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Buffy has resolved to finally fight Angel just as he plans to awaken the demon Acathla and suck the world into Hell. However, her decision is clouded by the discovery of Jenny's spell that could restore Angel's soul.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x21
Production Number: 5V21
Airdate: Tuesday May 12th, 1998
Network: WB

Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon

Special Guest Stars
Max PerlichMax Perlich
As Whistler

Guest Stars
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Oz
Kristine SutherlandKristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Julie BenzJulie Benz
As Darla
Bianca LawsonBianca Lawson
As Kendra
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Spike
Juliet LandauJuliet Landau
As Drusilla
Armin ShimermanArmin Shimerman
As Principal Snyder
Jack McGeeJack McGee
As Doug Perren
Richard RiehleRichard Riehle
As Merrick

Co-Guest Stars
Shannon WellesShannon Welles
As Gypsy Woman
Zitto KazannZitto Kazann
As Gypsy Man
Nina GervitzNina Gervitz
As Teacher

Dean Butler (1)Dean Butler (1)
voiced Hank Summers
Sophia CrawfordSophia Crawford
As Vampire
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
This episode marks the death of the vampire slayer Kendra and the last time she is seen in the series.

This episode scored a 5.4/9 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 4th out of 14 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.8 in the fast nationals.

Ranked 84 out of 101 prime time shows

A line cut from the episode was revealed in the Watcher's Guide; Whistler tells Angel, "There are three kinds of people that no one understands: geniuses, madmen and guys that mumble."

Whistler ends his opening speech saying, "I'll show you what I mean." Whistler concludes the episode saying, "You'll see what I mean." (In the original airing of this episode on the WB, it is Angel who gives the opening speech and says "I'll show you what I mean.")

Episode Quotes
Drusilla: That's what's been whispering to me. Shh.
Angelus: Oh, yeah. Don't worry, though. Soon it'll stop. Soon it'll scream.

Angelus: Acathla the demon came forth to swallow the world. He was killed by a virtious knight who pierced the demon's heart before he could draw a breath to preform the act. Acathla turned to stone, as demons somtimes do, and was buried where neither man nor demon would want to look. Unless, of course, they're putting up low-rent housing.

Angelus: My friends, we're about to make history... end.

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  |  Gary Law
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorSkip MacDonald
CastingMarcia Shulman
Unit Production ManagerGary Law
First Assistant DirectorBrenda Kalosh
Second Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistJeri Baker Sadler
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorHerbert Davis
Set DesignerCaroline Quinn-Decker
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterKen Wilson (2)
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerRobert Eber
Script SupervisorLesley King
Production CoordinatorPhyllis Saldutti
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerTodd Orr  |  Kevin Burns (1)  |  Chris Minkler
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Story EditorMarti Noxon
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorDean Batali  |  Rob des Hotel
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianDayton Nietert
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Caroline Kallas  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Makeup ArtistJohn Maldonado
Special Effects Make-upJohn Vulich
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
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