Angel steps up his torment of Buffy and her friends as Jenny searches for a way to restore his soul.

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(as Michael E. Gershman)

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Because of the way Angelus once took revenge on Drusilla's family, Buffy fears a similar fate for her friends and her mother Joyce Summers. Joyce and Buffy hash out some difficult mother-daughter stuff, but still Buffy does not tell the her mother truth of the problem. Jenny Calender hopes to redeem herself in the eyes of Buffy and Giles by attempting to translate the Gypsy curse and restore Angelus's human soul. Unfortunately, Angelus is ahead of her, and the gang loses a member. A grief-stricken Giles takes off on his own for revenge. Written by KGF Vissers

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24 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

A huge fan of this series, singer Ed Sheeran sampled the track "Remembering Jenny" in his song "Afire Love". This episode itself inspired the song. See more »

Goofs

Jenny Calendar's real name is Janna Kalderash, so it makes no sense that she was buried under her assumed name. See more »

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Angelus: [narrating] Passion... it lies in all of us. Sleeping, waiting, and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us, guides us... passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have?
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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Revelations (1998) See more »

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O Soave Fanciulla
From "La Boheme"
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Jonathan Welch and Luba Orgonasova
Courtesy of Naxos Recordings
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A 10 rating just seems way too low
22 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the greatest episode of Buffy I have seen so far. The plot of the episode is intriguing, compelling, and so interesting that I don't think I can ever forget it. Also, for once, the actors don't over-act and actually portray the emotions that the characters would feel with complete honesty. Alyson Hannigan is the best actress of the show. She gives an excellent performance in this episode demonstrating the simple charm that makes her characters on TV/in movies so likable. Sarah Michelle Gellar, who I think is an average actress at best, gives a surprisingly deep performance. I also appreciate the character development of the characters Buffy, Giles, Angel, Spike, and Cordelia from the pilot up until this episode.

The tone of the episode is also something quite worthy of admiration. The plot developed so wonderfully and remained intact the entire episode. I usually feel that episodes of Buffy have great premises but carelessness ruins them. The plots are usually either fallacious, underdeveloped, stretched, or ruined in some other way (whether it's with minor mistakes or gigantic plot holes). However, this episode did not have much of that - or any that I can think of. The tone is delectably exhilarating and so appropriate to the plot. The music adds to this tone and makes the episode even more amazing.

This is not an episode of Buffy to miss. It is one of the greatest, and I'm sure as I progress through the show I won't change my opinion about this episode being among the canon.


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