Season 7 Episode #6
Overall Episode #128; Original air date November 5, 2002
Written by Drew Z. Greenberg. Directed by Michael Gershman.

Slay Me - episode rating
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The Story:
- - That Guy In The Jacket - -
Worried that the school basement is driving Spike crazy Buffy moves him into Xander's apartment. Confused as to why Buffy would still help Spike after he nearly raped her, Dawn complains about how much time and effort people put into relationships. Meanwhile, Dawn lays eyes on the school's quarterback, RJ, and develops an instant crush on him. In her attempts to gain his attention Dawn's behavior changes dramatically. Concerned, Buffy talks to RJ, but she too also develops a crush on him. Things get worse when Willow and Anya also fall in love with RJ after he stops by the Summer's house. While the girls each try to prove who loves RJ the most Xander and Spike are left to figure out how to break the spell. After visiting RJ's brother, Lance, the guys determine that RJ's power lies in his letterman's jacket. Spike and Xander are able to jump RJ and destroy his jacket before the lovesick girls are able to hurt themselves or anyone else.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Dawn: I'm just so... the way I acted, the way I talked to you. I feel so stupid. All over a spell.
Buffy: Get ready to feel even stupider when it's not.

Slayage - 1 Demon sent by D'Hoffryn to kill Anya by Buffy.

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 Jenkins; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Thad Luckinbill - RJ Brooks; Brandon Keener - Lance Brooks; DB Woodside - Principal Robin Wood; Yan England - O'Donnell; Angela Sarafyan - Lori; David Ghilardi - Teacher; Riki Lindhorne - Cheryl.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Max Steiner's Theme from A Summer Place, Little Fury and Son of Three by The Breeders, New Slang by The Shins's, Aberdeen's Handsome Drink, Coldplay's Warning Sign, Let You Know by Slivera Tamara and School Blood by King Black Acid. Episode score by Robert Duncan.

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