Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 2 Episode 16

Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 1998 on The WB

Episode Recap

It's Valentine's Day, but Cordelia and Xander's romance has hit a bad patch, since Cordelia is losing status as Head Bitchqueen of Sunnydale High. Desperate to remain popular, she dumps Xander, even though she still loves him. Xander spies Amy Madison using magic to avoid doing homework, so he blackmails her into casting a love spell on Cordelia, so he can dump her to make her feel as bad as he does. Typically, the spell backfires, and every woman in Sunnydale except Cordelia falls madly in love with Xander... dangerously so. Amy, Buffy, Willow, Jenny, Drusilla and every other woman in Sunnydale, even Joyce, fight amongst themselves for Xander's attention, with Amy turning Buffy into a rat to eliminate some of the competition. Xander tries to hide at Buffy's house, and is seconds away from being killed by the love-crazed horde, when Giles finally manages to break the spell. Cordelia decides being with Xander is worth the jeers of her classmates, and they reunite, much to the dismay of Cordelia's former inner circle.