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Faith returns to Sunnydale and joins forces with the growing Scooby gang just as The First empowers a dangerous new threat, the malevolent cleric Caleb. When Buffy decides to face Caleb head-on and test the wannabes, his power and viciousness stun her and the gang.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x18
Production Number: 7ABB18
Airdate: Tuesday April 15th, 2003

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
As Faith
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
As Caleb

Guest Stars
Clara BryantClara Bryant
As Molly
D.B. WoodsideD.B. Woodside
As Principal Robin Wood
Dania RamirezDania Ramirez
As Caridad
As Rona
Iyari LimonIyari Limon
As Kennedy
Kristy WuKristy Wu
As Chao Ahn
Mary WilcherMary Wilcher
As Shannon
Sarah HaganSarah Hagan
As Amanda
Tom LenkTom Lenk
As Andrew
Christie AbbottChristie Abbott
As Helpless Girl
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Colleen
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
Eliza Dushku returns as the character of Faith. Her last appearance on the show was in Season 4.
In a cross-over episode with Angel, she turned herself in for her crimes and has been in jail all this time. She then broke out to help Angel and then came to Sunnydale to help Buffy do battle with The First.

This episode scored a 3.1/5 in ratings for overnights.

This episode ranked 5 out of 10 UPN shows for the week.

This episode received a 2.3 in the national ratings.

Ranked 95 out of 113 prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Amanda: What the hell are you talking about? I thought Faith killed a volcanologist.
Andrew: Silly, silly, Amanda. Why would Faith kill a person who studies Vulcans?

Xander: Well, that's where, generally speaking, you'd go to find the bad guy. And I don't think you came here to fight plaque.

Xander: I've been through more battles with Buffy than you all can ever imagine. She's stopped everything that's ever come up against her. She's laid down her life—literally—to protect the people around her. This girl has died two times, and she's still standing. You're scared? That's smart. You got questions? You should. But you doubt her motives, you think Buffy's all about the kill, then you take the little bus to battle. I've seen her heart, and this time—not literally. And I'm telling you, right now, she cares more about your lives than you will ever know. You gotta trust her. She's earned it.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerJoss Whedon  |  Marti Noxon
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