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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Out of Mind, Out of Sight

As Cordelia prepares to become May Queen, she is distracted by an assault on those close to her. Discovering the culprit is an invisible girl whose condition came from being ignored by those around her, Buffy and friends must set aside their differences with Cordelia in order to protect her from a revenge plot.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 4V11
Airdate: Monday May 19th, 1997
Network: WB



  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
As Angel
Recurring
Armin ShimermanArmin Shimerman
As Principal Snyder
Recurring
Clea DuVallClea DuVall
As Marcie Ross

Co-Guest Stars
Mercedes McNabMercedes McNab
As Harmony
Recurring
Ryan BittleRyan Bittle
As Mitch
Denise DowseDenise Dowse
As Ms. Miller
Mark PhelanMark Phelan
As Agent Doyle
Skip StellrechtSkip Stellrecht
As Agent Manetti
Julie FultonJulie Fulton
As FBI Teacher
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
This episode ranked 6th out of 12 WB shows for the week.

An alternate title for this episode was "Invisible Girl". The one listed is the most commonly used title.

This episode scored a 2.4 in the fast nationals.

This is the first episode where Cordelia realizes that the paranormal really does exist, and it will lead her to get more involved with Buffy and her friends in future episodes.

Clea DuVall will work again with Sarah Michelle Gellar in the 2004 horror film, The Grudge.

The scene in the library between Giles and Angel is the first time the two charaters meet.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jean-Sébastien BachSiciliano 


Episode Quotes
Principal Snyder: There are no dead students here... this week.

Giles: It's a bit of a puzzle, really. I've never actually heard of anyone attacked by a lone baseball bat before.
Xander: Maybe it's a vampire bat. (everyone just stares at him) I'm alone with that one, huh?

Xander: I would give anything to be able to turn invisible! Well, I wouldn't use my powers to beat people up. I'd use my powers to protect to the girls' locker room.

Willow: "Have a nice summer". "Have a nice summer". This girl had no friends at all.
Giles: Uh, once again I teeter at the precipice of the generation gap.
Buffy: "Have a nice summer" is what you write when you have nothing to say.
Xander: It's the kiss of death.

Cordelia: (to Buffy) I know that you share this feeling that we have for each other, deep down...
Willow: Nausea?

Cordelia: This is all about me! Me, me, me!
Xander: Wow. For once, she's right.

Cordelia: (to Buffy) Because you're always around when all this weird stuff is happening. And I know you're very strong, and you've got all those weapons. I was kind of hoping you were in a gang.

Giles: (about Cordelia being in the library) You know, I... I don't recall ever seeing you here before.
Cordelia: Oh, no, I have a life.



Episode Goofs
During the scene where Buffy and her friends are having lunch, Xander alternates between eating a sandwich and then to not having a sandwich as the shots change.

When Buffy tries to save Cordelia from Marcy and falls, she lands on her back and rolls over on her side. However in the next shot she is still shown lying on her back.



Cultural References
Cordelia: My eyes are hazel, Helen Keller.

This is a reference to Helen Keller, a girl born in 1880 who by the age of 2 was both blind and deaf. Thanks to an extraordinary teacher, Anne Sullivan, Helen learned to communicate and speak and went on to live a long healthy life, living 88 years.

Buffy: It's pretty much "Crush! Kill! Destroy!"

This is a reference to a robot in the 1960s sci-fi show Lost in Space, who is famous for using that line. Buffy uses it to imply that monsters aren't exactly known for trying to send messages.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Joseph M. Ellis
Production DesignerSteve Hardie
EditorSkip MacDonald
CastingMarcia Shulman
Unit Production ManagerJoseph M. Ellis
First Assistant DirectorKenneth D. Collins (1)
Second Assistant DirectorMark Hansson
Music EditorCelia Weiner
Costume DesignerSusanna Puisto
HairstylistJeri Baker Sadler
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorRuss McElhatton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterKen Wilson (2)
Construction CoordinatorDaniel Turk
Production Sound MixerDavid Kirschner (2)
Script SupervisorLesley King
Production CoordinatorSusan R. Ellis
Assistant EditorKristopher Lease
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerJon Taylor (2)  |  Kevin Burns (2)  |  Todd Orr
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Story EditorRob des Hotel  |  Joe Reinkemeyer  |  Dean Batali  |  Matt Kiene
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Smolek
Art DirectorCarey Meyer
Assistant Production CoordinatorClaudia Alves
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Costume SupervisorRita Salazar
Visual Effects SupervisorGlen Campbell (3)
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianLarry Kaster
ScoreWalter Murphy
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  George Snyder
Visual EffectsArea 51
Makeup ArtistTodd McIntosh
Special Effects Make-upOptic Nerve Studios  |  John Vulich
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
Supervising AnimatorScott Wheeler (2)
 
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