Mr. Snyder, Sunnydale High's new principal after the devouring of fatherly Mr. Robert Flutie, believes in order and discipline to instill school spirit. So he orders Giles to produce a talent show and punishes the Buffy, Xander and Willow by forcibly enrolling them as candidates. Then, dancer Emily is found with her heart cut out, but demons don't usually use a knife, yet one was found next to her. So, the human student contestants are screened. The weirdest suspect proves to be gifted ventriloquist Morgan Shay, who treats his inseparable wooden dummy Sid as real, in fact takes orders from it in private. And if it is, as Giles suspects, one of seven demons who take possession of human bodies, anybody may be turned bad by it.
Did You Know?
At about 5:40, the girl in the locker room hears a noise. She says "Is anyone there?" and starts to move along the lockers. She then says "Hello?" while she is at the end of the line of lockers but her mouth does not move. See more
I don't get it. What is it, avant-garde?
The scoobies do their talent show theatrical scene during the closing credits. See more
The original US WB broadcast had a sequence where Buffy, Xander and Willow performed their theatrical scene in the talent show during the closing credits, but it was removed for re-runs and syndication. The season one DVD box-set restores the original closing credits sequence. See more
The Greatest Love of All
Written by Michael Masser
and Linda Creed
Performed by Charisma Carpenter See more