Guest Starring: 
 Kristine Sutherland: 
 (Joyce Summers) 
 Seth Green: 
 Robia LaMorte: 
 (Jenny Calendar) 
 James Masters: 
 Juliet Landau: 
 Elizabeth Anne Allen: 
 Mercedes Mcnab: 
 Lorna Scott: 
 (Ms Beakman) 
  16. Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered.  
  Xander uses a spell to improve his love life..  
  Great quotes:  
Xander gets plenty of attention from the ladies.
  • A plethora of Xander lines are marvellously funny, "I wish dating was like slaying, simple, direct, stake to the heart", "It's time for me to act like a man... and hide", "Oh no I'm twice the fool it takes to do something like this." and many many more.
  • Oz after punching Xander: "That kinda hurt.", Xander: "Kinda?"
  • Giles: "We have to catch the Buffy-rat..." You know the writers were dying to get that line in.
  • Cordelia to Joyce after she hits on Xander: "Keep your Mum-aged mitts of my boyfriend, former!"
  • Buffy: "Hi Oz! I seem to be having a slight case of nudity here."
  Fantastic moments:  
  • Xander strutting around the school while 'Got the love' plays and basically the entire third act are side-creasing funny. How much more do you want?
  • Isn't the ending great, Xander and Cordelia's relationship comes full circle (they end up back in Buffy's basement where it all started) and she chooses him over her trendy friends.
  • Drusilla keeps getter nastier and more sinister every time we see her; this time she hits on Xander in the most disturbing and weird scene yet.
  Duff Bits:  
  • Did the door of the library always open outwards? Anyway, it makes for a great gag.
  • Buffy and Cordelia are wearing some really nasty outfits, Buffy has her 'hooker-wear' (leopard skin skirt) while Cordelia get down with the catholic school-girl look (blue striped blouse with big collars).
  Dean's comments:  
Is this episode a turning point for Cordelia?
This is a classic of comedy. The premise is simple and fairly un-original, but the execution is such that the viewer will find it hard to stop laughing even after several viewings. This is where the lengthy characterisation over the course of the first 25 episodes has finally paid off; that such a simple and well-tested idea can be so good is a testimony to that depth that the characters have been given. The comedy acting ability of Nick Brendon is first rate, and it is something that will be returned to several times later on in the series. Cordelia gets to 'win' at the end of the episode; she overcomes her need to be popular and accepts Xander for what he is all at the same time. Still, she doesn't change too much, after telling Harmony that she's a sheep and that she can date anyone she wants she adds the disclaimer: " matter how lame he is!" Witty one-liners, well set-up sit-com style scenes, great timing, a great ending and clever use of all the characters at the show's disposal are what give this episode an extra sheen that pulls it above all the pretenders.
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