This episode gets off to a cool start but it mainly
It starts out in Angel's Apartment where Buffy
is wrapping our, now recovering, Angel's hand. She can't stop talking about
how perfect Ted (she hates that he's perfect) is. Angel is cuter than ever
as he tells Buffy that her mom needs to have a guy. Then, of course, they
kiss and all is forgotten about Ted.
Joyce's new beau, Ted seems too good to be true.
He cooks and he's a computer specialist -- making him an instant hit with
both Xander and Willow. At school, Giles awkwardly chats with Jenny Calendar,
but she says his concern about her well-being (since she's recovered from
being a demon) is getting on her nerves. Ted continues to charm the gang,
until he talks to Buffy alone at the mini-golf course and reveals a decidedly
dark side. Buffy puts on her Angela Lansbury hat and checks out Ted's place
of business. She finds out from a co-worker that he's engaged. She asks
Joyce and Ted at dinner if this is true, and Ted denies it -- but he's certainly
hoping to ask Joyce to marry him if all goes well. Buffy leaves and returns
through her window as usual, only to find Ted snooping through her things.
He sees her slayer journal, and threatens to show it to Joyce if Buffy doesn't
toe the line. She talks back to him, and he pummels her. A fight ensues
and one of her blows knocks him down the steps -- killing him.
Buffy goes to school in a daze -- she's never killed someone who wasn't
already undead. Knowing Buffy wouldn't have tangled with someone just because
he was dating her mom, Xander, Willow and Cordelia try to figure out what
Ted was up to. Xander's extremely concerned, but suddenly says, "Don't
sweat it." This is a big, honking clue to Willow, and she realizes
what's caused Xander's change of attitude -- he's eating one of Ted's homebaked
cookies. Analyzation shows the cookies contain a tranquilizer.(ummm okay?)
Then Cordelia investigates further and finds out Ted has had four wives.
Meanwhile, at the cemetery, Jenny apologizes to Giles for being short with
him, but their warm fuzzy moment is interrupted by a vampire who attacks
Giles. Jenny tries to shoot the demon with Giles' crossbow, but hits Giles
by accident. Giles removes the bow and kills the demon. (OW!) Buffy discovers
the dead Ted in her room, looking remarkably healthy. She stabs him with
a nail file and discovers he's a robot. Xander, Willow and Cordelia continue
their sleuthing and stumble upon what's left of Ted's ex-wives in his closet.
Back at the Buffy's, Ted approaches Joyce, who is freaked to see him, then
glad to see him, then completely wigged when he starts short-circuiting
and revealing his intent to dominate her. Buffy whacks him with a frying
pan, exposing his robot face and killing him. At school, it's just another
ordinary post-slaying day at Sunnydale, until the gang discover Giles and
Jenny making out. (Awww)