Xander experiences an adventure of his own when he encounters a group of reanimated corpses out to construct a bomb. Meanwhile, Buffy and her friends battle the forces of evil when the Hellmouth reopens.

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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 Alex

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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 »

Goofs

At 38:14, as Xander comes down the basement stairs, at the top of the picture you can glimpse part of the lighting instrument that is throwing the bright splash of light onto the wall above Xander's head. See more »

Quotes

Buffy: What should we do with the trio over here? Should we burn them?
Willow: I brought marshmallows. Occasionally I'm callous and strange.
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Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »

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Easy 09
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Over the top?
18 April 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I am a real Buffy fan and have almost watched all the episode. But one of the episode that dissatisfied me is this one. I don't know why it have such a great grade, 8,7/10.

This episode was for me, a plot which could be very good, but instead went wrong. This episode is over the top. Much is happening during 40-45 minutes, for me it was too much. This episode is concentrated much on Xander, and well it would turn up great if Buffy and the other one wouldn't interfere with that. Instead they almost take more place than Xander, because they have a greater "mission" than him. And this episode was quite unfair...

The Scooby gang totally ditched Xander in a subtle way and hey the Scooby Gang should do everything together, mortal as immortal. For me this episode gets a strong 6. It doesn't reach a 7, unfortunately. Josh Wheedon exaggerated to much, at least for me.


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