Guest Starring: 
 David Boreanaz: 
 Clea DuVall: 
 (Marcie Ross) 
 Armin Shimerman: 
 (Principal Snyder) 
 Ryan Bittle: 
 Denise Dowse: 
 (Ms Miller) 
 Mercedes McNab: 
  11. Out of Mind, Out of Sight.  
  A girl ignored by all finally turns invisible, and then seeks revenge upon those who shunned her.  
  Great quotes:  
Cordelia and Buffy on the wrong end of some cosmetic surgery..
  • Cordelia on Buffy: "Behold the weirdness!"
  • Cordelia to Buffy: "You were popular! In what alternate universe?"
  • Cordelia: "I sort of ran over this girl on her bike... it was the most traumatic event of my life."
  • Snyder: "Dead? Of course not, what are you ghouls? There are no dead students here... this week."
  • Giles: "Once again I teeter on the precipice of the generation gap..."
  • Cordelia on Marcie: "She's evil right? Way eviler than me!"
  Fantastic moments:  
  • Best moment of the episode is Xander and Willow distracting Snyder by talking about the possibility of a kid's parents suing the school, Willow talks about the kid's lawyer: "Other lawyers call him the beast!" The look on Nick Brendon's face is priceless.
  • It turns out that Cordelia is as much of an outcast as everyone else on the show, when Buffy asks her why she spends so much time trying to be popular is she feels so alone, Cordelia replies: "It beats being alone by yourself." I don't want to sound too pretentious but this shows just how intelligent and sharp BtVS is.
  • Willow's almost incomprehensible story about what happened in the sixth grade ending in " my deputy..." is really funny and encapsulates the way that Willow and Xander have accepted their own cliqueiness within society while their friends still struggle to be accepted.
  Duff Bits:  
  • Giles' 'quantum mechanics' explanation-of-the-week is total rubbish.
  • Why is the Bronze abandoned, I thought the May queen coronation was going to be there?
  • Cordelia always refers to Buffy and her chums as geeks. Did Joss Whedon ever go to school? By any normal 'school' logic Buffy and Xander (and Willow when she's not dressed like a nun) are good looking and therefore not geeks.
  Dean's comments:  
Marcie Ross.
This is a great tale about ostracised people in society; Marcie Ross, Cordelia, Angel and Buffy are all outcasts in some way, and all try to get by in different ways. This is of course one of the main themes of the whole series, and is encapsulated in the discussion that the classmates have about 'The Merchant of Venice' and Shylock's position in Italian society in Renaissance times and his anger as an outcast. We shouldn't forget that Cordelia finally gets to be a part of the group, showing that even the clichéd 'annoying character' gets to have multiple dimensions. Once again the series proving that it's very capable of breaking the normal mould of TV drama and sit-com convention. An interesting note is that the text in the book that is meant to be about 'assassination and infiltration' that Marcie opens at the end is actually from the Beatles song 'Happiness is a warm gun' on the White album. Rather appropriate don't you think?
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