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Season 1 – Episode 7 – Angel

Season 1 – Episode 7 (Original air date 14 April 1997)

I am currently re-watching every episode (for like the 500th time) and am writing this overview post, along with some of my favourite quotes. Please note these are all my personal opinions and I have no affiliation what so ever with any of the cast members or the shows creators. I am just a massive fan. Leave a comment below if you want to weigh in.

Favourite Quote / Quotes:

Buffy! Come on, wake up and smell the seduction. I mean it’s the oldest trick in the book.

What? Saving my life? Getting slashed in the ribs?

Duh. I mean guys would do anything to impress a girl.

Xander & Buffy

Cool, crossbow. Huh Check out these babies. Hmmmm Goodbye stakes, hello flying fatality. What can I shoot?

Buffy

Giles, twentieth century. I’m not going to be fighting fryer tuck.

Buffy

My diary? You read my diary? That is not okay. A diary is like a persons most private place. I – you don’t even know who I was talking about. Hunk can mean a lot of things, bad things. And – and when I said your eyes are penetrating I meant to write bulgy. And A doesn’t even stand for Angel for that matter, it stands for Ahmed, a charming foreign exchange student so that whole fantasy part has nothing to even do with you, at all.

Buffy

Episode Breakdown:

The Master, tired of Buffy constantly killing his cronies, decides to send The Three to kill her. Buffy bumps into Angel on her way home one night, after The Three attack her. He helps her fight them off and they run towards her house. Once inside she locks the door and Angel tells her a vampire cannot enter a house unless invited. She is unconvinced that this is a tried and tested part of the lore.

While attending to his wounds, which he sustained in their earlier fight, Buffy learns that Angel’s family had been killed by vampires. Her mother comes home, to a flustered Buffy as she had a topless older man in her kitchen. Buffy tries to distract her mother, Joyce, but Angel casually walks in and introduces himself. Buffy thinks up a story of how Angel is in community college and is tutoring her in history. Joyce says good night and goes to bed.

After pretending to let Angel leave and go home, they sneak up to her bedroom. Angel sleeps on her floor. Buffy thinks it’s too dangerous for Angel to go home in case he gets attacked by The Three again.

After pretending to let Angel leave and go home, they sneak up to her bedroom. Angel sleeps on her floor. Buffy thinks it’s too dangerous for Angel to go home in case he gets attacked by The Three again.

The next day at school, Buffy informs her friends about the night’s events. Giles finds mention of The Three, very strong warrior vampires. Even though they are aware that The Master is eager to get rid of Buffy, there is some immediate relief as Giles’ research shows that The Three will offer their lives in penance, having failed their mission to kill Buffy.

After another lesson in training the annointed one, The Master lets Darla kill The Three.

Buffy and Giles have a weapons training session in the library the next day, which lets us see another impressive display of Buffy’s abilities.

That evening Buffy and Angel, who had been hiding out in her room all day, had a bit of a heart to heart about their feelings for one another. He told her he can’t see her, as he’s older than her but they couldn’t resist sharing a kiss, after which he vamped out.

Angel jumps out the window after Buffy screams in shock and fear.

The next day at school, the gang try to figure out what’s going on with Angel. A good vampire is unheard of but Buffy can’t understand what his plan was. Why would he be so good and helpful towards her, what was his ultimate end goal. Xander and Giles try to convince her she needs to kill him regardless of his motives but Buffy has a gut feeling that something is amiss.

Angel returns home to find Darla waiting for him. It turns out they have a history together. It seems as if they were friends before.

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