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?
This was the episode which introduced Amber Benson
, playing Tara Maclay, to the show. Although urban legend has it that Benson played an uncredited part in Season Three's Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland
(1999), that is incorrect. This is her first appearance on the show. She was originally passed over for the part by Joss Whedon
because she did not fit his mental image of what Tara should look and act like, but Marti Noxon
convinced Whedon to give Benson another reading, and she so impressed him, he decided to retool the character to fit the actress. See more
At 22:46, in the wide side-view of the Gentlemen floating down the street, if you look closely you can see traces of the wires used to suspend them showing against the upper floors of the buildings in the background, and in the following shot the wires suspending the two Gentlemen floating in the distance are similarly visible against the roof at the right of the clock tower. 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?
[...] See more
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett See more