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The best Buffy episodes, as ranked by you, Buffy fans. All Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes are listed below and your votes affect the order of the list, which will provide the best ranking of Buffy episodes. With your votes, the best Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes will rise to the top. So have at it, Buffy fans. Which episode was the funniest, the saddest, the most exciting?

This list of Buffy episodes has nothing to do with ratings. It's all about which episodes of Joss Whedon's influential series were the best, ranked by fans. Is it "Hush," "The Body," "The Zeppo," or even "Once More With Feeling?" We know you've seen them all, so it's time to rank the best of them. The Buffy episodes are featured below with photos and even episode synopses (if you click on the name of the episode) when available. What are the best Buffy episodes? Take a look here and you'll get that answer.

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Hush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Hush Dec 14 1999 - "Hush" is the tenth episode in the fourth season of the supernatural drama television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon and ...more

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Once More, With Feeling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Once More, With Feeling Nov 06 2001 - A mysterious force causes everyone in Sunnydale to reveal all of their innermost thoughts and feelings in song. Buffy tells the gang the truth about where she was when she was dead and they are ...more

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Becoming, Part Two is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Becoming, Part Two May 19 1998 - After Drusilla's attack on her friends which resulted in the death of Kendra and Giles' abduction, Buffy is arrested for the murder but escapes from the police. She heads to the hospital where she ...more

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The Body is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
The Body Feb 27 2001 - After finding Joyce unconscious on the couch, a terrified slayer calls 911. Unfortunately, it's too late to do anything. The paramedics tell Buffy that her mom had been dead for a while already. We ...more

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The Gift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
The Gift May 22 2001 - Another imminent apocalypse is at hand in Sunnydale. Buffy must square off against a true God when Glory prepares to use Dawn to break down the walls between the dimensions and unleash all Hell on ...more

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Passion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Passion Feb 24 1998 - "Passion" is the seventeenth episode of the second season of the fantasy-horror television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The episode was written by Ty King and directed by Michael ...more

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Doppelgangland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Doppelgangland Feb 23 1999 - While unknowingly participating in a spell with the wish-granting demon Anyanka in order for her to get her powers back, Willow accidentally brings forth the vampire Willow from Cordelia's alternate ...more

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Graduation Day, Part Two is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Graduation Day, Part Two Jul 13 1999 - After their ultimate 'Fight-to-the-Death' Faith escapes from Buffy, albeit in a coma, so Buffy offers her own blood to Angel to rid his body of the poison. When she recovers the gang finally devise a ...more

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The Wish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
The Wish Dec 08 1998 - "The Wish" is the ninth episode of season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Chosen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Chosen May 20 2003 - "Chosen" is the series finale of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the 22nd episode of season 7 and the 144th episode of the series. It was written and directed by series ...more

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Tabula Rasa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Tabula Rasa Nov 13 2001 - "Tabula Rasa" is the eighth episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It explores the characters not as they are, but as they could be, after they lose their ...more

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School Hard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
School Hard Sep 29 1997 - When a cool, badass vampire named Spike comes to Sunnydale intent to use the Hellmouth's power to save his lover, Drusilla, he attacks Sunnydale High on Parent-Teacher Night to destroy the Slayer to ...more

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Fool for Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Fool for Love Nov 14 2000 - "Fool for Love" is episode 7 of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is a companion to the Angel episode "Darla", which first aired later the same night on ...more

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Innocence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Innocence Jan 20 1998 - Angel is still in the street in pain but suddenly the pain stops and his first act is to kill a human. Angelus has returned as a result of he and Buffy making love. Meanwhile The Judge is returning to ...more

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Halloween Oct 27 1997 - "Halloween" is episode six of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was written by freelance writer Carl Ellsworth and directed by Bruce Seth Green. The narrative follows Ethan Rayne, a ...more

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The Prom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
The Prom May 11 1999 - "The Prom" is episode 20 in season three of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Band Candy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Band Candy Nov 10 1998 - Mr Trick enlists Giles' old buddy Ethan Rayne to manufacture and distribute boxes of candy which turn the adult population into uninhibited, irresponsible teenagers to keep them out of the way while ...more

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Something Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Something Blue Nov 30 1999 - Willow, in her attempt to get over Oz, casts a spell that ends up causing all sorts of chaos for the gang. Giles goes blind, Xander becomes a demon magnet, and Buffy and Spike fall in love and get ...more

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Who Are You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Who Are You Feb 29 2000 - After Faith switches bodies with Buffy via the device that was left for her by the Mayor, she begins to slip into Buffy's life. When the police try to take away Faith (Buffy in Faith's body) she is ...more

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Surprise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Surprise Jan 19 1998 - On Buffy's 17th birthday, Drusilla prepares to awaken a powerful demon named The Judge who was brought forth a thousand years ago to rid the Earth of the plague of humanity. His body was dismembered ...more

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Conversations with Dead People is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Conversations with Dead People Nov 12 2002 - Five seperate stories in this episode has the gang encountering a paranormal force which spells future doom. While out on patrol, Buffy squares off with a former classmate and current vampire, who ...more

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Earshot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Earshot Mar 23 1999 - "Earshot" is the 18th episode of season three of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Seeing Red is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Seeing Red May 07 2002 - Willow and Tara are well on the road to recovery but love lives are not as good for Xander and Anya or Buffy and Spike. The Troika move full swing into their biggest plan ever: stealing a pair of ...more

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Graduation Day, Part One is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Graduation Day, Part One May 18 1999 - The gang receive some valuable information from old enemy Anya who has actually witnessed an Ascension. She reveals that the Mayor plans to transform himself into pure demon, something that has not ...more

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Grave is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Grave May 21 2002 - Giles's new-found power brings Willow down momentarily and Giles magically binds her and leaves to catch up with Buffy. Willow telepathically controls Anya and gets her to break the binding spell. ...more

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Lovers Walk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Lovers Walk Nov 24 1998 - Spike returns to Sunnydale a shadow of his bad-ass vampire self and kidnaps Willow so she can put a love spell on Drusilla. While he is out collecting magic spell ingredients and convincing Buffy why ...more

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Prophecy Girl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Prophecy Girl Jun 02 1997 - With the help of Angel, Giles discovers an ancient prophecy which foresees that Buffy will die if she fights The Master. Upon hearing of her doom, Buffy is met with the biggest decision of her young ...more

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Becoming, Part One is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Becoming, Part One May 12 1998 - Angelus' origins from being vamped by Darla in 1753, vamping Drusilla in 1860, being cursed by the Gypsies in 1898, and meeting a demon named Whistler in New York in 1996 who shows him a better way of ...more

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Restless is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Restless May 23 2000 - Buffy, Xander, Giles and Willow sit down to watch videos after defeating Adam. They enter a bizarre dream world where they are pursued by a primitive force that they released via their enjoining ...more

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I Only Have Eyes for You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
I Only Have Eyes for You Apr 28 1998 - "I Only Have Eyes for You" is episode 19 of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A ghost possesses high school boys while his school teacher-lover possesses high school girls. The episode ...more

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Villains is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Villains May 14 2002 - While the paramedics work on Buffy in the yard, in her bedroom Willow deperately calls on Osiris to bring Tara back to life the same way as she did for Buffy. She is told that the spell will not work ...more

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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewild... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered Feb 10 1998 - Xander tries to use Valentines Day to further his relationship with Cordelia but she succumbs to peer pressure and breaks up with him. With the help of Amy (who is exploring her mother's witch ...more

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Welcome to the Hellmouth (1) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Welcome to the Hellmouth (1) Mar 10 1997 - Determined for a fresh start, Buffy Summers moves to Sunnydale only to find out that it's located on a Hellmouth and that her slaying duties have just begun.

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What's My Line, Part Two is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
What's My Line, Part Two Nov 17 1997 - After getting in a fight with the mysterious woman, Kendra, Buffy learns that her temporary death in the hands of the Master had activated the choice for the next Slayer, and she is fighting her. ...more

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Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Lie to Me Nov 03 1997 - "Lie to Me" is the seventh episode of the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It originally aired on November 3, 1997.

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Two to Go is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Two to Go May 21 2002 - "Two to Go" is the 21st episode of season 6 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The name of the episode is a reference to the previous one, which ends with Willow saying ...more

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Helpless is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Helpless Jan 19 1999 - "Helpless" is the twelfth episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Selfless is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Selfless Oct 22 2002 - "Selfless" is the fifth episode of the seventh and final season of television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Angel Apr 14 1997 - "Angel" is the seventh episode of season 1 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was written by co-executive producer David Greenwalt and directed by Scott Brazil. The ...more

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Fear, Itself is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Fear, Itself Oct 26 1999 - To help Buffy get over the pain of having been used by Parker, the gang head to a fraternity Halloween party expecting a few cheap scares and a bit of harmless fun. Unfortunately, some accidental ...more

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Faith, Hope & Trick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Faith, Hope & Trick Oct 13 1998 - "Faith, Hope & Trick" is the third episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The episode title is a pastiche of the Biblical verse 1 Corinthians 13:13 while ...more

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The Zeppo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
The Zeppo Jan 26 1999 - "The Zeppo" is episode 13 of season 3 on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup in a Series. Feeling left out by the gang, Xander ends up ...more

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Storyteller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Storyteller Feb 25 2003 - Andrew creates "Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyres," a documentary describing the current situation in Sunnydale to show to future generations. Many emotions are captured during its filming, from ...more

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What's My Line, Part One is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
What's My Line, Part One Nov 17 1997 - Its Career Week at Sunnydale High and Buffy is faced with the reality that she has no future apart from that of a Slayer. Meanwhile, in order to stop the Slayer from ending his plan to restore ...more

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Enemies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Enemies Mar 16 1999 - Faith's new alliance with the Mayor goes as far as them conspiring to rob Angel of his soul. Faith tries to seduce him but he is thinking Buffy Summers in a big, one-track way. When the old-fashioned ...more

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This Year's Girl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
This Year's Girl Feb 22 2000 - "This Year's Girl" is the 15th episode of season 4 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Written by Doug Petrie and directed by Michael Gershman, it originally aired on February ...more

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Family is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Family Nov 07 2000 - "Family" is the sixth episode of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon and is the only episode of the series to ...more

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Bargaining, Part One is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Bargaining, Part One Oct 02 2001 - "Bargaining" is the two-part season premiere of the sixth season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, consisting of the first and second episodes. They are also the 101st and ...more

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Normal Again is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Normal Again Mar 12 2002 - After being poisoned by a demon, Buffy comes to believe that she is confined to a mental hospital, her mother is alive and her parents are still together and that her life as a Slayer was all an ...more

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Bad Girls is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Bad Girls Feb 09 1999 - While on a mission to retrieve an amulet before a powerful demon can restore his strength with it, Faith introduces Buffy to her reckless method of slaying which leaves Buffy wanting more of the wild ...more