Season 7, Episode 22: Chosen

Series finale

Aired: Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Rating: 2.9/5



Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

Special guest stars
Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles
Eliza Dushku as Faith
Nathan Fillion as Caleb
Guest starring
David Boreanaz as Angel
Tom Lenk as Andrew
Iyari Limon as Kennedy
Sarah Hagan as Amanda
Indigo as Rona
DB Woodside as Principal Robin Wood
Felicia Day as Vi
Mary Wilcher as Shannon
Demetra Raven as girl at bat
Katie Gray as Indian girl
Lisa Ann Cabasa as injured girl
Ally Matsumura s Japanese girl
Kelli Wheeler as school girl
Jenna Edwards as trailer girl
Julia Ling as potential with power #2

For anyone who is wondering who Trogdor the Burninator is, he can be found at

This episode received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series.

Joss Whedon told Dreamwatch magazine: Chosen required some editing to keep the historic adventure within its running time, and a few moments were lost. "I definitely had to do some hack and slash," confirms Whedon. "They were small edits. My favorite one would probably never have made it to air anyway. It was Principal Wood and Giles sharing a joint right before they go into battle, or as I referred to it in the script, a hand-rolled cigarette. That was shot and not aired. Tony sort of went through a thing with it. He has daughters and he talked with his girlfriend, and then he decided 'Oh, what the hell, this is funny.' We did a version with tiny airport bottles of whiskey, but we did one version with the joint."