Faith returns to ''Buffy'' and ''Angel'' -- Eliza Dushku's renegade slayer will return to cause more trouble in Sunnydale

By Gary Susman
Updated August 29, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Fans of ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” who’ve lost faith over the last couple of seasons will surely rejoice over the news of Eliza Dushku’s return to the series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, producers confirmed the recent rumors that Dushku will be back this season as Faith, the renegade slayer who made Buffy’s life even more miserable than usual during the 1998-2000 seasons. She’ll also be popping up on spinoff ”Angel,” producers said.

There has been much talk that this may be the final season of ”Buffy,” with Sarah Michelle Gellar itching to capitalize on her burgeoning post-”Scooby Doo” film career. Producers tell the Hollywood Reporter that no decision has been made regarding the show’s future, but the fact that Faith isn’t showing up until the final five episodes of the season would provide a climactic opportunity for the series to go out with a bang. Dushku fans who can’t wait until those shows air next spring can catch the actress next month on the big screen in ”City by the Sea,” opposite Robert De Niro, Frances McDormand, and James Franco.

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