Season 1 Episode #7
Overall Episode #7; Original air date April 14, 1997
Written by David Greenwalt. Directed by Michael Schultz.

Slay Me - episode rating
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French Title: Alias Angelus
German Title: Angel - Blutige Kusse

Oh. Ohhhh! Hey no big. Water over the bridge- its under the bridge, over the dam, kiss me? -Buffy after wrongfully accusing Angel of reading her diary.

The Story:
- - He Can Only Suppress His Real Nature For So Long - -
At the Bronze's annual Fumigation Party Willow and Buffy discuss their respective crushes on the men in their lives. Meanwhile Xander and Cordelia exchange insults on the dance floor. After leaving the Bronze early Buffy gets attacked by a group of vampires named the Three. Apparently outmatched Buffy recieves some unexpected help from her mystery man, Angel. They narrowly escape and hide in the saftey of the Summer's home. Buffy accidentally reveals her crush after wrongly accusing Angel of reading her diary. He admits he has similar feelings and they share a passionate kiss which ends up in the revelation that Angel is a vampire. After Angel's sire, Darla, attacks Joyce, making it appear that it was Angel who bit her, Buffy decides she must kill him. During their face off Angel reveals that he was cursed by gypsies, giving him a soul, and that it was really Darla who attacked Joyce. He ends up staking Darla in order to protect Buffy. Reluctantly Buffy and Angel decide that they can't ever be together.

Say What? - quote of the week ... More Quotes
Angel: Romany. Gypsies. The elders conjured the perfect punishment for me. They restored my soul.
Buffy: What, they were all out of boils and blinding torment?
Angel: When you become a vampire the demon takes your body, but it doesn't get your soul. That's gone! No conscience, no remorse... It's an easy way to live. You have not idea what it's like to have done the things I've done... and to care.

Slayage - 4 - The Three staked by Darla; Darla staked by Angel.

Body Count - 0.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *Charisma Carpenter - Cordelia Chase; *Anthony Stewart Head - Rupert Giles; Mark Metcalf - The Master; David Boreanaz - Angel; Kristine Sutherland - Joyce Summers; Julie Benz - Darla; Andrew J. Ferchland - The Annointed One (Collin); Charles Wesley - Meanest Vamp.

Rock On - Soundtrack: I'll Remember You by Sophie Zelmani; and Can't Help Lovin from Showboat. Episode score by Walter Murphy.

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