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Rank the Season 3 Episodes

Discussion in 'Season 3' started by Samuel Reyes, May 10, 2015.

  1. Samuel Reyes

    Samuel Reyes Chilling in SunnyD

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    This is so difficult because there are no bad episodes at all in Season 3...

    22. Dead Man's Party
    21. Beauty and the Beasts
    20. Faith, Hope, and Trick (first appearance of Faith; unfortunately the other two titular characters aren't as relevant)
    19. Revelations
    18. Anne (Buffy is such a badass during the second half, what a way for Joss to reintroduce her)
    17. Restless
    16. Homecoming
    15. Choices
    14. Bad Girls (I like the good cop/bad cop dynamic between the two Slayers, but the villain was weak)
    13. Enemies
    12. Consequences
    11. Lovers' Walk (Spike makes this one work)
    10. The Zeppo (a nice day in the limelight episode for Xander)
    9. The Prom
    8. Amends
    7. Earshot
    6. Band Candy
    5. Gingerbread
    4. The Wish
    3. Doppelgangland
    1. / 2. Graduation Day Part 1 and 2 (Buffy vs. Faith, plus the entire graduating class of 1999 vs. the Mayor)

    Interchangeable: #3 and #4; #12 - #15
     
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    22. 'Dead Man's Party'
    21. 'Beauty and the Beasts'
    20. 'Anne'
    19. 'Gingerbread'
    18. 'Faith, Hope and Trick'
    17. 'Homecoming'
    16. 'Bad Girls'
    15. 'Revelations'
    14. 'Amends'
    13. 'The Zeppo'
    12. 'Choices'
    11. 'Enemies'
    10. 'Earshot'
    9. 'Consequences'
    8. 'The Wish'
    7. 'Graduation Day, Part 1'
    6. 'Graduation Day, Part 2'
    5. 'The Prom'
    4. 'Helpless'
    3. 'Lovers Walk'
    2. 'Band Candy'
    1. 'Dopplegangland'
     
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  3. Blaze

    Blaze Let it Burn

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    Black Thorn
    You're right, this is perhaps the hardest season to rank. Too many amazing episodes, even the ones at the bottom of the pile are great.

    22. Dead's Man Party (perhaps the only one I don't like)
    21. Beauty and the Beast
    20. Gingerbread
    19. Homecoming
    18. Revelation
    17. Amends
    16. Choices
    15. Lover's Walk
    14. Faith, Hope and Trick
    13. The Prom
    12. Consequences
    11. Anne
    10. The Zeppo
    9. The Wish
    8. Band Candy
    7. Earshot
    6. Doppelgangland
    5. Enemies
    4. Graduation day part 1
    3. Helpless
    2. Graduation day part 2
    1. Bad Girls
     
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    Restless is S4. Am really going to have a think about this one. Think I know my favourite episodes and a couple which maybe fall a bit short, but actually ranking the whole thing in order is tough:)
     
    Blaze: Probably meant Helpless :P
  5. Samuel Reyes

    Samuel Reyes Chilling in SunnyD

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    Yeah, sorry, I meant "Helpless", always get those two mixed up.
     
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    Sineya
    This is a tough one. I love s3, and almost every episode is great. I kept changing the order as I was writing it up. So hard to chose.
    22. Dead Man's Party
    21. Gingerbread
    20. Anne
    19. Amends
    18. Beauty and the Beasts (Everything with Oz elevates this more than it deserves)
    17. Homecoming
    16. Helpless
    15. Revelations
    14. Choices
    13. Enemies (The terrible plot holes bring this down)
    12. Lover's Walk
    11. The Prom (The ending is the best)
    10. The Wish
    9. Faith, Hope and Trick
    8. The Zeppo
    7. Consequences
    6. Earshot
    5. Band Candy
    4. Graduation Day pt 2
    3. Bad Girls
    2. Dopplegangland
    1. Graduation Day pt 1
     
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    Samuel Reyes Chilling in SunnyD

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    "Dead Man's Party" seems to be everyone's least favorite. For me it was a decent episode (I especially liked the Buffy-Willow scene at the end). It's just that the other episodes this season are better.
     
    Fuffy Baith: Yea I don't mind it, I'd place it higher than some of the s2 episodes, but for s3 its not as good.
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  8. chasesummers

    chasesummers Cordy Lives

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    Here's another! from good to worse:

    1. Graduation Day Part 1 & 2
    2. Homecoming
    3. Bad Girls
    4. Lovers Walk
    5. The Prom
    6. Band Candy
    7. Earshot
    8. Anne
    9. Choices
    10. Faith, Hope, and Trick
    11. Doppelgangland
    12. The Zeppo
    13. Revelations
    14. Beauty and the Beasts
    15. Helpless
    16. Gingerbread
    17. Consequences
    18. Enemies
    19. Amends
    20. The Wish
    21. Dead Man's Party
     
    Fuffy Baith: Why so hard on The Wish?
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    chasesummers Cordy Lives

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    @Fuffy Baith
    I didnt enjoy The Wish very much, it's interesting to experience another universe and to see the difference Buffy made but it's just that to me.
     
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    Sineya
    I can't do a list of this season. I can't choose between at least half of the episodes for which is best.
     
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    01. Amends
    02. Graduation Day Part 2
    03. Graduation Day Part 1
    04. Enemies
    05. Bad Girls
    06. Consequences
    07. The Prom
    08. Lover's Walk
    09. Revelations
    10. Choices
    11. The Wish
    12. Doppelgangland
    13. Band Candy
    14. Earshot
    15. Anne
    16. Helpless
    17. Homecoming
    18. Dead Man's Party
    19. Faith, Hope & Trick
    20. Beauty & The Beasts
    21. Gingerbread
    22. The Zeppo

    This was really hard because I love almost all of the episodes so much & no, I just never could really get into The Zeppo.
     
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  12. Samuel Reyes

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    Excluding the one I made at the beginning, after a careful reexamination my list goes something like this:
    1. / 2. Graduation Day
    3. Doppelgangland
    4. Earshot
    5. Band Candy
    6. The Prom
    7. Amends
    8. Consequences
    9. Bad Girls
    10. Faith, Hope, and Trick
    11. Lovers' Walk
    12. The Wish
    13. The Zeppo
    14. Gingerbread
    15. Enemies
    16. Homecoming
    17. Helpless
    18. Choices
    19. Revelations
    20. Anne
    21. Beauty and the Beasts
    22. Dead Man's Party
     
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    Thought I'd done this one!:D Ranking this season had to be one of the toughest things ever;)

    22. Dead Man's Party
    21. Beauty and the Beasts
    20. Helpless
    19. Gingerbread
    18. Anne
    17. Revelations
    16. Enemies
    15. Faith, Hope, and Trick
    14. Homecoming
    13. Consequences
    12. Earshot
    11. Lovers' Walk
    10. Amends
    9. The Zeppo
    8. The Wish
    7. The Prom
    6. Choices
    5. Graduation Day Part 2
    4. Bad Girls
    3. Graduation Day Part 1
    2. Band Candy
    1. Dopplegangland
     
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    Sineya
    It really is a tough one, cause other than Dead Man's Party (which we all seem to agree is the worst), I enjoy every episode of s3 and they all have a lot of great stuff in them. I think even the episodes outside the top ten are still better than a lot of episodes from other seasons. But I like you have Dopplegangland at #1, I think I put it at my #2, it's just soo good!
     
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    i just did my top ten, in no particular order, although helpless is one of my favorite episodes. many of these episodes contain moments and scenes that are among my favorites.

    helpless: giles' reveal to buffy
    beauty and the Beasts: the literal monstrousness of everyone's bf
    enemies: angel's reveal (and i really like that sorcerer guy who giles hooked up with his wife)
    earshot: buffy's scene with her mother and then later with giles
    lovers' Walk: the wisdom of spike, and also his scene with willow just after he kidnaps her.
    amends: just the fact that angel, after the events of season 2 (jenny!) would have to come crawling to giles for help.
    the Wish: anya's desperate attempts to get cordy to make a XXXXing wish.
    the Prom: after angel breaks up with her, and buffy tells willow that she "can't breathe." i can't think of a more accurate and simple way to describe how true heartbreak feels:(. then the end:).
    choices: willow standing up to faith. damn! one of alyson's finest moments.
    band Candy: just pure fun, but seeing giles and joyce sittin around smokin cigarettes and playing records. principal snyderman's most likeable moment.
    dopplegangland: every scene between willow and willow. and then regular willow pretending to be vamp willow.
     
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    My Season 3 ranking (should be a little different than most!):

    22. Helpless- just don't like it. Buffy as slasher-victim leaves me cold. Giles is horrible here and very unlikable.
    21. Gingerbread- Despite the small (and welcome) glimpse we get at Willow's home life this is a bit heavy handed.
    20. Amends- I have little patiences for Angel's horrible flashback wigs or tired Bangel histrionics. Saved by Willow/Oz, Xander support and Faith. Turns out introducing The First here and then forgetting about it for 4 years was a mistake.
    19. Anne- Downbeat and takes ages to get to the bloody point. Disappointing opener.
    18. The Prom- Nice, simple, feel-good. Buffy gets appreciated, the lame MotW is cleverly sidelined in favour of character stuff.
    17. Homecoming- The reason this is lower is that- even though its a great Buffy/Cordelia episode- it introduces the stupid Xander/Willow cheating plot, which I dislike.
    16. Dead Man's Party- Another Intervention-style confrontation with Buffy that doesn't go well. But zombies make everything better. Yeah, right. The reason its so high is because Buffy getting called out on her bullshit is well-deserved.
    15. Revelations- Lots of action and FX. I mainly feel sorry for Faith and angry at Buffy. The one time in S3 I don't like Xander that much. Still...fighting!
    14. Beauty & The Beasts- The Willow/Oz stufff in nicely handled, the abusive boyfriend and therapy plots aren't.
    13. Enemies- Weird and illogical. Intense though. Faith looks yummy throughout, and fake Angelus is fun. Why did Angel feel the need to make out with Faith though? No-one else was around to see...(aah! asked and answered);)
    12. Band Candy- Joyce, Snyder and Ripper-Giles make this episode for me. Willow and Buffy's reactions are lovely extras
    11. Bad Girls- Nicely kicks off the Faith goes evil' plot. Good drama and hearbreak.
    10. Consequences- really dark and intense. I love it. Faith's self-destructive spiral is compelling as everyone tries to do the right thing. Apart from Wesley- that's sort of his thing.
    9. The Wish- Wee, fun! VampWillow foreshadowing of actual Willow.
    8. Faith, Hope & Tricks: Faith shows up and she's awesome. Scott Hope and Kakistos show up and are not. Trick gets many style points.
    7. Lover's Walk- Drunk Spike shows up and so everything is brilliant, the Willow/Xander stuff ends badly (good!) and Spike makes fun of Bangel.
    6. Graduation Day Part 1- Bangel squabbling is annoying until Faith livens it up! Well done girl, here's your reward- *stab*. Great action.
    5. Earshot- Fantastic. I love the whole 'Scoobies work together to save the school' mystery. Buffy gets to be all types of highschool Buffy. Giles walks into a tree.
    4. The Zeppo- A genius way at high lighting Xander's specialness by 'sidelining' his specialness.
    3. Graduation Day Part 2- Spectacular finale. The end scenes give me chills. feels like the end of an era that it is.
    2. Choices: Again Willow's episode, the Bad guy's get to be GREAT bad guys. The Mayor and Faith are at their evil best.
    1. Doppelgangerland- Alyson Hannigan's episode. So brilliant, so funny, a nice way to capitalize on the Wish-verse and advance Willow's character.
     
    Mr Trick: Some nice summeries espically think you are bang on with the Faith, Hope & Trick one.
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    I keep revisiting this season and each time my list changes:
    1. Graduation Day Pt. 1
    2. Graduation Day Pt. 2
    3. Doppelgangland
    4. Earshot
    5. Band Candy
    6. The Wish
    7. The Prom
    8. The Zeppo
    9. Faith Hope and Trick
    10. Choices
    11. Consequences
    12. Bad Girls
    13. Enemies
    14. Lovers' Walk
    15. Amends
    16. Homecoming
    17. Revelations
    18. Helpless
    19. Anne
    20. Beauty and the Beasts
    21. Gingerbread
    22. Dead Man's Party

    The way Gingerbread started off as my No. 5 pick and ended up at No. 21 is particularly appalling (admittedly the episode is far from the series' best).
     
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    Monkey Pants Bored Now

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    Black Thorn
    This is the hardest to rank, season 3 is definitely my favorite:
    1. Dopplegangland
    2. Graduation Day 1&2
    3. The Wish
    4. The Prom
    5. Consequences
    6. Enemies
    7. Bad Girls
    8. Choices
    9. Earshot
    10. The Zeppo
    11. Homecoming
    12. Gingerbread
    13. Lovers Walk
    14. Band Candy
    15. Revelations
    16. Helpless
    17. Amends
    18. Faith, Hope & Trick
    19. Anne
    20. Dead Man's Party
    21. Beauty and the Beasts

    I love every episode, most of my favorites are in this season and would rank above other seasons!
     
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    Carrie Hopewell Little girl lost in the woods

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    Sineya
    1. Graduation Day part 2
    2. Amends
    3. Graduation Day part 1
    4. The Prom
    5. Helpless
    6. Lover's Walk
    7. The Zeppo
    8. The Wish
    9. Enemies
    10. Earshot
    11. Band Candy
    12. Consequences
    13. Bad Girls
    14. Doppelgangland (don't get why so many people love it)
    15. Anne
    16. Revelations
    17. Homecoming
    18. Choices
    19. Dead Man's Party
    20. Faith, Hope and Trick (Buffy deciding to date Scott because Faith wanted him was pathetic and Scott is lame beyond words).
    21. Gingerbread
    22. Beauty and the Beasts
     
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    Priceless I am now

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    My opinion changes all the time, so this is my ranking for right now:

    1. The Wish
    2. Homecoming
    3. Revelations
    4. Graduation Day P1
    5. Dopplegangland
    6. Earshot
    7. The Prom
    8. Helpless
    9. Gingerbread
    10. Graduation Day P2
    11. Enemies
    12. Amends
    13. Consequences
    14. Choices
    15. Faith Hope & Trick
    16. Lover's Walk
    17. Beauty & the Beasts
    18. Anne
    19. Dead Man's Party
    20. Bad Girls
    21. Band Candy
    22. The Zeppo
     
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