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As the Master ramps up his attacks on the Slayer, so does the romantic tension between Buffy and Angel. Ultimately, a moment of weakness between the two leads to the secret that Angel has been holding back since their first encounter.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 4V07
Airdate: Monday April 14th, 1997
Network: WB

Director: Scott Brazil
Writer: David Greenwalt


  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (7 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Mark Metcalf
As The Master
Recurring
David Boreanaz
As Angel
Recurring
Kristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Recurring
Julie Benz
As Darla
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Andrew J. Ferchland
As Collin
Recurring
Charles Wesley
As Meanest Vamp
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
This episode ranked 7th out of 12 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 2.3 in the fast nationals.

This was the first episode to feature the "Into Every Generation, a Slayer is Born" narration at the start of the episode.

First episode of the series to have a "Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer" segment at the start of the program.

This episode reveals that Angel is a vampire and that Darla is his sire.

This episode marks the death of the death of recurring character of Darla. However, it will be far from the character's final appearance.

Buffy and Angel share their first kiss in this episode.

It is revealed in this episode that Buffy and Joyce live at 1630 Revello Drive.

This episode was one of six Season 1 episodes that were released on VHS, prior to the full season DVD releases.

During production of the episode, it took the makeup department 60 to 90 minutes to apply the vampire prosthetic on David Boreanaz.

Buffy and Angel’s kiss at The Bronze was filmed before the scene of their first kiss up in Buffy's bedroom.

Buffy’s scream when Angel reveals his vampire face is also used as Joyce’s scream when Darla bites her.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Sophie ZelmaniI'll Remember You 


Episode Quotes
Willow: What about Angel?
Buffy: Angel? I can just see him in a relationship. "Hi, honey, you're in grave danger. I'll see you next month."
Willow: He's not around much, it's true.

Xander: Boy, that Cordelia is a regular breath of vile air.

Buffy: Do you snore?
Angel: I don't know. It's been a long time since anybody's been in the position to let me know.

Xander: Buffy, come on. Wake up and smell the seduction. It's the oldest trick in the book.
Buffy: What? Saving my life? Getting slashed in the ribs?
Xander: Duh!

Xander: (to Buffy) You’re in love with a vampire? What, are you out of your mind?
Cordelia: What?
Xander: Not vampire... (turns to Buffy) How could you love an umpire? Everyone hates 'em!

Cordelia: (to a girl wearing the same dress as her) Where did you get that dress? This is a one-of-a-kind Todd Oldham. Do you know how much this dress cost? Is this a knockoff? (checks the label) This is a knockoff, isn't it? Some cheesy knockoff! This is exactly what happens when you sign these free trade agreements!
Buffy: You think we have problems.

Giles: There's mention some two hundred years ago in Ireland of - of Angelus, the one with the angelic face.
Buffy: You got that right.

Willow: Okay, so let's review. Reconstruction began when? Buffy?
Buffy: (distracted) Huh? Oh, Reconstruction? Uh, Reconstruction began after the... construction... which was shoddy so they had to reconstruct.
Willow: After the destruction of the Civil War.
Buffy: Right. Civil War. During which Angel was already, like, 100 and change.

Darla: Do you know what the saddest thing in the world is?
Buffy: Bad hair on top of that outfit?



Episode Goofs
When Buffy is tending to Angel in the first act, Angel appears to be leaning against the counter, but in the next shot, he's standing tall.

In the scene where Angel, a vampire, removes his shirt, a cross can be seen hanging around his neck. This is quite the irresponsible goof since crosses are used to repel vampires.

In the scene where Buffy comes up to her bedroom with Angel's dinner, she can be seen wearing a bright shade of red lipstick. However, in the next shot, she isn't wearing any lipstick at all.

When Angel and Buffy are trying to escape from the gang of vampires, one of them manages to stick his hand inside her house. This is completely impossible because vampires cannot enter a home unless they are invited.



Cultural References
Buffy: I'm not gonna be fighting Friar Tuck.

Friar Tuck is a companion to Robin Hood in the legends about that character. As the story goes, Friar Tuck made his name by fighting off opponents who tried to rob him.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Joseph M. Ellis
Production DesignerSteve Hardie
EditorGeoffrey Rowland
CastingMarcia Shulman
Unit Production ManagerJoseph M. Ellis
First Assistant DirectorDavid D'Ovidio
Second Assistant DirectorMark Hansson
Music EditorCelia Weiner
Costume DesignerSusanna Puisto
HairstylistJeri Baker Sadler
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorRuss McElhatton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterKen Wilson (2)
Construction CoordinatorDaniel Turk
Production Sound MixerDavid Kirschner (2)
Script SupervisorLesley King
Production CoordinatorSusan R. Ellis
Assistant EditorKristopher Lease
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerJon Taylor (2)  |  Kevin Burns (2)  |  Todd Orr
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Story EditorRob des Hotel  |  Joe Reinkemeyer  |  Dean Batali  |  Matt Kiene
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Smolek
Art DirectorCarey Meyer
Assistant Production CoordinatorClaudia Alves
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Costume SupervisorRita Salazar
Visual Effects SupervisorGlen Campbell (3)
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianLarry Kaster
ScoreWalter Murphy
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  George Snyder
Visual EffectsArea 51
Makeup ArtistTodd McIntosh
Special Effects Make-upOptic Nerve Studios  |  John Vulich
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
Supervising AnimatorScott Wheeler (2)
 
Warning: Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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