Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Season 3, Ep 15, Aired 2/16/99
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  • Episode Description
  • When Faith refuses to face up to the consequences of her actions, Buffy tries to get help from Giles and Angel. When Xander goes to confront Faith alone, however, he may be biting off more than he can chew.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy Anne Summers

  • Seth Green

    Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne

  • David Boreanaz


  • Nicholas Brendon

    Alexander 'Xander' Harris

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Willow Rosenberg

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Consequences

    By arkanitoo, Jul 13, 2012

  • Powerful but not much fun to watch

    By joxerlives, Jan 19, 2012

  • Consequences

    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 15, 2010

  • Season 3, Episode 15.

    By Wanted23, Apr 27, 2009

  • I can admit I was a fan from the start. I got lost somewhere in the middle but I watched the rest. I like so many others really liked Buffy and her Slayer buddies. This was a really great show that should of been on maybe afew more seasons. Drama indeed.

    By kingtazzy, Aug 28, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Faith: I missed the mark last night and I'm sorry about the guy. I really am! But it happens! Anyway, how many people do you think we've saved by now, thousands? And didn't you stop the world from ending? Because in my book, that puts you and me in the plus column. Buffy: We help people! It doesn't mean we can do whatever we want. Faith: Why not? The guy I offed was no Gandhi. I mean, we just saw he was mixed up in dirty dealings. Buffy: Maybe, but what if he was coming to us for help? Faith: What if he was? You're still not seeing the big picture here, B. Something made us different. We're warriors. We're built to kill. Buffy: To kill demons! But it does not mean that we get to pass judgment on people like we're better than everybody else! Faith: We are better! That's right, better. People need us to survive. In the balance, nobody's gonna cry over some random bystander who got caught in the crossfire. Buffy: I am. Faith: Well, that's your loss.

    • Angel: Faith, you have a choice. You've tasted something few ever do. I mean, to kill without remorse is to feel like a god. Faith: Right now, all I feel is a cramp in my wrist, so let me go! Angel: But you're not a god. You're not much more than a child. Going down this path will ruin you. You can't imagine the price for true evil. Faith: Yeah? I hope evil takes MasterCard.

    • Angel: Hmm. But I know what it's like to take a life. To feel a future, a world of possibilities, snuffed out by your own hand. I know the power in it. The exhilaration. It was like a drug for me. Faith: Yeah? Sounds like you need some help. A professional maybe.

    • Willow: But, see, it's that exact thing that's just ticking me off! It's this whole "Slayers only" attitude. I mean, since when wouldn't I understand? You used to talk to me about everything. It's like all of a sudden I'm not cool enough for you because I can't kill things with my bare hands. (Buffy bursts into tears) Oh, Buffy. Don't cry. I'm sorry. I was too hard on you. Sometimes I unleash. I don't know my own strength. It's bad. I'm bad. I'm a bad, bad, bad person.

    • Faith: Finally decided to tie me up, huh? I always knew you weren't really a one-Slayer guy. Angel: Sorry about the chains. It's not that I don't trust you, it's... Actually, it is that I don't trust you.

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    Notes (3)

    • The song that plays as Willow cries in the bathroom is called "Wish We Never Met " by Kathleen Wilhoite.

    • In the original storyline for this episode (the beginning of the wrap-up to the season) Wesley was supposed to have been killed by Faith when she escapes from the Council's custody.

    • Seth Green (Oz) does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (6)

    • Nitpick: The detective who is questioning the witness at the scene of the crime says, "You heard the man scream at about what time last night?" But Allan didn't scream once between when Faith stabbed him and when he died.

    • Nitpick: When Buffy is going through the top drawer of the file cabinet and sees that there are no papers in the files, she alludes to Faith that there's something odd with the files. Faith, who is standing several feet away, almost directly in front of the file cabinet says "so his papers are gone". But from the angle she was at, she would have been lucky to be able to see the tabs on the files, and couldn't possibly have seen that there was nothing in them. While it's a strong possibility, it's hardly the only conclusion she could have made.

    • Nitpick: Angel chains up Faith to the same fixture that Buffy tied Angel to at the beginning of the season. It must have been fixed and reinforced in the time since, considering Angel tore it down and escaped in the episode "Beauty and the Beasts".

    • Goof: When boxes falls on Buffy at the harbor scene she becomes stuck and tries to free herself at this point she is lying down on her back and Faith is being attacked by a group of vampires. In the next shot however you see Buffy sitting up in the background watching Faith fight. The next shot shows Buffy lying on the ground trying to free herself again.

    • Goof: When Wesley takes Angel's manacles off Faith and puts his own handcuffs on her, watch closely and you can see that one of the cuffs falls off her wrist and Eliza quickly covers it with her hand.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Angel: You wanna go the long way around, hey, I can do that. I'm not getting any older.
      It's a play on the cliche "Hurry up! I'm not getting any younger." Angel is, of course, not getting any older.

    • Buffy: Less than twenty-four hours ago, you killed a man. And now it's all Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah?
      "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" is a song from Disney's famous Songs of the South movie. Traditionally, it is a song attributed to being happy and care-free.

    • Faith: Safety words are for wusses.
      Safety words are used in sexual play, like dominance and submission, where a person wants to be able to object "in character" to the action but still have a way out. Normally if the safety word is spoken the role playing stops.

    • Faith: The guy I offed was no Gandhi.
      A rather convoluted reference. Faith invokes the name of Gandhi, a noted pacifist but she's probably meaning good guy. While the deputy mayor may have been involved in some unsavory business there's really no evidence that he was violent.

    • Faith: So the Mayor of Sunnydale is a Black Hat.
      Faith identifies the Mayor as a bad guy using the terminology from old movie westerns. For some reason it become standard practice to have the bad guys wear black hats and the good guys white hats.

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