Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, Episode 14

Innocence (20 Jan. 1998)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Drama | Fantasy
9.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 1,347 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

Buffy and her friends battle the judge and face unexpected danger from Angel, who has lost his soul after experiencing a moment of true happiness.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 22 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 03 Aug 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 06 Dec 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 30 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Innocence" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Innocence (20 Jan 1998)

Innocence (20 Jan 1998) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
« Previous Episode | 27 of 145 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
...
Oz
...
...
...
The Judge
...
Soldier
...
...
...
James Lurie ...
Edit

Storyline

Angel's night of fleshly passion with Buffy has transformed him again into the super-vampire Angelus, without a soul, who teams up with Spike, Drusilla and the assembled demon Judge, offering to eliminate Buffy with love. Willow is shocked to see Xander kiss Cordelia and turns to fellow nerd (but band member) Oz. Just sensing Angel doesn't truly love her back devastates Buffy, seeing him turned vampire again reduces her to useless tearfulness, then makes Giles's lady-friend Janna 'Jenny' Calendar, who clearly knew something, tell about Angel's soul-curse, while angel turns to her gypsy Uncle Enyos. Meanwhile Xander works rather literally on the line 'it took a army' to defeat the Judge... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 January 1998 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During Angel and Buffy's first lovemaking scene, Joss Whedon and sound editor Cindy Rabideau provided the heavy breathing, because they were too embarrassed to ask Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz to do it. See more »

Goofs

As the Judge is zapping his first victim on the stairs at the mall, the entire background scene of the mall below is frozen. This is especially noticeable in the case of a stooped-over man visible past the Judge's left elbow. See more »

Quotes

Rupert Giles: It's not over. I-I-I suppose you know that. He'll come after *you*, particularly. His profile, uh, well, he-he's likely to strike out at the things that made him the most human.
Buffy: You must be so disappointed in me.
Rupert Giles: No. No, no, I'm not.
Buffy: But this is all my fault.
Rupert Giles: No. I don't believe it is. Do you want me to wag my finger at you and tell you that you acted rashly? You did. A-and I can. I know that you loved him. And... he... has proven more than once that he loved you. You couldn't have known what ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Angel: City of... (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is one reason why Buffy was great
9 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sure there are some really cheesy episodes of Buffy and her stuttering timid friends can get annoying but there are a handful of epic episodes that are inspired, dark and poignant that tackle real issues better than any teen drama out there. This is one of them (a few others that come to mind is the season 1 finally, the nightmare episode and Spike & Drew's first episode).

Sarah Michelle Gellar is damn hot obviously but that fact aside, she has serious skill as an athlete and actress and this is proof. No wonder Buffy got picked up for several more seasons. The rest of the cast are at their best in this one too, I think they all knew this was one of the better written episodes.


3 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Buffy and Spike Abuse Gender Roles BeccaC4
Matured Too Quickly imdbness
Earshot is genius jennygtindall
Discussion: what is the soul in the Buffyverse? mfc163
Season 2 finale pwrof3willsetufree
Why was Joss angry with kckk95
Discuss Innocence (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?