When Xander realizes that he isn't needed as much as he'd like to believe, his quest to prove he's cool leads him to an unforgettable night that finds him consorting with fast women, raising the dead and rolling with a dangerous crowd that could put Sunnydale in a world of hurt. Meanwhile, Buffy, Giles and the rest of the crew engage in a furious battle with the Sisterhood of Jhe, an all-female demon apocalypse cult that intends to reopen the Hellmouth and bring about the end of the world. Written by
Did You Know?
The structure and concept of this episode (which for the most part follows Xander on what in another episode would be his subplot, while the series' more conventionally main characters are relegated to the background) is an homage to Tom Stoppard
's 1967 existentialist play 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead', which follows the action of two relatively minor characters from William Shakespeare
's "Hamlet" while using the actual main plot and characters from 'Hamlet' as occasional background and diversion. See more
At 35:42, as Jack and his gang are running down the street after Xander's car and Jack shouts, "He's heading for the school," everyone in fact is heading *away* from the school, which is visible in the background behind Jack, only a half-block back up the street (and extending all the way down the left side of the street, as well). See more
The Sisterhood of the Jhe, an apocalypse cult. They exist solely to bring about the world's destruction. And we've not seen the last of them. More will follow.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
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