After Life
Episode 3 of 22 within Season Six. Item 104 of 145 overall.
Production number 6ABB03.
Jane Espenson - Writer
David Solomon - Director
356 votes

The first repercussions of the resurrection spell has the Scoobies battling with a demon ghost and Buffy realizes she was happier with the peace of the afterlife but cannot bring herself to tell her friends. She finds a sympathetic ear in someone else who knows a little about an afterlife: Spike.

original airdate--October 09,2001  rating--5.6 million


music--Theme Song: "Buffy Theme" by Nerf Herder


Body count--Child of Words, solidificate by Willow and Tara's spell and decapitated by Buffy with an axe.

Monster of the Week: 

  • Tamogenesis: After reviving Buffy from the dead, the gang accidentally created a by-product in the form of a bodiless demon. When they asked for her back, the world allowed it but only with the condition that they take this demon as well. Unfortunately for the demon, its body was trapped between dimensions and its only chance for survival was through killing the person who was targeted by the spell in the first place (i.e. Buffy).


Buffy Summers looks like your typical high school cheerleader type, with nothing to worry about but grades and boys. Change that to vampires and demons and you'll be right. For Buffy is the "chosen one," the latest in a long line of Slayers whose destiny it is to fight evil.

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regional titles

Na het leven
After Life
Gruß aus der Hölle
tar éis Saoil
Il ritorno
Después de la vida