"The Watcher's Guide, Volume Three"
Watchers Guide 3
Author(s) Paul Ruditis
Allie Costa
Publication date July 6, 2004
Length 357 pages
Published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment
ISBN ISBN 0-689-86984-3
The Watcher’s Guide, Book 3
"The Watcher's Guide, Volume Two"
"20 Years of Slaying: The Watcher’s Guide"

The Watcher's Guide, Volume Three was a reference publication relating to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

It was followed by "20 Years of Slaying: The Watcher’s Guide."


As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world, to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers.

From the first vampire staking to the last glimpse of Sunnydale, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a genre-busting hit, attracting millions of fans worldwide. The last three seasons ran the gamut from an episode without music to a musical episode, from the arrival of a teenage sister to the death of Buffy (again).

Now the third volume in this best-selling series of companions will break down every episode of seasons five, six, and seven -- from the villains and the victims to quotables and love bytes -- as well as take a wide-ranging look back at the entire run of the show.

Additional features:

• Flashback Foreshadowing: A line-by-line deconstruction of the portents in the season four finale, "Restless"

• "Lost" lines of dialogue, stage directions, and descriptions cut from the original teleplays

• The Trio's Pop-Culture Explosion: Mastering the references of Geek Speak

• Critical (and not-so) essays from a variety of contributors on topics from Buffy's romantic optimism to Dawn's unfulfilled potential

Seven years, 144 episodes, 3 Slayers, 3 principals, 2 networks, 2 vampires with souls, 2 Watchers, 2 pigs, 1 Master, 1 Mayor, and 1 hit show (with tons of Potentials): It all adds up to one must-have volume!