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
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On the original idea presented by writer David Fury, the drug Giles gives Buffy would made her hallucinate that her mother and friends had turned into vampires, but with the episode The Wish so close in time, Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt changed the content of the Counsel test. 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
[Travers explaining to Giles why he has been fired from his duty as Buffy's watcher
Your affection for your charge has rendered you uncapable of clear and inpartial judgement. You have a father's love for the child, and that is useless to the cause.
Referenced in Angel: Spin the Bottle
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