Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

Episode Info

It's a Wonderful Life echoes throughout this episode as Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) makes a fateful wish. Anya, (Emma Caulfield) a new girl at school, bonds with Cordelia over their mutual loathing of Harmony (Mercedes McNab). Anya also does not seem critical of Cordelia's now ended relationship with Xander (Nicholas Brendon). Cordelia then goes to The Bronze to prove to Xander that she is over him. Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) tries to put in a good word for Xander, but a vampire attack cuts the discussion short and Buffy pushes Cordelia aside. Angry at everyone -- especially the Slayer -- Cordelia later complains to Anya that she wishes Buffy had never come to Sunnydale. Besides being a good listener, Anya is a rascally demon -- Anyanaka -- and grants Cordelia her wish. Suddenly the town is infested by vampires who have the upper hand -- students must dress in clothes that won't attract vampires and the Master vampire holds court at The Bronze. Cordelia tries to adjust, but obviously regrets her wish. Soon, a vampire Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and a bloodsucking Xander drain Cordelia, and it is up to Giles (Anthony Head) and Angel (David Boreanaz) to reverse Anyanaka's spell.


Sarah Michelle Gellar
as Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon
as Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan
as Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter
as Cordelia Chase
Anthony Head
as Rupert Giles
David Boreanaz
as Angel/Angelus
Mercedes McNab
as Harmony Kendall
Danny Strong
as Jonathan Levinson
Mark Metcalf
as The Master
Nicole Bilderback
as Cordette #1
Gary Imhoff
as Teacher
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