Against her Watcher Giles' wise advice, Buffy decides to get a normal life, trying out for cheerleader, more competitive then she imagined; there Amber spontaneously catches fire at both hands, soon various other girls have disabling accidents. Xander feels frustrated when even giving her a cool bracelet doesn't seem to catch Buffy's romantic attention. After some study, the gang concludes it's a case of witchcraft, suspecting Amy, a girl who trains heavily, coached by her ma, former champion and home coming queen Catherine Madison, of using it to eliminate competitors and find a test- Amy is positive but seems ignorant, yet lords her mother Catherine Madison. Next Buffy looses her self-control and blurts out to like Xander, but only because he is not like other boys, rather 'one of the girls'. Giles researches how to break the spell, then Buffy guesses how Amy and mother switched roles and more...
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Giles is briefly knocked out, for the first of many times to come. See more
At home Buffy helps her mother open a crate. She tears off the cover and leaves it hanging by the side. Next shot the lid is back on. Not nailed anymore of course, but there was no time to put it back on. See more
This is the Invisible Man Syndrome. A blessing in Cordelia's case, a curse in Buffy's.
You're not invisible to Buffy.
It's worse. I'm just a part of the scenery, like an old shoe, or a rug that you walk on every day, but don't even really see it.
Like a pen that's all chewed up, and you know you should throw it away, but you don't. Not 'cause you like it so much, more 'cause you're just used to...
Well, yeah, that is the point. You don't have to drive it through my head like a railroad spike.