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" I don't want any trouble. I just wanna be alone and quiet in a room with a chair and a fireplace and a tea cozy. I don't even know what a tea cozy is. But I want one. Instead, I keep getting trouble, which I am more than willing to share."
Buffy Summers
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 3, Episode 1
Buffy Episode 3x01 001
Airdate September 29th, 1998
Writer Joss Whedon
Director Joss Whedon
Producer Marti Noxon; David Solomon; Gareth Davies; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; David Greenwalt; Kelly Manners
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar; Nicholas Brendon; Alyson Hannigan; Charisma Carpenter; David Boreanaz; Seth Green; Anthony Stewart Head
Previous "Becoming (Part 2)"
Next "Dead Man's Party"

"Anne" is the first episode of season three of the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is the thirty-fifth episode of the series overall. The episode was written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon and first aired on the WB Network on Tuesday, September 29th, 1998. In this episode, Buffy Summers decides to give up slaying for good and leaves Sunnydale. In her absence, the Scoobies try their level best at keeping the town safe from vampires, but quickly learn that their vampire slaying skills leave much to be desired. In Los Angeles, Buffy, under an alias, finds work as a waitress at a diner. She comes upon street waif Lily Houston, whom she remembers from her past as wannabe-vampire Chanterelle. It doesn't take long before Buffy realizes that the life she is trying so desperately to leave behind simply won't let her go.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Production code number: 3ABB01.
  • The title of this episode, "Anne", is taken from Buffy's middle name.
  • This is the seventh episode of the series directed by Joss Whedon.
  • This is the second appearance of actress Julia Lee on the series. She previously played a character named Chanterelle in the season two episode "Lie to Me".
  • This is the third episode in the series with James Lurie as the Sunnydale High teacher Mister Miller. He appeared last in "I Only Have Eyes for You". He doesn't appear again until "Graduation Day (Part 1)".
  • First episode of the series with Kelly Manners as co-producer and unit production manager.

Quotes Edit

  • Rupert Giles: I mean, uh, you know, I appreciate your efforts to keep the vampire population down until Buffy returns, but, uh, well if anything should happen to you, or you... should be killed, I should take it somewhat amiss.
  • Willow Rosenberg: You'd be cranky?
  • Rupert Giles: Entirely


  • Cordelia Chase: Las Palmas was the nightmare resort. They order you around, and make you have organized "fun". And I use sarcastic quote marks.


  • Willow Rosenberg: I'm trying to get to cute, really, but I'm still sorta stuck on strange.
  • Oz: Well, I'd be willing to bargain down to eccentric with an option on cool.


  • Oz: Oh, I don't know. I think we're kinda gettin' a rhythm down.
  • Xander Harris: We're losing half the vamps.
  • Oz: Yeah, but... rhythmically.


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