A group of murderous creatures straight out of a fairytale steal the voices of Sunnydale.



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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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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

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14 December 1999 (USA)  »

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On the DVD commentary track, Joss Whedon says that they wanted to pack the "audience" during the dream sequence in which Buffy and Riley kiss for the first time, so they not only filled the seats with extras, they also corralled the staff from the production offices and that day's set visitors and had them fill the seats and sit in the aisles as well. One of these impromptu extras was the actor Andy Hallett, who would go on to play the regular character of Lorne in Angel (1999). Hallett happened to be visiting the set that day. See more »


As the Gentlemen float along the dormitory hallways at 24:37 and 24:48, and again at 33:16, on the ceiling above them you can see part of the rigging from which they are suspended. See more »


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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
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Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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This episode made me write my first review.
12 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and really didn't begin to love the show until Season 4 started. This episode "Hush" was view by me alone in the dark just after Midnight with my windows open and the wind blowing through furiously by an after storm. The writers of this episode did an excellent job scaring the heck out of me. I was in awe the entire episode which I just finished 2 minutes ago. Amazing doesn't touch the surface of what this episode accomplishes with almost no dialogue. If you've never given this show much thought at least watch this episode. If this doesn't impress you then no episode probably will.

BTW My Heart is still racing...

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