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Buffy tries to enjoy her first Thanksgiving away from home, but her hopes are hampered by a Native American spirit awoken to bring vengeance for the atrocities brought upon his people. Little does she know that she is being helped by an Angel in the shadows.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x8
Production Number: 4ABB08
Airdate: Tuesday November 23rd, 1999
Network: WB

Director: Michael Lange
Writer: Jane Espenson


  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Marc BlucasMarc Blucas
As Riley Finn
Recurring
Mercedes McNabMercedes McNab
As Harmony
Recurring
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya
Recurring
Leonard RobertsLeonard Roberts
As Forrest Gates
Recurring
Bailey ChaseBailey Chase
As Graham Miller
Recurring
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
As Angel
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Margaret EasleyMargaret Easley
As Curator
William VogtWilliam Vogt
As Jamie
Mark AnkenyMark Ankeny
As Dean Guerrero
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
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.2/8 in the ratings.

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

The Angel episode I Will Remember You (1x08) picks up where this episode leaves off, with Buffy going to LA to confront Angel.

This episode scored a 4.2 in the national ratings.

Ranked 80 out of 125 prime time shows.



Episode Quotes
Anya: Look at him.
Willow: Very... diggy.
Anya: Soon he'll be sweating. I'm imagining having sex with him again.
Buffy: Imaginary Xander is quite the machine.

Giles: Always behind on the terms. Still trying not to refer to you lot as "bloody colonials."

Giles: This is why I think we should all keep a level head in this.
Willow: And I happen to think that mine is the level head and yours is the one things would roll off of.

Xander: Hey, can we come rocketing back to the part about me and my new syphilis.
Anya: It'll make you blind and insane, but it won't kill you. The smallpox will.

Spike: I'm saying that Spike had a little trip to the vet, and now he doesn't chase the other puppies anymore.

Spike: Oh, someone put a stake in me.
Xander: You've got a lot of volunteers in here.
Spike: I just can't take all this mamby pamby boo-hooing about the bloody Indians.
Willow: Uh, the preferred term is...
Spike: You won. All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That's what conquering nations do. It's what Caesar did, and he's not going around saying, "I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it." The history of the world isn't people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story.

Spike: How are you gonna fight anyone with that attitude?
Willow: We don't want to fight anyone.
Buffy: I just want to have Thanksgiving
Spike: (laughs) Yeah. Good luck.
Willow: Well, if we could talk to him.
Spike: You exterminated his race! What could you possibly say that would make him feel better? It's kill or be killed here. Take your bloody pick.
Xander: Maybe it's the syphilis talking, but some of that made sense.

Buffy: Sure you're up to it?
Spike: Oh, leave that one. He looks like he's ready to drop any minute and I think I can eat someone if he's already dead.
Xander: I'm up to it.

Spike: A bear! You made a bear!
Buffy: I didn't mean to.
Spike: Undo it! Undo it!



Episode Goofs
When Anya begins undressing Xander and lifts up his shirt, it shifts around between shots.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon
Supervising ProducerMarti Noxon
ProducerGareth Davies  |  David Fury
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Jane Espenson
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorSkip MacDonald
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff  |  Jennifer Fishman
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorAllen D. Easton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerEd Duffy
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorRhonda Hyde
Production CoordinatorCathy Carr (2)
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorGolda Savage
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerRon Evans  |  Adam Sawelson  |  Kurt Kassulke
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Production SupervisorMarc D. Alpert
Art DirectorCaroline Quinn-Decker
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorDouglas Petrie
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantDiego Gutierrez (2)  |  Charles Murray (4)
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistMichael Moore (3)
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Stunt DoubleSophia Crawford
Makeup ArtistBrigette A. Myre  |  Robin Beauchesne
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
 
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