10 Best 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Episodes of All Time

From musical numbers to silent killers, romantic swooning to the most grief-stricken hour of TV ever, it's the slayer's greatest hits

8. 'Hush' (Season 4, Episode 10)

When some creepy fairy tale creatures called "the Gentlemen" blow into Sunnydale and steal everyone' s voices – all the better for cutting people's hearts out in peace – they also provided catnip for TV critics in the form of a mostly dialogue-less Buffy episode. It's even more innovative than the beloved musical episode, and as is standard for the series, the silence also serves a purpose: in this case, the slayer and her love interest, undercover U.S. government operative Riley, do better at revealing themselves to each other through action and facial expressions than they ever could through talking.

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