A charismatic Slayer visits Sunnydale and wins over many of Buffy's friends. Meanwhile, two powerful vampires plot an attack.



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The gang enjoys being Seniors now. The Summers girls gloat the school board overruled the principal's refusal to allow Buffy back after make-up tests, but guilty nightmares about having slain her beloved Angel still plague Buffy, who remains too gloomy to accept a charming dance invitation from cute student Scott Hope, but he sweetly persists his charm offensive. Following a suspected vampire, Buffy finds the presumed victim is the new second slayer, Faith, who considers Giles hunky for a watcher. A limousine arrives in Sunnydale with upper-class vampires: the gravely mutilated Kakistos and his lieutenant, Mr. Trick. When some underlings attack the slayers in Kakistos's name, Giles warns it's Greek for 'the worst'... Buffy admits Willow's spell had cured Angel just before she slew him; somehow he reemerges from the hell-dimension her slaying sent him to. Written by KGF Vissers

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13 October 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Buffy asks Giles about the accuracy of her saying leprechauns aren't real, Giles responds with "As far as I know, yes." Marking the first instance of the running gag throughout both Buffy and Angel referencing the ironic nonexistence of a magical creature in a world where most if not all other mythical beings do in fact exist See more »


Buffy and Giles are walking. Giles holds a mug. He then looks at his wrist and says what time it is. Yet, the sleeve of his shirt is covering his wristwatch almost entirely. See more »


Buffy: I just wanna get my life back, you know? Do normal stuff.
Willow: Like date?
Buffy: Well...
Xander: Aw, you wanna date. I saw that half-smile, you little slut.
[Xander starts chuckling and Buffy punches him on the arm]
Xander: [still kind of chuckling] Ow.
Buffy: Alright... yes, date, and shop and hang out and go to school and save the world from unspeakable demons. You know, I wanna do girlie stuff.
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References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »


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A new Slayer in town
1 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Faith, Hope and Trick shows Buffy awaiting to attend school while trying to move on with her life as she meets a new guy and a new slayer arrives in town. A master vamp Kakistos follows after her in retaliation for scaring him. I find it interesting her reputation is growing around the world about her exploits as Faith mentions she uses a rocket longer once along with a few stories of her own saving a church bus and wrestling alligators in the buff. Faith has attitude, charismatic and very likable with her laid back personality mixed with her wild fighting style.

Kakistos is one scary dude from his cloven make up to his uncounted thirst for vengeance lurking in the shadows for Faith. I find it fascinating how much he differs from the master as he seems to still have a human appearance and no ordinary stake can slay him. It also shows a difference between the slayers as Faith had an abusive mother, no friends ran from her master instead of facing him and without Buffy most likely die at a young she to call the next.

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