The creepy demons "The Gentlemen" capture the voice of the population of Sunnydale, to steal human hearts without scream. Giles find that in accordance with a legend, the creatures will be destroyed if a lady screams, but Buffy's gang plus Riley must fight the monsters voiceless. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
was asked in a May 6, 2003, interview with Fred Topel, which was her favorite episode. She said: "Hush," the silent one, because it was so interesting to do. I had never done anything like that and it was just such an interesting process, having to really know where each moment was because you didn't have the benefit of words. It was so compelling. See more
Characters do not have voices, yet are able to gasp audibly and make some noises.
EXPLANATION: Voiceless sounds are those in which the vocal folds do not vibrate. Vowels are always voiced; some consonants are voiced, but many are not. Voiceless consonants ("t", "p", "k", etc) do not use the voice. They are percussive and use hard sounds. These sounds can be made by a person even if their vocal folds were removed or damaged; thus, a gasp or sigh (sharp in- or exhalation of air) can also be made without using voice. See more
[no one can speak; all written or mimed
Who are the Gentlemen? They are fairy tale monsters. What do they want?
[Willow points at her chest
[cups hands at his chest and mouths
Hearts. They come to a town. They steal all the voices so no one can scream. Then...
[Giles shows drawings of Gentlemen ripping out the heart from a person in bed
They need seven, they have at least two.
How do we kill them?
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