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
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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
The beginning of the scene where Xander is complaining to Oz in the cafeteria (and we see people taking food from trays) about what defines "coolness", is footage from an earlier episode. At 06:41 seconds, we can see that Xander is in different clothes from the ones he is wearing in the close-ups talking to Oz. See more
Yeah, that was real manly how you shrieked and all.
I think you'll find that was more of a bellow.
References Walker, Texas Ranger
Putting Shame in Your Game
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