Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Season 3, Ep 7, Aired 11/17/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Xander finds out about Angel's return to Sunnydale and promptly informs the gang who confront Buffy with the fear that he may turn evil again. Meanwhile Faith finds herself under the wing of a new Watcher, Gwendolyn Post, a prim and proper Englishwoman who seems to be intent on showing up Giles at every turn.

  • 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 (23)
  • Revelations

    By arkanitoo, Jul 13, 2012

  • Evil Watcher

    By joxerlives, Jan 19, 2012

  • If only they had more time to develop some of the ideas here more.

    By ticktock24, Jul 25, 2008

  • Revelations

    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 14, 2010

  • Season 3, Episode 7.

    By Wanted23, Apr 22, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Gwendolyn: You telegraph punches, leave blind sides open and, uh, for a school-night slaying, take entirely too much time. Which one of you is Faith? Faith: Depends. Who the hell are you? Gwendolyn: Gwendolyn Post, Mrs. Your new Watcher.

    • Buffy: How are you? Faith: Five by five. Buffy: I'll interpret that as good.

    • Gwendolyn: The fact is, there is talk in the Council that you have become a bit too... American. Giles: Me? Buffy: Him?

    • Giles: She was kicked out by the council a couple of years ago for "misuses of dark power." They swear there was a memo.

    • Xander: (by himself in graveyard) Hey Giles! Here a nifty idea. Why don't I alleviate my guilt by going out and getting myself really, really killed?

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    Notes (4)

    • Buffy mentions "and it's another Tuesday night in Sunnydale" while talking to Angel at the mansion. Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired on Tuesday nights on both the WB (beginning with Season 2's "Innocence") and UPN.

    • Music: At the Bronze, "Dingoes Ate My Baby" perform this song -- "Run" by Four Star Mary Just after Oz leaves the stage -- "West of Here" by Lotion At the end of the episode -- "Silver Dollar" by Man Of The Year

    • The events of the first Buffy the Vampire Slayer video game for Xbox take place sometime between this episode and the next episode, "Lover's Walk".

    • Guest star Serena Scott Thomas is the younger sister of actress Kristin Scott Thomas, star of such films as The English Patient and The Horse Whisperer.

    Trivia (9)

    • There are 12 cemeteries within the city limits of Sunnydale.

    • Goof: When Buffy and Willow are sitting outside the crypt talking about secrets, we see a full moon over Willow's shoulder. However, no one is at all concerned about locking Oz up during this episode.

    • Faith's past boyfriends have included guys named Ronnie, Steve, and Kenny (who was a drummer).

    • Goof: Look carefully as the glove attaches itself to Gwendolyn's arm. At the spot where the last claw penetrates her arm a puncture wound appears before the claw enters her skin.

    • Goof: When Giles is telling Gwendolyn Post that he found a way to destroy the glove the camera switches to a close up of Gwendolyn. During that close up you can see that she has her gray sweater on but she did not have that sweater on before or after her close up.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Xander: I leaned toward the postal.
      Another play on the idea of disgruntled postal workers and their over-reactions.

    • Willow: I opened my S.A.T. booklet 5 minutes early.
      Another reference to the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Willow's comment relies on the fact that S.A.T. tests are timed and the test takers are not supposed to open their booklets before being signaled by the proctor.

    • Buffy: What's with the tragedy masks?
      Buffy likens the sad faces of her friends to the tragedy mask of classic Greek drama. The smiling comedy mask and frowning tragedy mask have become symbols of theater in general.

    • Buffy: You think they make a patch for this? Other bad habits (namely cigarette smoking) have a medicinal patch that can be worn to help break the habit.

    • Faith: Excuse me Mary Poppins, you don't seem to be listening. Faith compares her new watcher's British accent to that of the character Mary Poppins from the 1964 Disney film of the same name.

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