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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 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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  • 1

    Once More, With Feeling

    Nov 06 2001
    1,476
    302

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6

    Episode Number7

    A mysterious force causes everyone in Sunnydale to reveal all of their innermost thoughts and feelings in song. Tara sings a love song to Willow professing all her love, but does Willow feel the same  ...more
  • 2

    The Body

    Feb 27 2001
    1,195
    249

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5

    Episode Number16

    After finding Joyce on the couch, a terrified slayer calls 911. Unfortunately, it's too late to do anything. We see Dawn at school for the first time, and she's just getting over the freakout she had  ...more
  • 3

    Hush

    Dec 14 1999
    1,279
    286

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4

    Episode Number10

    "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 originally aired  ...more
  • 4

    The Gift

    May 22 2001
    964
    210

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5

    Episode Number22

    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
  • 5
    925
    233

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

    Episode Number22

    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
  • 6
    Feb 23 1999
    921
    218

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3

    Episode Number16

    SeriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer

    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
  • 7

    Tabula Rasa

    Nov 13 2001
    846
    206

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6

    Episode Number8

    "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 memory to a  ...more
  • 8

    Graduation Day, Part Two

    Jul 13 1999
    661
    136

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3

    Episode Number22

    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
  • 9

    Passion

    Feb 24 1998
    738
    226

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

    Episode Number17

    "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 Gershman, who  ...more
  • 10

    The Wish

    Dec 08 1998
    741
    227

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3

    Episode Number9

    "The Wish" is the ninth episode of season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  ...more
  • 11
    May 20 2003
    786
    221

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7

    Episode Number22

    "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 creator Joss  ...more
  • 12

    Fool for Love

    Nov 14 2000
    637
    189

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5

    Episode Number7

    "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 The WB network;  ...more
  • 13

    Halloween

    Oct 27 1997
    605
    157

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

    Episode Number6

    SeriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer

    "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 Chaos  ...more
  • 14

    Graduation Day, Part One

    May 18 1999
    463
    145

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3

    Episode Number21

    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
  • 15

    Who Are You

    Feb 29 2000
    541
    172

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4

    Episode Number16

    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
  • 16
    415
    129

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

    Episode Number21

    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  ...more
  • 17

    Something Blue

    Nov 30 1999
    611
    183

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4

    Episode Number9

    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
  • 18

    Innocence

    Jan 20 1998
    538
    192

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

    Episode Number14

    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  ...more
  • 19

    School Hard

    Sep 29 1997
    588
    196

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

    Episode Number3

    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
  • 20

    The Prom

    May 11 1999
    543
    190

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3

    Episode Number20

    "The Prom" is episode 20 in season three of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  ...more
  • 21

    Grave

    May 21 2002
    485
    128

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6

    Episode Number22

    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
  • 22
    Nov 10 1998
    557
    163

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3

    Episode Number6

    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
  • 23

    Lovers Walk

    Nov 24 1998
    416
    147

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3

    Episode Number8

    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
  • 24

    Prophecy Girl

    Jun 02 1997
    388
    136

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1

    Episode Number12

    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
  • 25

    Surprise

    Jan 19 1998
    435
    163

    SeasonBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

    Episode Number13

    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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