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Wesley Wyndam-Pryce arrives to take over as Watcher for Buffy and Faith just as a vampire sect surface looking for an amulet to restore power to their demon leader. The two Slayers blow off the stuffier and much more bossy Watcher to spend quality slaying time together where Faith's bad behaviour begins to rub off on Buffy.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x14
Production Number: 3ABB14
Airdate: Tuesday February 09th, 1999
Network: WB

Director: Michael Lange
Writer: Douglas Petrie

Guest Stars
Kristine SutherlandKristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Harry GroenerHarry Groener
As Mayor Richard Wilkins III
K. Todd FreemanK. Todd Freeman
As Mr. Trick
Jack PlotnickJack Plotnick
As Allan Finch
Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
As Faith

Co-Guest Stars
Alex SkubyAlex Skuby
As Vincent
Wendy CliffordWendy Clifford
As Mrs. Taggert
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 scored a 6.1/9 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 3rd out of 15 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 4.2 in the national ratings.

Ranked 88 out of 125 prime time shows.

Alyson Hannigan first met future-husband Alexis Denisof on the set of this episode.

The dance Buffy and Faith perform at The Bronze is duplicated almost exactly in the X-Men: Evolution episode "SpykeCam" by Rogue and Shadowcat, with Rogue as Faith and Shadowcat as Buffy.

This episode marks the first appearance of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce on the series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
CurveChinese Burn 

Episode Quotes
Wesley: These are all the diaries, then, yours included.
Giles: That's everything. Knock yourself out. Please.
Wesley: Ah, yes. Here's your first entry. "Slayer is wilful and insolent." That would be our girl, wouldn't it?
Giles: You have to get to know her.
Wesley: Hmm. "Her abuse of the English language is such that I understand only every other sentence."

Wesley: Remember the three key words for any Slayer: preparation... preparation... preparation.
Buffy: That's one word three times.

Buffy: Okay, we got ten, maybe twelve bad guys, and one big demon in desperate need of a stairmaster.

Wesley: Oh, God! Oh, God!
Giles: It doesn't seem too promising, does it?
Wesley: Stay calm, Mr. Giles. We have to stay calm.
Giles: Well, thank God you're here. I was planning to panic.
Wesley: What is that thing?
Giles: That would be your demon. You know, the dead one?
Wesley: There's no need to get snippy!

Balthazar: You know what I want.
Giles: If it's for me to scrub those hard-to-reach areas, I'd like to request you kill me now. (one of the vampires hits Giles) Ow.
Wesley: Are you out of your mind? This is hardly the time for games!
Giles: Why not? They're going to torture us to death anyway.
Balthazar: You're not wrong about that.

Balthazar: The man who has my amulet! What is his name?!
Angel: His name is Angel.

Buffy: Faith, you don't get it. You killed a man.
Faith: No, you don't get it. I don't care.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Kelly A. Manners  |  Marti Noxon
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorSkip MacDonald
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Jennifer Fishman  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
Unit Production ManagerKelly A. Manners
First Assistant DirectorMaggie Parker
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 EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerTodd Orr  |  Adam Sawelson  |  Ron Evans
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyRaymond Stella
Story EditorDouglas Petrie
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Production SupervisorMarc D. Alpert
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorJane Espenson
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistMichael Moore (3)
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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