Buffy is back home, to her mother Joyce's great relief, which calls for a dinner invitation for the while gang. But the mood remains gloomy, despite her resuming the main slaying tasks, because others things can't just return to their former state. Partly because the obviously amused principal Snyder pays no attention to pleas to take Buffy back (mother's threat to take the case to the mayor even has an inverse effect). And Buffy still dreams of Angel. After a dead cat found in the Summers bookcase reanimates, other stinking corpses come to life again, a phenomenon which might have something to do with a the mysterious Nigerian mask with lighting red eyes Joyce bought, fortunately no secret to Giles.
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As Buffy is walking home, she is clearly wearing platforms, but later when she goes down to get dinner plates, she is wearing high heels. See more
[Joyce hammering a nail into the wall as Buffy enters
[startled she puts the hammer through the wall
Oh! Buffy... Um...
No, no, no. Don't worry about it. I guess I just got used to all the quiet while you were gone.
For the UK video release, 2 scenes were required to be cut. The first, was a car hot-wiring scene by Giles. The BBFC were concerned it was an "imitable technique", so it was cut. The second, was a neck snapping (strangely called a headbutt by the BBFC) near the end of the episode. This was required to keep a 12 certificate. See more
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