Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series of the supernatural fantasy, horror and teen drama subgenres. Based upon the 1992 film of the same name, the TV series follows the adventures of teenager Buffy Summers as she trains with her mentor Rupert Giles in an ongoing effort to fight the evil creatures that roam the streets of Sunnydale, California.
Season three also marks the debut of the character Faith Lehane, played by Eliza Dushku - another Slayer who has a bad attitude and a true passion for her job. Faith makes recurring appearances throughout the season both as a supporting cast member and as an antagonist.
The season finale, "Graduation Day (Part 2)", was originally scheduled to air on May 25th, 1999, four weeks after the April 20th Columbine High School massacre. Due to the intense violence of the episode, in particular, scenes featuring high school students brandishing weapons, the WB Network decided to pull the episode, replacing it with one that already aired previously from the season. This decision created great controversey and the broadcast was delayed until July 13th.