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"In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone must stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer."
Rupert Giles
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete First Season.jpg
Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Format: Live-action
Running time: 60 min.
country: USA
Network: WB Network (S1-5)
UPN (S6-7)
Seasons: 7
Episodes: 145
Production company: Mutant Enemy Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Executive producers: Joss Whedon; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Gail Berman; Sandy Gallin
Producers: Gareth Davies
Principal cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar; Nicholas Brendon; Alyson Hannigan; Anthony Stewart Head; Charisma Carpenter; David Boreanaz; Seth Green; James Marsters; Emma Caulfield; Michelle Trachtenberg
Air dates
First aired: March 10th, 1997
Last aired: May 20th, 2003

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired on the WB Network (and later the UPN network) from 1997 to 2003. The series spanned seven seasons and a total of 145 episodes, with an average of 22 episodes per season. The show was created by director/writer Joss Whedon and was loosely based on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer feature film starring Kristy Swanson. The show was produced by Whedon's Mutant Enemy production company as well as 20th Century Fox Television. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a horror/comedy that centered around the titular hero Buffy Anne Summers, a high school student who also has the misfortune of being the Chosen One, the Slayer - "one girl in all the world... born with the strength and skill to fight the vampires, to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers".

Characters[edit | edit source]

Image Character Actor Description
Buffy Summers 002.jpg Buffy Summers Sarah Michelle Gellar Buffy Summers is the Chosen One - the Slayer. Relocating to Sunnydale from Los Angeles, she continues her ongoing battle against the vampires at Sunnydale High School which sits atop a Hellmouth. She befriends fellow students Xander Harris, Willow Rosenberg and Cordelia Chase while also entering into an intimate relationship with a vampire named Angel.
Rupert Giles 001.jpg Rupert Giles Anthony Stewart Head Rupert Giles is a Watcher who worked as a librarian at Sunnydale High School and later took over ownership of a magic shop. He devotes his time training Buffy (and later, Buffy's replacement slayer, Faith) in how to fight up against the vampires and the other forces of darkness that have been loosed upon the world.
Xander Harris 001.jpg Xander Harris Nicholas Brendon Xander Harris is the good-hearted, yet nerdy friend of Buffy Summers who, although lacking in any supernatural powers or applicable skills, devotes himself towards aiding Buffy in her fight against the forces of evil. After a spell temporarily bequeathed him military combat skills, Xander became a more effective ally and managed to retain some of his combat skills even after the effect wore off.
Willow Rosenberg 001.jpg Willow Rosenberg Alyson Hannigan Willow Rosenberg was a nerdy high school student and the best friend of Buffy Summers. She began practicing witchcraft and became an invaluable part of the Scoobies. She dated a werewolf named Daniel Osbourne and later turned towards homosexuality, entering into a relationship with a girl named Tara Maclay. Willow briefly turned evil, but returned to normal with the help of her friend Xander Harris.
Cordelia Chase 001.jpg Cordelia Chase Charisma Carpenter Cordelia Chase was the "popular" girl at Sunndyale High. A respected member of the high school cheerleading team, she and her followers, the Cordettes, made sure that the unpopular kids knew their place. Cordelia became a foil to new student Buffy Summers and eventually learned that Buffy was the Slayer. Although the two never became close, they settled many of their differences following the Homecoming dance.
Angelus 002.jpg Angel David Boreanaz Angel was a tormented vampire cursed with a soul. As such, he was forced to endure the unmeasurable guilt of his past crimes. Seeking to atone, he aids Buffy in her battle against evil and the two eventually fall in love. Angel is corrupted by his darker side however and wreaks untold havoc against Buffy and her peers. He eventually recovers from this and goes on to become a dark warrior seeking redemption.
Daniel Osbourne 001.jpg Oz Seth Green Oz is an introverted musician who also happens to be a werewolf. He begins dating Willow Rosenberg and becomes a member of the Scooby Gang. When a group called the Initiative learn about Oz's lycanthropy, he is taken prisoner by them and experimented upon.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Season One[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
1x1 Welcome to the Hellmouth March 10th, 1997
1x2 The Harvest March 10th, 1997
1x3 Witch March 17th, 1997
1x4 Teacher's Pet March 24th, 1997
1x5 Never Kill a Boy on the First Date March 31st, 1997
1x6 The Pack April 7th, 1997
1x7 Angel April 14th, 1997
1x8 I, Robot... You, Jane April 28th, 1997
1x9 The Puppet Show May 5th, 1997
1x10 Nightmares May 12th, 1997
1x11 Out of Mind, Out of Sight May 19th, 1997
1x12 Prophecy Girl June 2nd, 1997

Season Two[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
2x1 When She Was Bad September 15th, 1997
2x2 Some Assembly Required September 22nd, 1997
2x3 School Hard September 29th, 1997
2x4 Inca Mummy Girl October 6th, 1997
2x5 Reptile Boy October 13th, 1997
2x6 Halloween October 27th, 1997
2x7 Lie to Me November 3rd, 1997
2x8 The Dark Age November 10th, 1997
2x9 What's My Line? (Part 1) November 17th, 1997
2x10 What's My Line? (Part 2) November 24th, 1997
2x11 Ted December 8th, 1997
2x12 Bad Eggs January 12th, 1998
2x13 Surprise January 19th, 1998
2x14 Innocence January 20th, 1998
2x15 Phases January 27th, 1998
2x16 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered February 10th, 1998
2x17 Passion February 24th, 1998
2x18 Killed by Death March 3rd, 1998
2x19 I Only Have Eyes for You April 21st, 1998
2x20 Go Fish May 5th, 1998
2x21 Becoming (Part 1) May 12th, 1998
2x22 Becoming (Part 2) May 19th, 1998

Season Three[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
3x1 Anne September 29th, 1998
3x2 Dead Man's Party October 6th, 1998
3x3 Faith, Hope & Trick October 13th, 1998
3x4 Beauty and the Beasts October 20th, 1998
3x5 Homecoming November 3rd, 1998
3x6 Band Candy November 10th, 1998
3x7 Revelations November 17th, 1998
3x8 Lover's Walk November 24th, 1998
3x9 The Wish December 8th, 1998
3x10 Amends December 15th, 1998
3x11 Gingerbread January 12th, 1999
3x12 Helpless January 19th, 1999
3x13 The Zeppo January 26th, 1999
3x14 Bad Girls February 9th, 1999
3x15 Consequences February 16th, 1999
3x16 Doppelgangland February 23rd, 1999
3x17 Enemies March 16th, 1999
3x18 Earshot March 23rd, 1999
3x19 Choices May 4th, 1999
3x20 The Prom May 11th, 1999
3x21 Graduation Day (Part 1) May 18th, 1999
3x22 Graduation Day (Part 2) July 13th, 1999

Season Four[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
4x1 The Freshman October 5th, 1999
4x2 Living Conditions October 12th, 1999
4x3 The Harsh Light of Day October 19th, 1999
4x4 Fear, Itself October 26th, 1999
4x5 Beer Bad November 2nd, 1999
4x6 Wild at Heart November 9th, 1999
4x7 The Initiative November 16th, 1999
4x8 Pangs November 23rd, 1999
4x9 Something Blue November 30th, 1999
4x10 Hush December 14th, 1999
4x11 Doomed January 18th, 2000
4x12 A New Man January 25th, 2000
4x13 The I in Team February 8th, 2000
4x14 Goodbye Iowa February 15th, 2000
4x15 This Year's Girl February 22nd, 2000
4x16 Who Are You? February 29th, 2000
4x17 Superstar April 4th, 2000
4x18 Where the Wild Things Are April 25th, 2000
4x19 New Moon Rising May 2nd, 2000
4x20 The Yoko Factor May 9th, 2000
4x21 Primeval May 16th, 2000
4x22 Restless May 23rd, 2000

Season Five[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
5x1 Buffy vs. Dracula September 26th, 2000
5x2 Real Me October 3rd, 2000
5x3 The Replacement October 10th, 2000
5x4 Out of My Mind October 17th, 2000
5x5 No Place Like Home October 24th, 2000
5x6 Family November 7th, 2000
5x7 Fool for Love November 14th, 2000
5x8 Shadow November 21st, 2000
5x9 Listening to Fear November 28th, 2000
5x10 Into the Woods December 19th, 2000
5x11 Triangle January 9th, 2001
5x12 Checkpoint January 23rd, 2001
5x13 Blood Ties February 6th, 2001
5x14 Crush February 13th, 2001
5x15 I Was Made to Love You February 20th, 2001
5x16 The Body February 27th, 2001
5x17 Forever April 17th, 2001
5x18 Intervention April 24th, 2001
5x19 Tough Love May 1st, 2001
5x20 Spiral May 8th, 2001
5x21 The Weight of the World May 15th, 2001
5x22 The Gift May 22nd, 2001

Season Six[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
6x1 Bargaining (Part 1) October 2nd, 2001
6x2 Bargaining (Part 2) October 2nd, 2001
6x3 After Life October 9th, 2001
6x4 Flooded October 16th, 2001
6x5 Life Serial October 23rd, 2001
6x6 All the Way October 30th, 2001
6x7 Once More, With Feeling November 6th, 2001
6x8 Tabula Rasa November 13th, 2001
6x9 Smashed November 20th, 2001
6x10 Wrecked November 27th, 2001
6x11 Gone January 8th, 2002
6x12 Doublemeat Palace January 29th, 2002
6x13 Dead Things February 5th, 2002
6x14 Older and Far Away February 12th, 2002
6x15 As You Were February 26th, 2002
6x16 Hell's Bells March 5th, 2002
6x17 Normal Again March 12th, 2002
6x18 Entropy April 30th, 2002
6x19 Seeing Red May 7th, 2002
6x20 Villains May 14th, 2002
6x21 Two to Go May 21st, 2002
6x22 Grave May 21st, 2002

Season Seven[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
7x1 Lessons September 24th, 2002
7x2 Beneath You October 1st, 2002
7x3 Same Time, Same Place October 8th, 2002
7x4 Help October 15th, 2002
7x5 Selfless October 22nd, 2002
7x6 Him November 5th, 2002
7x7 Conversations With Dead People November 12th, 2002
7x8 Sleeper November 19th, 2002
7x9 Never Leave Me November 26th, 2002
7x10 Bring on the Night December 17th, 2002
7x11 Showtime January 7th, 2003
7x12 Potential January 21st, 2003
7x13 The Killer in Me February 4th, 2003
7x14 First Date February 11th, 2003
7x15 Get It Done February 18th, 2003
7x16 Storyteller February 25th, 2003
7x17 Lies My Parents Told Me March 25th, 2003
7x18 Dirty Girls April 15th, 2003
7x19 Empty Places April 29th, 2003
7x20 Touched May 6th, 2003
7x21 End of Days May 13th, 2003
7x22 Chosen May 20th, 2003

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered as a mid-season replacement and as such, only twelve episodes were produced for season one.

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