Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Beauty and the Beasts 

Oz becomes the prime suspect when a series of animal-like attacks occur in Sunnydale.


James Whitmore Jr.


Joss Whedon (created by), Marti Noxon | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Seth Green ... Oz
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Fab Filippo Fab Filippo ... Scott Hope
John Patrick White John Patrick White ... Pete Clarner
Danielle Weeks ... Debbie Foley
Phill Lewis ... Mr. Platt
Eliza Dushku ... Faith


Xander minds Oz, caged in the library for his lunar werewolf nights, but dozes off; a boy is kill in the woods and the window is open, so Faith takes second watch. Buffy dates gentle Scott Hope and takes mandatory school counseling with Mr. Platt, who says she must conquer her 'demon', obsession with a lost love. Looking for the werewolf, Buffy bumps into Angel, now a half-naked beast, and locks him up cuffed to chains in the mausoleum but tells nobody, not even Giles who says even after centuries of torture in the hell-dimension he may still be a redeemable monster, then finds Platt, murdered during the day. Scotty's school friends Pete Clarner and Debbie Foley share a horrible secret. The gangs suspects them because of links to the victims, meanwhile Angel breaks his chain... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

20 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Giles explains that demon dimensions are places of brutal torment in which time moves extremely fast. Over the time between being sent to Hell and brought back, Angel has experienced 100 years of torment. See more »


Giles berates Xander for falling asleep on Oz watch. But when Buffy takes a turn, Giles comes in to find her asleep and says nothing. See more »


[first lines]
Buffy Summers: [voice over] One night after supper, the lead dog turned up a snowshoe rabbit. The dog lay down low to the race, his body flashing forward, leap by leap.
Buffy SummersWillow Rosenberg: [voice over] He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and the parts of his nature...
Willow Rosenberg: [reading] "... that were deeper than he, going back into the wombs of time. The rabbit could not..."
[werewolf Oz jumps at the bars in the cage]
Willow Rosenberg: Okay. Uh, maybe we should try a less stimulating passage.
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References The Full Monty (1997) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Wtf ?
15 February 2019 | by mehdi-mathiasSee all my reviews

Is it normal nobody was upset at Xander ? They do know all of this was his fault right ? Yet he seemed to have gotten away with it as if nobody cared ( they trully didn't) and there were no repercussions (there were huge ones.) The writing is clearly favouring Xander even though I think he's a horrible person. And all of this why ? Oh right, because Joss Whedon is Xander and he gets all the great punchlines and the getting away with murder~

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