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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

UPN 1997

Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S6E7

#1 - Once More, With Feeling (Season 6 - Episode 7)

A mysterious force impels the Scooby Gang to burst into song, revealing their true feelings. Buffy admits that she was pulled out of heaven, and she and Spike share a kiss. Musical episode, with the cast doing their own vocals.

The episode was rated 9.17 from 586 votes.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S4E10

#2 - Hush (Season 4 - Episode 10)

The entire town of Sunnydale goes silent when a group of fairy tale demons called The Gentlemen appear and steal everyone's voices. Without being vulnerable to the one thing that can kill them (a human scream) they are free to steal the hearts of seven people. Buffy and gang must solve the mystery and overcome the bad guys without being able to discuss anything.

The episode was rated 8.94 from 505 votes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S5E22

#3 - The Gift (Season 5 - Episode 22)

Buffy must square off against a true god when Glory prepares to use Dawn to break down the walls between the dimensions and unleash Hell on Earth.

The episode was rated 8.91 from 362 votes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S5E16

#4 - The Body (Season 5 - Episode 16)

Buffy and the gang are overcome by grief when tragedy strikes and they are robbed of someone they hold dear.

The episode was rated 8.88 from 410 votes.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S7E22

#5 - Chosen (Season 7 - Episode 22)

Buffy comes up with a plan: The gang makes an attack on the First's army, aided by Willow, who performs a powerful spell to imbue all of the Potentials with Slayer powers. Meanwhile, wearing the amulet that Angel brought, Spike becomes the decisive factor in the victory, and Sunnydale is eradicated. Buffy and the gang look back on what's left of Sunnydale, deciding what to do next...

The episode was rated 8.81 from 370 votes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S2E22

#6 - Becoming (2) (Season 2 - Episode 22)

After Drusilla's attack on her friends which resulted in the death of Kendra and Giles' abduction, Buffy is arrested for the murder but escapes from the police. She heads to the hospital where she learns that Xander has a broken arm and Willow is left in a coma. They all realize that Giles was taken by Drusilla and Buffy prepares herself to face Angelus. After being stopped by another cop, Spike comes to her aid and convinces her that he wants to be rid of Angelus too and they form an unusual alliance. Buffy is forced to slay a vampire in front of her mother and tells her the truth but she does not want to accept it. When Buffy tries to leave to fight Angelus, Joyce tells her that if she goes she better not bother coming back. After retrieving Kendra's sword from the library she heads toward Angelus' mansion. Meanwhile, Willow wakes up and decides to try the spell again and Xander runs to Buffy's aid.

The episode was rated 8.66 from 488 votes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S2E17

#7 - Passion (Season 2 - Episode 17)

Angelus continues his obsessive torment of Buffy by visiting her during the night and leaving presents in her bed. Meanwhile Ms Calendar tries to make amends for her deceit of Buffy and Giles by attempting to translate the Gypsy curse to restore Angel's human soul, with dire consequences.

The episode was rated 8.57 from 477 votes.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S3E22

#8 - Graduation Day (2) (Season 3 - Episode 22)

After their ultimate 'Fight-to-the-Death' Faith escapes from Buffy, albeit in a coma, so Buffy offers her own blood to Angel to rid his body of the poison. When she recovers the gang finally devise a plan to defeat the Mayor, rallying the students and asking for their help in fighting the resulting serpent demon before Buffy leads him into the library which has been rigged with explosives.

The episode was rated 8.54 from 414 votes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S6E22

#9 - Grave (2) (Season 6 - Episode 22)

Giles faces off with Willow, but she drains him of his powers. This much power causes her to feel all the suffering in the world, so she decides to end it — the world, that is.

The episode was rated 8.52 from 322 votes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S6E21

#10 - Two to Go (1) (Season 6 - Episode 21)

Buffy and Xander must protect Jonathan and Andrew, who are next on Willow's list. The Slayer is no match for Willow, who has drained Rack of all his powers. Giles arrives to test Willow's conviction that she's unstoppable.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 308 votes.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S3E16

#11 - Doppelgangland (Season 3 - Episode 16)

While unknowingly participating in a spell with the wish-granting demon Anyanka in order for her to get her powers back, Willow accidentally brings forth the vampire Willow from Cordelia's alternate universe. The vampire Willow sets her sights on turning Sunnydale into the vampire-ruled world she knows but when she learns of her counterpart, she decides to make Willow send her back. After trying to seduce Willow and freaking her out a bit, the vampire Willow is captured. The real Willow, dressed in her doppelganger's outfit, attempts to stop the ensuing slaughter at the Bronze and is almost killed by the vampire Willow before Buffy saves her. Giles and Anya successfully send the vampire back to her world but she arrives at the exact same moment she left, right before she is staked by Oz.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 425 votes.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S3E9

#12 - The Wish (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Wanting to be rid of Xander for good, Cordelia comes to the conclusion that Buffy is the cause of all her problems and makes a wish that Buffy had never come to Sunnydale. A demon grants the wish and Cordelia's world suddenly changes.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 455 votes.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S3E21

#13 - Graduation Day (1) (Season 3 - Episode 21)

The gang receive some valuable information from old enemy Anya who has actually witnessed an Ascension. She reveals that the Mayor plans to transform himself into pure demon, something that has not been seen for thousands of years. When Angel is poisoned by Faith to distract Buffy, Buffy faces Faith for the final time in order to get the only cure to the poison: Faith's blood.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 411 votes.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S2E14

#14 - Innocence (2) (Season 2 - Episode 14)

Angel is still in the street in pain but suddenly the pain stops and his first act is to kill a human. Angelus has returned as a result of he and Buffy making love. Meanwhile The Judge is returning to full power and Spike is impatient to get on with the killing when Angelus walks in and declares that he is back. The three reunited once again prepare to unleash The Judge on Sunnydale and Angelus persuades them to let him kill Buffy before they begin. Willow discovers Xander and Cordelia kissing and runs from the library only to be met by Angelus. Buffy comes in and fights him off and they ponder what could have happened to turn him evil. Buffy realises that she was the cause and runs off. Angel appears to her in a dream to warn her about Ms Calendar and Buffy confronts Jenny demanding answers. She reveals her heritage and says that the curse can only be lifted if Angel experienced a moment of true human happiness and he is no longer plagued by guilt and remorse.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 497 votes.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - S2E21

#15 - Becoming (1) (Season 2 - Episode 21)

Angelus' origins from being vamped by Darla in 1753, vamping Drusilla in 1860, being cursed by the Gypsies in 1898, and meeting a demon named Whistler in New York in 1996 who shows him a better way of life are revealed while Angelus prepares to awaken Acathla, an ancient demon that will suck the Earth into the Demon Dimension. Buffy and Willow find the spell to restore Angel's soul and Willow declares that she knows enough about magic to perform it. The gang almost come to blows when Xander tells Buffy outright that she doesn't care what happened to Ms Calendar, she only cares that she can get her boyfriend back. Kendra returns to Sunnydale because a dark power is rising and comes bearing a sword blessed by the knight who first slew Acathla. Angelus tries to awaken the demon but fails. Needing someone to help him with the ritual, he distracts Buffy while Drusilla goes to collect Giles. Drusilla and her friends attack the rest of the gang but only Kendra is there to defend them.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 470 votes.

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Last updated: feb 04, 2023

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