Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Season 3, Ep 17, Aired 3/16/99
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  • Episode Description
  • As a part of her new alliance with the Mayor, Faith tries to seduce Angel so that he will again lose his soul. When that fails, the Mayor summons a powerful demon to remove Angel’s soul with dark magic.

  • 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

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (42)

    • Mayor: I see you're admiring my letter opener. Angel: Well, actually, I was thinking of stabbing you through the heart with it.

    • Buffy: That was... very... artistic.
      Angel: Yeah.
      Buffy: Wasn't what I expected. I've never actually seen... well, uh, from the title I thought it was about food.
      Angel: Well, there was food.
      Buffy: Right, the scene with the food. So, feel like getting some hot chocolate? Or some cold shower?
      Angel: I'm sorry. I wanted to take you out somewhere fun. It's been a long time since I've been to the movies. They've changed.
      Buffy: Little scary. And a little not, which is also scary. I'm sorry. I just don't like getting you worked up like that. We can't actually do any of those things. You'd loose your soul, and besides I don't even own a kimono.
      Angel: Buffy, you don't have to worry about me.
      Buffy: I just don't like to rub your nose in it. Suddenly wondering where that expression comes from.
      Angel: Look, I don't need to see movies to get worked up. Just being around you does that just fine. It doesn't mean that I'm going to lose control or that I'm really frustrated around you. It feels nice. Just to feel.
      Buffy: It doesn't drive you crazy? When we're close?
      Angel: Watch this. (He kisses her) See? Safe as houses. (They continue to kiss)

    • Angel: You were a real soldier last night, Buffy. Buffy: That's me. One of the troops. Angel: I know how hard it was for you. Buffy: I really doubt that. Angel: Is there anything I can do to make it better? Buffy: Look, I know you only did what I asked. And we, we got what we wanted. Angel: I never wanted it to go that far. Buffy: I know that. It's not even a question of that. It's just, after ... I need a little bit of a break. Please. Angel: You still my girl? Buffy: Always.

    • Buffy: I went to Angel's last night, and Faith was there. They looked sort of... intimate. Willow: No way. I know what you're thinking, and no way. Buffy: You're right, Faith would never do that. Willow: Faith would totally do that. Faith was built to do that. She's the "do that" girl. Buffy: Comfort, remember? Comfort here? Willow: I mean, please. Does Angel come up to Faith's standards for a guy? Let's see. Is he breathing? Buffy: Actually, no.

    • Wesley: This demon could be anywhere. If these books are as important as he says, he has good reason to hide. Finding him's going to be extremely difficult. Xander: Found your demon. Buffy: Fashion tip, Wes. Mouth looks better closed.

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    Notes (4)

    • The Mayor is over 100 years old, not human, and apparently he intentionally "built Sunnydale for demons to feed on."

    • The horned demon looks like a younger relative of D'Hoffryn (the demon Anyanka wanted help from) in "Doppelgangland".

    • Did the voice of the horned demon sound familiar? Michael Manasseri (who played the demon) portrayed Wyatt on the TV series Weird Science.

    • Oz' hair returns to blonde in this episode. Presumably Seth Green had finished filming Austin Powers 2 shortly before filming this episode.

    Trivia (7)

    • Nitpick: When Faith interrupts the demon's apparent attempt at packing he is holding a fish bowl. The fish bowl appears to contain only clean water.

    • The mayor makes the mistake of thinking that after Angel will presumably kill Buffy another slayer will be called. Since Buffy already died and got a replacement slayer (Kendra, who inturn died and called Faith as the new slayer) Faith is the only one who can get a replacement if she dies.

    • Goof: When Faith first throws the soul changing potion on Angel's shirt it appears to be in the middle of his chest and down his shirt, but in the next scene it shows red spots near the top left (Angel's left) corner of his shirt.

    • The movie Buffy and Angel went to see was called Le Banquet D'Amelia. This isn't an existing movie, it was made up for the show.

    • Goof: There are mysterious spots on Angel's shirt that keep appearing and vanishing when he's talking to Faith (before she does the "spell").

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    Allusions (4)

    • Buffy: The girl makes Godot look punctual.
      This is a reference to the play Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett. In the play two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by the side of the road two nights in a row (that we see) for Godot. It was originally written in French and was translated into English by the author and is one of the most famous and most accessible works in post-modern literature.

    • Faith: It's just a matter of time before this demon guy is gonna spill. Then Buffy and the Superfriends are gonna ...
      Superfriends was a television show of cartoon superheroes. Faith uses the term to refer to Buffy's friends who are more commonly called the Scooby gang, another cartoon reference.

    • Faith: And all your little lame ass friends are going to be kibbles 'n' bits.
      Kibbles 'n' Bits is a brand of dog food. Faith isn't sure of the details but at least hints that the people of Sunnydale will literally become food for the demons if the Ascension occurs.

    • Mayor: Not that I read much poetry except for those little ones in the Reader's Digest.
      Reader's Digest is a magazine which collects and abridges articles from other sources. The poetry that exists in the Reader's Digest is most often in such a short form that it should be considered a quote from the larger work.

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