Original Air Date: April 14, 1997
Written by David Greenwalt
Directed by Scott Brazil
On her way home from the Bronze, Buffy encounters three
vampires, who've been sent to avenge the death of one of the
Master's minions. Just as they're about to attack her, Angel
appears and they begin to fight. Angel and Buffy manage to
make it safely to her house, where she repairs the wound he
got in the scuffle. He spends the night in her bedroom,
sleeping next to her bed. The next day at school, Giles
identifies Buffy's attackers as warrior vampires, and steps
up her training in case a more serious melee takes place.
Later that day, Buffy and Angel share a passionare kiss, but
then to her horror, she sees that he is a vampire!
Angel meets up with Darla, who was his lover and partner
in crime hundreds of years earlier. She chastises him for
spending time with the slayer. Meanwhile, Giles identifies
Angel as a 240-year-old vampire who came to America 80 years
ago, living alone and never killing again. Darla, anxious to
do Buffy in, goes to her house and pretends to be a student
planning to study with her. Buffy's mother, Joyce, lets her
in and Darla promptly bites her in the neck. Angel enters the
house and tells Darla to let Joyce go. Darla passes Joyce to
him and he is tempted to bite her, but doesn't. When Buffy
enters, she sees Angel holding her mother and, assuming he is
the one who bit Joyce, she tosses him out the window. This
finally gives her the impetus to kill him, and she meets him
at the Bronze with a crossbow. He explains that he did many
heinous deeds over the course of his lifetime, but his soul
has been restored and he is now haunted by them. Darla finds
them together and tries to shoot Buffy. Angel impales Darla
from behind and she turns to dust. When the Master finds out
that Darla, his favorite, has been slain, he goes berserk,
but the Annointed One comforts him.
Back at the Bronze, Angel and Buffy agree that despite
their strong feelings for each other, it's not realistic for
them to pursue any kind of relationship. They kiss goodbye
and when Buffy walks away, the imprint of her cross has been
seared into Angel's chest.
-It takes an hour and a half to apply
Angel's vamp face to David. One of his favorite parts of
being a vampire is the weird yellow contact lenses.
-Angel's duster is from Hugo Boss and cost $1000.
Quote of the Week
Xander: How can you love a
vampire? (Notices Cordelia listening in) Not vampire, I mean
umpire. How can you love an umpire? Everyone hates 'em!