Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6, Episode 16

Hell's Bells (5 Mar. 2002)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Fantasy
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 880 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

It's the day of Xander and Anya's wedding. Emotions are running high with Xander's disfunctional family clashing with Anya's demon friends. The ceremony is disrupted when an old man claiming to be the future Xander shows up.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (as Rebecca Rand Kirshner)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 19 Jul 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 23 Jun 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 20 Jan 2014
 
a list of 22 titles
created 18 Feb 2014
 
a list of 146 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hell's Bells" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hell's Bells (05 Mar 2002)

Hell's Bells (05 Mar 2002) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
« Previous Episode | 116 of 145 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jessica Harris
...
Cousin Carol
George Wallace ...
Old Man (as George D. Wallace)
...
...
Uncle Rory
...
Edit

Storyline

The day of the wedding has finally come and Xander and Anya are preparing for the hoards of guests. While Xander's screwed up human family go head to head with Anya's demon friends, an unexpected guest approaches Xander to warn him that his life with Anya may not turn out to be the married bliss he has hoped for. Written by Alex

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While Buffy is playing charades with the crowd at Xander and Anya's wedding, she puts her fingers up to her head like horns and you can hear someone in the background guess "Deathwok Clan!". This is a reference to Lorne from Angel (1999), who is a demon with horns and a member of the Deathwok clan. See more »

Goofs

As the manager shows Xander into the motel room, you can see over the top of the set. See more »

Quotes

Willow Rosenberg: Buffy, it's hideous. Oh my god, Buffy. Look at its arms!
Buffy Summers: I know. But it's my duty.
[Longer shot shows their ugly, venomous-green dresses]
Buffy Summers: I'm... Buffy the bridesmaid.
Willow Rosenberg: Duty-schmuty. I'm supposed to be best man. Shouldn't I be all Marlene Dietrich-y in a dashing tuxedo number?
See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
"Til Death Do Us Part...That's What Really Cracks Me Up" -- Tony Harris
4 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BtVS meets Runaway Bride. Or groom. Or whatever.

Just when you thought it was safe to head back into the murky mucky waters of BtVS because you'd already hit rock bottom...this episode comes along and demonstrates that new lows are a specialty when it comes to this series. What were the writers, directors, and actors thinking?

I WANT BACK THE 42:14 I wasted watching this rancid excuse for a TV show. (Either that...or I want what the writers/directors/actors were smoking, snorting, shooting, inhaling, and/or drinking.)

Would-be watchers...do yourselves a favor: read this review, and save yourselves 42 minutes of your life.

Xander -- who seems to have blown up like a Macy's Day Parade balloon -- and Anya -- are about to get married. Xander's drunken obnoxious family and some of Anya's demon friends are in attendance. Things go about as well as you would expect -- which is to say -- not very well at all. "Future" Xander arrives (a former victim of Anyaka's vengeance), shows Xander a phony "Ghost of Xander's X-Mas Future" vision of his life with Anya. And even after this guy is exposed as a fraud Xander decides to leave Anya at the alter anyway. (Dissing a former Vengeance Demon is not very bright, but then again, neither is Xander -- past, present, or future Xander.)

Buffy's prophetic statement to Xander as she's tying his bow-tie pretty much says it all: "You and Anya give me hope. It's like...you two are proof that there's light at the end of this very long long nasty tunnel." Unfortunately...the light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be attached to an oncoming train.


2 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jenny Calendar dukegleeson
Now, should ANDREW have walked away with it? youtubemisticaluser
Had Buffy stayed dead, would the scoobies keep fighting evil ?? drew-soto
John Ritter as Ted BuffyAngelCharmed3
Scenes you look away from carolannehowkerson
WHY is Buffy so mean to spike... even after... and almost until the end? dennisfandrick
Discuss Hell's Bells (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?