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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
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
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
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 ...more

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The Body is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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. ...more

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The Gift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Passion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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
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 ...more

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Graduation Day, Part Two is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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

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Tabula Rasa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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School Hard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Chosen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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Innocence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Fool for Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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The Prom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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
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 ...more

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Who Are You is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Something Blue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Earshot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Mar 23 1999 - "Earshot" is the 18th episode of season three of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Surprise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Seeing Red is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Conversations with Dead People is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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, ...more

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Graduation Day, Part One is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Prophecy Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Grave is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Lovers Walk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Becoming, Part One is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Welcome to the Hellmouth (1) is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewild... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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Villains is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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I Only Have Eyes for You is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Restless is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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What's My Line, Part Two is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Fear, Itself is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Helpless is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Jan 19 1999 - "Helpless" is the twelfth episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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The Zeppo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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Storyteller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Two to Go is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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Faith, Hope & Trick is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Selfless is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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What's My Line, Part One is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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
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 ...more

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This Year's Girl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Normal Again is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
Nov 03 1998 - When Cordelia flaunts her sure win for Homecoming Queen it awakens the prom queen within Buffy and they become rivals for the title. Meanwhile the new vampire in town, Mr. Trick, rallies a group ...more

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Bad Girls is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 ...more

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Pangs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes
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 member of the ...more