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Buffy's 17th birthday is approaching, but she is more concerned about Angel, due to a troubling dream where he was killed by Drusilla. The fear is not unwarranted, as a healthy Drusilla and wheelchair-bound Spike have begun assembling The Judge, a powerful demon with the ability to burn down humanity.
Final episode to air Monday nights at 9:00 following 7th Heaven.
This episode scored a 5.6/8 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 4th out of 14 WB shows for the week.
Brian Thompson, who played the Judge, also played the role of Luke in the pilot episode.
This episode scored a 4.4 in the fast nationals.
Ranked 94 out of 118 prime time shows.
This episode begins a tradition of Buffy birthdays gone awry, although Buffy does not celebrate her birthday on-screen in the final season.
It's revealed that Jenny's real name is Janna of the Kalderash
Buffy: (to Willow, about Oz) You think he's too old 'cause he's a senior? Please! My boyfriend had a bicentennial.
Oz: I'm gonna ask you to go out with me tomorrow night. And I'm kinda nervous about it, actually. It's interesting.
Willow: Oh. Well, if it helps at all, I'm gonna say yes.
Oz: Yeah, it helps. It - it creates a comfort zone. Do you wanna go out with me tomorrow night?
Willow: (slaps her forehead) Oh! I can't!
Oz: Well, see, I like that you're unpredictable.
Willow: Are you okay?
Oz: Yeah. Hey, did everybody see that guy just turn to dust?
Willow: Uh, well, uh... sort of.
Xander: Yep. Vampires are real. A lot of them live in Sunnydale. Willow will fill you in.
Willow: I know it's hard to accept at first.
Oz: Actually, it explains a lot.