Season 1 Episode #6
Overall Episode #6; Original air date April 7, 1997
Written by Matt Kiene & Joe Reinmeyer. Directed by Charles Martin Smith.
Slay Me - episode rating
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French Title: Les Hyenes
German Title: Das Lied der Hydnen
That make you want to hurt me? C'mon Slayer-I like it when you're scared. -Hyenia possessed Xander to Buffy.
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On a school field trip to the zoo the school's pack of bullies is out in full force. When Xander goes into the off-limits Hyenia house to save another student, Lance, he, along with the bullies, get possessed by the hyenias. At first Xander's strange behavior is attributed to the fact that he'a a teenage boy. After Xander's behavior becomes more vicious, especially towards Willow, Buffy gets suspicious that something else is at work. Her suspicions are backed up when the school's new mascot, Herbert the pig, is found eaten. In his animal state Xander's attraction to Buffy is less subtle and he nearly rapes her while the rest of the pack eat Mr. Flutie, after being sent to the Principal's office. Buffy and Giles turn to the zookeeper for help in unpossessing the students. Unfortunately the zookeeper was looking to control the hyenia's power all along and briefly gets his wish when the spirits possessing the students get transferred to him. His power is short lived though, ending when Buffy throws him into the Hyenia pit.
Say What? - quote of the week ...
Giles: Testosterone is a great equalizer. It turns all men into morons.
Slayage - 1 - Zookeeper thrown into hyena pit by Buffy.
Body Count - 2 - Principal Flutie and Herbert the pig both eaten by the Pack.
Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *Anthony Stewart Head - Rupert Giles; Ken Lerner - Principal Flutie; Jeff Maynard - Lance; James Stephens - The Zookeeper; David Brisbin - Mr. Anderson; Barbara K. Whinnery - Mrs. Anderson; Gregory White - Coach Herrold; Justin Jon Ross - Joey Anderson; Jeffrey Steven Smith - Adam; Patrese Borem - Young Woman; Michael McRaine - Rhonda; Eion Bailey - Kyle; Brian Gross - Tor; Jennifer Sky - Heidi.
Rock On - Soundtrack: Reluctant Man by Sprung Monkey; Dashboard Prophet's All You Want; and Far's Job's Eyes. Episode score by Walter Murphy.
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