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Out of Mind, Out of Sight 

As the queen election approaches, an invisible force attacks Cordelia's closest friends.



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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
John Knight ...
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Mark Phelan ...
Julie Fulton ...


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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The passage being read in class is from Act 3, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'. 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 »


Giles: I'd have to say you're right.
Buffy: I love it when he says that! Any theories?
Giles: Uh, I'm, uh, it's a bit of a puzzle, really. Um, I've never actually heard of anyone attacked by a lone baseball bat before.
Xander: Maybe it's a vampire bat.
[no response from the others]
Xander: I'm alone with that one, huh?
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Marcie, stay far away from me!
15 January 2016 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

It's Queen Election time, where Cordelia is set to reign supreme. Unfortunately for Cordelia, a mysterious invisible force wreaks havoc on the school and Cordelia's friends. Cordelia has no choice but to turn to Buffy for help. I always enjoyed it when Buffy would battle other forces. This episode is not only creative but it takes advantage of the opportunities it has. Buffy's biggest foes are vampires, but how scary is battling something you can't see? This episode did a really good job of maximizing the minutes it had in this one to deliver a really good episode. You can see both sides. Being popular and non-popular can both be very lonely. When you're not popular, nobody really pays that much attention to you. When your popular, you have so much pressure to please everybody else and all the phonies that you can't really connect to the people you want to. Your always focusing on maintaining the facade. The last 10-15 minutes get quite dark and somewhat sadistic. It provides a powerful message that you shouldn't ignore people. You should always try to treat everyone equally.


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