Episode 12 of 22 within Season Seven. Item 135 of 145 overall.
Production number 7ABB12.
260 votes

Buffy and Spike begin to train the potential Slayers, while Willow performs a locator spell and discovers another potential at Sunnydale High. At first, it seems as though Dawn has been chosen, but she soon discovers that her friend Amanda is the one.

Meanwhile, Dawn helps Amanda fight off a vampire trapped in the school and then goes back to being a 'normal' person. Xander gives her an inspiring speech, which helps her deal with her missed opportunity.

original airdate--January 21,2003  rating--3.6 million


music--Theme song--buffy the vampire slayer by Nerf Herder

  1. "I Love You" by Citizen Bird.


Body Count

  • One vampire, dusted by Kennedy, Molly, Vi and Rona
  • One Harbinger of Death, stabbed by Buffy
  • One Harbinger of Death, stabbed by Spike
  • One Harbinger of Death, snapped by Buffy
  • One vampire, dusted by Amanda


  • Potentials: Another new potential is discovered in this episode. This time it's Amanda, a girl from Sunnydale High.

Goofs: After the opening credits when the potential Slayers are in Buffy's kitchen deciding what their weapon of choice is, a camera crew is reflected in Vi's mace once Buffy and Andrew enter the room.

Trivia: This was the first time that Andrew sat in on a Scooby meeting, the first step in his integration into the Scooby Gang.

  • Buffy and Spikes feelings for each other begin to surface again.


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.

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