The discovery in Sunnydale park of a boy and girl aged 7-8, apparently murdered ritually as indicated by markings, soon tracked to witchcraft -as used by sorcery apprentice Willow-, has an unusual emotional effect. Buffy's mother, who was there in an attempt to bond, founds the soon influential Mothers Opposing the Occult, MOO, actually including fathers and sympathizers, which alas targets white as well as black magic, even slaying, actually urged by the two killed kids to 'hurt the bad girls'. Eagerly helped by principal Snyder, mayor Wilkins and the police, MOO manages to have the school lockers searched, Giles' books confiscated and risking to end up a stake, where they believe witches must be solved, even if this extreme 'punishment' concerns their own daughters. When the gang realize nobody ever identified the kids, they find there's more to Hans and Greta Strauss, in their dark past...
Did You Know?
Angel's speech to Buffy about purposes for fighting evil is reminiscent to the speech he gives Kate Lockley in Angel: Epiphany
(2001). See more
When the team looks up old newspaper articles about murdered children, a German text from 1649 briefly flashes on the screen. The text does not make any sense, and looks like an electronic word-by-word translation of an English original. See more
Giles, we need those books.
Believe me, I've tried to tell that to the nice man with the big gun.
References Apocalypse Now
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