Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4, Episode 10

Hush (14 Dec. 1999)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Drama | Fantasy
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A group of murderous creatures straight out of a fairytale steal the voices of Sunnydale.

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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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Joss Whedon claimed he wrote this episode as a challenge to himself. Critics had hailed him for his deft use of banter and witty wordplay, so he decided to see if he was a good enough writer to craft an episode which was largely lacking any dialog at all. See more »

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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 »

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Spike: Like I'd bite you anyway.
Xander: Oh, you would.
Spike: Not bloody likely.
Xander: I happen to be very biteable, pal. I'm moist, and delicious.
Spike: All right, yeah, fine. You're a nummy treat.
Xander: And don't you forget it.
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The Essence Of Why BUFFY Is Brilliant
11 May 2008 | by (Arlington, VA.) – See all my reviews

Having seen the movie years ago and been disappointed by its squandered potential, when I heard that it was becoming a TV series, I flatly refused to watch it. My best friend became a rabid fan immediately, and knowing my love for horror movies, could not believe that I wouldn't watch a single episode. I told him that the movie had scarred me for life as far as anything BUFFY was concerned, and he told me to forget that the movie even existed. He insisted that I give two episodes a shot: "Once More With Feeling" and this one.

Both of them are why I am a BUFFY fan today. He was right - I was hooked immediately. I have never seen a show with the guts to dare try an episode that has next to no dialogue, and nothing else could've pulled it off with the panache and the pure creativity of BUFFY. I think X FILES might've gotten away with it if they'd thought of it first, but I'm glad that BUFFY did it instead.

It is a credit to everyone involved that you are riveted for the entire hour, sometimes hanging onto the edge of your seat. And when it was all over, I craved to know more about every character. So I went out and bought the Season One boxed set. And the rest is history...

I guarantee you that if you've never seen it, either, you'll want to see more if you make this episode your first.

The only reason I'm not giving it 10 out of 10 is because I'm reserving that score for "Once More..."


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