Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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Angel steps up his torment of Buffy and her friends as Jenny searches for a way to restore his soul.

Director:

Michael Gershman (as Michael E. Gershman)

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), David Tyron King (as Ty King) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angelus
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Robia Scott ... Jenny Calendar (as Robia LaMorte)
Richard Assad ... Shopkeeper
James Marsters ... Spike
Juliet Landau ... Drusilla
Danny Strong ... Jonathan Levinson
Richard Hoyt-Miller Richard Hoyt-Miller ... Policeman (as Richard Hoyt Miller)
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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jonathan and another student come to the library to borrow books, the only people other than Owen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (1997) to do so. See more »

Goofs

Within the public school system, a student can never fill in to teach a class for a teacher. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Connections

Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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A 10 rating just seems way too low
22 March 2014 | by jamarianaSee 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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