As her birthday approaches, Buffy loses her slayer powers and must do battle with a vampire who is not only extremely powerful but also quite mad.

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... Buffy Summers
... Xander Harris
... Willow Rosenberg
... Cordelia Chase
... Angel
... Daniel Osbourne
... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
... Joyce Summers
... Zachary Kralik
... Quentin Travers
... Blair
... Hobson
... Guy
... Construction Worker
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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. Written by Alex

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19 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This marks the first of many severe falling outs that Giles and Buffy continued to have throughout the years. See more »

Goofs

At roughly 6 and a half minutes in, Willow tells Buffy that 18 is an important birthday because she can now vote and be drafted. Buffy can't actually be drafted though because women in the United States cannot be drafted. Only men can be drafted. See more »

Quotes

Buffy: I'm way off my game. My game's left the country. It's in Cuernavaca!
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Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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