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As Buffy begins training the potentials, Dawn finds herself cast to the side. However, she tries to prove herself when she finds she is the target of a spell of Willow’s used to locate a potential in Sunnydale.

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x12
Production Number: 7ABB12
Airdate: Tuesday January 21st, 2003

Guest Stars
Tom LenkTom Lenk
As Andrew
Iyari LimonIyari Limon
As Kennedy
Clara BryantClara Bryant
As Molly
As Rona

Co-Guest Stars
James C. LearyJames C. Leary
As Clem
Sarah HaganSarah Hagan
As Amanda
Felicia DayFelicia Day
As Vi
Derek AnthonyDerek Anthony
As Imposing Demon
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 3.5/5 in the overnight ratings.

This episode ranked 4 out of 11 UPN shows for the week.

This episode scored a 2.3 in the national ratings.

Ranked 96 out of 131 prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Anya: Yes, it's like one second you're this klutzy teenager with fake memories and a history of kleptomania and then suddenly you're a hero. A hero with a much abbreviated life span.

Willow: A Slayer… makes sense, I guess. Remember that thing about they share the same blood or whatever?
Anya: Yeah, I never got that.

Xander: Seven years, Dawn. Working with the Slayer. Seeing my friends get more and more powerful. A witch, a demon. Hell, I could fit Oz in my shaving kit but come a full moon he had a wolfy mojo not to be messed with. Powerful, all of them. And I'm the guy who fixes the windows.
Dawn: Well, you had that sexy Army training for a while and…the windows really did need fixing.

Xander: They'll never know how tough it is, Dawnie. To be the one who isn't chosen, to live so near to the spotlight and never step in it. But I know. I see more than anybody realizes because nobody's watching me. I saw you last night. I see you working here today. You're not special. You're extraordinary.
Dawn: Maybe that's your power.
Xander: What?
Dawn: Seeing. Knowing.

(Andrew follows Buffy into the kitchen)
Buffy: You're like a small dog dancing for Snausages.
Andrew: You don't want me coming along 'cause you think I'm evil.
Vi: He doesn't seem evil, exactly.
Buffy: (crosses her arms) He's not evil, but when he gets close to it, he picks up its flavor like a mushroom or something.
Andrew: But I'm reformed. I'm like Vegeta on Dragonball Z. I used to be a pure Sayan, and now I fight for the side of Goku.
Buffy: (shakes her head) Still not coming.
Andrew: (whining) It's not fair. Spike just killed people, and he gets to go.
Buffy: Spike didn't have free will and you did.
Andrew: (sighs) I hate my free will.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon  |  Marti Noxon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Jane Espenson  |  David Fury
Supervising ProducerDouglas Petrie
ProducerMarc D. Alpert  |  Gareth Davies
Co-ProducerJohn F. Perry  |  James A. Contner
Associate ProducerDenise Pleune
Production DesignerThomas Fichter
EditorJoshua Charson
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Jennifer Fishman  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorDavid S. Cass, Jr.
Second Assistant DirectorScott Remick
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorJohn C. King
Costume DesignerTerry Dresbach
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripGeorge Palmer
Camera OperatorSteven H. Smith
Set DecoratorSusan Mina Eschelbach
Location ManagerJeffrey T. Spellman
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterAndrew T. Grant
Construction CoordinatorMike Brooks (1)
Production Sound MixerBuck Robinson
Script SupervisorSuzanne McRobert
Production CoordinatorLisa Ripley-Becker
Script CoordinatorTamara Becher
Assistant EditorJon Dudkowski
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerDeb Adair  |  Tom Perry  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographyRaymond Stella
Story EditorDrew Z. Greenberg
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen (1)
Post Production CoordinatorMelissa Owen
Executive Story EditorRebecca Sinclair
Makeup Department Head Peter Montagna
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Casting AssistantMichael Nicolo
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreRobert Duncan (2)
AssistantChip Hatton  |  Kern Eccles  |  Mike Boretz  |  Laura Lewis  |  Natasha Billawala
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistSean Flanigan
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Visual EffectsZoic Studios
Special Effects CoordinatorAndre Ellingson
Makeup ArtistBrigette A. Myre  |  Carol Schwartz-Maehl
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
LeadpersonChuck Courrieu
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorKen Lee
Post Production ServicesHollywood Digital
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