On a school field trip to the zoo, Kyle DuFours's gang of bullies taunt good boy Lance, till Xander stops them balancing the nerd over the fence of still quarantined hyena's- suddenly they are all eerily effected by the evil beasts' magical stare. Willow is completely smitten with Xander, but he chucks in her maths tutoring when the hyena spell progresses, as sensed by the piglet Herbert principal Bob Flutie introduces as mascot for the Sunnydale Highschool's 'Razorbacks' football team. Next Xander dumps Wilow, fully joining Kyle's 'hyena pack' of bullies. When the four known bullies are called in Flutie's office for devouring mascot Herbert, they eat him too. Luckily Xander was enforcing himself upon Buffy, so she knocked him down and locked him up. Giles, who first thought Xander was just suffering from pubertal hormones, now realizes it's a Massai 'primary' cult soul transfer, and Buffy tells him about what zoo keeper Dr. Weirick told them about the nasty hyenas, so they go talk to...
Did You Know?
Buffy says that "Apparently Noah didn't want Hyenas on the ark because he thought they were an evil, impure mixture of dogs and cats." Hyenas are cats or at least, they're feliform, rather than caniform. They're related to cats, weasels, ferrets, and mongooses. Their doggy shape and pack behavior is convergent evolution. See more
Principal Flutie at one point says it costs a fortune to feed the new school mascot, Herbert the Piglet. This is strange since any pig would be perfectly happy to eat any leftovers and slop from the school cafeteria. On the other hand, it is of course perfectly in character for Flutie the confused intellectual not to be aware of this, and possibly even being scammed by whoever is in charge of feeding the pig. See more
Testosterone is a great equalizer. It turns all men into morons.
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