After an encounter with a mouth-less demon, Buffy is infected with the demon's blood and she gains the ability to hear people's thoughts. At first her newfound ability is useful for cheating on schoolwork and eavesdropping on the thoughts of those around her, but when the voices continue to flood her mind, she realizes that she cannot control the power. Amid the chaos, Buffy hears a killer planning a mass murder at the school. Now she must keep herself from going mad long enough to prevent a catastrophe. Written by
Did You Know?
When the gang are together in the library, Oz thinks to himself "I am my thoughts. If they exist in her, Buffy contains everything that is me, and she becomes me. I cease to exist". This is a nod to French philosopher René Descartes
, who came up with the Latin phrase "Cogito, ergo sum" which translates to "I think, therefore I am". Descartes used it to prove his own existence, claiming his ability to form thoughts made him a real, living, human being. On her DVD commentary, writer Jane Espenson
says that Joss Whedon
suggested Oz's reaction by telling Jane to "write him something that sounds like something Friedrich Nietzsche
would have said in the situation." See more
Buffy looks up at the clock tower and it says the time is 12:40. She then runs a few metres and looks up again. The time is now 12:10. See more
For a minute there, I thought you were gonna make an expression.
Well, I felt one comin' on. I won't lie.