Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Dirty Girls 

Faith returns to Sunnydale just as a new villain, Caleb, arrives and sends Buffy a message in the form of a badly beaten Potential. Buffy leads the rest of the girls to Caleb and The First's lair, with devastating consequences.


Michael Gershman


Joss Whedon (created by), Drew Goddard | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield) (credit only)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Eliza Dushku ... Faith
Nathan Fillion ... Caleb
Tom Lenk ... Andrew Wells
Iyari Limon ... Kennedy
Indigo ... Rona
Clara Bryant Clara Bryant ... Molly
Sarah Hagan ... Amanda
Kristy Wu ... Chao-Ahn


Willow returns to Sunnydale from Los Angeles with a powerful ally: the rogue Slayer Faith. But the First has a new piece on the board as well. A misogynistic "preacher" named Caleb has come to town, and he throws down the gauntlet as soon as he enters Sunnydale when he attacks a Potential Slayer, named Shannon. Faith's arrival causes tension between Buffy and everyone else because of her past, while the rest of the Potential Slayers react, instead, with fascination and curiosity. Spike, on the other, hand, seeks a bond with Faith over their similar life of being bad. Having learned of Caleb's arrival, Buffy, the Scoobies, and the Potentials go to Caleb's residence to take up the challenge - but with disastrous results. Written by Alex

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Willow took Faith with her from Los Angeles at the end of Angel: Orpheus (2003). See more »


The frame holding Caleb's truck to simulate driving can be seen in the beginning. See more »


[first lines]
[girl being chased flags down a car]
Shannon: Stop! Stop! Stop! Please!
Caleb: What's going on?
Shannon: Get me out of here.
Caleb: Was someone hurt? What is it?
Shannon: Drive!
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References Angel: Orpheus (2003) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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Standout episode in the final 7th season
26 December 2007 | by altec91See all my reviews

Faith (Eliza Dushku) returns, but more importantly, Nathan Fillion (Firefly/Serenity)'s character of Caleb is introduced.

This is a pleasantly solid episode directed by Michael Gershman. Long time cinematographer on Buffy and director of some of the better episodes (Click on his name to see the outstanding episodes he directed). Gershman seems to have a good eye for staging action sequences. So without spoiling it, I'll just say there was good comedy, drama and action to be had in this episode. And Caleb, the twisted former Catholic priest is an outstanding villain that helps drive the ending arc of the Buffy series.

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15 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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