Today's the 20th Anniversary of when Buffy premiered! 🎉🎉🎉 Here are my favorite (not necessarily the best ones, but the ones I seem to enjoy watching the most) Buffy episodes to celebrate 20 years of this amazing show.
  1. Angel (S1 Ep 7)
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    We find out that Angel's a vampire (that's not a big spoiler, I hope) and learn his whole backstory. And SO DOES BUFFY. YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A VAMPIRE GIRL WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT???
  2. Prophecy Girl (S1 Ep 12)
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    Buffy learns that, according to prophecy, she will die in her fight with The Master. We also get Cordelia & Ms. Calendar joining the Scooby gang!
  3. Innocence (S2 Ep 14)
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    Two words: ROCKET LAUNCHER.
  4. Becoming Part 2 (S2 Ep 22)
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    One one my favorite battle scenes. The end makes me cry. I also love the scene with Buffy and her mom arguing.
  5. Lovers Walk (S3 Ep 8)
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    One of Spike's funniest episodes. Also love Joyce still trying to understand Slayers, vamps, & witches.
  6. Doppelgangland (S3 Ep 16)
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    Willow pretending to be evil is still one of the funniest scenes of the show.
  7. Enemies (S3 Ep 17)
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    I love a good Faith episode.
  8. Earshot (S3 Ep 18)
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    This one deals with a school shooting and was controversial (it didn't air until two months after the rest of the season due to it being planned to originally air a week after Columbine) but it's 1) funny because Buffy can hear everyone's thoughts and 2) has a great/intense scene towards the end.
  9. The Prom (S3 Ep 20)
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    Buffy finally gets her perfect high school moment! This episode makes me cry every time (damn Jonathan and that perfect speech!).
  10. Graduation Day Part 2 (S3 Ep 22)
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    I love seeing the Sunnydale high students come together to conquer evil!
  11. Pangs (S4 Ep 8)
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    I watch this every Thanksgiving. I come for the yam puns, I stay for Spike being attacked by arrows.
  12. Hush (S4 Ep 10)
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    SO SPOOKY. The Gentlemen are terrifying and the Scoobies struggling to communicate without speaking is hilarious. This episode is basically a silent movie. We also get introduced to Tara in this one!
  13. Who Are You? (S4 Ep 16)
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    Buffy & Faith switch bodies in this Freaky Friday-esque classic!
  14. Restless (S4 Ep 22)
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    Joss Whedon packed so many references to future seasons in this one episode and it blows my damn mind every time.
  15. Real Me (S5 Ep 2)
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    We get introduced to Dawn (who most Buffy fans hate, but I happen to love). She narrates the episode while writing in her diary and it gives me some serious Harriet The Spy vibes.
  16. Family (S5 Ep 6)
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    Amy Adams guest stars! And we get a whole episode about Tara, who I love.
  17. The Body (S5 Ep 16)
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    Widely considered one of the best Buffy episodes for good reason. Gives me chills every time, especially Anya's speech.
  18. Once More With Feeling (S6 Ep 7)
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    Who doesn't love a good musical episode?!
  19. Potential (S7 Ep 12)
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    Xander's speech at the end makes me tear up!
  20. Storyteller (S7 Ep 16)
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    Andrew (one of my favorite recurring characters) narrates the episode and has a great scene with Buffy towards the end.