Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Out of Mind, Out of Sight 

When an invisible menace starts attacking contenders in the upcoming May Queen election, the Scooby Gang traces the problem back to Cordelia.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Ms. Miller
John Knight ...
Bud #1
Mark C. Phelan ...
Agent Doyle (as Mark Phelan)
Agent Manetti
FBI Teacher


Cordelia's date for the may queen election, hunky jock Mitch, is beaten black and blue in the locker-room by a 'floating' baseball bat. Angel tells Giles he can get the Pargamon Codex, the best of the missing prophecy books concerning the vampire Master. The next victim of the invisible batterer is Harmony, a close friend of Cordelia; while the gang looks into missing teenagers, presuming one has turned into a spitefully aggressive ghost as the words 'look' and 'listen' are written near the victims, English teacher Miller is nearly asphyxiated. The gang finds the 'ghostified' girl is Marcie Ross, who became invisible because she felt nobody ever noticed her, and is after vengeance on pupils who ignored her... Written by KGF Vissers

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19 May 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene in which Marcie watches her hand fade away was inspired by a vivid dream that Joss Whedon had as a child and also matches a similar scene in Back to the Future (1985). See more »


Just before Harmony falls down the stairs she has a purple backpack slung over her right shoulder, but it is gone when she tumbles down the steps. See more »


Cordelia: Somebody is after me! They just tried to kill Ms. Miller? Uh, she was helping me with my homework. And Mitch! And Harmony? This is all about me! Me, me, me!
Xander: Wow! For once she's right!
Buffy: So you've come to *me* for help.
Cordelia: [nods] Because you're always around when all this weird stuff is happening. And I know you're very strong, and you've got all those weapons... I was kind of hoping you were in a gang.
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Referenced in Strange Days at Blake Holsey High: Invisible (2002) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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Let's get invisible
26 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Out of site, out of mind shows that Cordy has feelings of loneliness even with many followers agreeing with her and wonders who her friends are. What I like about Joss Whedon is he gives his characters substance allowing them grow as a person and care about them. Without it I don't think Buffy works since It would only be the hero's journey to follow and yet even villains are allowed depth. Marcy, invisible girl stalking the school, was ignored to the point she was erased from reality which you see through flashback making you wish it had all gone differently for her. Still I ponder could Marcy be rehabilitated or his mind to warped beyond the point of help.

Another aspect is the mysterious men in black who show up to take invisible girl away to a facility to use as an assassin. Is this the first appearance of the initiative or an evil organization since they need spies. Very xfiles to include it as I wish it could've been explored later with a Marcy reappearance instead of forgotten.

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