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The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes

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'll 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?

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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 & most listed Dec 14 1999 "Hush" is the tenth episode in the fourth season of the fantasy television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003). It was written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon and originally

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    Feb 27 2001 "The Body" is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of the fantasy television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003). It was written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon and

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    Nov 06 2001 "Once More, with Feeling" is the seventh episode of the sixth season of the fantasy television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and the only one in the series performed as a

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    May 22 2001 "The Gift" is the fifth season finale, and the 100th episode, of the fantasy television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003). It was the last episode to air on The WB Television

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    Feb 24 1998 "Passion" is episode 17 of season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Learning that Angelus, with murderous intent, is circling closer to her friends and family, Buffy feverishly seeks ways to

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    May 19 1998 "Becoming, Part Two" is episode 22 of season 2 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is the second of a two-part season finale. Buffy argues with her mother, is accused of

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    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

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    Dec 08 1998 "The Wish" is the ninth episode of season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Following Xander and Willow's kiss in "Lovers Walk", Oz has called a time-out on his relationship with

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    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

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    Jan 20 1998 "Innocence" is episode 14 of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is renowned not only as one of the most critically acclaimed episodes, but also has the distinction of being the

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    often listed Jan 19 1999 "Helpless" is the twelfth episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy and Angel spar until Buffy pins him and holds a breadstick to his heart. They talk, and

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Feb 29 2000 "Who Are You" is the 16th episode of season 4 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon, it originally aired February 29, 2000 on

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    Feb 23 1999 "Doppelgangland" is the sixteenth episode of the third season of the fantasy television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003). It was written and directed by the show's creator, Joss

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    Sep 29 1997 "School Hard" is episode three of season two of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The story for the episode was conceived by series creator and executive producer Joss Whedon

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    Nov 12 2002 "Conversations with Dead People" is the seventh episode of the seventh and final season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is the only episode other than "Once More,

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    ranked low on reranks May 20 2003 "Chosen" is the series finale of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It serves as the 22nd episode of the seventh season, and the 144th episode overall. The episode was written

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    Oct 22 2002 "Selfless" is the fifth episode of the seventh and final season of television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Anya finally gets back into her old vengeance demon ways by helping a girl get

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    May 23 2000 "Restless" is the 22nd episode and season finale of season four of the fantasy television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), and the 78th episode of the series overall. The episode

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    May 14 2002 "Villains" is the 20th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. An ambulance arrives at the Summers' house to treat the wounded Buffy. Upstairs, the distraught

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    May 07 2002 "Seeing Red" is episode 19 of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In North America, this episode was transmitted to UPN affiliates a week early by accident. Although

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    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

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    ranked low on reranks Jul 13 1999 "Graduation Day, Part Two" is the 22nd episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy and the students of Sunnydale High battle the Mayor during their senior

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    Mar 16 1999 "Enemies" is the 17th episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy and Faith meet a demon (named Skyler in the script, though his name is not spoken) who offers

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    Nov 24 1998 "Lovers Walk" is episode 8 of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing in a Series. Willow complains about

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    May 11 1999 "The Prom" is episode 20 in season three of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy wakes up in Angel's bed at the mansion after the two fell asleep after patrol. Buffy talks a

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    Jan 19 1998 "Surprise" is episode 13 of season two of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy has a vivid dream (a very undead Drusilla dusts Angel) which she fears is prophetic and

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    Mar 23 1999 "Earshot" is the 18th episode of season three of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On patrol, Buffy runs into two demons that she fights, and succeeds in killing one of them.

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    often listed Nov 17 1998 "Revelations" is the seventh episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Gwendolyn Post shows up as Faith's new Watcher. She is British, strict, arrogant, and looks

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    ranked low on reranks May 21 2002 "Grave" is the sixth season finale of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This episode is the second highest rated Buffy episode ever to air in the U.K., Sky One aired the

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    Nov 17 1997 "What's My Line, Part Two" is episode 10 of season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy encounters another vampire slayer, while Angel is taken by Spike for a ritual in which Drusilla is

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    May 01 2001 "Tough Love" is the 19th episode of season 5 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy withdraws from school in order to better look after Dawn, who has been skipping school

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 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. The episode opens on a playground at night. Drusilla approaches

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    Nov 30 1999 "Something Blue" is the 9th episode of season 4 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Written by Tracey Forbes and directed by Nick Marck, it originally aired on November 30, 1999

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    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 (and Buffy) while his school teacher-lover possesses high school girls

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    Nov 10 1998 "Band Candy" is the sixth episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy combines her slaying with studying for the SAT in the graveyard with Giles. At school the

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    ranked low on reranks 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

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    Mar 12 2002 "Normal Again" is the 17th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Trio bring a demon whose hallucinogenic venom makes Buffy believe that her implausible

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks May 16 2000 "Primeval" is the 21st episode of season 4 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Following Spike's interference in the previous episode, Buffy and the Scoobies are not talking to

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    ranked low on reranks May 18 1999 "Graduation Day, Part One" is the 21st episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While the Mayor prepares for his Ascension, Buffy battles Faith to save Angel's

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    Apr 24 2001 "Intervention" is the eighteenth episode in the fifth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At the Summers's home after dinner, Buffy confesses to Giles that she's worried about her ability to

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    Oct 09 2001 "After Life" is the third episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Scooby Gang rushes to find Buffy and figures she is at her house. The bikers are on the

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    Oct 02 2001 "Bargaining, Part One" is the Season 6 opener of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Scooby Gang patrol in the absence of the Slayer. Willow and her growing powers lead the

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    Nov 27 2001 "Wrecked" is the 10th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Tara and Dawn wake on the couch and find that neither Buffy nor Willow returned home the night

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    Apr 15 2003 "Dirty Girls" is the 18th episode of season 7 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A young Potential, Shannon, is chased through the woods by Bringers. She accepts the

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dec 15 1998 "Amends" is episode 10 of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's Christmas in Sunnydale and Angel is haunted with dreams of the people he murdered over the years as

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    Mar 10 1997 "The Harvest" is the second episode of season one of the WB Television Network television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was written by executive producer Joss Whedon and directed by

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    Nov 20 2001 "Smashed" is the 9th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Willow, sad and lonely without Tara, figures out a way to turn the metamorphosed Amy from a rat

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    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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nov 23 1999 "Pangs" is the eighth episode of season 4 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On Thanksgiving, Buffy encounters the restless and vengeful spirit of a Native American, whose

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    Feb 25 2003 "Storyteller" is the sixteenth episode of season 7 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Storyteller refers to Andrew Wells, who has become a pseudo-member of the Scooby Gang

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