Revelations (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
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|Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode|
|Episode no.||Season 3
|Directed by||James A. Contner|
|Written by||Doug Petrie|
|Original air date||November 17, 1998|
|List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes|
"Revelations" is the seventh episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Gwendolyn Post shows up as Faith's new Watcher. She is British, strict, arrogant, and looks down on all the Scoobies and especially Giles. Despite this, Faith starts to like and trust her. She warns that the demon Lagos is in Sunnydale looking for the Glove of Myneghon, a powerful gauntlet.
While doing research, Xander and Willow kiss again. Due to his guilt, Xander goes looking for the Glove of Myneghon. He instead finds Angel, who has the glove. After following Angel back to his mansion, Xander spies the vampire and Buffy sharing an ill-timed kiss.
Xander tells the rest of the Scoobies about Angel's resurrection and they stage an intervention for Buffy. Xander and Cordelia are firmly against the idea of Angel being back, still scared by the recent memory of Angelus' actions, while Willow (and by association, Oz) are less sure. Giles ultimately comes to Buffy's defense, but in private scolds her for keeping the secret and says that she has no respect for him or his job as a Watcher.
Xander then tells Faith about Angel and secretly persuades her to go to his mansion to kill him. Gwendolyn also shows up at the mansion and knocks Angel out while he is beginning to destroy the glove. When Buffy shows up, Post convinces Faith that Buffy and Angel are working together for the greater bad, and the two slayers erupt into a vicious fight.
Gwendolyn Post takes this opportunity to retrieve the glove and attack, demonstrating the glove's power to manipulate the elements and, most hazardously, lightning. Angel, regaining consciousness and regardless of the Scoobies' reaction to his resurrection, yanks Willow out of the way before she can be electrocuted. Before any real damage is done, Buffy cuts off Gwendolyn Post's hand (and the attached glove) and the power destroys the rogue Watcher. The Scooby Gang (sans Cordelia) are still wary of Angel but trust Buffy's judgment, especially given the fact that he saved Willow's life. Buffy goes to Faith's apartment and tries to convince her that she is on Faith's side. But Faith doesn't believe her and as Buffy leaves, Faith says to her, "I'm on my side. That's enough."
The lightning that shoots from the Glove of Myhneghon in this episode was drawn frame by frame by an artist per Joss Whedon's request.
- When Buffy and Faith burst through the glass doors while fighting in Angel's mansion, they land in a pile of broken glass and wood. Next, when they go to get up, the glass and wood have disappeared
- Buffy cuts off Gwendolyn's arm in the same way that Angel later cuts off Lindsey's hand in "To Shanshu in L.A.".
- When Xander challenges Buffy about Angel's role in her love life, she immediately deflects the discussion to his own love life. This proves to be consistent behavior between Buffy and Xander; she similarly deflects him during conversations in "Into the Woods" and "Seeing Red".
- Angel's resurrection is revealed to the Scoobies at large.
- Xander and Willow continue their secret relationship, actually engaging in a lengthy kiss.
- Faith finds someone to depend on and trust, only to find out that person a liar. This reinforces her distrust of other people. Gwendolyn Post also reinforced Faith's feeling of distance from the rest of the gang which she remains so for the remainder of the season.
- The Glove was included in DST's Weapons Accessory Pack for its range of Buffy action figures. It is solid rather than hollow so that figures cannot actually wear it.
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