Guest Starring: 
 Kristine Sutherland: 
 (Joyce Summers) 
 Armin Shimerman: 
 (Principal Snyder) 
 Eliza Dushku: 
 Fab Filippo: 
 (Scott Hope) 
 K Todd Freeman: 
 (Mr Trick) 
 Jeremy Roberts: 
  3. Faith, Hope and Trick.  
  Buffy is courted by Scott Hope while Faith (a new slayer) comes to town, bringing some unwanted pursuers with her. Meanwhile, Giles works on a spell to put Acathla to sleep for good.  
  Great quotes:  
  • Mr Trick: "It's not exactly a haven for the bruthus, strictly for the Caucasian pursuasion..."
  • Buffy: "That's about the 'it'.", and "Raise your hand if 'ew'."
  • Snyder: "I'm required to educate every juvenile not in jail where she belongs."
  • Xander reacts to Faith's tale about her naked vampire battling in Boston: "Wow, they should film that and show it every Christmas."
  • Oz: "Bonus points for use of the word 'mosey'." He's right, that is worth bonus points.
  • Faith: "...five by five..." it never is explained what this means is it?
  • Willow: "Do that thing with your mouth that boys like...", Willow! You kiss your mother with that mouth?
  Fantastic moments:  
Hannigan is on top form in this episode.
  • Alyson Hannigan gets her chance to shine in this episode, Willow's fear at leaving the campus, her heavy-handed attempts to get Buffy and Scott together and then her suggestion that Faith and Scott could get together give her ample material to work with. Willow is easily the highlight of the episode.
  • The way that Giles tries to get Buffy to open up about the truth behind Angel's death is wonderfully unexpected and beautifully played by the actors involved. Everyone should have a father figure like Giles.
  Duff Bits:  
  • No one invited Kakistos into Faith's room did they?
  Dean's comments:  
Scott Hope.
'Faith, Hope and Trick' contains a lot of the themes of season 3, Buffy's unease around Faith arises from the fact that she feels out of place after the loss of Angel and the loss of trust she has suffered in her friends. The episode does a lot of things the same way that 'Anne' did, Buffy helps Faith to confront her past which in turn persuades Buffy to open up to Giles about her's. The introduction of Faith and Mr Trick is brilliant; they both bring a much-needed freshness and a sprinkling of modernity to the new season. Mr Trick is always going on about being a "...modern vampire..." while Faith is just plain cool with her stories and one-liners and bad-chick outfits. Immediately we see vulnerability in Faith's character that will become more important as the season progresses, it's a vulnerability that Buffy has too, but Buffy has her friends to rely on in a sticky situation. Finally there is the last scene of the episode: Angel is back. This is hardly unexpected what with his name being in the credits and all but it certainly goes down as a 'blimey' moment.
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