Buffy fears she will descend into madness after she acquires the ability to read minds.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Larry Blaisdell (as Larry Bagby III)
Freddy Iverson (as Keram Malicki-Sanchez)
Justin Doran ...
Hogan Martin
Nancy Doyle (as Lauren Roman)


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 Alex

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28 September 1999 (USA)  »

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On the DVD commentary, writer Jane Espenson says that she named the character of basketball star Hogan Martin after a gymnast in her high school. See more »


We can see Buffy getting her food when she's the first in line, but when she turns away from the counter, all her plates are empty. In the next shot, the food is again on her tray. See more »


Cordelia Chase: Hi, Mr. Beech. I was just wondering, were you planning on killing a bunch of people tomorrow? Oh, it's for the yearbook.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
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The One Where Buffy Can Read Minds...
18 May 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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

In this episode, after Buffy runs into a mouth-less demon, she gets infected with its blood and gains the ability to hear people's thoughts. It's really quite hilarious until the thoughts become too overwhelming and too disturbing for her to handle. She thinks she's going to go crazy, and when she hears about someone wanting to kill students, she has to find the person, to stop people from being killed.

Fun Fact: We discover that the Sunnydale High School newspaper has an obituary section.

Fun Fact: The scene at the end of the espied where Giles walks into a tree was Anthony Stewart Head's idea, the actor who plays Giles.

Fun Fact: This episode was filmed before the Columbine massacre, but was scheduled to air a week after. Because of this, it was delayed until this season.

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

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