Dirty Girls
Episode 18 of 22 within Season Seven. Item 141 of 145 overall.
Production number 7ABB18.
Drew Goddard - Writer
Michael Gershman - Director
252 votes

While Faith joins forces with the Scooby Gang, Buffy leads the Potential Slayers, against Giles' will, into battle against a powerful preacher called Caleb who has joined forces with "The First".

original airdate--April 15,2003          rating--3.3 million


music--Theme song--buffy the vampire slayer by Nerf Herder

  1. "Dirty Girls" by Buffy


Body Count

  • One vampire woman, dusted by Faith
  • Dianne, neck broken by Caleb
  • Molly, stabbed in the stomach by Caleb

Monster of the Week: 

There's no monster of the week in this episode, excluding Caleb who has emerged as a kind of co-big bad.



  • The First: The First's right hand man makes his first appearance in this episode. It is revealed that he is the one who was responsible for blowing up the Watchers council and for bringing together the bringers.




  1. Buffy: Buffy is fired from her job at Sunnydale High because all of the students are leaving.
  2. Faith: Faith returns to Sunnydale after a long stint in prison. She previously appeared in Angel before coming back to Buffy.
  3. Xander: Xander's left eye is gouged out by Caleb.



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