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
During the "battle of the Hellmouth," after Buffy is slammed through the library doors into the corridor beyond, the view cuts to the multi-headed monster following her out and you can clearly see the wheeled dolly supporting the leftmost head and the crew member behind the dolly operating the head. (Hitting pause during the bright flash of light gives a very clear view.) See more
You're in a band. That's like a business class ticket to cool with complementary mojo after takeoff. I gotta learn an instrument. Is it hard to play guitar?
Not the way I play it.
References The Cocoanuts
Putting Shame in Your Game
Performed by Beastie Boys See more