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The discovery of Finch's body further presses guilt onto Buffy while Faith continues to show no remorse. Having discovered her crime, the gang tries to figure out the best way to help her, but any attempt maybe sabotaged and risk sending her over the line.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x15
Production Number: 3ABB15
Airdate: Tuesday February 16th, 1999
Network: WB

Director: Michael Gershman
Writer: Marti Noxon


  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Kristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Recurring
Harry Groener
As Mayor Richard Wilkins III
Recurring
K. Todd Freeman
As Mr. Trick
Recurring
Jack Plotnick
As Allan Finch
Recurring
Alexis Denisof
As Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Recurring
James MacDonald (1)
As Detective Stein (credited as James G. MacDonald)
Recurring
Eliza Dushku
As Faith
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Amy Powell
As T.V. News Reporter
Recurring

Uncredited
Scott Duthie
As Henchman
Recurring
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.8/9 in the ratings.

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

This episode scored 4.1 in the national ratings.

Ranked 88 out of 122 prime time shows.

Series star Seth Green does not appear in this episode.

The telephone number that Wesley dials when contacting the Watchers Council regarding Faith appears to be a correct one, which is unusual for television and film. The international calling code from the US to the UK is 011-44-telephone number. On screen, we clearly see Wesley dialling 11-44-the rest of the number.

Finch's death marks the third murder investigation in which Buffy has been involved in less than two years; she was previously suspected regarding the deaths of fellow Slayer Kendra and her would-be step-father, the robot Ted. "Deeply stupid" (as Principal Snyder once categorized them) or not, at least some members of the Sunnydale Police Department must surely realize there is more to Buffy than there seems.

This episode marks the death of Mr. Trick. Faith shifts her allegiance at the end of the episode by offering to take his place.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Kathleen WilhoiteWish We Never Met 


Episode Quotes
Cordelia: Check out Giles: The Next Generation. What's your deal?
Wesley: Uh, I, uh, well, I'm, uh...
Faith: New Watcher.
Cordelia: Oh.
Wesley: Does everybody know about you?
Buffy: She's a friend.
Cordelia: Let's not exaggerate.

Mr. Trick: (realising he's been staked) Oh, no. No, this is no good at all.

Faith: You sent your boy to kill me.
The Mayor: That's right, I did.
Faith: He's dust.
The Mayor: I thought he might be, what with you standing here and all.
Faith: I guess that means you have a job opening.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerGail Berman  |  Joss Whedon  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Sandy Gallin  |  David Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Marti Noxon  |  Kelly A. Manners
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorNancy Forner
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Jennifer Fishman
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 MixerRon Evans  |  Todd Orr  |  Adam Sawelson
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
 
Warning: Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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