Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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On Thanksgiving, Buffy encounters the spirit of a Native American warrior whose people were wiped out by settlers.


Michael Lange


Joss Whedon (created by), Jane Espenson | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
James Marsters ... Spike
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Marc Blucas ... Riley Finn
Mercedes McNab ... Harmony Kendall
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Leonard Roberts ... Forrest Gates
Bailey Chase ... Graham Miller
Tod Thawley ... Hus
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Margaret Easley ... Curator
William Vogt ... Jamie
Mark Ankeny ... Dean Guerrero


It's Thanksgiving and Buffy pushes Giles to host the gang 'as a real American'. Anya finds her lover Xander particularly sexy in his new construction laborer's job, digging a hole during the ceremony for the new Cultural Center at UC Sunnydale, but he falls into an Indian grave inside an old mission, and thus releases the revengeful spirit of the Chumash warrior Hus, who can transform himself into green smoke or various animals. Hus starts his revenge by killing the curator with an 19 century ceremonial Chumash stone knife. The fact that Xander gets the very diseases (sick he seems as erotic to Anya as when sweating bare-chested) the Chumash contracted while virtually enslaved in the Colonial Era. The choice of Hus' victims make Willow, who feels very guilty for the plight of the natives, and Giles, who insists Hus' victims are innocent, realize he must be after historical vengeance. Meanwhile, Riley Finn's military Initiative commando team continues implants rendering vampires unable... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

23 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Xander now refers to Anya as his girlfriend. Riley and Buffy are establishing a relationship as well. See more »


When Willow, Xander, and Anya run into Angel, Anya asks if it is Angel and that it's the first time they met. In fact, Anya had met Angel back in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland at the Bronze even though they had no dialogue between them. See more »


[first lines]
Jamie: [startled by Buffy] Oh!
Buffy Summers: Looking for me?
Jamie: Holy... Wh-What do you want?
[Buffy hits him]
Jamie: Uhh! Hey!
[Jamie stands up as a vampire]
Buffy Summers: Look who's home.
Jamie: [starts fighting] Why don't you just go back where you came from? Things were great before you came.
Buffy Summers: [as she stabs him] And they say one person can't make a difference.
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Featured in Angel: The Bachelor Party (1999) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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The First Thanksgiving at UC Sunnydale
6 August 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Thanksgiving Eve, during the ceremony of the beginning of a construction of a Cultural Center at UC Sunnydale, Xander digs a hole and falls into an ancient mission, releasing the revengeful spirit of the Chumash Indians warrior Hus (Tod Thawley). Meanwhile Angel is advised by a friend that Buffy is in danger, and he comes to Sunnydale to protect her. Buffy is decided to have a Thanksgiving dinner with her closest friends, Willow and Xander at Giles's home. Surprisingly Spike comes to the place asking for help, while Hus attacks the group.

I liked this very funny episode a lot. The ironical dialogs are excellent, and there are many good situations. The British accent of Giles and his temper, and the lines of Spike are absolutely hilarious. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil) "Agonia" ("Agony")

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