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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith, Hope & Trick

Just as Buffy's life begins to fall back into normalcy, she is overshadowed by a new Slayer by the name of Faith who easily wins everyone over. However, Faith is sheltering a dark secret that has followed her to Sunnydale.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x3
Production Number: 3ABB03
Airdate: Tuesday October 13th, 1998
Network: WB

Guest Stars
Kristine SutherlandKristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
K. Todd FreemanK. Todd Freeman
As Mr. Trick
Fab FilippoFab Filippo
As Scott Hope
Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
As Faith
Armin ShimermanArmin Shimerman
As Principal Snyder
Jeremy RobertsJeremy Roberts
As Kakistos

Co-Guest Stars
John EnnisJohn Ennis
As Manager
Darling ViolettaDarling Violetta
As Themselves

R.D. PriceR.D. Price
As Pizza Delivery Guy
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
Seth GreenSeth Green
As Daniel "Oz" Osbourne
Episode Notes
This episode marks Eliza Dushku's first appearance on the show as the character of Faith.

This episode scored a 6.2/9 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 4th out of 15 WB shows for the week.

This episode received a 3.9 in the national ratings.

Ranked 88 out of 125 prime time shows.

This episode is named after three of its characters: Faith Lehane, Scott Hope and the vampire Trick. The title is also a play on Corinthians, 13:13. "And now abide faith, hope, and love; these three; but the greatest of these is love;" based on this passage, the three theological virtues are listed as either "faith, hope and charity" or "faith, hope and love."

This episode marks the return of Angel.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Brian Jonestown massacreGoing To Hell 
Darling ViolettaBlue Sun 
Darling ViolettaCure 
Third Eye BlindThe Background 

Episode Quotes
Willow: Maybe we shouldn't be too couply around Buffy.
Cordelia: Oh, you mean 'cause of how the only guy that ever liked her turned into a vicious killer and had to be put down like a dog?
Xander: Can she cram complex issues into a nutshell or what?

Buffy: First of all, Martha Stewart knows jack about hand-cut prosciutto.
Xander: I don't believe she slays, either.
Oz: Oh, I hear she can, but she doesn't like to.

Willow: (to Buffy) Ooh, Scott Hope at eleven o'clock. He likes you. He wanted to ask you out last year, but you weren't ready then. But I think you're ready now, or at least in the state of pre-readiness to make conversation, or - or to do that thing with your mouth that boys like.

Mr. Trick: Sunnydale. Town's got quaint. And the people? He called me "sir". Don't you just miss that? I mean, admittedly, it's not a haven for the brothers. You know, strictly the caucasian persuasion here in the 'dale, but, you know, you just gotta stand up and salute that death rate. I ran a statistical analysis, and hello, darkness. It makes D.C. look like Mayberry, and ain't nobody saying boo about it. We could fit right in here. Have us some fun.

Willow: Mmm, sage. I love that smell. And marnox root. You know, a smidge of this mixed with a virgin's saliva... does something I know nothing about.

Oz: I'm gonna go out on a limb and say there's a new Slayer in town.

Joyce: I like this girl, Buffy.
Buffy: She's very personable. She gets along with my friends, my Watcher, my Mom. Look, now she's getting along with my fries.

Buffy: Mom, the only way you get a new Slayer, is if the old Slayer dies.
Joyce: Then that means you... When did you die? You never told me you died.
Buffy: No, Mom. It was just for a few minutes.

Faith: What are you getting so strung up for, B?
Buffy: Why are your lips still moving, F?

Episode Goofs
During the beginning of the Bronze scene, Buffy hands Oz and Willow their drinks along with hers. When she hands Oz his, the second cup then jumps to Willow between shots. Oz also takes his arm down from behind the sofa when it cuts back and forth.

Cultural References
Buffy: I'm the one getting Single White Femaled here.

Buffy referring to the 1992 film, Single White Female.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerFran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  David Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Marti Noxon  |  Kelly A. Manners
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorNancy Forner
CastingBrian Myers (1)
Unit Production ManagerKelly A. Manners
First Assistant DirectorBrenda Kalosh
Second Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorChristopher Tufty
Set DesignerCaroline Quinn-Decker
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorRhonda Hyde
Production CoordinatorElyse Ramsdell
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorGolda Savage
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKevin Burns (1)  |  Ron Evans  |  Todd Orr
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Story EditorDouglas Petrie
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Production SupervisorMarc D. Alpert
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorJane Espenson
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)
Casting AssociateJill L. Uyeda
Key HairstylistSteven Soussana
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Stunt DoubleSophia Crawford
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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