Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Out of Mind, Out of Sight 

When an invisible menace starts attacking students and faculty at Sunnydale High, the Scooby Gang traces the problem back to Cordelia.


Reza Badiyi


Joss Whedon (created by), Ashley Gable (teleplay by) | 6 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Clea DuVall ... Marcie Ross
Armin Shimerman ... Principal Snyder
Ryan Bittle ... Mitch
Denise Dowse ... Ms. Miller
John Knight John Knight ... Bud #1
Mercedes McNab ... Harmony Kendall
Mark C. Phelan Mark C. Phelan ... Agent Doyle (as Mark Phelan)
Skip Stellrecht Skip Stellrecht ... Agent Manetti
Julie Fulton ... FBI Teacher


Cordelia's date for the May Queen election, hunky jock Mitch, is beaten black and blue in the locker-room by a 'floating' baseball bat. Angel tells Giles he can get the Pargamon Codex, the best of the missing prophecy books concerning the vampire Master. The next victim of the invisible batterer is Harmony, a close friend of Cordelia. While the gang looks into missing teenagers, presuming one has turned into a spitefully aggressive ghost as the words 'look' and 'listen' are written near the victims, English teacher Ms Miller is nearly asphyxiated. The gang finds the attacker is Marcie Ross, who became invisible because she felt nobody ever noticed her and is after vengeance on people who ignored her. Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


When in class discussing Shylock, Cordelia says "That is such a Twinkie defense." She is referring to a derisive label for an improbable legal defense. It was a term coined by reporters during their coverage of the trial of defendant Dan White for the murders of San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. White's defense was that he suffered diminished capacity as a result of his depression. His change in diet from healthy food to Twinkies and other sugary food was said to be a symptom of depression. The consumption was symptomatic of his underlying depression and led to his actions resulting in the murder of Milk. White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter. The story of this murder was portrayed in Milk (2008), an American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk. See more »


During the fight scene in The Bronze, when Buffy frees herself from her ropes she starts to untie Cordelia and loosens the ropes on her left hand significantly, loose enough for Cordelia to remove her hand. At the end of the scene, the ropes are tight again. See more »


[first lines]
Cordelia Chase: I just love springtime, me in bright, spring fashions.
Mitch: Spring training.
Cordelia Chase: Me at the end-of-school dance.
Harmony Kendall: The end of school.
Cordelia Chase: Definitely my favorite time of the year.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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buffy 1x11 review
9 November 2020 | by jackDee-56565See all my reviews

Not got a lot to say other than this is possibly the worst ever episode of buffy, it looks bad, the acting was laughable, a really bad pointless and silly filler episode which is the worst kind of episode you can do

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