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GELLAR IN FILMS

FREEDOM FORCE (2013) - Nicole

Animation. Original title: The Illusionauts. Release date 15 November 2013. With Christopher Lloyd. The President of France and his Minister of Cultural Affairs try to change history. A group of kids with special powers (one of whom is Nicole) and their dog are sent back in time on a mission to restore the timeline.
OFFICIAL SITE

The FREEDOM FORCE Page

POSSESSION (2010) - Jessica Shelburn

Based on a 2002 South Korean film, Jungdok. Jessica's husband and brother-in-law switch bodies after a car accident. Directed by Simon Sandquist and Joel Bergvall. Co-starring Lee Pace and Michael Landes.

Paul Jarrett (the psychiatrist) was Mr. Fleming
in THE GRUDGE 2.

POSSESSION & JUNGDOK (Addicted)PAGE

VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE (2009) - Veronika Deklava

Gellar replaced Kate Bosworth in this. Directed by Emily Young. Co-starring Jonathan Tucker and David Thewlis (Remus Lupin in Harry Potter films).

Veronika attempts suicide, then wakes up in mental hospital to learn that she has five days to live.

VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE Page

BOX OFFICE

As an adult, Gellar has been in 15 films that have actually played in US Theaters. (Suburban Girl and Possessed went directly to video, and Veronika Decides to Die has not been released in the US as of yet.) The gross box office total for these 15 films is: $756,351,536. An average of $50,423,435. For purposes of comparison, Reese Witherspoon in her 21 films has averaged $38,432,677, and Jessica Alba in her 13 films has averaged $49,103,883.

SUBURBAN GIRL (2007) - Brett Eisenberg

Brett is assistant editor for a New York publishing company, who is not doing all that well until she meets and gets involved with prominent New York writer Archie Knox, an alcoholic, diabetic, charming raconteur. Co-stars Alec Baldwin. Released in Germany as "Upper East Side Love".

The SUBURBAN GIRL Page (Clip, Photo Gallery, Review)

THE AIR I BREATHE (2007) - Sorrow

With Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser, and Forest Whitaker. Director: Bob DeRosa.

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. In a series of interrelated vignettes, a businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss; and a doctor must save the love of his life.

Clark Gregg (Henry) was Ken O'Donnell
in A WOMAN NAMED JACKIE.

The AIR I BREATHE Page (Clips, Interview, Photo Gallery)

TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (2007)
voice of April O'Neil

Premise: 3000 years ago, an imaginative warlord discovered that every 3000 years a "constellation" aligns in just the right way to enable the opening of a portal to another "world". Probably he would have been an Assyrian, as they were the only conqueror types around in those days. Having read something in his ancient Babylonian history about this portal conveying a bunch of power on whoever opens it, he did so. As a result, his army (of 3001) was turned to stone, and 13 "monsters" came through the portal to earth. He was made immortal.

The film is visually stunning with a great soundtrack. Kevin Smith (Dinner Cook) was Simon Theory in "Southland Tales".
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

The TMNT Page - Clip, Photo Gallery

HAPPILY NEVER AFTER (2006)
voice of Ella

Mean stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) tries to change the ending of Cinderella. Meanwhile, Ella (of the Cinders) is learning self-sufficiency, and questioning her "happy ending". Ella ends up marrying the dishwasher (Freddie Prinze Jr.) George Carlin was the voice of the Wizard. Wallace Shawn (Munk) was also Baron von Westphalen in "Southland Tales".
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

CLIPS and PHOTO GALLERY

THE RETURN (2006) - Joanna Mills

A traveling business woman begins to have nightmares about a murder that occurred 15 years previously. She returns to her hometown in Texas where her father (Sam Shepard) still lives. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place.

With Peter O'Brien and Adam Scott. Director: Adam Sussman. Adam Scott (Kurt) co-starred with Gellar in the HBO pilot THE WONDERFUL MALADYS

THE RETURN Page

THE GRUDGE 2 (2006) - Karen Davis

The Grudge with Catholic schoolgirls. In Tokyo, a young woman (Tamblyn) is exposed to the same curse that afflicted her sister (Gellar) in the first film. Kayako, the ghost from the first film, is still holding her grudge. She really doesn't want anyone coming to her house. When three schoolgirls do that, she follows one of them all the way to Chicago. Jennifer Beals, Arielle Kebbel, and Amber Tamblyn co-star. Directed by Takashi Shimizu.

Amber Tamblyn (Aubrey) was Janice for one episode of BTVS (All the Way).
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

CLIP AND PHOTO GALLERY

SOUTHLAND TALES (2006)
Krysta Lynn Kapowski/Krysta Now

Alternate reality as created by a time-shifted actor (Dwayne Johnson), and a time-shifted Iraq vet (Sean William Scott). Set in Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Gellar portrays Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project.

The DVD is a shortened version of what was shown at Cannes. Perhaps someday the original cut will be issued. Dwayne Johnson, Justin Timberlake, Cheri Oteri, Mandy Moore, and John Lovitz. Directed by Richard Kelly.

The SOUTHLAND TALES Page

THE GRUDGE (2004) - Karen Davis

Takashi Shimizu directed this remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-on. With Jason Behr, Ted Raimi, and William Mapother. An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a supernatural curse that seems to induce suicide. For some reason this film is shot largely in hallways and stairwells.

Jason Behr (Doug) was Billy Fordham in BTVS. Clea DuVall (Jennifer) was Marcie Ross in BTVS. Yuya Ozeki, Takako Fuji, and Takashi Matsuyama, who play the Saeki family in this film, all appeared in Ju-on as well (in the same roles). The Director's Cut is really much better than the theatrical release and has some 15 extended scenes that contribute greatly to character development and suspense. Written by Stephen Susco.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

THE GRUDGE Page with REVIEW OF THE ORIGINAL JU-ON

NIGHT WATCH: NOCHNOY DOZOR (2004)
- Buffy Anne Summers (archive footage)

Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov, Mariya Poroshina, and Galina Tjunina. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. This film broke all box-office records in Russia. In the International version of the film Yegor (Dimitriy Martynoy) is seen watching BTVS (Buffy vs. Dracula).
The NIGHT WATCH Page

SCOOBY DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED (2004)
- Daphne Blake

Mystery, Inc. attend the opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology as Guests of Honor, and it is promptly attacked by many of the villains the group has previously vanquished.
with Freddie Prinze Jr., Peter Boyle, Seth Green, Alicia Silverstone, and Linda Cardellini



OFFICIAL WEBSITE

SCOOBY-DOO (2002) - Daphne Blake

After an angry break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange happenings. While there, they sort out their problems and reunite. Matthew Lillard was Brock Hudson in SHE'S ALL THAT.

Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini. Directed by James Gunn.
DAPHNE BLAKE/SCOOBY DOO Page

HARVARD MAN (2001) - Cindy Bandolini

A semi-autobiographical account of director James Torback's experiences at Harvard in the 60's. Cindy is the daughter of a mob boss. Her main boyfriend is a star basketball player at Harvard. Figure out the plot from there. I'm not sure if this film is supposed to be funny or serious. Co-stars Adrian Grenier, and Eric Stoltz.

Eric Stoltz replaced Matthew Broderick in the 1986 stage production of "The Widow Claire" in which Gellar played Molly.
The HARVARD MAN Page

CRUEL INTENTIONS (1999) - Kathryn Merteuil

Psycho Stepsister  - The Kathryn Merteuil Fanlisting Kathryn bets sex against a Jaguar that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to have sex with Annette. Modern version of Dangerous Liaisons.

Christine Baranski, Tara Reid, Sean Patrick Thomas, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe. Directed by Roger Kumble. Jim Jenkins (Mr. Caldwell) played a priest in BTVS (Lover's Walk).
The CRUEL INTENTIONS Page

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (1999)
- Amanda Shelton

Director: Mark Tarlov. With Sean Patrick Flanery and Patricia Clarkson. A department store executive (Flanery) tries to resist falling in love with a young woman (Gellar). The fates are against him, though, in the form of a talking crab, and a supernatural cabbie. The scene where the couple floats above the floor while dancing is reminiscent of a similar scene with Tara and Willow in BTVS.

Patricia Clarkson (Lois McNally) is great in this. Margaret Sophie Stein (Mrs. Meuller) was Corvina Lang on All My Children.
CLIP, RECIPE, AND PHOTO GALLERY

SHE'S ALL THAT (1999) (uncredited)
- Girl in Cafeteria

This is supposed to be a modern version of Pygmalion, and were George Bernard Shaw alive to see it, I doubt he would recognize anything but the bare premise of his play. Eliza, instead of being an illiterate but charming cockney, is mousy, bespectacled, and bookish Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook). Instead of educating the girl, our hero's design is to turn her into a prom queen.

Starring Freddie Prinze Jr. Matthew Lillard (Brock Hudson) was Shaggy in SCOOBY-DOO. Clea DuVall (Misty) was Jennifer in THE GRUDGE, and Marcie Ross in the BTVS episode "Out of Sight, Out of Mind".

The SHE'S ALL THAT Page

SMALL SOLDIERS (1998) - voice of Gwendy Doll

With Robert Picardo. Toys gain a kind of intelligence after advanced military technology is used in their manufacture. This film could be viewed as a comment on the stupidity of warfare by an intelligent audience. One scene has a human character literally mowing down the apparently sentient commandos with a riding mower. Commando Elite voices by the original cast members of "The Dirty Dozen" Voices of the Gorgonites by members of SPINAL TAP. Christina Ricci also did some Gwendy Doll voices. Cheri Oteri (Zora Charmichaels in Southland Tales) is the Globotech Telephone Operator.
CLIP AND PHOTO GALLERY

SCREAM 2 (1997) - Casey "Cici" Cooper

A really funny spoof of the genre. Selma Blair, Cici's friend on the phone, was Cyane in one episode of Xena in 2000. One of the dancers, Sarah Christine Smith, was also a dancer in SOUTHLAND TALES. Wes Craven has a cameo as a doctor.

Director Wes Craven. With David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Laurie Metcalf, and Portia de Rossi.
The SCREAM 2 Page - clip, photo gallery, and interview

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997)
- Helen Shivers

Written by Lois Duncan. Helen and the gang are in danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea. The film had an alternate ending that was used as a teaser trailer for the sequel. It won the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film of 1997. Patti D'Arbanville is Mrs. Shivers (uncredited). D'Arbanville got her start with Andy Warhol's "Flesh" in 1968.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Anne Heche. Director: Jim Gillespie.

MORE ON IKWYDLS - Clip, Photo Gallery

HIGH STAKES - (1989)
(as Sarah Gellar) - Karen Rose

Sally Kirkland and Kathy Bates. Directed by Amos Kollek.

A New York hooker (Kirlkand) tries to keep her daughter (Gellar) away from the clutches of the Mob. They are befriended by a yuppie stockbroker, who then finds himself a great deal more committed to helping them than he originally intended. A very good film. Were cars really that big in 1989? Great soundtrack.
CLIPS, CAST AND PHOTO GALLERY

FUNNY FARM (1988) - Elizabeth's student (uncredited)

Apparently the scenes of Elizabeth with her students have been entirely deleted and are not included in the DVD. Green Acres on the wide screen. Chevy Chase is funnier than Eddie Albert, though, and Madolyn Smith is a step up from Gabor.

With Alice Drummond and Jack Gilpin. Nicholas Wyman (Dirk Criterion) was Grant Booth in Swans Crossing.

CROSSROADS (1986) - (uncredited)

Should have been called Mystic Jazz. With Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz. A music student in New York breaks his jazz hero out of jail and heads for Mississippi. Some great guitar work by Steve Vai and Ry Cooder. Harry Carey Jr. (bartender) was Mutino in CROSSBOW.

PHOTO GALLERY AND EXPLANATION

OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE (1984) (uncredited)
- Uncle Phil's daughter

Elliott Gould fights tradition and his own indecisiveness to win Margaux Hemingway. There are two memorable scenes in this film. First, Carol Kane attempting to seduce Elliot Gould, and second, Gould's highly emotional confrontation with his Uncle Benjamin (Sid Caesar). Sid Caesar is the best part of this film.

Sid Caesar, Carol Kane, Elliott Gould, Margaux Hemingway, Shelley Winters. Menahem Golan directed.
CAST, CLIP & PHOTO GALLERY

GELLAR ON TELEVISION

CRUEL INTENTIONS (sequel) - Kathryn Merteuil

Pilot, thus far unaired. Begins 15 years after the 1999 movie ends, just after the death of Ryan Phillipe's character Sebastian Valmont. Features Bash Casey, the young son of Valmont and Annette Hargrove.

CRUEL INTENTIONS PILOT Page

THOSE WHO CAN'T - Gwen Stephanie - (Episode Three)

Episode titled "The Fairbell Tape".

Original air date: 25 February 2016. Gellar's character is apparently hell-bent on removing junk food from her children's school, and comes into conflict with the teaching staff on the issue.

THOSE WHO CAN'T Page

STAR WARS REBELS - The Seventh Sister

Character debuted 28 October 2015 in Season 2 Episode 4, titled "Always Two There Are", in which Ezra, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper travel to an abandoned medical station.

SEVENTH SISTER - STAR WARS REBELS WIKI

THE CRAZY ONES - Sydney Roberts
- (22 episodes 2013-2014)

Gellar as a partner in a Chicago Ad Agency. Also starring Robin Williams, James Wolk, Amanda Setton, and Hamish Linklater. Pilot directed by Jason Winer.
THE CRAZY ONES PAGE

AMERICAN DAD

Episode #121 - "Virtual In-Stanity" - Phyllis
Air date: 20 November 2011

With Alyson Hannigan as Steve's friend Chelsea.

Episode #140 - "Ad-Ventures in Haleysitting" - Jenny
Air date: 9 December 2012
AMERICAN DAD Page

RINGER - Bridget Kelly/Siobhan Martin
- (22 episodes 2011-2012)

Living a Fairytale - The Siobhan Martin Fanlisting Created by Eric C. Charmelo and Nicole Snyder. Executive producer Peter Traugott. Co-starring Ioan Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell, Kristoffer Polaha, Zoey Deutch, Andrea Roth,and Mike Colter.

Double Life - The Bridget Kelly Fanlisting Hour-long CW drama series. Peter Traugott producer. The pilot was shot in March 2011 in New York. The rest of the show was shot in Los Angeles. Gellar played the roles of twin sisters.

The RINGER Page

ROBOT CHICKEN (12 episodes, 2005-2014)
- various characters

Stop-motion animation and satire characterize this show created by Seth Green and Matt Senreich.
THE ROBOT CHICKEN Page

ROBOT CHICKEN AT ADULT SWIM

THE WONDERFUL MALADYS - Alice Malady, (2009)

Pilot, so far unaired. With Nate Corddry (Jason in "Suburban Girl"), Molly Parker (Sandra Lawson in KISSED), and Adam Scott (Helmsman on the Defiant in "Star Trek: First Contact"). Show is about Neil, Mary, and Alice Malady, three siblings in New York.

Anne Spano, the key makeup artist, used to be makeup
artist for ALL MY CHILDREN.
THE WONDERFUL MALADYS Page

DR. HORRIBLE'S SING ALONG BLOG - Act 3 - (2008)

Girl in pink-rimmed glasses sitting next to the groupies - Uncredited - DVD available from Amazon.
OFFICIAL FAN SITE

Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) has a really bad couple of days fighting his nemesis, played by Nathan Fillion (Caleb in 5 episodes of BTVS). Josh Whedon produced this, along with Jed and Zach Whedon. Felicia Day (Penny) was Vi in 8 episodes of BTVS in 2003. Marti Noxon, who wrote 23 episodes of BTVS, is a newswoman.

THE SIMPSONS (1 episode, 2004)

The Wandering Juvie(2004) - voice of Gina

Bart invites everybody for a fake wedding and takes all the gifts so he can return them for store credit. Chief Wiggum sends Bart to jail, where he meets Gina Vendetti (voiced by Gellar). They escape together, and gradually, the two of them begin to understand one another. This season of The Simpsons has not yet been released on DVD.

Homer Simpson quote (from this episode):
"I believe the children are our future, unless we stop 'em now!"

SIMPSONS PAGE

GOD, THE DEVIL AND BOB (1 episode, 2003)

There's Too Much Sex on TV - voice of That Actress on That Show
- (2003) TV
GOD,DEVIL,BOB,PAGE

MTV MOVIE AWARDS (2002) - co-host

Gellar hosted the award show with Jack Black, and together they performed two skits: LORD OF THE PIERCING with Gellar as Arwen and Jack Black. This was a spoof of The Fellowship of the Ring (specifically, the Council of Elrond scene), and JACK BLACK: SPIDER-MAN a spoof with Gellar as Mary Jane Watson and Wonder woman.

2002 MTV MOVIE AWARDS PAGE

GROSSE POINTE (2001) - herself

"Passion Fish" (Episode 16 Season 1) Originally aired 16 February 2001. A satire dealing with the lives of five actors who star in a fictional high school drama called "Grosse Pointe". With Irene Molloy and Al Santos.


GROSSE POINTE PAGE

SEX AND THE CITY - Debbie (1 episode, 2000)

"Escape from New York"
A great (but brief) performance by Gellar. James MacDonald (Garth) was Detective Stein in 3 episodes of BTVS
SEX AND THE CITY PAGE

ANGEL - Buffy Anne Summers (1999-2000)

SMG appeared in 7 episodes.

NOTE: STEPHANIE COURTNEY, the Progressive Insurance chick, was Gwen, Files & Records in the Angel episode "Dad".

THE ANGEL PAGE

DISNEY'S HERCULES
- (Season 1 Episode 27) - Andromeda 1998

Thure Lindhardt, Diedrich Bader, Tate Donovan, Sandra Bernhart.
Hercules and the Dream Date? (1998)

The information on Sarah Michelle Gellar's appearance in this episode is based on the episode's IMDB page. and the character 'Andromeda 1998' does not seem to appear in it. Others voicing this episode include Jennifer Anniston and Lisa Kudrow.
HERCULES PAGE

KING OF THE HILL - voice of Marie (1 episode, 1998)

And They Call It Bobby Love (1998) TV episode - voice of Marie

When Bobby begins dating Marie (voiced by Gellar), who is somewhat older, Hank and Peggy are against the relationship for different reasons.
KING OF THE HILL PAGE

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER - Buffy Anne Summers

buffy fanlisting 145 episodes (1997-2003)
The BUFFY SUMMERS Page

EPISODE GUIDE

THOSE WHO DUB

BEVERLY HILLS FAMILY ROBINSON (1997) - Jane Robinson

A Martha Stewart clone (Dyan Cannon) takes her family on vacation to a Pacific island. Their yacht is hijacked by some incompetent pirates who wreck the ship, stranding them on a deserted island.

Filmed in Australia, this film is less realistic than Gilligan's Island. With Martin Mull and Jennifer Holt. Kevin Weisman (Brinx) was Dreg in BTVS.
BH FAMILY ROBINSON PAGE

ALL MY CHILDREN - Kendall Hart Lang
(1993-1995)

Promotional Title: The Summer of Seduction. Kendall is the daughter of Erica Kane but Erica doesn't know that, at least in the beginning. The role is now being played by Alicia Minshew. While Gellar was on the show, Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn of BTVS) succeeded Mischa Barton in the role of Lily Benton Montgomery. In Gellar's final scene in the show Shane McDermott (Garrett of Swans Crossing) was onscreen but their two characters did not interact.
KENDALL HART Page

SWANS CROSSING - Sydney Orion Rutledge
(65 episodes, 1992)

The New Swans Crossing Fanlisting This was Gellar's first starring role. With Mira Sorvino, Stacey Moseley, Shane McDermott, and Brittany Daniel.
SWANS CROSSING PAGES

EPISODE GUIDE

UB2B - THE SWANS CROSSING FANLISTING

A WOMAN NAMED JACKIE (1991) mini-series - Teenage Jacqueline Bouvier

Based on biography of Jackie by C. David Heymann. With Stephen Collins and Marianna Bishop. William Devane (Black Jack Bouvier) is President Henry Hayes in the STARGATE universe.
A WOMAN NAMED JACKIE PAGE

GIRL TALK (1989) - TV series - Herself

Teen magazine show with Soleil Moon Frye. Only 5 episodes were made. Produced by Allen Bohbot. Directed by Kevin S. Murray. Brad Kane was Jonathon Levinson's singing voice in the BTVS episode "Superstar". He also portrayed Tucker Wells in "The Prom". First aired September 1989.
The GIRL TALK Page

CROSSBOW (William Tell in the UK) - Sara Guidotti-

Season 2 Episode 13 - "Actors" 1988 Aired on The Family Channel.

Regulars on the series were Dana Barron, Will Lyman, Nick Brimble, and Jeremy Clyde (of Chad and Jeremy).

UNOFFICIAL FANSITE.

THE CROSSBOW PAGE

SPENSER: FOR HIRE - Emily - one episode

episode #62 aired 12 March 1988. Title: Company Man

Spenser suspects insurance fraud when a building blows up. In an unrelated subplot, Susan has a possibly cancerous mass removed.

CLIP & THE STAR TREK CONNECTION

THE GUIDING LIGHT (1985) - Flower Girl

Gellar was a flower girl at the wedding of Kurt Corday (Mark Lewis) & Mindy Sue Lewis (Krista Tesreau).
GUIDING LIGHT FLOWER GIRL PAGE

AN INVASION OF PRIVACY (1983) (TV) Jennifer Bianchi

Recently divorced book illustrator Kate Bianchi (Valerie Harper), moves into a remote island community in Maine. Kate has barely arrived when she is raped by a local handyman. Jerry Orbach and Tammy Grimes have cameos. Filmed on Long Island Sound.

INVASION PAGE

LOVE, SIDNEY - (one episode - 1982) - Gail Hunnicut

Gellar appeared in "Sidney's Spree" (Season 2 Episode 3), which originally aired on 16 October 1982. In this episode: Sidney has a toothache, and resists the advances of his Building Superintendent's wife.

This was the one of the first American network shows (NBC) to feature a gay character. (He was closeted until the very end of the series.) Starred Tony Randall (as Sidney), Kaleena Kiff, and Swoosie Kurtz.

GELLAR IN THEATER

 Gellar, Peter Coyote, Stockard Channing, Joyce Van Patten, and Candice Azzara in the first production of Jake's Women Gellar has appeared in two theatrical productions. In 1986 she was Molly in the Horton Foote play, The Widow Claire. She played another Molly (Mollie at age 13) in 1990 in the Neil Simon play, "Jake's Women", but the show closed out of town after a trial run in San Diego. When Simon decided to do the play again in 1992, Gellar was the wrong age for the part and Brenda Vaccaro took the role.

"Of course, almost nothing happens in "The Widow Claire," the latest Horton Foote play to reach a New York stage. In keeping with his writing habits of four decades, the author of "The Trip to Bountiful" and "Tender Mercies" whisks us into the fictional small Texas town of Harrison and sets his characters about their diurnal business. "The Widow Claire," a 95-minute anecdote in one act, describes only a single long summer night of 1911. Horace Robedaux (Matthew Broderick), a poor but ambitious 21-year-old about to enroll in a six-week business course in Houston, spends the eve of his departure courting the title character (Hallie Foote), a 27-year-old widow with several suitors and two rambunctious kids. Daybreak brings Horace's leave-taking and an exchange of farewells so formal one might wonder whether the couple had in fact stolen a few chaste kisses under the new moon of the night before."
--- NY TIMES