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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Episode complete credited cast:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Jack O'Toole
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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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26 January 1999 (USA)  »

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"Zeppo" (Herbert Manfred) Marx was the fifth and youngest of The Marx Brothers, after Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Groucho Marx, and Gummo Marx. Although he was a performer (unlike Gummo), he was rarely given much comedic material, usually playing the "straight man" in the Marxes' plays and movies instead - hence Cordelia's insult to Xander that he is inessential to Buffy and the gang and therefore "The Zeppo" of the group. Zeppo Marx stopped appearing in films after Duck Soup (1933), and formed a theatrical agency with Gummo. See more »


(at around 41 mins) The timer on the bomb says 12 it ticks down to 7. Seven audible ticks later it says 3 seconds left. See more »


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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References The Cocoanuts (1929) See more »


Putting Shame in Your Game
Performed by Beastie Boys
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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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