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



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Episode complete credited cast:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Shrouded Man


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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Release Date:

16 March 1999 (USA)  »

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The Shaman's spell is in Arabic translated to: "O demon, your soul stay no more..." See more »


When Mayor Wilkins is stabbed through the hand after Angel throws him the letter opener, the retractable blade of the prop knife is briefly visible as the Mayor retrieves it from the wound. See more »


Buffy: Well.
Angel: Well.
Buffy: That was very... artistic.
Angel: Yeah.
Buffy: It wasn't what I expected. I mean, I-I've never actually seen... Well, from the title, I thought it was about food.
Angel: Well, there was food.
Buffy: Right. Th-the-the scene with the... food. So, feel like getting some hot chocolate, or some cold shower?
Angel: I'm sorry. I wanted to take you out somewhere fun. It's been a long time since I've been to the movies. They've changed.
Buffy: A little scary. And a little not, which is also scary. I'm sorry. I-I just don't like ...
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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2 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Faith has finally thrown in her lot with the mayor to destroy the senior class at graduation. Using a guru robs him of his soul and tries to take out Buffy. Not a favorite of mine as I like Faith and I thought she had decided to take Angel's advice. Still it's interesting to see a slayer chose a different way, what she's capable of and give our good slayer a run for her money. Angel also shows his acting chops pretending to lose his soul, tricking her into believing he's a bad boy again and had me convinced until the big reveal comes along.

I get that it was a trap to see if Faith was really redeemed but I wonder how they set up the guru to be hired by the mayor and Angel knew he coming to try robbing his soul after the disdain she's shown him. Besides the holes in the story it keeps your attention to see if Faith will have a change of heart or go her own way.

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