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The following is a list of episodes for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series began on March 10, 1997 and ran for seven years until May 20, 2003. In that time, 144 episodes of the series aired.

Season 1

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01 1HellMouthFirstEp Welcome to the Hellmouth March 10, 1997
is the season premiere of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the first episode in the series. Written by Joss Whedon and directed by Charles Martin Smith, it was originally broadcast on February 7, 1997 on The WB network. Buffy Summers arrives in Sunnydale and is not happy to meet her new WatcherRupert Giles. Angel, a mysterious friend, offers guidance, but Buffy resists her destiny until Willow and Jesse are abducted.
02 2TheHarvestEp The Harvest March 10, 1997
is the second episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the second episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon and directed by John T. Kretchmer. After escaping from Luke, Buffy goes in search of Jesse with a little help from Giles and Willow, and her mystery friend, Angel, and from Xander. The Master plots the Harvest, a ritual designed to imbue him with enough strength to open the Hellmouth.
03 03Witch Witch March 17,1997
is the third episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the third episode in the series. Written by Dana Reston and directed by Stephen Cragg, it was originally broadcast on March 17, 1997 on The WB network. Buffy tries out for Sunnydale High cheerleading squad and discovers that there are strange things happening to the other contestants.
04 Mrs French epi Teacher's Pet March 25, 1997
is the fourth episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the fourth episode in the series. It was written by David Greenwalt and directed by Bruce Seth Green. It was originally broadcast on March 25, 1997. Xander is smitten by the substitute biology teacher, Ms. French, who turns out to be something the Scoobies never expected.
05 Never Kill a Boy Main Never Kill a Boy on the First Date March 31, 1997
is the fifth episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the fifth episode in the series. It was written by Rob Des Hotel and Dean Batali, and directed by David Semel. It was originally broadcast on March 31, 1997. Buffy's love life is looking up when she goes on a date with the normal Owen, but the plans of the Master to rise the Anointed One, puts her into conflict.
06 Pack The Pack April 07, 1997
is the sixth episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is the sixth episode overall. It was written by Matt Kiene and Joe Reinkemeyer, and directed by Bruce Seth Green. It originally broadcast on April 7, 1997. Xander and several other students are possessed by the spirit of a demonic breed of hyenas that wreak havoc on Sunnydale High School.
07 Angel Episode Angel April 14, 1997
is the seventh episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the seventh episode in the series. Written by David Greenwalt and directed by Scott Brazil, it was originally broadcast on April 14, 1997 on The WB network. Buffy discovers something shocking about Angel that nobody anticipated.
08 09IRobotYouJane I Robot, You Jane April 28, 1997
is the eighth episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the eighth episode in the series. It was written by Ashley Gable and Thomas A. Swyden, and directed by Stephen Posey. It was originally broadcast on April 28, 1997. Willow accidentally releases the demon Moloch the Corruptor into the internet.
09 Sid and Buffy Main The Puppet Show May 5, 1997
is the ninth episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the ninth episode in the series. It was written by Rob Des Hotel and Dean Batali, and directed by Ellen S. Pressman. It was originally broadcast on May 5, 1997. Buffy Summers suspects a ventriloquist's dummy may be harvesting organs from classmates who are participating in the school talent show.
10 10Nighmares Nightmares May 12, 1997
is the tenth episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, television show, and the tenth episode in the series. Written by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, and directed by Bruce Seth Green, it was originally broadcast on May 12, 1997 on The WB. The residents of Sunnydale are in a dilemma when their nightmares start to come to life.
11 11OutofMind Out of Mind, Out of Sight May 19, 1997
is the eleventh episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the eleventh episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon, Ashley Gable, and Thomas A. Swyden, and directed by Reza Badiyi. It was originally broadcast on May 19, 1997. Buffy must protect the thorn in her side, Cordelia, when she becomes the target of an invisible former student who wants revenge for the way she was treated in the past.
12 Prophecygirl Prophecy Girl June 2, 1997
is the twelfth and final episode of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the twelfth episode in the series. It was both written and directed by Joss Whedon. It was originally broadcast on June 2, 1997. Giles discovers an ancient book foretelling Buffy's death at the hands of The Master. Will she stay true to her destiny or abandon her calling?

Season 2

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01 WhenShewasBADmain When She Was Bad September 15, 1997
is the season premiere of the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the thirteenth episode in the series. It was written and directed by Joss Whedon. It was originally broadcast for September 15, 1997. Having spent the summer away from Sunnydale with her father, Buffy returns to town showing textbook signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.
02 202 SomeAssembly Some Assembly Required September 22, 1997
is the second episode of the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the fourteenth episode in the series. It was written by Ty King and Joss Whedon, and directed by Bruce Seth Green. It was originally broadcast on September 22, 1997. Two science club nerds use body parts to create the "perfect girlfriend" for a teenager who has been brought back from the dead.
03 Buffy Episode SCHOOL HARD main School Hard September 29, 1997
is the third episode of the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the fifteenth episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, and directed by John T. Kretchmer. It was originally broadcast on September 29, 1997. Buffy's mother, friends, and teachers become trapped inside Sunnydale High School when a vampire named Spike launches an attack against the Slayer.
04 Inca Girl Main Inca Mummy Girl October 6, 1997
is the fourth episode of the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the sixteenth episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon, Matt Kiene, and Joe Reinkemeyer, and directed by Ellen S. Pressman. It was originally broadcast on October 6, 1997. A beautiful Incan Princess who was buried alive in a tomb 500 years ago is brought back to life and has to suck the life out of others to live.
05 2x05 001 Reptile Boy October 13, 1997
is the fifth episode of the second season of television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the seventeenth episode in the series. It was written by David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon, and directed by David Greenwalt. It was originally broadcast on October 13, 1997. Fed up with Giles constantly pressuring her to train and Angel's refusal to go on a date with her, Buffy defies both going to a fraternity party with Cordelia.
06 Halloween Buffy Xander Halloween October 27, 1997
is the sixth episode of the second season of television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the eighteenth episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon and Carl Ellsworth, and directed by Bruce Seth Green. It was originally broadcast on October 27, 1997. On Halloween, Buffy and her friends patronize an unusual costume shop where customers turn into whatever costume they are wearing.
07 Lie To Me infobox Lie to Me November 3, 1997
is the seventh episode of the second season of television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the nineteenth episode in the series. This episode was both written and directed by Joss Whedon. It was originally broadcast on November 3, 1997. Buffy is lured into a trap by a group of vampire wannabes, including her friend Ford, who hope that Spike will turn them into vampires in exchange for giving him the Slayer.
08 The Dark Age pic The Dark Age November 10, 1997
is the eighth episode of the second season of television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the twentieth episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon, Dean Batali, and Rob Des Hotel, and directed by Bruce Seth Green. It was originally broadcast on November 10, 1997.Giles's past comes back to haunt him as a demon he and Ethan Rayne summoned in their wild youth seeks them out in Sunnydale.
09 WhatsMyLineKendra What's My Line, Part One November 17, 1997
is the ninth episode of the second season of television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the twenty-first episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon, Marti Noxon, and Howard Gordon; and directed by David Solomon. It was originally broadcast on November 17, 1997. Spike brings in three professional bounty hunters to eliminate Buffy while she ponders on what her profession might be if her fate was not already sealed. Buffy meets another Slayer, Kendra Young, much to Buffy's dismay.
10 BuffyKendra What's My Line, Part Two November 24, 1997
is the tenth episode of the second season of television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the twenty-second episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon and Marti Noxon, and directed by David Semel. It was originally broadcast on November 24, 1997. Buffy joins forces with another Slayer, Kendra, in the hopes of saving Angel from the clutches of evil vampires Spike and Drusilla.
11 2x11 002 Ted December 8, 1997
is the eleventh episode of the second season of television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the twenty-third episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, and directed by Bruce Seth Green. It was originally broadcast on December 8, 1997. Everyone’s taken a liking to Joyce’s new boyfriend except Buffy, who is subject to his threatening language and behavior when others aren’t around.
12 Bad Eggs ep Bad Eggs January 12, 1998
is the twelfth episode of the second season of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the twenty-fourth episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon and Marti Noxon, and directed by David Greenwalt. It was originally broadcast on January 12, 1998. Buffy and Scooby Gang encounter even more trouble than they expect when the eggs they are given in health class turn out to be prehistoric parasites that take over their lives.
13 Buffy Surprise Ep Surprise January 19, 1998
is the thirteenth episode of the second season of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the twenty-fifth episode in the series. It was written by Joss Whedon and Marti Noxon, and directed by Michael Lange. It originally broadcast on January 19, 1998. It's Buffy's 17th birthday and, as usual, things don't go as planned. To give Buffy a birthday surprise, Spike and Drusilla bring together the body parts of a dismembered demon who cannot be killed.
14 AngelusBack Innocence January 20, 1998
is the fourteenth episode of the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show, and the twenty-sixth in the series. It was written and directed by Joss Whedon. It was originally broadcast on January 20, 1998. Because he finds even "one moment of true happiness" in Buffy's arms, Angel's curse is nullified; he loses his soul and reverts to his former self, the vicious super-evil killer vampire, Angelus who teams up with Spike and Drusilla to have the Judge destroy humanity.
15 Buffy-phases Phases January 27, 1998
is the fifteenth episode of the second season of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the twenty-seventh in the series. It was written by Rob Des Hotel and Dean Batali, and directed by Bruce Seth Green. It was originally broadcast on January 27, 1998. There's a werewolf at large in Sunnydale. Buffy tries to protect Sunnydale residents from the beast's savagery, and protect the savage beast from a bounty hunter who doesn't care that his target is human 28 days out of 31. Meanwhile, Angelus stirs up more trouble for Buffy.
16 BBB-007 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered February 10, 1998
is the sixteenth episode of the second season of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the twenty-eighth in the series. It was written by Marti Noxon and directed by James A. Contner. It was originally broadcast on February 10, 1998. After being dumped by Cordelia Chase on Valentine's Day, Xander Harris turns to witchcraft to exact his own form of vengeance.
17 217 Passion Passion February 24, 1998
is the seventeenth episode of season two of television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the twenty-ninth episode in the series. It was written by Ty King and directed by Michael E. Gershman. It was originally broadcast on February 24, 1998. Angelus kicks his terror campaign against Buffy and her friends into high gear, leading them to believe Joyce is his next target. Jenny makes progress rediscovering the Ritual of Restoration and, with Buffy's terse blessing, gets back together with Giles.
18 DerKindestod Killed by Death March 3, 1998
is the eighteenth episode of season two of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the thirtieth episode in the series. Written by Rob Des Hotel and Dean Batali, and directed by Deran Serafian, it was originally broadcast on March 3, 1998 on The WB network. After a flu lands Buffy in the hospital, she rescues fevered patients from Der Kindestod, a demon that sucks the life out of hospitalized children.
19 31 26 I Only Have Eyes for You April 28, 1998
is the nineteenth episode of season two of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the thirty-first episode in the series. It was directed by James Whitmore Jr. and written by Marti Noxon. It was originally broadcast on April 28, 1998. Sunnydale is haunted by the ghosts of a former student and teacher, who reenact their romance through the bodies of current students.
20 Xander Go Fish Ep Go Fish May 5, 1998
is the twentieth episode of season two of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the thirty-second episode in the series. It was directed by David Semel and written by Elin Hampton and David Fury. It was originally broadcast on May 5, 1998. Xander Harris goes undercover on the Sunnydale High Swim Team after members begin turning up dead, apparently having been skinned alive.
21 Becomining one Main Becoming, Part One May 12, 1998
is the twenty-first episode of season two of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the thirty-third episode in the series. It was written and directed by Joss Whedon. It was originally broadcast May 12, 1998.Angelus begins his plans to bring about apocalypse by using Acathla, a demon that came to suck the world into Hell.
22 222 Becoming2 Becoming, Part Two May 19, 1998
is the season finale and twenty-second episode of season two of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the thirty-fourth episode in the series. It was written and directed by Joss Whedon. It was originally broadcast on May 19, 1998. After being framed for Kendra's murder, Buffy strikes an unlikely alliance with Spike to keep Angel from destroying the world.

Season 3

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  1. Anne
  2. Dead Man's Party
  3. Faith, Hope & Trick
  4. Beauty and the Beasts
  5. Homecoming
  6. Band Candy
  7. Revelations
  8. Lovers Walk
  9. The Wish
  10. Amends
  11. Gingerbread
  1. Helpless
  2. The Zeppo
  3. Bad Girls
  4. Consequences
  5. Doppelgangland
  6. Enemies
  7. Earshot
  8. Choices
  9. The Prom
  10. Graduation Day, Part One
  11. Graduation Day, Part Two

Season 4

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  1. The Freshman
  2. Living Conditions
  3. The Harsh Light of Day
  4. Fear, Itself
  5. Beer Bad
  6. Wild at Heart
  7. The Initiative
  8. Pangs
  9. Something Blue
  10. Hush
  11. Doomed
  1. A New Man
  2. The I in Team
  3. Goodbye Iowa
  4. This Year's Girl
  5. Who Are You
  6. Superstar
  7. Where the Wild Things Are
  8. New Moon Rising
  9. The Yoko Factor
  10. Primeval
  11. Restless

Season 5

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  1. Buffy vs. Dracula
  2. Real Me
  3. The Replacement
  4. Out of My Mind
  5. No Place Like Home
  6. Family
  7. Fool for Love
  8. Shadow
  9. Listening to Fear
  10. Into the Woods
  11. Triangle
  1. Checkpoint
  2. Blood Ties
  3. Crush
  4. I Was Made to Love You
  5. The Body
  6. Forever
  7. Intervention
  8. Tough Love
  9. Spiral
  10. The Weight of the World
  11. The Gift

Season 6

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  1. Bargaining, Part One
  2. Bargaining, Part Two
  3. After Life
  4. Flooded
  5. Life Serial
  6. All the Way
  7. Once More, with Feeling
  8. Tabula Rasa
  9. Smashed
  10. Wrecked
  11. Gone
  1. Doublemeat Palace
  2. Dead Things
  3. Older and Far Away
  4. As You Were
  5. Hell's Bells
  6. Normal Again
  7. Entropy
  8. Seeing Red
  9. Villains
  10. Two to Go
  11. Grave

Season 7

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  1. Lessons
  2. Beneath You
  3. Same Time, Same Place
  4. Help
  5. Selfless
  6. Him
  7. Conversations with Dead People
  8. Sleeper
  9. Never Leave Me
  10. Bring on the Night
  11. Showtime
  1. Potential
  2. The Killer in Me
  3. First Date
  4. Get It Done
  5. Storyteller
  6. Lies My Parents Told Me
  7. Dirty Girls
  8. Empty Places
  9. Touched
  10. End of Days
  11. Chosen

See also

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