Login or register  
TV
<-- Previous EpisodeNext Episode -->

With the high school experiencing a steady increase in violent and supernatural activity, Buffy and Wood figure out its connection to the Hellmouth seal. While Andrew is busy narrating and weaving stories, he must reveal the events that led him to the seal in the first place.


Episode Info


Episode number: 7x16
Production Number: 7ABB16
Airdate: Tuesday February 25th, 2003

Director: Marita Grabiak
Writer: Jane Espenson


  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Danny StrongDanny Strong
As Jonathan
Recurring
Adam BuschAdam Busch
As Warren
Recurring
Tom LenkTom Lenk
As Andrew
Recurring
Iyari LimonIyari Limon
As Kennedy
Recurring
Sarah HaganSarah Hagan
As Amanda
Recurring
IndigoIndigo
As Rona
Recurring
D.B. WoodsideD.B. Woodside
As Principal Wood
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Alan LoayzaAlan Loayza
As Stressed Out Boy
Corin Amber NortonCorin Amber Norton
As Crying Girl
T.W. LeshnerT.W. Leshner
As Feral Teen
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Emma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 3.6/5 in the overnight ratings.

This episode ranked 5 out of 11 UPN shows for the week.

This episode received a 2.3 in the national ratings.

Ranked 102 out of 115 prime time shows.



Episode Quotes
Anya: (walks in on Andrew in the bathroom) What are you doing in here?
Andrew: Entertaining and educating.
Anya: Why can't you just masturbate like the rest of us?

Andrew: (Speaking to camera for documentary he is making with visuals on a dry eraser board)There's a hellmouth, hell-mouth, underneath the high school. See, weird things happen on the hellmouth (zoom out) that attracts all sorts of, uh, bad people and demons and vampires. And now there's this thing in the basement of the high school called the-the seal of Danzal, Danzalthar, and it's sort of a door to the hellmouth. (stands in front of the board, nervously) Uh, due to some circumstances it got opened up... a little bit... recently...uh, and this, uh, nasty, nasty vampire thing came out of it. It was, uh, it was just awful, awful. This whole thing— (gestures in a circle with the marker) whole thing—is being orchestrated by something called The-First. It's made up of all the evil in the whole world. Oh, there's also these guys. (points to the harbingers) They work for the First. We don't know much about them except that they're very ugly and they're very mobile for blind people. Is that all clear?



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerFran Rubel Kuzui  |  Joss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Gail Berman  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Marti Noxon
Co-Executive ProducerDouglas Petrie  |  David Solomon  |  Jane Espenson  |  David Fury
ProducerMarc D. Alpert  |  Gareth Davies
Co-ProducerJohn F. Perry
Associate ProducerDenise Pleune
Production DesignerThomas Fichter
EditorPeter Basinski
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Jennifer Fishman  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorSam Hill
Second Assistant DirectorScott Remick
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorJohn C. King
Costume DesignerMatthew Van Dyne
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripGeorge Palmer
Camera OperatorMichael Delahoussaye
Set DecoratorSusan Mina Eschelbach
Location ManagerJeffrey T. Spellman
Transportation CoordinatorThomas A. Gordon (1)
Property MasterAndrew T. Grant
Construction CoordinatorMike Brooks (1)
Production Sound MixerBuck Robinson
Script SupervisorSuzanne McRobert
Production CoordinatorLisa Ripley-Becker
Script CoordinatorTamara Becher
Assistant EditorJon Dudkowski
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerDeb Adair  |  Tom Perry  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographyRaymond Stella
Story EditorDrew Z. Greenberg
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen (1)
Post Production CoordinatorMelissa Owen
Executive Story EditorRebecca Sinclair
Makeup Department Head Peter Montagna
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreRobert Duncan (2)
AssistantChip Hatton  |  Kern Eccles  |  Mike Boretz  |  Natasha Billawala
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistSean Flanigan
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Visual EffectsZoic Studios
Special Effects CoordinatorAndre Ellingson
Makeup ArtistCarol Schwartz-Maehl  |  John Elliott (2)
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
LeadpersonChuck Courrieu
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorKen Lee
Post Production ServicesHollywood Digital
Digital Effects SupervisorPatti Gannon
ProcessingDeluxe
 
Warning: Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 7 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
Recent news

BBC One Start Production On David Walliams', 'The Boy In The Dress'

BBC One have announced production has started on David Walliams’ latest..

Interview With Arthur Matthews Of 'Toast of London'

With credits including 'Big Train', 'Brass Eye', 'Black Books', the Ted..

BBC One Announce Impressive Cast List For Iain Banks, 'Stonemouth'

BBC have announced an impressive array of cast for the adaption of Iain..