaks all the secrets of the Mayor. Such as his plan for Graduation Day and what will happen. Once they know this, it is revealed that Angel has not changed and his soul is perfectly intact. It turns out that Giles knew the shaman, and actually introduced him to his wife, so the shaman owed him a favor.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which in my rating book is: Freaking ridonkulous.

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