Willow meets up with Oz in front of one of the
school's trophy cases. He has been checking out the moving eyes in one of
the cheerleading statues, the same one in which Amy's mother, the witch,
is trapped. They discuss their date the previous night, before Willow spots
Buffy and walks outside with her. Willow is worried because Oz hasn't tried
to kiss her yet, although she is happy that he is being so nice and respectful.
Later that night, Xander and Cordelia make out in her car, which is parked
in the woods. Without warning, the hairy arm of a werewolf breaks through
the roof of the car. Cordy throws the car in reverse then brakes, sending
the werewolf tumbling off of the car. They then drive out as fast as they
can. The next morning, Xander tells Giles that they encountered a werewolf.
Giles is quite excited, (poor Giles, he has no life) for he has never personally
dealt with a werewolf case before. In gym, the class is studying self-defense.
Xander's latent jealousy of Oz's relationship with Willow is becoming more
and more obvious. Buffy tries to pretend she's a normal girl, but when Larry
grabs her butt during a throw session, Buffy flips him over her shoulder
and onto the mat. Back at the library, Giles has learned that a werewolf
goes on the prowl on the night of the full moon and the two nights surrounding
it, making that a total of three nights in every month.
Later that night, one of Buffy's classmates, Theresa, is walking home alone
when she bumps in Angel, (they definitely put makeup on Angel to make him
look pale) who offers to walk her home. Meanwhile, Buffy and Giles investigate
a major makeout spot in the woods, hoping to find the werewolf and bring
it back alive, for it is still a human twenty-eight days out of the month.
Buffy gets trapped in a net that lifts her to the top of the trees. As she
calls for help from Giles, a poacher named Cain (nice name) appears with
a shotgun. After realizing that his catch is not a werewolf, he cuts the
net down, and Giles helps Buffy out. Cain explains that he hunts werewolves
to make money. He then asks them if they know where else the teenagers might
hang out, since werewolves are attracted to sexual heat. Buffy feigns ignorance,
so Cain leaves and goes off on his own. Buffy and Giles then drive towards
the Bronze, which fits Cain's description perfectly. As they arrive there,
dozens of frightened teens evacuate the Bronze, for the werewolf has already
arrived. Buffy runs inside by herself and pulls a chain out of her backpack.
She tries to tie up the werewolf, but it breaks free of the chain and escapes.
While Buffy and Giles deal with Cain, who is upset that she tried to capture
it instead of kill it, the werewolf wanders down the alleys when it discovers
Theresa's body. There are two bite marks on its neck, and all the blood
has been drained from its body. The werewolf looks up and sees Angel. The
two growl at each other, but do not attack. Angel eventually backs off and
Early next morning before sunrise, Buffy and Giles hear on the radio that
Theresa was found dead, and her murder may be linked to the werewolf. They
now have only one night left before the werewolf goes into remission for the
remainder of the month. As the sun rises, the werewolf slowly transforms
back to human form while it is sleeping. Once all the hair fades away to
reveal flesh, we see that the werewolf is Oz.(everyone is surprised since
all of the evidence led to Larry being the werewolf) After waking up and
realizing that he is naked in the woods, Oz suspects that he may be the
werewolf. He goes home and calls his aunt. Oz asks her about his cousin
Jordy, who bit him recently. Apparently, his aunt knows that Jordy is a
werewolf, and since he bit Oz, the curse has been passed along. Oz goes
to school that day in a daze, and he is horrified to learn that he may have
killed Theresa the previous night. Xander suspects that Larry may be the
werewolf, so he leaves to question him in the locker room. Willow invites
Oz to help her do some research later that night, but Oz refuses and runs
off, leaving Willow upset over his apparent change of heart. In the locker
room, Xander confronts Larry in the locker room. Xander tells him that he
knows the secret that Larry has been hiding, only to find out that Larry's
secret is that he is gay. Misunderstanding Xander's words, Larry now
believes that Xander is also gay, but assures him that their secret is safe
between them. Feeling relieved and better about himself, Larry thanks Xander
and walks off.
Realizing that the police reports never mentioned anything about Theresa
being mauled, Buffy and Xander visit the funeral home and inspect Theresa's
body. Sure enough, they find two bite marks on her neck, signifying death
by vampire. While Buffy signs the guestbook, Theresa suddenly gets up behind
her, only now her face is that of a vampire. In the middle of their fight,
Theresa throws Buffy off guard by saying that Angel sent her.(poor Buffy)
Luckily, Xander is able to stake her through the back before she can take
advantage of Buffy's disoriented state. After being helped up, Buffy embraces
Xander for a short while, expressing her fear of Angel's relentlessness.
She then realizes her position, gathers herself together, and leaves, with
Xander following behind. Elsewhere, Oz knows that he must not be able to
leave the house that night, so brings out a box of chains and shackles.
Before he can lock himself up, Willow knocks on the door. She is obviously
upset by his decision to stay home and do nothing by himself instead of
spending the time with her. Oz tries to warn her of the danger, but it is
too late, for his transformation has already begun. Willow screams and runs
out of the house, while the werewolf chases her down the block and into
the woods. Before he can attack Willow, a different scent catches the werewolf's
nose, so he leaves Willow alone. She runs off to the library, where Giles
is loading up a tranquilizer gun. Willow tells Giles and Buffy that Oz is
the werewolf, so they rush out to the woods. Buffy kicks the shotgun out
of Cain's hand just before he pulls the trigger. After knocking Cain down,
Buffy fights the werewolf, which prevents Giles from getting a clean shot.
Buffy is then knocked into Giles and Willow. As the werewolf charges them,
Willow grabs the tranquilizer gun and shoots him, causing him to stumble
back and collapse. As Cain gets up, Buffy bends his gun with her bare hands,
(she's a strong little chick) then orders him to leave.
The next day, Oz tells Willow that he'll be fine, as long as he locks himself
up around the full moon every month. To his surprise, Willow is still interested
in continuing their relationship. As she leaves, Willow kisses Oz for the