"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
" is episode 16 of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
. In this episode, Cordelia breaks up with Xander after her friends mock her. Xander retaliates by attempting a love spell to "put her through the same hell", and he gets a little more than he had bargained for.
On her night patrol through a cemetery, Xander
the silver necklace he intends to give Cordelia
for Valentine's Day. Buffy teases him for his girl while reassuring him of the gift. Xander is under no illusions as he is convinced that dating Cordelia is more perilous than slaying.
On Valentine's Day, Harmony and her followers insult Cordelia for going out with Xander, revealing to Cordelia for the first time that her relationship with Xander is not as secret as she thought. In class, Xander notices that Amy Madison
avoided homework by hypnotizing the teacher. He offers to speak to her as Buffy and Willow remember Amy's "amateur psycho" mother
appears and asks to speak with Buffy when Jenny Calendar
sees him and tries to make up. Giles decides that Buffy is more important; they leave for the library.
There, he warns Buffy of Angelus
' vicious history around St. Valentine's Day
. Giles decides Buffy does not need to know the details and offers to patrol on her behalf. At the same time, Spike shows Drusilla a necklace that is immediately topped by Angelus' gift: a fresh heart that he found in a "quaint... Read More