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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 The entire town of Sunnydale goes silent when a group of fairy tale demons called The Gentlemen appear and steal everyone's voices. Without being vulnerable to the one thing that can kill them (a

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  2. 2
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    Feb 27 2001 "The Body" is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of the horror drama television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon and originally

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  3. 3
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    Nov 06 2001 "Once More, with Feeling" is the seventh episode of the sixth season of the fantasy-horror television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the only one in the series performed as a musical. It

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  4. 4
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    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

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  5. 5
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    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

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  6. 6
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    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

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  7. 7
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    Dec 08 1998 Wanting to be rid of Xander for good, Cordelia comes to the conclusion that Buffy is the cause of all her problems and makes a wish that Buffy had never come to Sunnydale. A demon grants the wish and

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  8. 8
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    Nov 14 2000 When a vampire impales Buffy with her own stake, she wants to find out how her predecessors have lost in battle. Because of Giles' lack of info on the final battles of previous Slayers she turns to

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  9. 9
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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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  10. 10
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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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  11. 11
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    Nov 13 2001 After the gang finds out about Buffy's true afterlife, Willow does a spell to make her forget that she was actually in heaven. Unfortunately the spell goes awry and the gang all wake up with amnesia,

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  12. 12
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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. It was written and directed by the show's creator, Joss Whedon, and

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  13. 13
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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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  14. 14
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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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  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks
    May 20 2003 Angel arrives with an amulet which may be a weapon against the First. The battle-lines are drawn and the gang spends the night preparing for the final confrontation. A confrontation that some may not

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  16. 16
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    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

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  17. 17
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    Oct 27 1997 On Halloween, Buffy, Willow and Xander are 'volunteered' by Principal Snyder to take groups of kids trick-or-treating. They get their costumes from a new store run by an Englishman, Ethan Rayne.

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  18. 18
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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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  19. 19
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    Jan 19 1999 For her upcoming 18th birthday, Buffy declines the scooby gang's offer of a big party, hoping to celebrate with quiet reflection and a traditional trip to the ice show with her father. But unbeknownst

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  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    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

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  21. 21
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    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.

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  22. 22
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    Mar 23 1999 After a close encounter with a mouthless demon Buffy is infected with the demon's blood and she gains the ability to hear people's thoughts. Her new found ability at first is good for cheating on

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  23. 23
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    May 11 1999 As the all time night-of-nights for the senior students peeks around the halls, Buffy must save her friends and the rest of the school from a scorned student who has trained a pack of hellhounds to

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  24. 24
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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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  25. 25
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    Oct 22 2002 Anya grants a young woman's wish, but the violent and deadly act of vengeance leaves Anya completely guilt-ridden. In order to fix her mistake, she asks that the spell be undone. Knowing the price of

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  26. 26
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    Jan 19 1998 "Surprise" is episode 13 of season two of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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  27. 27
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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 while his school teacher-lover possesses high school girls.

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  28. 28
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    Nov 10 1998 "Band Candy" is the sixth episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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  29. 29
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Nov 03 1997 Ford, an old boyfriend of Buffy's comes to Sunnydale and, unknown to her, is part of a secret sect which worships vampires. While the others in the sect are misguided teens who believe that vampires

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  30. 30
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    May 21 2002 After exacting revenge on Warren for Tara's death, an extremely powerful and vengeful Willow now vows to go after the other two members of the trio, Jonathan and Andrew, forcing Buffy into the

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  31. 31
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    May 14 2002 "Villains" is the 20th episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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  32. 32
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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 summon a demon whose hallucinogenic venom makes Buffy believe that her implausible

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  33. 33
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    May 18 1999 "Graduation Day" is the season finale of the WB Television Network's third season of the drama television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, consisting of the twenty-first and twenty-second

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  34. 34
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    Oct 02 2001 Several months have passed since Buffy sacrificed herself to save Dawn, her friends and the world. The Slayerettes are doing their best to keep the demon population down and Willow has repaired the

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  35. 35
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mar 16 1999 "Enemies" is the 17th episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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  36. 36
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    Apr 24 2001 "Intervention" is the eighteenth episode in the fifth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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  37. 37
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    Oct 09 2001 The first repercussions of the resurrection spell has the Scoobies battling with a demon ghost and Buffy realizes she was happier with the peace of the afterlife but cannot bring herself to tell her

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  38. 38
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    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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  39. 39
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    Feb 22 2000 Faith, still in a coma in the hospital, is dreaming of being pursued by Buffy. Riley, partially recovered from his encounter with Adam leaves the Initiative infirmary and joins up with Buffy. While

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  40. 40
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    Feb 25 2003 "Storyteller" is the sixteenth episode of seventh and final season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Storyteller refers to Andrew Wells, who has become a pseudo-member of

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  41. 41
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    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.

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Nov 23 1999 Angel covertly comes to Sunnydale fearing Buffy is in danger after Doyle's vision of her in Angel. While digging for a new Cultural Centre at the college, Xander falls into a sacred Indian burial area

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    May 01 2001 While Buffy tries to control a motherless Dawn and bring their lives back to some sort of normalcy, Tara is captured by Glory who is desperately trying to find the Key.

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  44. 44
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    Feb 10 1998 "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" is episode 16 of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In this episode, Cordelia breaks up with Xander after her friends mock her. Xander retaliates by

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  45. 45
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    Jan 26 1999 When Xander realises that he isn't needed by the gang as much as he'd like to believe, his quest to prove he's cool leads him to an unforgettable night that finds him consorting with fast women,

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  46. 46
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    Nov 17 1998 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, while Faith finds herself under the wing of a new

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    Oct 26 1999 "Fear, Itself" is the fourth episode of the fourth season of the horror television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Written by David Fury and directed by Tucker Gates, the episode originally

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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.

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    Apr 15 2003 As they drive into town, Willow and Faith find themselves behind a truck. A young girl is thrown out with a deep wound and the truck drives off. The girl is unconcious so they take her to the hospital

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    Nov 20 2001 After breaking up with Tara, Willow successfully de-rats Amy and the two witches begin hanging out and having fun with magic, drawing Willow further into her growing addiction. Meanwhile, Spike

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