Buffy and Dawn clear the house of magic items to help Willow and Buffy has a surprise visit from a social worker checking on Dawn's home life.
However, the meeting doesn't go well and in a fit of rage after wards, Buffy cuts off her hair.
Meanwhile, the Geek Trio have built an invisibility ray and accidentally hit Buffy with it.
original airdate--January 08,2002 rating--5.2 million
music--Theme Song: "Buffy Theme" by Nerf Herder
Goof: When invisible Buffy walks along a road talking to herself, the moving shadow of a boom mike is visible for a few seconds.
Trivia: Buffy is whistling "Going Through the Motions" from "Once More, With Feeling" as she is leaving the Social Services building.
Buffy Summers looks like your typical high school cheerleader type, with nothing to worry about but grades and boys. Change that to vampires and demons and you'll be right. For Buffy is the "chosen one," the latest in a long line of Slayers whose destiny it is to fight evil.