For her upcoming 18th birthday, Buffy declines the Scooby gang's offer of a big party, hoping to celebrate with quiet reflection and a traditional trip to the ice show with her father. But Buffy doesn't know that preparations are being made for a life-threatening rite of passage that drains the slayer of her powers and then entraps her with a powerful and psychotic vampire foe.
Did You Know?
Buffy is disappointed by both of her father figures in this episode: her father does not follow through on their tradition of attending the ice show, and Giles betrays her trust. See more
The audience is told several times throughout the series that vampires do not show up in photographs, but Zachary Kralik is seen in a photo that he took of himself and Joyce. See more
[Travers explaining to Giles why he has been fired from his duty as Buffy's watcher
Your affection for your charge has rendered you uncapable of clear and inpartial judgement. You have a father's love for the child, and that is useless to the cause.
Referenced in Angel: Spin the Bottle
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
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