The Witch

Season 1 Episode #3
Overall Episode #3; Original air date March 17, 1997
Written by Dana Reston. Directed by Stephen Gragg.

Slay Me - episode rating
<== <== <== (out of 5 stakes)

French Title: Sortileges
German Title: Verhext

We're right behind you, only further back. -Xander helping Buffy.

The Story:
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Buffy tries to regain part of her pre-slayer life by trying out for the cheerleading squad. At tryouts we meet Amy Madison and learn that her mother, Catherine, used to be a cheerleader during her high school days and it's her dream for her daughter to relive her glory days. Things take a turn for the supernatural when one of the more talented girl's hands catch on fire during tryouts. After Buffy and Amy are named as alternates more strange things start happening to those who made the squad. The Scoobys start thinking that Amy has turned to witchcraft because of her mother. After getting hit with a Blood Stone Vengeance Spell Buffy's life is endangered. When Giles goes to confront Amy's mother he learns that they are actually dealing with Catherine, not Amy. Previously Catherine cast a spell to switch bodies with her daughter. After succesfully reversing all the spells a revived Buffy traps the real Catherine in her own, and last, spell.

Say What? - quote of the week ... More Quotes
Xander: I laugh in the face of danger. Then I hide until it goes away.

Slayage - 0 - Though Buffy traps Catherine Madison with her own spell in her cheerleading trophy.

Body Count - 0.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *Charisma Carpenter - Cordelia Chase; *Anthony Stewart Head - Rupert Giles; Kristine Sutherland - Joyce Summers; Elizabeth Anne Allen - Amy Madison; Robin Riker - Catherine Madison; Jim Doughan - Mr. Pole; Nicole Prescott - Lishanne; Amanda Wilmshurst - Senior Cheerleader; William Monaghan - Dr. Gregory.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Twilight Zone by 2 Unlimited; Count the Time by Humbucker; and The Village People's Macho Man. Episode score by Walter Murphy

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