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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a drama about a young girl who inherits the powers to fight the demons that threaten the Earth. She lives in Sunnydale, California which happens to be the Hellmouth and must learn to master her powers while also trying to have some semblance of a normal life. The WB 1997 - 2001. UPN 2002-03.

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Season 3

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1 Anne Willow, Xander and Oz have been fighting vampires ...
Willow, Xander and Oz have been fighting vampires all summer while Giles searches for Buffy. Xander worries that Cordelia has forgotten about him and she has similar concerns. Buffy is in Oakland working at a diner and trying to be alone. Former vampire-worshipper Chanterelle, now Lily, and boyfriend Ricky run into her. When Ricky goes missing Lily asks for Buffy's help to find him. They find him old and dead and Buffy begins investigating a local shelter. It turns out that they are demons taking homeless kids off to work in their dimension.
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2 Dead Man's Party The Scoobies welcome Buffy back with slightly less...
The Scoobies welcome Buffy back with slightly less than open arms. Although they are glad to see her there is a lot tension and unspoken resentment. Buffy finds it hard to adjust and Principal Snyder still won't let her return to school. Joyce invites the gang round for dinner and they turn it into a full blown party with a band. Meanwhile Joyce has brought a Nigerian mask into the house which unbeknownst to her contains the spirit of a zombie demon.
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3 Faith, Hope and Trick A new slayer called Faith arrives in town and tell...
A new slayer called Faith arrives in town and tells Buffy to loosen up. Buffy thinks she is a little unstable and slowly uncovers the truth about a vampire called Kakistos who is pursuing her. A suited vampire called Mr Trick accompanies Kakistos and talks about the big picture. Scott asks Buffy out and she eventually overcomes her feelings about Angel and says yes. She tells Willow and Giles the truth about Angel and later that night he reappears in the Mansion.
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4 Beauty and the Beasts It's the full moon and the gang take turns to watc...
It's the full moon and the gang take turns to watch Oz. When a boy is killed and mauled they all fear the worst. Buffy is out patrolling and finds a feral Angel which gives her a new suspect. Scott's friends Debbie and Pete seem to be having troubles too and when the school councillor is murdered too suspicion falls on Pete. He attacks Oz for talking to Debbie just as Oz becomes a werewolf. Faith and Willow recapture Oz as Buffy fights Pete. Angel appears to help her out and she realises that he hasn't lost his humanity.
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5 Homecoming Buffy decides to run for Homecoming Queen in part ...
Buffy decides to run for Homecoming Queen in part to spite Cordelia and in part to have a piece of the high school life she is missing. Their feud becomes so serious that the Scoobies put them alone into the limo they hired so that they can sort out their differences. Unfortunately the limo is hijacked by Mr Trick and a group of hunters who plan on killing Buffy and Faith as part of Slayerfest 98. Elsewhere Scott breaks up with Buffy, the Mayor recruits Mr Trick and Xander and Willow make out.
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6 Band Candy Mr Trick hires Ethan Rayne to produce candy for Su...
Mr Trick hires Ethan Rayne to produce candy for Sunnydale High's band fundraiser. The candy makes the adult population of the town revert to their teenage selves. Buffy is disturbed by all the reckless behaviour and particularly by Giles and Joyce making out. Meanwhile Angel continues to recover and Xander and Willow find moments to secretly touch.
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7 Revelations Faith's new watcher Gwendolyn Post arrives and loo...
Faith's new watcher Gwendolyn Post arrives and looks down her nose at Giles' setup. She warns that a demon, Lagos, is on his way to Sunnydale to find the Glove of Myneghon which will give him great power. Xander stumbles upon Buffy kissing Angel and tells the whole group. He and Willow continue to keep their own secret. Faith decides she should slay Angel just as Giles discovers how to destroy the Glove.
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8 Lovers Walk Buffy scores very highly on her SATs. Joyce and Gi...
Buffy scores very highly on her SATs. Joyce and Giles both suggest she consider going to a good college leaving her with much to ponder. Spike returns to Sunnydale, miserable since Drusilla left him. He kidnaps Willow and Xander and forces her to perform a love spell for him. She needs more ingredients and a spell book and so he heads to Buffy’s house. Angel and Buffy catch him there but are forced to follow him to the magic shop to save Willow. At that point a gang of Mr Trick’s vampires arrive having been dispatched by the Mayor. Meanwhile Oz smells Willow and he and Cordelia make it to the factory in time to catch them making out.
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9 The Wish Cordelia returns from her injury and tries to recl...
Cordelia returns from her injury and tries to reclaim her former popularity. Harmony and that crowd mock her though and only new girl Anya is willing to hang out with her. Cordelia turns her anger on Buffy for bringing Xander into her life. She wishes that Buffy had never come to Sunnydale and Anya grants the wish, revealing herself to be a demon. Cordelia now lives in a town dominated by the Master. She is killed by Willow and Xander who are now both vampires. Giles, Oz and a few others still fight on and spurred by Cordelia's words Giles calls Buffy in Cleveland. She arrives and with help from the tortured Angel heads off to defeat the Master.
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10 Amends Angel is tormented by apparitions of those he kill...
Angel is tormented by apparitions of those he killed. Buffy then begins to appear in his dreams. The gang research the possibilities and believe that he is being tormented by the First Evil. The First pushes Angel to lose his soul and kill Buffy. He fights the temptation and chooses to die instead. Elsewhere Joyce invites Faith to spend Christmas with them and Willow and Oz get back together.
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11 Gingerbread Joyce joins Buffy out slaying and is horrified to ...
Joyce joins Buffy out slaying and is horrified to discover two dead children. She rouses the town to anger over their murder and blames the occult. "Mother's Opposed to the Occult" is formed and they begin banning books and searching children's lockers. Buffy realises that no one knows who the children were and the gang realise that this same incident has played out every fifty years. They are too late though and MOO arrive to burn Willow, Amy and Buffy at the stake.
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12 Helpless As her 18th birthday approaches Buffy begins to lo...
As her 18th birthday approaches Buffy begins to lose her powers. Giles is secretly administering injections for a rite of passage which the Watcher's Council are in town to administer. They plan to lock her in a house with psychotic vampire Zachary Kralik. Kralik turns one of his handlers and then attacks Buffy. She gets away but he kidnaps Joyce to force Buffy to go through with the test.
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13 The Zeppo Signs of evil are appearing as the hellmouth is ab...
Signs of evil are appearing as the hellmouth is about to open again. Xander feels increasingly left out by his super powered friends. He borrows a car to try and be seen as cool but it leads him into the path of local psycho Jack O'Toole. Jack begins raising his friends from the dead and forces Xander to drive them around. The Scoobies prepare for Armageddon and keep Xander out of the loop. When he realises that Jack plans on blowing up the school he is the only one who can stop him.
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14 Bad Girls A group of vampires are out hunting an amulet whic...
A group of vampires are out hunting an amulet which once belonged to the demon Balthazar. Faith encourages Buffy to enjoy slaying more and follow her reckless path. Buffy gets caught up in the adrenaline rush of it all and skips a test to go fighting and partying. Meanwhile the new Watcher Wesley Wyndham-Pryce arrives and irritates Giles with his prissy manner. Buffy and Faith discover that Balthazar is alive but are arrested while stealing weapons from a store. The next night they return but while slaying vampires Faith accidentally kills the Mayor's aide Allan. Balthazar's men capture Wesley and Giles but Buffy and Angel arrive in time to save them. The Mayor completes a ritual that leaves him invincible for one hundred days.
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15 Consequences Wesley asks Buffy and Faith to look into Allan's d...
Wesley asks Buffy and Faith to look into Allan's death. Buffy is overwhelmed by guilt while Faith is in denial. The police get close to the truth and in tears Buffy confesses all to Willow. When she goes to tell Giles Faith is there claiming that it was Buffy who did it. Xander goes to see Faith to try and get her to open up but instead she nearly kills him. Angel steps in and chains Faith up. Wesley then arrives with men from the Council to take her back to England. She escapes and Buffy finds her at the docks where they are attacked by Mr Trick and his men.
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16 Doppelgangland Willow is tired of being a doormat after Principal...
Willow is tired of being a doormat after Principal Snyder pushes her into tutoring basketball star Percy West. She is delighted when Anya wants her help with a spell. However during the spell she glimpses the alternative dimension from "The Wish" (309) and pulls out. Instead of bringing Anya's necklace the spell brings forth vampire Willow. Meanwhile Faith reports to the Mayor that Willow is hacking into his personal files. He orders her killed but Vampire Willow takes control of the vampires sent to kill Willow. They take control of the Bronze where Anya explains what is really going on.
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17 Enemies A demon offers to sell the Slayers the "Books of A...
A demon offers to sell the Slayers the "Books of Ascension." He says the Mayor wants them. While Buffy consults with Giles, the Mayor orders Faith to get the books. She kills the demon and then goes crying to Angel over her feelings around murder. She tries to seduce him but fails. The Mayor wants Angel's soul gone and so turns to a demon to take it. He does and Angelus and Faith tie Buffy up to torture her.
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18 Ear Shot Buffy kills a demon with no mouth but its blood in...
Buffy kills a demon with no mouth but its blood infects her. She begins to worry when she learns that she may exhibit an aspect of the demon. Soon she can read people's thoughts and initially it seems a great new weapon in slaying and study. Her friends are uncomfortable though and then the voices in her mind multiply to the point where she can't function anymore. Before she collapsed she hears someone saying they plan on killing everyone the following day. As Angel, Giles and Wesley tend to her, Willow leads the other scoobies on a hunt for the mystery killer.
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19 Choices Buffy gets into North Western university but doesn...
Buffy gets into North Western university but doesn't see a way she could leave Sunnydale. In an effort to stop the Mayor before the Ascension she follows Faith and sees her bringing a box to the Mayor. The Scoobies steal the box from his office but Willow is captured in the process. Buffy insists that they trade the box for her and they set up a meeting. The Mayor lectures Buffy and Angel about why they shouldn't be together before the exchange takes place.
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20 The Prom Joyce pays Angel a visit to remind him of the prob...
Joyce pays Angel a visit to remind him of the problems ahead for his relationship with Buffy. As she plans for the Prom, he breaks up with her. Anya asks Xander to take her while he discovers the truth about Cordelia's financial situation. When Buffy learns that a hell hound is being trained to ruin the Prom she is determined to stop it from ruining everyone's special night.
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21 Graduation Day (1) The Mayor is to give the commencement address at t...
The Mayor is to give the commencement address at the high school graduation ceremony. The gang prepare to fight his Ascension at the same time. Faith shoots Angel with a poisoned arrow. The only cure is the blood of a Slayer and so Buffy tries to capture Faith. Anya begs Xander to run away with her and Willow and Oz sleep together. Buffy quits the Watcher's council when they won't help heal Angel.
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22 Graduation Day (2) Buffy offers her own blood to Angel and forces him...
Buffy offers her own blood to Angel and forces him to take it. He rushes her to the hospital where she and Faith lie side by side drained off blood. In a dream Faith tells Buffy to look for the human weakness. When Buffy recovers she plots to take down the Mayor. Cordelia and Wesley finally kiss but it isn't good. Xander helps gather weapons and leads the other students in attacking the Mayor once he ascends. They also take on his gang of vampires. Buffy lures the Mayor-demon into the school and then blows it up.
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