Him-Dawn's simple crush on Sunnydale High's star quarterback RJ Brooks starts to become obsessive, leading Buffy to investigate the boy herself. When Buffy, and all the other women who see RJ, also fall in love with him, Spike and Xander must team up to discover the source of this attraction. But first they have to keep the women from doing anything crazy in their competition for RJ's affection.
As the final season, it's pretty much expected that the writers would go back to basics with some of the episodes this season. "Him" recycles an old plot from "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" and actually makes it funny again bytweakingthe story a bit to make it not seem so "been there, done that". The whole mystical jacket on RJ could have been one of the dumbest and awful plots of the series, yet the story has surprising charm to it, not to mention hilarious performances from the cast, especially the girls. Michelle Trachtenberg gets to so off a morehumorousside of Dawn as she becomes suddenly falls for RJ and soon becomes dangerously obsessed with him. The writers actually puts Dawn's sometimes unbearable annoyance to good use here and I especially love the embarrassing cheerleader tryout scene. The scene especially feels like a call back to Season 1's "The Witch"includingBuffy's old Sunnydale High cheerleader uniform. Also, the scene at the Bronze where Xander and Willow are caught checking out Dawn was so wrong, it was priceless. From the there, the episode gets even more entertaining once Buffy falls for RJ. SMG just plays being helplessly seduced so well. Gotta especially love the moment where Xander finds them together in a certain possession.
The best part of the episode has to be when Anya and Willow are under the spell too, causing a 4-way battle for RJ. Anya plans to rob a local, Buffy plans to kill Principal Wood and the hilarious ridiculousness of Willow falling for RJ and planning to make him a female. Gotta love the sight of Spike stopping Buffy from killing Principal Wood. I also loved seeing Spike and Xander teaming up together. From them confronting RJ's brother to their hilarious moment of stealing RJ's coat. We also get a cool train sequence of Buffy saving Dawn, although the editing of when Buffy and Dawn jump away from the train could have been better though. I also love Xander's flashback to "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered". While pretty much a standalone episode, "Him" is surprisingly enjoyable, with plenty of laughs and priceless dialogue being thrown around.