"No Assembly Required"
The body of a dead cheerleader is dug up from the
cemetery, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer is officially back in the saddle.
Cordelia accidentally stumbles upon a bunch of body parts in a dumpster,
and the parts add up to three people -- the dead cheerleader and her two
friends who were killed in the same car accident -- only some of the parts
are missing. Giles suspects zombie activity,(hehe...ZOMBIE) and clues lead
to Chris -- a science whiz who's been quiet and withdrawn since his brother
Daryl's death. We discover Chris, with his buddy Eric, has been secretly
assembling a woman from these body parts for Daryl, so he won't have to
be alone through eternity. The only part they don't have yet is a head --
the cheerleader's heads are unusable because the formaldehyde used to preserve
dead bodies causes rapid deterioration of brain cells. There are currently
three live head donors being considered: Buffy, Willow and Cordelia. Daryl
votes for Cordelia, but Chris doesn't want to kill anyone, and Daryl becomes
enraged. Meanwhile, Giles and Ms. Calendar have their first official date
at the school's football game. That night, Eric decides to kill Cordelia,
since Chris can't bring himself to do the deed, but Buffy arrives just in
time to save her. As Buffy struggles with Daryl, a can of gasoline spills.
A fire starts and Xander, who has arrived to help, pushes Cordelia to safety.
Chris, seeing his headless fiancee is about to perish in the fire, throws
himself on top of her.(<--we did not write
that) Angel and Buffy finally talk things out -- he admits he was jealous
of her attention to Xander, and he feels left out of her life since he can
only be with her at night. They commense a very romantic walk through the
cemetary holding hands. (awww how sweet!)