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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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x13
Production Number: 5V13
Airdate: Monday January 19th, 1998
Network: WB

Director: Michael Lange
Writer: Marti Noxon


  • Currently 9.6/10
9.6/10 (5 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Vincent SchiavelliVincent Schiavelli
As Enios
Recurring

Guest Stars
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Oz
Recurring
Kristine SutherlandKristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Recurring
Robia LaMorteRobia LaMorte
As Jenny Calendar
Recurring
Brian ThompsonBrian Thompson
As The Judge
Recurring
Eric SaietEric Saiet
As Dalton
Recurring
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Spike
Recurring
Juliet LandauJuliet Landau
As Drusilla
Recurring

Uncredited
Roger StoneburnerRoger Stoneburner
As Vampire
Recurring
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
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 gypsies.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
RasputinaTransylvanian Concubine 
Shawn Clement & Sean Murry, Vocals by Care HoweAnything 


Episode Quotes
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.



Episode Goofs
When Buffy kisses Angel's hand, it's in a fist, but open in the next shot.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerSandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Joss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Gary Law (1)
Consulting ProducerHoward Gordon
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorRegis Kimble
CastingMarcia Shulman
Unit Production ManagerGary Law (1)
First Assistant DirectorBrenda Kalosh
Second Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistJeri Baker Sadler
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorEyal Gordin
Set DesignerCaroline Quinn-Decker
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterKen Wilson (2)
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerMaury Harris
Script SupervisorLesley King
Production CoordinatorPhyllis Saldutti
Script CoordinatorAmy Wolfram
Assistant EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerDon Digirolamo  |  Kevin Burns (2)  |  Todd Orr
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorRob des Hotel  |  Dean Batali
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianDayton Nietert
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Caroline Kallas  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  George Snyder
Makeup ArtistJohn Maldonado
Special Effects Make-upJohn Vulich
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
 
Warning: Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 2 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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