Season 7 Episode #12
Overall Episode #134; Original air date January 21, 2003
Written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner. Directed by James A. Contner.

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

The Story:
- - They'll Never Know How Tough It Is To Be The One Who Isn't Chosen - -
While on a training session some of the Potentials notice the lingering connection between Spike and Buffy. Buffy tries to sort out her feelings about Spike while meeting with one of her students, Amanda. The gang receives a message that there is another Potential Slayer already living in Sunnydale. After initially deciding to forego their planned training session Andrew convinces Buffy and Spike to take the girls out while Willow preforms a locater spell to determine the identity of the new Potential. Unexpectedly, Willow's spell seems to indicate that Dawn is the girl they are looking for. Confused by her newfound destiny Dawn takes off. When she and Amanda are attacked in the high school by The First's Bringers Dawn realizes that the Potential Slayer is not her at all but Amanda instead. Xander comforts Dawn by relating his similar feelings about how the others will never know how hard it is to be the one who's not chosen.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Xander: Nice job with the 'getting swallowed' analogy.
Anya: Well, it is a mixed bag, you know. If she gets to be the Slayer, then her life is short and brutal and if she doesn't, then it smells of unfulfilled potential. My 'swallowed' analogy looks pretty sweet right now, doesn't it?
Willow: It's not like that. It's like she's part of this huge power. I know what that feels like. It feels wonderful.
Andrew: Yes! Willow so captured it. It's like... well, it's almost like this metaphor for womanhood, isn't is? The sort of flowering that happens when a girl realizes that she's part of a fertile heritage stretching back to Eve and-
Xander: I'll pay you to talk about Star Wars again!

Slayage - 5 - 3 Bringers, 2 by Buffy 1 with knife, 1 broken neck; 1 Vampire with flag pole by Amanda; 1 vampire by the Potentials Rona, Vi, Molly and Kennedy.

Body Count - 0.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caufield - Anya; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Tom Lenk - Andrew Wells; Iyari Limon - Kennedy; Sarah Hagan - Amanda; Clara Bryant - Molly; Indigo - Rona; Felicia Day - Vi; James C. Leary - Clem; Derek Anthony - Demon.

Rock On - Soundtrack: I Love You by Citizen Bird. Episode score by Robert Duncan.

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