Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Season 3, Ep 10, Aired 12/15/98
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  • Episode Description
  • While the gang prepares for their Christmas vacation, Angel is haunted by visions of his violent past. The ghost of Jenny Calendar appears to him and reminds him in great detail of the evil deeds he has performed. At first she almost seems to be taking pity on him, but gradually her counsel grows more sinister.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy Anne Summers

  • Seth Green (I)

    Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne

  • David Boreanaz


  • Nicholas Brendon

    Alexander 'Xander' Harris

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Willow Rosenberg

  • Fan Reviews (33)
  • Amends

    By arkanitoo, Jul 13, 2012

  • Christianity in the Buffyverse

    By joxerlives, Jan 19, 2012

  • A time for making up

    By tanargue, Jun 10, 2011

  • It's beginning to look a lot like payback, everywhere you go....

    By Barrybgb, Aug 13, 2005

  • 'Strong is fighting! It's hard, and it's painful, and it's every day. It's what we have to do. And we can do it together. But if you're too much of a coward for that, then burn. '

    By SleepTight, Aug 06, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Buffy: (in the library with Xander doing research to help Angel) You sure this is how you wanna spend your Christmas vacation?
      Xander: (snarkily) Yeah this is actually the most exciting thing I've got planned. Who else can claim that pathetic a social life?
      Willow: (walks in as if on cue, bubbly) Hi guys! What're we doin'?

    • Angel: It wasn't me.
      Jenny: It wasn't you?
      Angel: A demon isn't a man. I was a man once.
      Jenny: Oh, yes, and what a man you were.
      Margaret: A drunken, whoring layabout, and a terrible disappointment to your parents.
      Angel: I was young. I never had a chance to...
      Jenny: To die of syphilis? You were a worthless being before you were ever a monster.

    • Angel: Leave me alone. Jenny: I can't. You won't let me.

    • Jenny: If you want to feel sorry for someone, you should feel sorry for yourself. Oh, but I guess you've already got that covered.

    • Giles: Well, we start, not surprisingly, with research.

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    Notes (11)

    • This is the second time we have seen Jenny since Angel killed her in "Passion". The first time was when Drusilla cast a spell on Giles, manifesting herself as Jenny in "Becoming Part Two".

    • This marks the first time it has ever snowed in Sunnydale.

    • Joss Whedon has admitted that the camera going over the word 'Pray' on the Sun Cinema board was unintentional.

    • In this episode, Robia La Morte is referenced by character name in the guest credits ("Robia La Morte as Jenny Calendar").

    • This episode marks the first "appearance" of the First Evil.

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    Trivia (10)

    • In the scene where Buffy appears in his dream, Angelus has long hair and a mustache.

    • Oz sits next to Willow, who's set the scene for a seduction. He says "you ever have that dream, where you're in a play and it's the middle of the play and you really don't know your lines, and you kinda don't know the plot?" That is exactly what happens to Willow in the season four finale "Restless", a dream in which Oz has a cameo after having left Sunnydale.

    • In this episode, Oz refuses to have sex with Willow because he thinks the only reason she wants to is to prove that she cares for him. This is the second time that Oz refuses Willow's offer to take their relationship to the next level, so to speak, because he feels she wants to for the wrong reasons. The first time is in the season 2 episode "Innocence".

    • Goof: At 22:31, just after Angel bites Buffy, the camera zooms in and the shadow of the camera is visible on his right shoulder, just before Buffy wakes.

    • If you look closely in the scene with Buffy and Angel walking down the snowy street, as the camera moves over the traffic lights, on the right side of the picture there is a pair of shoes hanging over the wire.

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    Allusions (2)

    • The First: Dead by Sunrise.
      This is no doubt an homage to the Evil Dead films, in which the undead walk the earth but are "Dead by Dawn". This line is repeated throughout the first two films by particularly unpleasant members of the undead, in a very similar manner to the First's utterance of "Dead by Sunrise" as it disappears.

    • Buffy: Tree. Nog. Roast Beast.
      A reference to How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess in which Roast Beast was the traditional Christmas dinner of the Whos. The phrase has become a popular playful way to refer to roast beef.

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