13. The Zeppo
As Buffy and the rest of the Scoobies foil an attempted apocalypse, Xander has the strangest night of his life. A hilarious and so so clever self-parody of a normal Buffy episode. 9.5/10
14. Bad Girls
Buffy gets tempted by Faith’s ‘living on the wild side’ attitude in a decent episode, though there’s a poor monster and Buffy’s a bit out of character. That said, things get dark and dramatic by the end. 8/10
Faith goes off the deep end in this heavy-going, dramatic episode. It’s tragic to see her slip through the gang’s fingers as they each try, but fail, to set her on the right track. 8.5/10
It’s a tough one to pick but I think this has to be the finest comedy Buffy episode of the lot. I find a new favourite line every time I watch it. Plus, who doesn’t love Vamp Willow? 9.5/10
Faith and the Mayor set their sights on converting Angel to their evil cause. A really underrated episode, this, that has not one but two great twists. The story arc is really kicking into gear now.
Buffy gains the ability to read minds in yet another masterclass episode. It’s so cleverly written, effortlessly switching between comedy to some really dark stuff. Thematically-rich, too. 9.5/10