Homecoming / Band Candy
It's Homecoming week at Sunnydale High, and Cordelia and Buffy are locked in a serious competition for the title of Homecoming Queen. Their rivalry must take a back seat, however, when Mr. Trick pits the two of them against a group of professional Slayer-hunters in Slayerfest '98. Meanwhile, Willow and Xander kiss for the first time and are overcome with guilt. Kristen & Mike discuss our introduction to The Mayor as a character and the regression in Cordelia & Buffy's relationship.
In Band Candy, true to totalitarian form, Principal Snyder forces the whole school to sell Band Candy (whether or not they play an instrument). Unfortunately, the candy is cursed. and any adult that consumes it reverts back to their teenage selves. Buffy and the gang must babysit their immature elders while also tracking down the candy's origin. Kristen & Mike examine what we learn about these adults from their adolescent states, and speculate as to Ethan's future plans for these poisoned sweets.