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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 

As Valentine's Day approaches, Xander tries to improve his love life through witchcraft and finds himself with too much of a good thing.

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Nice, insecure Xander's unnatural passionate yet loveless relationship with snooty, selfish Cordelia has never felt right, but when her friends find out and decide that's the end of her popular status, she dumps him without hesitation, ironically without getting back in their favor. Being dumped on Valentine's day after he gave her a swell heart-shaped necklace is too much abuse even for Xander's low self-esteem, so when he notices Amy has taken up her mother's witchcraft, he blackmails her into putting his scorner under a love spell so he can take his revenge by dumping her hist as painfully. Alas the novice's ineptly executed spell works on every girl except Cordelia and that means dangerous irrationality. Meanwhile vampires Spike, Drusilla and especially spiteful Angelus have their own unconventional ideas about celebrating Valentine's day... Written by KGF Vissers

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As Xander is doing his slow motion walk down the hallway, just as he passes through the doors we see a black guy and white guy behind him wearing a similarly coloured button down shirt. After the camera cuts back to Xander twice, we see them again, this time standing at the other end of the hall on the right-hand side. See more »

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Cordelia: Xander, what's going on? Who died and made you Elvis?
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Witch (1997) See more »

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The One Where The Girls Love Xander...
3 June 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's one of my all-time favorite episodes from this season, and the entire series.

In this episode, it's Valentine's Day, and Xander is feeling the heartache of being ignored by Cordelia, after she dumps him. So, he goes to Amy and blackmails her into doing a love spell. He wanted Cordelia to love him so he could turn her down. But the spell backfires and makes every woman in Sunnydale lust after Xander, including Amy, Ms. Calendar, Buffy, Willow and Buffy's mother. Awkward. The only person who wasn't effected by the spell was Cordelia. Amy, being jealous, even turns Buffy into a rat.

Fun Fact: Buffy was turned into a rat so Sarah Michelle Gellar could have time to perform on Saturday Night Live.

Best part of the episode: When Willow tries to seduce Xander.

Worst part of the episode: When Ms. Calendar tries to seduce Xander.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Freaking Ridonkulous.


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