Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Faith and the Potentials search underground for a weapon, whilst Buffy confronts Caleb at the vineyard.


David Solomon


Joss Whedon (created by), Rebecca Kirshner (as Rebecca Rand Kirshner) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Anya (as Emma Caulfield)
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Dawn Summers
James Marsters ... Spike
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Eliza Dushku ... Faith
Nathan Fillion ... Caleb
Tom Lenk ... Andrew Wells
Iyari Limon ... Kennedy
Sarah Hagan ... Amanda
Harry Groener ... Mayor Richard Wilkins
D.B. Woodside ... Principal Robin Wood (as DB Woodside)
Felicia Day ... Vi


Having been ousted as leader of the Potentials, Buffy seeks refuge in an abandoned house as nearly all of Sunnydale has evacuated the town. Spike and Andrew return from their trip and having learned what happened while they were away, Spike has a physical fist-fight with Faith, and relays the news about a mystical weapon that Caleb is searching for at the Sunnydale vineyard. Meanwhile, Faith leads the potentials to capture a Bringer to interrogate it to learn more about Caleb's plans. The First, in the form of Mayor Wilkins, pays a visit to Faith to further sow seeds of anxiety in her, while Principal Wood tries to install confidence. Elsewhere, Willow and Kennedy consummate their romance as everyone else ponders their survival. Eventually, Faith leads the potentials in an offense against the Bringers armory while Buffy confronts Caleb alone at the vineyard. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

6 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The weapon that is revealed at the end first appeared in the Dark Horse Comics series "Fray", which was written by Joss Whedon about a Slayer in the distant future. See more »


In Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Empty Places, Kennedy had a cut across her nose and two more between her eyebrows in the last scene. In the first scene here, which takes place a few minutes later, the cuts are completely gone. See more »


[first lines]
Rupert Giles: "Power to the people"? You sound like a child of the '70s.
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Alternate Versions

During her encounter with Caleb, Buffy's original line, "If someone didn't know you, they might think you were a woman-hating prick," has been re-edited for F/X reruns to "woman-hating jerk". The R1 season 7 DVD includes this re-dubbed line as well. See more »


It's Only Love
Performed by Heather Nova
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Buffy and Spike
25 March 2017 | by mrsmelissaanneyoungSee all my reviews

the relationship between spike and buffy in this episode is almost as romantic as me and my husband before we got together. and I have been married to my husband for 10 years.

and in my opinion they all needed some time away from buffy as their leader to realize how good the have it.

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