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?
This episode marks the only time Buffy celebrates her birthday without Spike featured in any way. See more
When Giles injects Buffy with the needle, her shirt sleeve goes from being up, to, when he 'wakes' her up, being down without anyone pulling it down. See more
[after defeating a vampire
If I was at full Slayer power, I'd be punning right about now.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder See more