Sunnydale High is re-opened, with a new designed campus and a new principal, Robin Wood. It is Dawn's first day at school there and Buffy accompanies her to class, only to discover evil spirits lurking in the basement.

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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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It's Dawn's first day at the newly re-opened Sunnydale High School, and it's just like old times for Buffy as some undead students rise up and blame the Slayer for failing to protect them. Dawn and Buffy, together with some of Dawn's new friends, join together to defeat the evil. Meanwhile, the newly-ensouled Spike is seeking solace in the basement of the new school, and Willow is progressing in her rehabilitation with Giles in England. Written by Alex

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Trivia

When the writers first came up with the character of Robin Wood, they weren't definite on whether it would be a man or a woman, so they picked a name that could apply to either gender. See more »

Goofs

When The First (masquerading as Drusilla) speaks to Spike, she touches his hair and cheek, but The First is unable to touch anything. However, since Spike is still mentally unstable after getting his soul back, it is possible that he's just imagining Drusilla is touching him. See more »

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Halfrek: No deaths, no eviscerations, you're not goading women into anything inventive, and you're not delivering when it is.
Anya: I don't even know...
Halfrek: That waitress downtown wished her husband was a frog - you made him French.
Anya: He's smelly. And with a little mustache...
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References The Twilight Zone: To Serve Man (1962) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Buffy is the coolest mom EVER
16 July 2010 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

This is the beginning of Series 7 I hate the character The First because all that it does is talk in different forms to Spike. The plot is It's Dawn's first day at the newly re-opened Sunnydale High School, and it's just like old times for Buffy as some undead students rise up and blame the Slayer for failing to protect them. Dawn and Buffy, together with some of Dawn's new friends, join together to defeat the evil. Meanwhile, the newly-ensouled Spike is seeking solace in the basement of the new school, and Willow is progressing in her rehabilitation with Giles in England. this isn't the best BtVS episode but EVERYONE referencing Buffy as Dawn's mom in this episode was hysterical it was so funny.


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