Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered
Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered
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The night before Valentine's
Day, Xander shows Buffy his V-Day gift for Cordy: a necklace with a heart-shaped
pendant. After cracking a few jokes, Buffy assures Xander that Cordy will
love his gift. She then slays a vampire which rises from its grave, and
they continue on with their conversation.
The next morning, Harmony
and her friends are shunning Cordy from their discussion groups. They mock
Cordy for dating Xander, whom they perceive to be one of the biggest losers
in Sunnydale. Elsewhere, Amy asks Willow and Buffy if they plan on attending
the V-Day party at the Bronze later that night. Willow is going to see
Oz play in the band, while Buffy plans on staying home. As everyone leaves
and hands in their assignment, Xander notices that Amy does not have a
paper to turn in. To his surprise, he watches as Amy stares at Miss Beakman,
the teacher. Miss Beakman then reaches out her hand, as if she is taking
Amy's paper which doesn't even exist. Amy then turns and leaves. Xander
catches up with Buffy and Willow, telling them that he suspects Amy of
messing around with witchcraft. Buffy and Willow remind him that it was
Amy's mother, Catherine, who was the witch, and that Amy would never fool
around with it. Giles spots Buffy and approaches her. Jenny Calendar sees
them and walks over, but Giles brushes her off, saying that he and Buffy
are busy at the moment. In the library, Giles warns Buffy that Angel has
a long past of committing horrid acts on Valentine's Day. He refuses to
tell Buffy any specifics, however, but he does suggest that she be careful.
Meanwhile, in the factory, Spike and Angel give Drusilla their V-Day gifts.
Spike gives her a necklace, while Angel gives her a freshly torn-out heart.
That night, Buffy receives
a box of roses, which were left at her doorstep. Buffy opens the box and
finds a card with only one word written on it: "Soon". At the Bronze, Xander
sees Cordy and walks over to give her his gift. After admiring the necklace
for a moment, Cordy breaks up with him. Xander is righteously furious,
and it only gets worse for him the next day, as everyone in school seems
to know that they broke up. Xander then notices Amy walking around, so
he runs over and tells her that he knows she's practicing witchcraft. With
the upper hand, Xander strikes a deal with Amy: help him cast a love spell
on Cordy, and nobody will have to know that she's a witch. After arguing
the idea for a while, Amy concedes and tells Xander that she needs a personal
item of Cordelia's. Xander finds Cordy near her locker and demands that
she return the necklace he gave her. Cordy says it's in her locker, but
when she opens it, she hides behind the locker door so she can remove the
necklace from her neck without Xander seeing. Meanwhile, Buffy walks into
the library and shows Giles the "Soon" card. Buffy demands that Giles tell
her everything she needs to know about Angel and Valentine's Day, so Giles
sits her down and proceeds to read various anecdotes from his books.
In a darkened room, Amy
and Xander perform the spell that should cause Cordy to fall in love with
him. However, Xander soon finds out that the spell had no effect on Cordy.
He walks into the library where Buffy is still listening to Giles read
his books. Buffy consoles Xander, then suggests that they spend some time
together that night. Buffy's suggestions get increasingly lurid, but before
they get too close, Amy walks in and tells Xander that she needs to have
a word with him. Outside in the hall, Amy tells Xander that the spell didn't
work. Xander could care less now, seeing how his dreams of Buffy and himself
are finally being fulfilled. However, Amy then suggests that they spend
some time together later that night, without the spells and other witchcraft.
Xander grows suspicious, and his fears are confirmed when another girl
approaches and asks him to accompany her that night. Xander realizes that
the spell actually worked. However, instead of affecting Cordy, it zapped
every other girl in Sunnydale. Xander goes home to avoid everybody, only
to find Willow waiting for him in his bed. Willow wants to him to take
her right there in his bed, and when things get a little too steamy between
them, Xander pushes her off and runs off.
The next day, every single
girl in the school ogles Xander as he walks down the hall. He quickly enters
the library and tells Giles everything that's going on. Before Giles can
process the information, Jenny walks in and tells Giles that they need
to talk. However, her attention quickly shifts to Xander, proving that
the spell affected not only the girls, but every single female in town.
Giles gets between the two and berates Xander for causing all this to happen.
He then leaves Xander in the library, dragging Jenny along with him. After
they leave, Xander tries to barricade the entrance to the library, but
Buffy simply walks in, wearing nothing but a raincoat. She seductively
asks Xander to undress her, but he can't, for he knows that what Buffy
is doing is not out of attraction for him, but simply a result of the spell.
Just then, Amy arrives and tells Buffy to leave. Instead, Buffy punches
her to the floor. Angered, Amy gets up and casts a spell on Buffy, turning
her into the small rat. Giles and Jenny return just then. While Xander
and Giles try to catch the rat, Oz walks into the library and punches Xander
for whatever he did to depress Willow. While Xander assures Oz that nothing
happened, the rat escapes through the partly-opened library door. Realizing
that the rat is gone, Giles commands Xander and Oz to find the rat while
he tries to get Amy to reverse the spells. Giles soon determines that Amy
must have made a mistake in the casting that caused Cordy to be protected
by the spell instead of affected by it.
In the hallway, Xander
notices a fight breaking out. To his horror, he sees a mob of girls beating
on Cordy. The mob is angry at Cordy for breaking Xander's heart. Rushing
in through the love-crazed girls, Xander pulls Cordy out of the pack and
runs away with her. They run outside, only to find Willow and dozens of
other girls. Willow is wielding an axe, for she would rather see Xander
dead than with Cordy. While the mobs of girls battle each other, Xander
and Cordy escape through the commotion and end up at Buffy's house. Joyce
lets them in and, after sending Cordy upstairs to get some bandages, starts
seducing Xander. Cordy is sickened by this, so she pushes Joyce outside.
Joyce punches through the door window and struggles to unlock the door,
so Xander and Cordy run upstairs and hide in Buffy's room. Thinking they're
safe, Angel suddenly arrives and pulls Xander through the window and throws
him to the ground below. Before Angel can kill him, Drusilla arrives and
protects Xander. While Angel leaves, Dru offers immortal life to Xander.
Before she can sink his teeth into his neck, the mob of girls finally track
them down. They pull Xander away from Dru and pile up on top of Xander.
Cordy runs out and pulls Xander out from the pile before quickly running
back inside. All the girls chase them into the house. That is, everyone
except Dru. Angel reminds her that she can't get in without an invitation.
Xander and Cordy run into the basement and lock themselves in there. Meanwhile,
Oz tracks the rat into the school basement. The rat is first menaced by
a cat, then approaches a mouse trap. Upstairs, Giles and Amy perform the
reversal spells. They first reverse the spell on Buffy, causing her to
transform back to her human self. She quickly realizes that she is completely
naked, so she asks Oz to find her some clothes. While Giles and Amy work
on reversing the love spell, the mob of girls break open the basement door.
Xander and Cordy run downstairs, but there's nowhere to go. Soon, all the
girls gang up on top of them. Finally, Giles and Amy complete the reversal
spell, and everybody returns to normal. All the girls look around, completely
confused as to what's going on. Cordy makes up an excuse that they had
just finished a scavenger hunt.
The next day, Buffy thanks
Xander for not taking advantage of her the previous day. It seems that
everybody retained their memory of what occurred during the run of the
spell. Xander then bumps into Harmony, who is walking with Cordy and the
rest of their friends. After Harmony mocks Xander, Cordy has had enough.
She rips on Harmony and tells everybody that she can date whoever she wants
to date. Cordy then walks over to Xander and takes his hand. Cordy is horrified
by what she's just done, but Xander comforts her, and the two of them walk
off, together again.