Guest Starring: 
 Kristine Sutherland: 
 (Joyce Summers) 
 Robia LaMorte: 
 (Jenny Calendar) 
 James Masters: 
 Juliet Landau: 
 Richard Ashad: 
 (Shop owner) 
 Danny Strong: 
 (Student i.e. Jonathan) 
  17. Passion.  
  Angelus finds out about Jenny Calendar's connection to his curse and decides to take matters into his own hands.  
  Great quotes:  
Spike and Dru'.
  • Willow: "Teachers must be respected or else chaos would ensue!"
  • Xander on Angel after he has killed Jenny: "I hated Angel long before you did, I say 'faster pussycat, kill kill!'."
  • Buffy to Giles after he goes after Angel alone: "You can't leave me, I can't do this alone." Isn't the show better when Buffy's vulnerable like this?
  • Angel: "Without passion we are dead."
  Fantastic moments:  
  • Everything Angel does in this episode is tinged with an evil genius that's ever so alluring. His voice-overs throughout the episode are brilliantly written and betray the intelligence behind the series. David Boreanaz is having a lot of fun in his new role too.
  • The sequence where Giles finds Jenny and then Angel skulks around Buffy's house as they learn the news of her death is charged with sadness and pitched at the right level of misery against desire for revenge; great direction, fantastic acting from Alyson Hannigan, great stuff all round.
  • The final montage: Angels talks about passion once more, Buffy voices-over and admits Angel is gone, Willow tries to get over Jenny's death, but then there is hope as the disc containing the restoration spell falls behind a desk.
  Duff Bits:  
  • Angel's killing of Willow's fish is really quite lame given the fact that he's about to kill Jenny Calendar.
  • An important point in the series' mythology takes place in 'Passion', there is a magic shop in Sunnydale. This signals one of the first acknowledgements that the mysticism surrounding the town has permeated into the ordinary citizens.
  • Was Angel ever invited into Giles' house? Probably at some point off camera I suppose...
  Dean's comments:  
Say 'bye' to Jenny Calendar.
This is the episode that finally gets to grips with Angelus' new found status as 'evil'. After 2 shows dancing around the idea, we finally get to see just how bad things are going to be, and how hard it is going to be for Giles and Buffy to fight their ex-companion. Tony Head has a great episode, getting his first chance to do a bit of combat work and coming out looking like a proper Rambo type. He still needs Buffy to save him though, but that brings Buffy and Giles together in a way that is largely unexpressed openly in the series. Each character has their 'passion' in the episode, Angel for Buffy's continued pain, Buffy to end her battle with Angel and Giles for Jenny. There is also passion between the three vampires (who are quickly becoming the coolest thing on the show), not to mention the first inklings of Spike's future betrayal.
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