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Buffy-Boards.com's 50 Most Memorable Scenes

The Top 50 scenes from Buffy and Angel as voted on by the members of Buffy-Boards.com!
The Buffy-Boards.com Top 50 Most Memorable Scenes in the Buffyverse

Buffy-Boards is proud to present OUR own Top 50 Most Memorable Scenes in the Buffyverse, a top list of favorite scenes from the Buffyverse as voted on by the registered membership of BB. One hundred scenes were chosen to be voted on from Buffy and Angel in a 20-week period, 67 scenes from BtVS and 33 scenes from AtS.

Each week, a small group of scenes was voted on by the members. The top vote-getters from each week moved on to subsequent rounds, until we were left with the most memorable scene in the 'verse according to BB. Based on number of votes, the remaining scenes were ordered into the Top 50.

Below, from #50 to #1, are the results.

Buffy-Boards would like to send its most sincere thanks and appreciation to our very memorable member Tome, who had the idea, planned it, executed it, and presented us with the results.

The Top 50:

#50 Surprise, Bitca! (Angel S4 Ep12 “Calvary”)

Lilah: He's gonna kill us.
Cordelia: I know. Why do you think I let him out, you stupid bitch?

#49 Betrayed (Buffy S3 Ep12 “Helpless”)

Buffy: You bastard. All this time, you saw what it was doing to me. All this time, and you didn't say a word!
Giles: I wanted to.
Buffy: Liar.
Buffy: Who are you? How could you do this to me?

#48 Daddy is Home (Buffy S6 Ep21 “Two To Go”)

Willow: Buffy... I gotta tell ya... I get it now. The Slayer thing really isn't about the violence.
Willow: It's about the power.
Willow: And there's no one in the world with the power to stop me now.
Giles: I'd like to test that theory.

#47 Your Shirt (Buffy S6 Ep19 “Seeing Red”)

Willow: Tara?! Baby?
Willow: Baby, come on! Get up!

#46 The Future Is Ours (Buffy S3 Ep22 “Graduation Day: Part 2”)

Oz: Guys take a moment to deal with this: we survived.
Buffy: It was a hell of a battle!
Oz: Not the battle, high school.

#45 An Unlikely Hero (Angel S1 Ep9 “Hero”)

Doyle (to Cordelia): Too bad we'll never know if this is a face you could learn to love.

#44 A Massacre (Angel S2 Ep10 “Reunion”)

Lilah: For God's sake, help us.
Holland: Angel, please. People are going to die.
Angel: And yet, somehow, I just can't seem to care.

#43 First Soldier Down (Angel S5 Ep12 “You're Welcome”)

Cordelia: Sorry. I was snooping. I found this.
Angel: No, it's—it's ok. I just... You couldn't sleep?
Cordelia: Oh. No sleep for me. I slept enough for one lifetime.
Angel: Been a long while since I've seen that.
Cordelia: The first soldier down.
Angel: Yeah.
Cordelia: Doyle pissed me off so righteously going out like that, but he knew. He knew what he had to do. Didn't compromise. Used his last breath to make sure you'd keep fighting. I get that now.

#42 The Earth is Definitely Doomed (Buffy S7 Ep22 “Chosen”)

Buffy: So, what do you guys want to do tomorrow?
Willow: Nothing strenuous.
Xander: Well, mini-golf is always the first thing that comes to mind.
Giles: I think we can do better than that.
Buffy: I was thinking about shopping. As per usual.
Willow: Oh! There's an Arden B. in the new mall!
Xander: I could use a few items.
Giles: Well, now aren't we gonna discuss this? Save the world to go to the mall?

#41 Bangel Drama (Angel S3 Ep5 “Fredless”)

Wesley: Oh, I love you so much I almost forgot to *brood!*
Cordelia: And just because I sent you to hell that one time doesn't mean that we can't just be friends.
Cordelia: Oh!
Wesley: Or possibly more.
Cordelia: Gasp! No! We mustn't.
Wesley: Kiss me.
Cordelia: Bite me!

#40 Inner Battle (Angel S4 Ep15 “Orpheus”)

Angel: She's not who you're after.
Angelus: No kidding, rat boy. The Slayer will just be gravy once I finish you off.
Angel & Angelus: I've been waiting a long time for this.

#39 Psych (Buffy S3 Ep17 “Enemies”)

Buffy: I never knew you had so much rage in you.
Faith: What can I say? I'm the world's best actor.
Angel: Second best.

#38 Hell of a Woman (Buffy S7 Ep20 “Touched”)

Spike: I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.

#37 Evil White Folks Mecca (Angel S1 Ep21 “Blind Date”)

Gunn: OW! Did you just step on my foot? Is that my foot you just stepped on? Are you assaulting me - up in this haven of justice?
Gunn: Somebody get me a lawyer - because my civil rights have seriously been violated. Oh, I get it, I get it. You all can cater to the demon, cater to the dead man, but what about the black man!

#36 I Don't Understand! (Buffy S5 Ep16 “The Body”)

Anya: I don't understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I mean, I knew her, and then she's, there's just a body, and I don't understand why she just can't get back in it and not be dead anymore. It's stupid. It's mortal and stupid. And, and Xander's crying and not talking, and, and I was having fruit punch, and I thought, well, Joyce will never have any more fruit punch ever, and she'll never have eggs, or yawn or brush her hair, not ever, and no one will explain to me why.

#35 I Heard You Sing (Angel S5 Ep22 “Not Fade Away”)

Lindsey: You kill me?
Lindsey: A flunky? I'm not just... Angel was to kill me. You? Angel...
Lorne: [sighs] Good night, folks.

#34 My Respect (Buffy S2 Ep14 “Innocence”)

Buffy: You must be so disappointed in me.
(...) Giles: If it's guilt you're looking for, Buffy, I'm, I'm not your man. All you will get from me is, is my support. And my respect.

#33 You're a Bloody Puppet! (Angel S5 Ep14 “Smile Time”)

Angel: What are you people looking at? Well?
Spike: They're looking at the wee, little puppet man.

#32 The Yellow Crayon (Buffy S6 Ep22 “Grave”)

Xander: First day of kindergarten. You cried because you broke the yellow crayon, and you were too afraid to tell anyone. You've come pretty far, ending the world, not a terrific notion. But the thing is? Yeah. I love you. I loved crayon-breaky Willow and I love ... scary veiny Willow. So if I'm going out, it's here. If you wanna kill the world? Well, then start with me. I've earned that.

#31 Ready, Set, Launch! (Buffy S2 Ep14 “Innocence”)

The Judge: You're a fool. No weapon forged can stop me.
Buffy: That was then.
Buffy: This is now.
The Judge: What's that do?
The Judge: :(

#30 Where It All Began (Buffy S1 Ep2 “The Harvest”)

Giles: The Earth is doomed!

#29 One Good Thing (Angel S3 Ep9 “Lullaby”)

Darla: This child, Angel, it's the one good thing we ever did together.
Darla: The only good thing.
Darla: You make sure to tell him that.

#28 Bad News (Angel S2 Ep22 “There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb”)

Angel: Willow?
Cordy: What's...?
Angel: It's Buffy.

#27 Not Like Us (Buffy S5 Ep22 “The Gift”)

Giles: Can you move?
Ben: Need a... a minute. She could've killed me.
Giles: No she couldn't. Never. And sooner or later Glory will re-emerge, and... make Buffy pay for that mercy. And the world with her. Buffy even knows that... and still she couldn't take a human life.
Giles: She's a hero, you see. She's not like us.
Ben: Us?

#26 That Was Real (Buffy S5 Ep18 “Intervention”)

Spike: And my robot?
Buffy: The robot is gone. The robot was gross and obscene.
Spike: It wasn't supposed to-
Buffy: Don't. That... thing, it... it wasn't even real.
Buffy: What you did, for me, and Dawn... that was real.
Buffy: I won't forget it.

#25 Goodbye, Wesley (Angel S5 Ep22 “Not Fade Away”)

Illyria: Would you like me to lie to you now?
Wesley: Yes. Thank you. Yes.
Fred: Oh, Wesley. My Wesley.
Wesley: Fred. I've missed you.
Fred: It's gonna be ok. It won't hurt much longer, and then you'll be where I am.
Fred: We'll be together.
Wesley: I... I love you.
Fred: I love you. My love. Oh, my love.

#24 I Quit (Buffy S1 Ep12 “Prophecy Girl”)

Giles: Buffy, if the Master rises...
Buffy: I don't care! I don't care. Giles, I'm sixteen years old. I don't wanna die.

#23 Can You Fly? (Angel S1 Ep1 “City Of”)

Russell: Angel. We do things a certain way here in LA.
Angel: Well, I’m new here.
Russell: But you’re a civilized man. We don’t have to go around attacking each other. Look at me: I pay my taxes. I keep my name out of the paper, and I don’t make waves. And in return I can do anything I want!
Angel: Really. Hmm. Can you fly?

#22 Am I a Righteous Man? (Buffy S3 Ep10 “Amends”)

Buffy: Strong is fighting! It's hard, and it's painful, and it's every day. It's what we have to do. And we can do it together.
Buffy: But if you're too much of a coward for that, then burn. If I can't convince you that you belong in this world, then I don't know what can. But do *not* expect me to watch. And *don't* expect me to mourn for you, because...

#21 You Can't Leave Me (Buffy S2 Ep17 “Passion”)

Giles: Why did you come here?! This wasn't your fight!
Buffy: Are you trying to get yourself killed?!
Buffy: You can't leave me. I can't do this alone.

#20 Cruelty (Buffy S2 Ep14 “Innocence”)

Buffy: I, I don't understand. Was it m-me? Was I not good?
Angelus: (laughs) You were great. Really. I thought you were a pro.
Buffy: How can you say this to me?
Angelus: Lighten up. It was a good time. It doesn't mean like we have to make a big deal.
Buffy: It *is* a big deal!
Angelus: It's what? Bells ringing, fireworks, a dulcet choir of pretty little birdies? (laughs) Come on, Buffy. It's not like I've never been there before.
Buffy: Don't touch me.

#19 Phone Call (Buffy S2 Ep17 “Passion”)

Angelus: (narrating) Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief.

#18 Love Is Forever (Buffy S2 Ep19 “I Only Have Eyes For You”)

Angelus: I don't. Now let me go.
Buffy: No. A person doesn't just wake up and stop loving somebody!
Buffy: Love is forever. I'm not afraid to use it, I swear! If I can't be with you...
Angelus: Oh, my God!
Buffy: ...BITCH!

#17 Screening At The Auditorium (Buffy S4 Ep10 “Hush”)


#16 We're Not Alone In This (Angel S2 Ep16 “Epiphany”)

Angel: In the greater scheme or the big picture, nothing we do matters. There's no grand plan, no big win.
Angel: If there is no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do. Because that's all there is.

#15 Teacher Makes Three (Buffy S2 Ep17 “Passion”)

Angelus: Sorry, Jenny, this is where you get off.

#14 Mommy! (Buffy S5 Ep16 “The Body”)

Buffy: Mom! Mom! Mom Mom Mom!

#13 Quite a Ride (Buffy S3 Ep21 “Graduation Day: Part 1”)

Faith: You did it.
Faith: You killed me.
Faith: Still won't help your boy, though. Shoulda been there, B, quite a ride.

#12 Let's Make 'Em Memorable (Angel S5 Ep22 “Not Fade Away”)

Spike: In terms of a plan?
Angel: We fight.
Spike: Bit more specific.
Angel: Well, personally, I kind of want to slay the dragon.
Angel: Let's go to work.

#11 Why Can't I Stay? (Angel S5 Ep15 “A Hole In The World”)

Wesley: You have to fight. You don't have to talk, just concentrate on fighting. Just hold on.
Fred: I'm not scared. I'm not scared. I'm not scared.
Fred: Please, Wesley, why can't I stay?
(she goes still as Wes holds her in his arms)
Wesley: Please... Please...

#10 Buffy, The Vampire Slayer (Buffy S3 Ep1 “Anne”)

Guard: Who are you?
Buffy: I'm Buffy. The Vampire Slayer. And you are?

#9 Class Protector (Buffy S3 Ep20 “The Prom”)

Jonathan: We're not good friends. Most of us never found the time to get to know you, but that doesn't mean we haven't noticed you. We don't talk about it much, but it's no secret that Sunnydale High isn't really like other high schools. A lot of weird stuff happens here.
Crowd: Zombies! Hyena people! Snyder!

#8 Adios, Queen C (Angel S5 Ep12 “You're Welcome”)

Cordelia: Oh, what the hell. One for the road?
*Angel and Cordelia exchange a kiss*
*the telephone rings*
Angel: You know, um... I don't... I don't need to get that.
Cordelia: That you have to get.
Cordelia: Oh... and you're welcome.

#7 The Big Moments (Buffy S2 Ep21 “Becoming: Part 1”)

Whistler: No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
Whistler: So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.

#6 Shattered (Buffy S2 Ep17 “Passion”)

Giles: Hello?
Giles: Jenny?
Giles: It's me!

#5 Kill Me (Angel S1 Ep18 “Five by Five”)

Angel: I'm not gonna make it easy for you.
Faith: I'm evil! I'm bad! I'm evil! Do you hear me? I'm bad! Angel, I'm bad! I'm ba-ad. Do you hear me? I'm bad! I'm bad! I'm bad. Please. Angel, please, just do it.

#4 I'll Never Forget (Angel S1 Ep8 “I Will Remember You”)

Buffy: How am I supposed to go on with my life knowing what we had? What we could have had?
Angel: You won't. No one will know but me.
Buffy: Everything we did.
Angel: It never happened.
Buffy (shakes her head): It did. It did. I know it did! I felt your heart beat.
Angel: Buffy...
Buffy: No! Oh God. It's not enough time.

#3 Me (Buffy S2 Ep22 “Becoming: Part 2”)

Angelus: Now that's everything, huh? No weapons... No friends... No hope.
Angelus: Take all that away... and what's left?
Buffy: Me.

#2 She Saved The World A Lot (Buffy S5 Ep22 “The Gift”)

Buffy: Dawn, the hardest thing in this world... is to live in it.
Buffy: Be brave. Live.
Buffy: For me.

#1 The Winter Here is Cold... (Buffy S2 Ep22 “Becoming: Part 2”)

Buffy: Close your eyes.
Angel: Buffy...

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