Buffy goes out on a date with Principal Wood, who reveals his true identity, Xander gets a date with a cute girl who's more than meets the eye and "The First" attempts to convince Andrew to murder the potential Slayers.
original airdate--February 11,2003 rating--4.2 million
music--Theme song--buffy the vampire slayer by Nerf Herder
- "Ammunition" by Trembling Blue Stars.
- "Still Life" by Trembling Blue Stars.
- "Still Life" by Patty Medina
- One Harbinger of Death, beheaded by Giles
- 3 vampires, dusted by Buffy
- 2 vampires, dusted by Robin Wood
- Lissa, beheaded by Buffy
Monster of the Week:
- Lyssa: Her demonic nature isn't touched upon before her death at the hands of Buffy, but she is apparently a non-descript temptress demon.
- Potentials: Joanna, another potential is introduced in this episode, she apparently came to them between episodes. Also, Chao Ahn is shown on screen for the first time.
- The First: The First finally returns in this episode and attempts to manipulate Andrew.
- Spike: Spike's chip has been removed entirely, much to the chagrin of Giles. We also find out that Spike will play some other role in The First's plans.
- Willow and Kennedy: Willow and Kennedy have apparently gotten together after their date in the previous episode.
- Principal Wood: Principal Wood has been revealed as a "freelance" vampire slayer. He was the son of a former slayer and maneuvered himself into Sunnydale to fight the evil to come. It is also revealed that he was raised by his mother's watcher.