For her upcoming 18th birthday, Buffy declines the Scooby gang's offer of a big party, hoping to celebrate with quiet reflection and a traditional trip to the ice show with her father. But Buffy doesn't know that preparations are being made for a life-threatening rite of passage that drains the slayer of her powers and then entraps her with a powerful and psychotic vampire foe. Written by
Did You Know?
David Fury named the vampire Zachary Kralik after his nephew, who was then 4 years old, according to the DVD commentary. See more
At approximately 2:49 into the episode, when Buffy is fighting the vamp on the playground, as she is about to say "Okay, so let's try it again," a boom mic dips down from the upper left-hand corner. See more
Yes, well, colorful girl.
Referenced in Angel: Spin the Bottle