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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: This Year's Girl (1)

The Scoobies' hunt for Adam takes a hiccup when Faith wakes up from her coma. Reeling from the pain of her loss and Buffy's fast ability to move on, Faith is eager for vengeance. Meanwhile, when news of Faith's escape gets out, the Watchers Council sends out a special team to retrieve the rogue Slayer.

Episode Info
Episode number: 4x15
Production Number: 4ABB15
Airdate: Tuesday February 22nd, 2000
Network: WB

Guest Stars
Kristine SutherlandKristine Sutherland
As Joyce Summers
Amber Benson (1)Amber Benson (1)
As Tara
Leonard RobertsLeonard Roberts
As Forrest Gates
Bailey ChaseBailey Chase
As Graham Miller
Chet GrissomChet Grissom
As Detective
Alastair DuncanAlastair Duncan
As Collins
Harry GroenerHarry Groener
As Mayor Richard Wilkins III
Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
As Faith

Co-Guest Stars
Jeff RickettsJeff Ricketts
As Weatherby
Kevin OwersKevin Owers
As Smith
Mark GanttMark Gantt
As Demon
Kimberly McRaeKimberly McRae
As Visitor
Sara Van HornSara Van Horn
As Older Nurse
Brian HawleyBrian Hawley
As Orderly
Jack EsformesJack Esformes
As Doctor
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
Marc BlucasMarc Blucas
As Riley Finn
Episode Notes
Faith, who has been in a coma since the season 3 finale, wakes up in this episode.

This episode scored a 5.5/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 2nd out of 15 WB shows for the week.

Ranked 88 out of 132 prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Buffy: They smell good, don't they?
Faith: What?
Buffy: Clean sheets. Like summer.
Faith: I wouldn't know.

Xander: So, here it is. The latest in state-of-the-art combat technology. I gotta say, it doesn't look that complicated.
Buffy: So you can repair it?
Xander: Sure. Just as soon as I get my master's degree in advanced starship technology.
Willow: Well, why don't we experiment? Press some buttons, see what happens.
Giles: Well, I'd like to veto that.
Xander: Second. It's called a blaster, Will. A word that tends to discourage experimentation. Now, if it were called the Orgasmator, I'd be the first to try your basic button-press approach.

Xander: I'd hate to see the pursuit of a homicidal lunatic get in the way of pursuing a homicidal lunatic.

Willow: What did you tell him?
Buffy: The truth - that she's my wacky identical cousin from England, and whenever she visits, hijinks ensue.
Willow: It's good you guys have such an honest relationship.

Willow: How'd you handle the Angel-y parts?
Buffy: I did some editing.

Faith: That's the thing about a coma. You wake up all rested and rejuvenated, and ready for payback.
Buffy: So much for pleasantries, huh?
Faith: What'd you think, I'd wake up and we'd go for tea? You tried to gut me, Blondie.

Faith: I wake up to find this blond chick isn't even dating the guy she was so nuts about before. I mean, she's moved on to the first college beefstick she meets. And not only has she forgotten about the love of her life, she's forgotten all about the chick she nearly killed for him. So that's my dream. That and some stuff about cigars and a tunnel.

Willow: She's like this cleavagey slutbomb walking around going, "Ooh, check me out. I'm wicked cool. I'm five-by-five."
Tara: Five-by-five? Five what by five what?
Willow: See, that's the thing. No one knows.

Tara: So, we recon till nightfall?
Willow: Then the ritual hiding begins.

Joyce: You sure you're okay?
Faith: Five-by-five.

Episode Goofs
During the patrol scene in the woods, the camera follows Buffy as it passes by the trees with the strung up demon. As it wanders by the second tree, you can clearly see a crewman standing out in the open.

In the bedroom scene with Joyce, the tattoo on Faith's arm is missing.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerSandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Joss Whedon
Supervising ProducerMarti Noxon
ProducerGareth Davies  |  David Fury
Co-ProducerJane Espenson  |  David Solomon
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorNancy Forner
CastingJennifer Fishman  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorBrenda Kalosh
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 EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerMatthew Iadarola  |  Ron Evans  |  Kurt Kassulke
LeadmanKeith A. Cuba
Director of PhotographyRaymond Stella
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 (1)  |  JD Peralta
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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