Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4, Episode 10

Hush (14 Dec. 1999)

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



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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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Alyson Hannigan 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 »


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 »


Riley: Don't worry. If I kiss you, it'll make the sun go down.
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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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